If Panthers coach John Fox is finally giving Jake Delhomme the hook at quarterback this week, he’s not telling yet.
“We’ll do whatever it takes to develop some confidence in that phase of
the game,” Fox said Monday after leaving the door open for a change the day before. “We need to do what helps us win. If
that’s Jake he understands and if that’s not Jake he understands.”
Fox said there were “competitive reasons” for not announcing his quarterback, which would seem to indicate that backup Matt Moore will get the call. Then again, Fox also said this:
“I still believe Jake is our best quarterback. I have no reason to believe otherwise.”
That quote makes me think Delhomme will get another chance, but Fox’s press conference was vague enough for different Panthers writers to draw different conclusions from it. If Fox was willing to give Delhomme one final chance, Sunday’s game seems fitting.
The Panthers travel to Arizona to face the team that started Delhomme’s downward spiral.