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Clausen says toe pain may last all season

Panthers backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen returned to practice on Tuesday, indicating that his recent toe setback wasn’t too serious.  Then again:

“I still don’t feel 100 percent right now,” Clausen said via Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com. “The doctor said it’s
probably going to be until after the season until I feel 100 percent.
I’m going to have to play through some aches and pains until the season
is over. That’s just the nature of football.”

Clausen struggled in his second preseason outing against the Jets, but he wasn’t any worse than the other quarterbacks who played in the ugliest preseason game of 2010.

Coach John Fox says Clausen has been “very good” thus far and he should continue to get work behind Matt Moore the next two weeks, despite his toe pain.

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  1. Heinekenfun says: Aug 24, 2010 5:24 PM

    That toe should heal up pretty well with all the time he’ll have to rest it, while sitting on the bench.

  2. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 5:34 PM

    Brett Favre would have just cut the tow off with his pocket knife and cauterized the wound with a blow torch.

  3. mwcarolina says: Aug 24, 2010 5:46 PM

    (“Clausen struggled in his second preseason outing against the Jets, but he wasn’t any worse than the other quarterbacks who played in the ugliest preseason game of 2010″)
    i dont think he struggled, BUT he didnt play great. he did ok for a rookie vs. a team that blitzed on every play and without a good reciever and with a backup offensive line that didnt block well and the center snapped WAY too low twice. I think Clausen has a good future, this is Moore’s job to lose and if he struggles, Clausen takes his job.

  4. Catamount says: Aug 24, 2010 5:49 PM

    Best QB of the Draft: Jimmy Clausen. I am marking my own words. in 2013 there will be some teams kicking their own butts for overlooking him. Yule sea.

  5. sguy2130 says: Aug 24, 2010 6:10 PM

    The one positive is that this takes his mind off the sand in his vag.

  6. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 24, 2010 6:21 PM

    Hey Florio, didn’t this guy once describe himself as loving and caring?!? There’s no way he can succeed if that’s how he views himself, right? And you would rather a rapist pedophile murderer as your QB instead of someone who is loving and caring, right?
    I will never let you live that post down you incredible moron.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/01/jimmy-clausen-continues-to-describe-himself-as-loving-and-caring/
    BTW I agree with Catabount. And I was saying he was the best QB in the draft back in March. I can’t believe dumbass organizations like the Browns, Bills, and Chiefs passed on this kid twice. No wonder why they are drafting in the top ten every single year.

  7. JaggedMark says: Aug 24, 2010 6:31 PM

    Good news is the team doctor stated Clausen’s holding a clipboard should cause no additional damage to the toe.

  8. Wazzu says: Aug 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    sguy2130 says:
    August 24, 2010 6:10 PM
    The one positive is that this takes his mind off the sand in his vag.
    LOL

  9. edgy1957 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:03 PM

    I find it hard to believe that someone thinks that 9 of 22 isn’t struggling. He may have been playing with back ups but he was playing AGAINST back ups, as well.

  10. edgy1957 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    SterilizeTHenry says:
    BTW I agree with Catabount. And I was saying he was the best QB in the draft back in March. I can’t believe dumbass organizations like the Browns, Bills, and Chiefs passed on this kid twice.
    ************************
    Tom Clements
    Rusty Lisch
    Greg Knafelc
    Blair Kiel
    Ken Karcher
    Steve Beuerlein
    Kent Graham
    Rick Mirer
    Jarious Jackson
    Brady Quinn
    Recognize those names? Those are all the Notre Shame QBs that have been drafted since Joe Montana was drafted. With the exception of Beuerlein, the rest have been a joke.

  11. Rhapsody says: Aug 24, 2010 7:27 PM

    Seems like a few Panther fans have sand in their vag as well. Claiming that a rookie QB will create regret for opponents in 2013 is just foolish. A lot can happen in 4 years – including a few rookie QBs that start as rookies. Clausen may succeed, or he may be a career backup.

  12. Pnthrz1 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:33 PM

    I think he’s a 50/50 prospect.
    He has some good, his pocket presence is better than most QBs have been in Carolina.
    He has some bad, he looks mechanical at times and seems to give up on receivers a little early.
    I’m not so sure I want this guy to be the lightning rod he is for national attention. The season can’t start soon enough so all the “fluff’ rookie stories will go away.
    BTW, Mr. Rosenthal you guys take a beating for bad Carolina coverage for a reason.
    Also, check your sentences. You’ll find proofreading is your friend. Pls pass both pointes onto to Mr. Florio.

  13. BAtkins63 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:44 PM

    Built in excuse for Jiminy Clausen and the Clausenettes. Bunch of skirts.

  14. Pnthrz1 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:01 PM

    #
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    # Pnthrz1 says: August 24, 2010 7:33 PM
    I think he’s a 50/50 prospect…….BTW, Mr. Rosenthal you guys take a beating for bad Carolina coverage for a reason.
    Also, check your sentences. You’ll find proofreading is your friend. Pls pass both pointes onto to Mr. Florio.
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    Karma- 1,263,292 Pnthrz1 – 0

  15. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    @edgy
    You proved me wrong. All this time I thought that the traits of a great pro QB were arm power, accuracy, good football IQ, toughness, leadership, etc.
    But apparently all that matters is where you went to college, right? Even though Clausen has all the physical and mental traits of a great QB, he cannot succeed solely because he went to Notre Dame just like so many pro busts. Right?

  16. Wrathchild says: Aug 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    “Best QB of the Draft: Jimmy Clausen. I am marking my own words. in 2013 there will be some teams kicking their own butts for overlooking him. Yule sea.”
    I’m glad you’re marking your own words…you realize other people are supposed to mark your words, don’t you? Nevermind.
    I’m sure other teams in 2013 will be kicking themselves over Clausen, just like all the teams kicking themselves over not drafting Brady Quinn. The only team kicking themselves over him are the Browns.

  17. lieutenant Dan's Ice Cream says: Aug 24, 2010 8:57 PM

    Clausen was easily the best QB in 2010. If he played for any team without a huge bias he would have been the consensus top pick.
    Oh well. Carolina can have their SB in a few Years. Other teams don’t deserve it.

  18. Livinginclip says: Aug 24, 2010 10:08 PM

    Well, with that toe ache , maybe he can forget that his vagina is hurting. What a complete douche. Yeah, he is the best overall QB drafted this year, but a total douche bag.

  19. lieutenant Dan's Ice Cream says: Aug 24, 2010 10:17 PM

    Clausen was easily the best QB in 2010. If he played for any team without a huge bias he would have been the consensus top pick.
    Oh well. Carolina can have their SB in a few Years. Other teams don’t deserve it.

  20. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 10:19 PM

    Tebow’s passer rating is greater than Bradford and Clausen combined in the preseason so far. You can throw McCoy in there too, for all the difference his 9.7 PR makes.

  21. edgy1957 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:45 PM

    SterilizeTHenry says: August 24, 2010 8:07 PM
    @edgy
    You proved me wrong. All this time I thought that
    *****************
    All I proven is that you’re incapable of reading and comprehending what I said, which is the fact that teams had plenty of reasons for bypassing him and school history was one of them (Seriously, think of the people who discount Sam Bradford SIMPLY because he went to school at Oklahoma, which hasn’t had a successful QB candidate).
    Oh and if you start going down that list of YOUR traits, you’d understand why Joe Montana was NOT a first round draft choice, as well. Clausen has a better arm than Montana but I wouldn’t trade 85 Jimmy Egos for one Joe Montana and after watching him for 3 years at Notre Shame, I am NOT impressed.

  22. Wrathchild says: Aug 24, 2010 11:27 PM

    @robert ethan – You’re forgetting that Timmy only played one game against third and fourth team defenses – guys that aren’t going to make their teams. The other two, Bradford and Jimmy Ego, have played against first and second teamers.
    Just sayin.

  23. mwcarolina says: Aug 24, 2010 11:59 PM

    (“I find it hard to believe that someone thinks that 9 of 22 isn’t struggling. He may have been playing with back ups but he was playing AGAINST back ups, as well”)
    if you watch the game, you would notice TWO bad snaps, the offensive line giving Clausen little time to throw and penalties hurting the team. He wasnt struggling although he wasnt good by any means. It was a typical rookie performance, kinda like Mark Sanchez had last year.
    (Tebow’s passer rating is greater than Bradford and Clausen combined in the preseason so far)
    and there’s a reason for that. Clausen threw 2 interceptions with one of them being because the reciever fell down when the ball was being thrown.
    (I’m sure other teams in 2013 will be kicking themselves over Clausen, just like all the teams kicking themselves over not drafting Brady Quinn.)
    this is what i hate. ok, if Clausen is Quinn, then Sanchez is Leinart, Pryor will end up being the next Troy Smith, Mallett will bust because of no Arkansas quarterback being great, get what i am saying??? comparing quarterbacks because of their colleges is NOT how you compare them. Clausen’s arm is more accurate and he’s more poised and feels the rush better than Quinn did. Quinn just had a stronger arm.

  24. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 25, 2010 8:24 AM

    edgy1957 says:
    August 24, 2010 10:45 PM
    SterilizeTHenry says: August 24, 2010 8:07 PM
    All I proven is that you’re incapable of reading and comprehending what I said, which is the fact that teams had plenty of reasons for bypassing him and school history was one of them (Seriously, think of the people who discount Sam Bradford SIMPLY because he went to school at Oklahoma, which hasn’t had a successful QB candidate).
    ————————
    People discounted Sam Bradford because he played at Oklahoma in a spread, shotgun offense his whole career. Now THAT is a reason for concern. And the concern is justified since he has been seen struggling to do things as simple as take snaps under center.
    Clausen played in a pro-style offense his whole career, so you cannot compare the two schools. It means nothing that he meant to Notre Dame. I mean, you really think scouts and GMs sit back and say “I love this kid’s stuff… he lit it up at the combine… he has great mechanics… but he went to school at ND. We can’t take him”?
    mwcarolina is right. You can’t compare QBs just because they went to the same school. Hell, if that’s the case Tee Martin should have been as good as Peyton Manning.

  25. edgy1957 says: Aug 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    SterilizeTHenry says:
    People discounted Sam Bradford because he played at Oklahoma in a spread, shotgun offense his whole career. Now THAT is a reason for concern.
    ************************
    Did you know that Troy Aikman played his last two years at UCLA in a — wait for it — spread offense? All he did was win 3 Super Bowls and have a Super Bowl ring.
    BTW, were my eyes deceiving me or was Jimmy Lossen not playing a lot of shotgun last year because he couldn’t drop back — nah, couldn’t be. Before you say “but that was last year”, your statement about Bradford playing the shotgun offense his whole career is as false as the statements made that he was hurt the last two times he was hit.
    Brady Quinn played in that very same pro style offense so that means nothing (So did many of the guys that I had mentioned before).
    Maybe you should get off your high horse and think about what they REALLY thought about Lossen. While most of you were complaining about Bradford’s shoulder and Mel Kiper was talking up Lossen, those GMs didn’t even think twice about taking him in the 1st round and he slid to halfway through the 2nd round. It couldn’t be his toe that killed his chances because the shoulder didn’t hurt Bradford and Tebow’s mechanics didn’t keep him from being drafted so what was it? Brady Quinn gave them a lot of food for thought because they didn’t want to have another wasted pick from Notre Shame (Let’s not forget that Quinn WASN’T the first pick for the Browns that year and Joe Thomas has proven every year that they were correct to take him over Quinn).
    Bradford will end up earning his money. The boobs that never watched ANY of the 4 top QBs play don’t have a clue about them. Sam spent more time under center as a freshman than he did as a sophomore when he won the Heisman so while it’s been a while, it’s not like he’s a stranger (and as I said before, Lossen spent more time in the spread last year because of his toe. BTW, the top prospect for QB next year, Jake Locker, found his success in that same kind of offense. Ironically, Locker found success under a new coach after his coach, Willingham, for the second time in his career, turned over the team to a freshman QB and would be fired and the other coach would benefit from the trial under fire). If teams are going to avoid QBs that play in the spread offense then boy, you might as well put away your draft choices because the best in the next two years will be coming from spread offenses and it’s only going to get “worse” for the guys who prefer pro-style.

  26. mwcarolina says: Aug 25, 2010 11:31 AM

    (“mwcarolina is right. You can’t compare QBs just because they went to the same school. Hell, if that’s the case Tee Martin should have been as good as Peyton Manning.”)
    thank you!!!!
    (“Bradford and Tebow’s mechanics didn’t keep him from being drafted so what was it? Brady Quinn gave them a lot of food for thought because they didn’t want to have another wasted pick from Notre Shame”)
    incorrect, people passed on Clausen because of his maturity, teams were worried that the reports were right, and they arent exactly right, i think he does get cocky, BUT it’s not so bad that it kills the team.
    (“Bradford will end up earning his money.”)
    he will earn his money if the Rams protect him, that’s my worry.
    Now like i said, comparing Clausen to Quinn is like saying that Sanchez will have a same career as Matt Leinart or that Tee Martin will become Peyton Manning, judging qbs by the schools they went to is NOT what you do, you judge them by arm stength, accuracy, how hard they work, poise in the pocket, things like that. Quinn had the Arm strength and was a hard worker, BUT his accuracy sucked and he wasnt that poised, he got rattled too easy. Clausen seems to feel to rush, his issue is his arm isnt that strong, but neither is Sam Bradford’s for that matter, the top quarterback picks in this draft dont have strong arms and if they did have a strong arm, their mechanics needed work (Tebow).

  27. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 25, 2010 11:55 AM

    @ edgy
    I don’t know how this turned into a Bradford vs. Clausen debate, or a spread offense vs. pro-style offense debate. I don’t really care about any of that.
    You indicated that Clausen will bust because so many ND QBs have busted in the past. All I tried to prove is that is means absolutely nothing where you went to college. Sure, the system you played in at college means something… but ultimately it is the name on your back of your college jersey that matters, not the name on the front of your college jersey. Just because someone was a QB at ND doesn’t mean they cannot be a star in the NFL.
    Like I said, Peyton Manning played at Tennessee and was a stud. And he is a stud in the NFL. That surely doesn’t mean that Tee Martin, who succeeded Manning and played at the same exact school in the same exact system, will be as successful as Manning. It’s the player, not the college.
    Look at the last four USC QBs who played at USC under Pete Carroll. Palmer (Pro-bowler), Leinart (bust), Booty (career backup), Sanchez (might be good). If the college they went to was so important shouldn’t all these guys either be a success, or all be a bust in the NFL? Why do the results vary so much? Because it is the player that matters, not the college.

  28. mwcarolina says: Aug 25, 2010 1:38 PM

    (“Look at the last four USC QBs who played at USC under Pete Carroll. Palmer (Pro-bowler), Leinart (bust), Booty (career backup), Sanchez (might be good). If the college they went to was so important shouldn’t all these guys either be a success, or all be a bust in the NFL? Why do the results vary so much? Because it is the player that matters, not the college.”)
    thank you!!! this is what i try to say to people who believe Clausen will fail because of Quinn. Look at USC’s quarterbacks Carson did great, Leinart has been a bust so far, Booty is a backup and Sanchez is unknown.

  29. edgy1957 says: Aug 25, 2010 1:51 PM

    SterilizeTHenry says: August 25, 2010 11:55 AM
    @ edgy
    I don’t know how this turned into a Bradford vs. Clausen debate, or a spread offense vs. pro-style offense debate. I don’t really care about any of that.
    You indicated that Clausen will bust because so many ND QBs have busted in the past.
    ******************
    First of all, all you guys are saying that Clausen would be the best so YOU are the one that started it.
    Again, YOU CAN’T READ. I didn’t say that he would be a bust because of the past ND losers that were drafted after Montana but that it played a part in the thinking of the GMs that you keep bitching about when it comes to the fact that they passed him up. Please, go back and show me where I actually said that he’d be a bust because of the fact that he played at ND. I didn’t even use the word “bust” until you brought it up.
    Honestly, if you don’t think that GMs don’t look at schools then you’re a fool. The NFL goes to USC, whether you like it or not because they run an offense that’s close to what most of them do while they don’t do the same for Oklahoma. Michigan, which ran an offense that did a good job at preparing QBs for the NFL, had a lot of QBs drafted and they had better success than many could expect.
    Now, if you feel that Sanchez (might be good) then you’ve said all that needs to be said about your (in)-ability to tell a good QB from a bad one.
    As for Tee Martin, you’re WAY OFF. He DID NOT play in the same scheme just because he played at Tennessee. They adjusted the offense to his talents, which weren’t the same as Manning’s (Ironically, Martin was succeeded by the Clausen brothers, who were more like Manning but neither were as successful).

  30. edgy1957 says: Aug 25, 2010 2:04 PM

    # mwcarolina says:
    thank you!!! this is what i try to say to people who believe Clausen will fail because of Quinn.
    ****************
    Don’t quit your day job. If you believe that Sanchez is an unknown then it shows that you don’t know anything, period.
    YOU also need to learn to read because I didn’t say that Lossen would fail because he went to ND but that GMs are leery about him because of that. I know that it’s hard to understand that concept but get used to it because that’s a fact. GMs are leery of QBs from Hawaii and Houston because they feel that they were system QBs (Cal is another one and Rodgers is considered the exception and not the rule) and until they have success, they won’t get the respect that they crave.
    Sam Bradford had to overcome the past failures of the previous QBs and unless he shows that he’s the real deal, when his successor becomes draft eligible, the NFL will be leery of him, as well. BTW, in all the years that I’ve been around Oklahoma, I’ve only seen ONE QB that the university has produced that I feel is NFL ready and that’s Bradford and Landry Jones could be the second.

  31. mwcarolina says: Aug 25, 2010 4:09 PM

    (“First of all, all you guys are saying that Clausen would be the best so YOU are the one that started it. “)
    NO one has said he’s the best, i DID say he has potential, BUT so does Sanchez and Sam Bradford. i think Bradford’s potential is higher though
    (GMs are leery about him because of that)
    i said you were wrong about that and you are. GMs arent looking at his college, they looked at his attitude, THAT’S why Clausen was picked later, reports were that Clausen was cocky and that scared them off.
    (GMs are leery of QBs from Hawaii and Houston because they feel that they were system QBs)
    Clausen isnt a system quarterback, he’s been a good passer since high school.
    and Edgy, i have NOT said that Bradford isnt ready, i think if he were on the Panthers, Redskins or any other team he should start right now, my worry with Bradford is the Rams offensive line sucks, Jason Smith is so far a bust which is not going to help Bradford being protected, in 3 years though, i think Sam Bradford will be a great passer
    (“If you believe that Sanchez is an unknown then it shows that you don’t know anything, period.”)
    he is unknown because the team around him made him better. Is he great? is he good? is he average? is he a bust? I think he’s a good, not great passer, BUT we dont know, last year he looked good early on, BUT then the weather changed and so did Sanchez. Give this 2 years and we have more of an answer.

  32. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 25, 2010 5:37 PM

    @ edgy
    Whatever. This obviously is just going around in circles. All I am saying is that if scouts actually passed on Clausen because he went to ND, then that is just idiotic of them and unfair to Clausen. That’s all.
    Scouts looks at USC because USC recruits the best players. That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less. Those guys coming out of high-school are freakin animals. Clausen could have went to any school he had wanted. He could have went to USC. He chose ND.
    And I said Sanchez “might be good”. Not Great. Not Awesome. He “might be good”. I don’t think anyone in the world can say without a shadow of a doubt that they have seen enough of Mark Sanchez to conclude that he cannot be “good”, especially a PFT poster.

  33. edgy1957 says: Aug 25, 2010 10:40 PM

    SterilizeTHenry says:
    Clausen could have went to any school he had wanted. He could have went to USC. He chose ND.
    ****************
    You really are a fool – Booty, Sanchez and Mustain were at the school when Lossen made his decision. There’s no way in hell that he would have chosen USC and there’s no way in hell that he would have played if he gotten on campus and he would have transferred like Corp did when Barkley passed him on the roster.

  34. mwcarolina says: Aug 25, 2010 11:27 PM

    (Clausen could have went to any school he had wanted. He could have went to USC. He chose ND)
    your right, he could’ve
    (You really are a fool – Booty, Sanchez and Mustain were at the school when Lossen made his decision. There’s no way in hell that he would have chosen USC)
    actually, he really could’ve chose them and they were in the running, BUT he chose Notre Dame and possibly because…….
    (there’s no way in hell that he would have played if he gotten on campus and he would have transferred like Corp did when Barkley passed him on the roster.)
    Of that reason, he went to a school where he could play. USC had Sanchez as their future and Booty (who isnt doing a thing) starting.

  35. SterilizeTHenry says: Aug 26, 2010 12:13 AM

    @ edgy
    You’re an idiot. I said he COULD HAVE went to USC. You don’t think they would have offered him a scolarship?? He could have went to any school he wanted. He was one of the most highly recruited players in the nation. ANY school would have taken him. Just forget it.
    Also, you obviously have two much of a personal interest in this to have an unbiased opinion. You have a personal vendetta against Clausen, which is clear by you calling him Lossen. You have a personal vendetta against “Notre Shame”, as you call it. And you say “of all the years i have been around Oklahoma”, so you are probably a Sooners fan, so you are biased towards Bradford. I like the Wolverines and the Colts, so I have no personal interest in any of this, unlike you.
    This idea you have that scouts and GMs actually care about what school players went to is absurd. If they like the player and the person, they will take him. You mention Cal, and then say Aaron Rodgers is the exception. That’s a pretty big exception. He is only one of the best QBs in the league. And how do you feel GMs are leary of Cal QBs?? Boller was a first rounder. He sucked. And then Rodgers was still a first rounder.
    You mention Houston and Hawaii as well. I don’t know much about them, but I know Kolb was from Houston.
    Sam Bradford was a stud before he ever got to Oklahoma. He was lighting up the scoreboard in his freshman year. His trademark pinpoint accuracy was always there. Oklahoma didn’t give that to him. He could have went to Oklahoma, ND, Arkansas, USC, anywhere, and he would have still been the #1 pick. Oklahoma had nothing to do with it.
    And if Bradford busts in the NFL it will not shy teams away from drafting another Oklahoma QB if they feel he is a stud. Take USC again for example. The last three QBs, Leinart – Booty – Sanchez, have not been good (we will just say Sanchez is not good for the sake of argument). But, you know what? That will not deter anyone from taking Barkley in the first round of the draft when he declares.
    Feel free to write back, or to quote one single sentence here, misinterpret what I meant, and bash me on that one single misinterpreted sentence while ignoring the rest of my post. You are pretty good at that.

  36. pghguyy33 says: Aug 29, 2010 12:17 PM

    i love the people that think the nfl scouts think about legacy. if they think they have a winner they take him. they took cassel and he didnt start since high school. if that were the case he didnt step on the field as a quaterback,and was still drafted as one.

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