In Carolina, Matt Moore was handed the starting quarterback job in 2010 without competition. He has since received a foot in the behind.
Moore’s replacement, Jimmy Clausen, hasn’t performed much better. Now, with the Panthers reeling at 0-5 and entering their bye week, the job could be up for grabs.
Coach John Fox benched Clausen late in Sunday’s loss to the Bears, after the rookie took five sacks, had three fumbles and threw one interception. Fox said Monday that he hasn’t decided whether Moore or Clausen will start on October 24, against the 49ers.
“I think it’s too early to say,” Fox said, per Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com. “We’ll evaluate that as we move forward this week.”
Fox gave Moore a lukewarm endorsement for the job. “He stepped in, made a couple good throws,” Fox said.
“He did move the team — kind of.”
At this point, kind of is better than not at all, and that’s what both quarterbacks did during their stints as the starters.
Meanwhile, more and more people are wondering why owner Jerry Richardson isn’t reassessing his coaching situation.