Get Serious Carolina Panthers It Is Time to Replace Jake Delhomme

Allen LoppCorrespondent ISeptember 19, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Jake Delhomme #17 of the Carolina Panthers stands on the field in the second half of the NFL season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers were humiliated by the Philadelphia Eagles at home 38-10.

After one quarter the Carolina Panthers were leading the Eagles 7-3, and were looking like the team that won twelve games last year utilizing one of the NFL's best running attack and playing good defense.

For the next three quarters the panthers were outplayed in every sense of the word, they played relativity bad on defense and special teams and Jake Delhomme made five turnovers.

The defense wasn't horrible but realistically they only gave up about 28 points, the special teams gave up a punt return for a touchdown and Jake had a turnover in the red zone.

Jake Delhomme was blamed for the loss, when in reality not many quarterbacks can make plays when every time they drop-back there are two or three guys in your face.

In no way am I trying to say that Jake isn't responsible, i'm just trying to give blame where blame is deserved.

The Panthers can't win with Jake having upwards of five turnovers a game.

Josh McCown and Matt Moore both saw action in the game, neither were particularly impressive.

McCown was recently lost for the season and A.J. Feely was signed to replace him on the roster.

If Jake doesn't preform this week, John Fox and the rest of the Panthers coaching staff should consider benching Jake.

Matt Moore was successful in his short time as a starter for the Panthers, winning two of three games and completing just over 60 percent of his passes.

The most important part of Moore's resume was his ability to lead the offense without a truly successful running attack

In saying that I believe that if Moore is handed the starting quarterback job, he could successfully lead the Panthers back to the playoffs and maybe even a deep run into the playoffs. 

If the panthers wish they could let Matt Moore waste away on the bench, and try to trade Julius Peppers.

Peppers has made it clear that he is unhappy and would like nothing more then to leave Carolina.

The Panthers are without a first round pick in next year's draft for a second consecutive season, it is reasonable to obtain a first round pick for peppers at the very least.

The perfect situation would be trading Peppers to an AFC team and receiving a first round and third round pick in this years draft.

Saying that, any AFC team willing to take on Peppers large salary is probably not going to have a top ten pick needed to draft a Sam Bradford or Colt McCoy.

I understand that this is only one game and that many will say this is just overreacting to one horrible performance, but in the past two games Jake has made a combined 11 turnovers.

If the Panthers don't make the playoffs this year John Fox may end up like the rest of Americans and be without a job.