After a bye this Sunday, the Carolina Panthers QB will still be Jake Delhomme on Oct. 11 when they host the dreadful Washington Redskins.
Here's a quick statistic: 2 TD's, 7 INT's. Yikes. The Carolina Panthers were 12-4 last season, the NFC South division champions, and the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Then, Jake played Arizona; he's never been the same since.
During the Week 1 game against Philadelphia, he did not make it all 60 minutes. Coach John Fox stuck with Jake until his fourth interception and Josh McCown replaced him, until his season ending injury two drives later. Then Matt Moore came in, and fans cheered.
But during the second quarter, before Delhomme was pulled in that game, there were 70,000 plus booing. Believe me, I was there, unfortunately.
Week 2, Delhomme was a tad better, but threw his lone interception when he needed not to; Panthers lost by 8 to Atlanta.
Last Monday, Jake threw a pair of interceptions and fumbled once, and one of the picks resulted in six immediately.
The Panthers minus-8 turnover ratio is the worst in the NFL. So what do the Panthers do? Make a change at QB?
Unfortunately, there is nothing attractive about Jay Feeley or Matt Moore being in the starting role, despite Moore being a fan favorite from his starts a couple seasons ago.
There is no immediate solution, but Jake knows his job, possibly his career is at stake. He needs to win -- heck, the team needs a god-forsaken win. What I or any fan or the players would do for the big W. Well it starts with not throwing the ball to the opposition.
Jake needs to throw to Steve Smith, not under throw, but throw TO HIM! It isn't rocket science, but it seems Jake has been cursed for the time being.
This is the NFL, he knows he is not playing to the potential of starting QB's. If this season is not to General Manager Marty Hurney's liking however, Delhomme and Fox may be on the unemployment line come January.
I love this QB and especially our coach, but you need to win and right now they are not playing well enough to beat any team who has playoff hopes.
You can point fingers all you want. Yes Jake throws interceptions, but also look at the way the defense was demolished on the ground by Felix Jones and Dallas Monday or how Matt Ryan threw three first-half touchdowns in Atlanta.
It is a team game, and the TEAM NEEDS TO PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!
If this play continues, Jake Delhomme may not be the spokesperson for Bojangles chicken biscuits much longer; he may become the chicken.