Carolina Panthers: Jimmy Clausen Debuts and Makes Case for Starting QB

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers made their preseason debut Thursday night in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens 17-12. Matt Moore got the start and played the first quarter before giving way to rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who made his NFL debut. Moore was unable to lead the Panthers on a scoring drive but had a few nice pass plays wiped out due to holding calls by Jordan Gross.
Clausen's stat line was rather unimpressive but stats don't always tell the whole truth. There were a few times when a play broke down and Clausen was able to scramble and find a receiver to make something out of nothing. The former Notre Dame quarterback also threw his first interception on an out route where the receiver slipped and fell, which probably would have been caught if Dexter Jackson was able to keep his footing.
If it really is Moore's job to lose he didn't do anything to hurt his chances of starting and Clausen didn't have the type of performance that showed he's going to take the job. ...

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