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Don't count out Clausen just yet

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08:00 AM ET 08.30 | Jimmy Clausen is becoming easier to miss. Now he has been elbowed out of the way by "Cam Mania" and serves as the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback, both literally and figuratively, to rookie Cam Newton. ... Clausen is not as good as Panthers fans hoped he would be when he became the team's second-round draft pick in 2010, but he's also not as bad as he seemed last season. He remains an important part of the Panthers, which is part of the reason Rivera was screaming at some of the offensive line reserves after the play in Cincinnati where Clausen was hurt. So his mild improvement needs to be noted. The backup quarterback will be needed this season.

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August 30, 2011  08:03 AM ET

That's a team going nowhere fast.

August 30, 2011  08:04 AM ET

Trying time to be a Panthers fan, gl with whomever is your quarterback, long season

August 30, 2011  08:04 AM ET

Count him out he's DONE!!

August 30, 2011  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Trying time to be a Panthers fan, gl with whomever is your quarterback, long season

Yup - whoever the QB is...

Wonder what the light at the end of the tunnel is for a Panthers fan?

August 30, 2011  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yup - whoever the QB is... Wonder what the light at the end of the tunnel is for a Panthers fan?

The locomotive going 100 mph

August 30, 2011  08:17 AM ET

I think Clausen might be in a real pickle!

August 30, 2011  08:17 AM ET

and why the hell not ?

August 30, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Claussen is a rookie QB that was thrown into the fire on a weak team....

August 30, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Wow, they could use that as their tagline: "Not as bad as we used to be".

Sign me up for season tickets!

August 30, 2011  08:25 AM ET

They could be on the fast track to the No. 1 pick again.

August 30, 2011  08:26 AM ET

I think the Panthers still have Tony Pike too.

August 30, 2011  08:31 AM ET

But they also have......



August 30, 2011  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I think Clausen might be in a real pickle!

very clever

August 30, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

very clever

I'm A Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:
Tip me over
and pour me out!

August 30, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Problem is, everyone else has already counted out Clausen. It's near impossible for him to leap over Newton unless he breaks his leg.

August 30, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE:

Panther's should come up with a jingle. Maybe pick up their popularity a bit

How about this one?

I'm a little Panther
Out of whack
Here's and interception
And here's a sack

When I get all steamed up
Hear me pout:
I want a better contract
Or count me out!

August 30, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Problem is, everyone else has already counted out Clausen. It's near impossible for him to leap over Newton unless he breaks his leg.

True, true and funny thing is I bet Newton is worse this year than Clausen was last year. Anybody see Newton play the other day? I have never seen a less accurate professional QB, guy was missing 5 yard crossing routes by a mile. In the end I think Newton will go on to be a huge bust and Clausen will end up with the better career.

August 30, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

But they also have......

A 20 yard TD run is nice... but a QB mostly has to be able to pass the ball, something that so far Newton has looked way out of his league doing.

August 30, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

A 20 yard TD run is nice... but a QB mostly has to be able to pass the ball, something that so far Newton has looked way out of his league doing.

I'm A Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:
Tip me over
and pour me out!

 
August 30, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm A Little Teapot I'm a little teapotShort and stoutHere is my handleHere is my spoutWhen I get all steamed upHear me shout:Tip me overand pour me out!

That...not so much!

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