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Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:27 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2011 7:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

One of the more interesting quarterback battles to watch this preseason will be Jimmy Clausen and recently-made-rich rookie Cam Newton, as they battle out for the top spot on the Panthers depth chart.

For now, Clausen appears to be winning, as he topped the Panthers first "unofficial depth chart" released by the team on Tuesday.

That's not a guarantee for the majority of playing time, however, as coach Ron Rivera indicated Tuesday that they could flip-flop between starters throughout the preseason.

"We want to see how each guy looks with each offensive line," Rivera said. "It would be unfair to have one guy with the ones, one guy with the twos, one guy play against a one defense, the other guy play against a two defense and say one looks better.

"So we're most certainly going to mix and match, and we have to so it's a fair competition."

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Rivera also made it clear he hadn't picked a starter for the preseason opener against the Giants.

"No," Rivera said when asked about the starter for Saturday's game. "We're going to meet tonight as far as that is concerned in terms of who's going to play where, what the depth chart will be and what the number of plays will be."

So, in other words, it means very little that Clausen is currently on top of the depth chart. And it may mean even less if he ends up starting against the Giants.

All that matters, one has to assume, is in-game production. And we already know who's to blame for that.

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Comments

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Note to anyone reading and wanting to reply to this story: The Carolina Panthers took Jimmy Clausen in the SECOND ROUND......Just sayin!



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

KLM11, the lockout has been over for a little over week.  Nobody's even played a preseason game yet.  Who knows if Newton or Clausen will be the biggest bust since Matt Leinart?  Sure, Carolina took both of them in the first Round but until we see them both play some games under the new regime, we don't know what they bring.  Any jack-hole can make up the whole "I have a friend and he says this or that bs routine."  Why don't you just hang out let Carolina decides its own QB fate?  No need to spew unfounded lies that have no basis on a message board.  I know L.A. doesn't have a team anymore, USC is on probation and UCLA is an embarassment, but why don't you leave Panther football to Carolina fans?



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

AGREED!!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Clausen should be the starter. He's coming off one year in the pros and has ran a pro-style offense through his career. Clausen will show what he is all about and if doesn't succeed as a Panther, he where somewhere. Look for the Redskins to take a look at him.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Clausen should be the starter. He's coming off one year in the pros and has ran a pro-style offense through his career. Clausen will show what he is all about and if doesn't succeed as a Panther, he where somewhere. Look for the Redskins to take a look at him.



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Has anyone every stopped to think the reason Cam Newton is with the second team vs the Giants is because the 2nd teamers get the most snaps in preseason games? How much do the first stringers actually play anyway? My Panthers have enough tape on Jimmy Clausen. They know what he brings, but Cam needs at least an entire quarter and not a few snaps for proper evaluation. If he does not start the third preseason game that will be your indication. I simply hate people who don't know football but feel like they can shoot off at the mouth! Go Panthers!



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Clausen should be the starter. He's coming off one year in the pros and has ran a pro-style offense through his career. Clausen will show what he is all about and if doesn't succeed as a Panther, he where somewhere. Look for the Redskins to take a look at him.



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Haters will be haters. Well, I knida think you're jealous Cam isn't on your team. He has immense upside and is a very talented and intelligent quarterback. Cam will show the doubters wrong and will shine. Whether that is against the Giants, in the regular season or next season, Cam has the tools and heart to succeed and he's gonna make you eat your words, KLM11.
Smile



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

Why dont you draft Clausen in your first roun....since you are so darn sure he will be the starter...How dumb are you...likley dumb enough to do just that. You are an idiot. I have no idead if Cam is great or lousy but he will get the chance to show what he has. My hope, just because of idiots like you, he becomes a superstar.

You gurantee. LMAO



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Jimmy Clausen tops Panthers first depth chart

your just poppin off stupid commit just makin an ass of yourself because what you are saying is so untrue



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