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Jake the Fake

Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:24 am
Edited on: March 5, 2010 10:18 am
 

 

They're stubborn, those Carolina Panthers.

For years, they thought Jake Delhomme could win them a Super Bowl. He almost did, which is really scary, but the Panthers decided they had enough Thursday when they released him.

I've always thought Delhomme was the type of quarterback who might win a Super Bowl if everything went just right, which happens once every 20 years. He just wasn't good enough to sustain it.

That's why I called him "Jake the Fake." He even laughed about it when I told him about it once, mainly because I told him I was changing my tune about that name a few years ago.

I wrote a column about it, saying that maybe he wasn't Jake the Fake.

No, he was -- and became that even more so the past couple of years.  I should have stuck to my initial thinking. Delhomme was a nice story, a great guy, but he wasn't a quarterback to build a team around.

He was limited. The Panthers brass used to get mad when I made cracks about Delhomme, but in the end they knew what they had: A nice guy who can do some decent things if everything is perfect.

The Panthers are the perfect example of what can happen when you think you can win without a real franchise passer. You might get close, but the inconsistency will always show.

Now it's on to Matt Moore for the Panthers.

That means going from "Jake the Fake" to "Matt who Sat."

When will they learn?

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Please see Matt Moore's stats the last 4 games of the season. 8 TD 1 INT and shredded a Vikings squad who went to the NFC Championship. 4 games doesn't make a career but to say Moore doesn't look good is a false statement.



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Pete,

I've always thought you were wrong about our Cats, but now I'm convinced you have not a shred of class as well.  And you certainly have no manners.  That may be OK in New York, but down here we put pride in treating people with respect.  And I'm willing to bet Jake's a whole lot better at football than you are at grammer. 

Aside from the fact that you are wrong about Jake, the guy just lost everything that's been important to him professionally for the past 8 years.  Let me guess, you were beat up regularly by the bullies as a child and now feel justified in kicking people when they are down.  Eventually, folks will quit reading your uninformed crap and the same will happen to you.  Let's see if you are 10% as classy as Jake when it does.

Jake - If you're reading this, the majority of us think this hack is full of it.  We enjoyed watching you play.  And yes, occasionally watching you lose.  You came to every game with the passion of a true competitor and it was obvious you left it all on the field.  You always had time for your fans and the community off the field.  They should put a statue of you outside the stadium right next to Sam Mills.  Thanks for the memories and best of luck. 



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:59 pm
 

Jake the Fake

CBS Sportsline please remove this story and apologze to Jake.

Please also fire Pete Prisco, his articles are the WORST!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Real classy Prisco.  Kick a man while he's down.  You're pathetic.



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:08 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Pete - keep on writing you provide much entertainment.  I don't read what you write I just like reading all the posters' responses to your meaningless drivel.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Wow....I can't believe I am doing this, but I am taking Prisco's side on this.  Are you related to Jake Delhomme or something...?  Because man, you are sensitive.  I have to agree with Prisco.  Delhomme had a few good years and the point Prisco is trying to make is exactly that.  Delhomme was good, just not great and not a franchise, SuperBowl caliber QB.  The problem for the Panthers is that they never realized it until now, after Delhomme had the worst year of his career.  So you can cry like that baby John Fox or you can look at this as a possibly good turning point for your team in that they might be able to move onto a better QB.  Prisco isn't being disrespectful or classless, he is just calling Delhomme like he sees him...and quite honestly how many other people have seen him for years.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Very well said.  I don't think the guy was ever a worldbeater, but like you pointed out, there was a period of time where he was more than just serviceable, where he was considered a very good QB.  The emerging problem on this site is the total lack of class demonstrated by a couple of its writers, namely Prisco and Elling.  The site is losing credibility every time it allows one of these two to write another article, as each inevitably disrespects someone in the process. 



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Jake the Fake

That's why I called him "Jake the Fake." He even laughed about it when I told him about it once, mainly because I told him I was changing my tune about that name a few years ago.

I wrote a column about it, saying that maybe he wasn't Jake the Fake.

No, he was -- and became that even more so the past couple of years.  I should have stuck to my initial thinking.





i bet you are too much of a puss y to tell him to his face that you now think you were right all along



Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Jake the Fake

Oh ok, sure.
So the panthers are retards for playing Delhomme and now they're retards for releasing him?
What we need is.... PEYTON MANNING OR DREW BREES RIGHT? Oh wait, there are only two of those. Maybe we should just go draft a Brady Quinn!

Matt Moore has done a fine job in what he has shown us so far.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 11:53 am
 

Jake the Fake

And Prisco rhymes with Crisco, Pete, you fat, talentless F*ck.


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