Tag:Hunter Cantwell
Posted on: April 23, 2010 7:36 pm

Clausen could benefit from sliding to Carolina

Jimmy Clausen suffered roughly twice as long a fall as either Brady Quinn or Aaron Rodgers, but might end up with the last laugh in being selected 48th overall to the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina likes what they've seen from Matt Moore, but he is far from established, having just started eight games over his career. The Panthers' only other quarterback on the active roster was Hunter Cantwell, meaning that a strong performance in training camp and the preseason could move Clausen into the primary backup role early.

With the running game, a solid offensive line and a explosive Steve Smith already on this offense, Clausen doesn't have to have a team built around him like most highly drafted quarterbacks.

Perhaps best for Clausen and the Panthers, is that terminology fit he'll have. Clausen obviously starred under Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. Carolina offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson previously served as the tight end coach with the New England Patriots and Weis.
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