Posted on: January 11, 2009 1:02 am
Charlotte, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme sat at the post-game podium and initially didn't know what to say.
"I'm at a loss for words," he explained. "For one reason or another, I didn't give us a chance tonight. It's disappointing. I don't know what else to say."
How does Delhomme bounce back from this? Can he seriously return to the Panthers next year after a six turnover day in the playoffs with five interceptions?
The best franchises don't overreact to one game even a game as bad as this one. But the Panthers have to be absolutely disturbed.
Delhomme's 34 and that's not ancient but he's not 21 any more and it seems Bad Jake is starting to appear more frequently than Good Jake.
Now the Panthers have to decide if they should get rid of both.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 9:28 pm
He's tossed two horrific interceptions in the first half. After the second one, he was roundly booed by the fans.
Delhomme is capable of this. You never know what he'll do. He can be spectacular and he can be horrific.
This is, well, horrific.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 6:48 pm
He's not playing and the Cardinals are in trouble without him.
Good luck Arizona. You'll need it without Boldin.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 6:17 pm
In an interview with CBS Pacman Jones said the following:
“Scrip clubs are like regular clubs,” Jones said. “But you know I haven’t been in a scrip club in, what, two years now, a year and a half . . . almost three years, whatever it is. I haven’t been in a scrip club since that incident. You know, I live and I learn. You know, I likeded the scrip clubs.”
Yes, he said "scrip clubs."
Yes, he said "likeded."
Jones apparently never "likeded" grammar lessons.
That's just awful. Drop dead awful.
Now, there are plenty of athletes like Brett Favre who slaughter the language but this is one of the worst examples ever.
How a grown man could go on television and say "likeded" is unfathomable.
"You're a disgrace even to me," says Uncle Tom.
Whoever has Jones' ear tell him to stop talking.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 5:53 pm
Anquan Boldin is trying that sore hamstring as we speak. He's on the field warming up. I have to say, he doesn't look great.
I'll update his status soon.
And it just started pouring rain here.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 11:33 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anquan Boldin's hamstring is this game's most important player.
If Boldin plays and is effective, the Cardinals have a great chance to win. That's right, a great chance.
But only if he's healthy and only if he can do more than limp through his routes.
While receiver Larry Fitzgerald is the stick of dynamite that makes the Cardinals go boom, Boldin is the detonator. When Fitzgerald draws the inevitable double-team, it leaves Boldin one-on-one, and no corner in this league can cover Boldin one-on-one.
Boldin playing also prevents teams from loading up the line of scrimmage to stop the run.
He's one of the top five most underrated players in the sport.
Boldin hasn't practiced all week and I'd be stunned if he was able to be effective.
If he is, the Panthers will be in for a fight. If he is, this game won't be the blowout everyone is expecting.
Posted on: January 7, 2009 5:43 pm
I was wrong. I admit it. I'm a man. I'm 40.
I quoted NFL assistants saying fired New York Jets coach Eric Mangini might not get another job because of the Spygate scandal. Well, he's now coach of the Cleveland Browns.
I was wrong...but Mangini?
The Browns can't do any better than Mangini? A guy who was in charge of the Jets, a team that suffered one of the more historic collapses in recent league history and showed no guts or heart in the final leg of the season?
Mangini? Are you serious?
He's a Romeo Crennel clone. Same philosophy, same personality, same waistline.
I'm going to enjoy watching the Browns justify this move. They really cannot. It's not justifiable when there is such an abundant amount of coaching talent out there.
I was wrong.
Posted on: January 3, 2009 5:56 pm
Edge told the media this week he won't be back next season. I don't think the Cardinals will greatly miss him.
If James believes he's still a starting back in this league, he's wrong. James has clearly lost a step and you could see that against the Falcons.
The holes are there but he's slow to hit them, and when he does see daylight, the holes quickly close.
He's done as an elite back in this league.
James was once one of the best but running backs get burned out. It happens on a yearly occurrence in this sport.
It seems James is the only one who fails to see that.