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Smash28Dash34 02-01-2012 06:37 PM

Rivera Confirms Search For A Backup QB More Like Cam
 
http://www.catscratchreader.com/2012...-more-like-cam

"You have to look at it in those terms and say, 'How much does the offense change if (Newton) is in or if he's not in?' " Panthers coach Ron Rivera said at a Senior Bowl practice this week. "It's one of those things that you're going to discuss and talk about as we go forward."

"You want a skill-set that somewhat resembles your starting QB in order to switch players as needed, but not experience a major drop-off in production."

That obviously isn't Jimmy Clausen who i don't expect to last long in the Panther roster once March rolls around. So the Panthers have a 3rd QB spot to fill and could very well see a QB in the 6th or 7th round that fits the bill, like say former NC State QB Russell Wilson. Wilson didn't appear hesitant about being a back-up to Cam Newton:

"Every opportunity you get, no matter if you're the starter or the backup, you're always competing against another guy that's on your team," Wilson said. "But you're also competing against other quarterbacks across the NFL. And my goal is to be one of the great ones one day."


Sounds like Russell Wilson could be in play for us in the later rounds. If not it looks like we might go after Dennis Dixon or another type of mobile QB that fits the profile. Clausen dosen't fit that profile and Anderson could be a cap casualty this offseason. I like the idea of drafting Wilson to sit behind Cam. He might not have the height that Cam does, but he does fit the mold of a Seneca Wallace type of QB that would make a perfect backup QB. Thoughts?

Caddy 02-01-2012 06:40 PM

You guys should sign Josh Johnson? Although I doubt he'd want to go to a place where he has zero chance of starting.

Smash28Dash34 02-01-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 2846590)
You guys should sign Josh Johnson? Although I doubt he'd want to go to a place where he has zero chance of starting.

Would love JJ as a backup, but he will probably cost more money and he will probably look to sign with a team with a rookie QB or weak QB play where he has a chance to start. Thats why a Russell Wilson or a Dennis Dixon makes more sense.

ShutDwn 02-02-2012 12:40 PM

Russel Wilson definitely seems like a guy who could become a more than capable backup given the time to develop behind Cam. Anderson will probably stick around another season but after it's time to have another guy.

Back up QBs can really save seasons.

Brothgar 02-02-2012 12:43 PM


SuperPacker 02-02-2012 12:43 PM

Darron Thomas anyone?

BuckNaked 02-02-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by broth223 (Post 2847146)

You can take Joe Webb away..from my dead body.

DeadEagle 11-13-2012 11:29 AM

Rivera should be looking for a starter not like sCam Newton.

Cigaro 11-13-2012 11:51 AM

lol the ****

Smash28Dash34 11-13-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeadEagle (Post 3181410)
Rivera should be looking for a starter not like sCam Newton.

Trolls need to stay in their own section of this forum

DeadEagle 11-13-2012 11:31 PM

Now what fun would that be?

JustJoe2k5 03-21-2014 05:41 PM

Well, it took two years but Joe Webb is finally a Panther.


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