Apr 9, 2007 1
I’m not in love with David Carr to the Panthers. The move does make some sense, since the team is becoming more and more disenchanted with starter Jake Delhomme, who will be 32 this year, and Carr is a young QB who has the physical tools to be an impact starter.
Early in the season last year, he looked improved, and the coaching staff was seemingly doing a great job with him. But then he started to regress, and as we know the Texans gave up on him. Carr certainly took a beating in Houston, and that slowed his development – but it might have ruined it. Carr just doesn’t see things well enough. He doesn’t have good timing, anticipation, so he throws a lot of 5-yard passes. I don’t know if he can process information quickly enough.
True, he should be in a better situation in Carolina, behind a better line, and if the Panthers can run the ball as well as they want to, Carr should be protected well and the team should be able to pick it spots with him in the passing game and put him in a good position to succeed. But my biggest problem with [...]