- Just when I need someone on my side when it comes to conveying how important QB Jake Delhomme is, LT Jordan Gross has got my back:
"You've seen a difference between last year and this year, having him and not having him," said left tackle Jordan Gross, who endured a 7-9 season with Delhomme sidelined last season. "He's definitely our leader and the whole team revolves around him."
Who would know better than Gross? JC? Anybody? I kid, I kid. It gets better:
Just like in the fourth quarter of close games, Delhomme's numbers improve in January. His playoff passer rating of 95.0 is better than any of the other 11 quarterbacks in the postseason this year.
Ouch! I'd like to say I hate it when I'm right but...I actually enjoy it a lot! I swear I didn't write this article though I'm sure you are wondering.
- Looks like Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, who torched the Panthers for 2 TD's in the last game, might be a scratch.
more after the jump...
- Here' s a cool video dissecting how the Panthers run game sets up the Playmaker.
- Here's what SBN's Cards blog Revenge of the Birds has to say about One and Done:
- Apparently the Panthers will start as 9.5 point favorites
- Is the Cardinals vs. Panthers divisional the worst match-up of the weekend?
- More than anything else this is why the Panthers will win the Super Bowl:
"The camaraderie," he said. "It's just unbelievable. Great character. This is just a great, awesome group. When you've got 50 or 60 guys on the squad, it's hard for a lot of guys to get along; one guy has a problem with another, there's guys calling others out. With this squad, it's almost like a family; a brotherhood. Everybody gets along and everyone works well with each other."
Now I'm going to hear that Phil Collins song in my head all week.
- Be sure to vote for RB DeAngelo Williams for Fed Ex Ground Player of the Year
Will the big guy be back in time to lay another hit on Edgerrin James?