Jake Has Begun to Throw

jakedelhomme.jpgJake Delhomme has apparently taken the biggest step possible in his rehab of that injured elbow – he has begun to throw the football according to ESPN.com.  He hasn’t exactly been allowed to air out any bombs but it’s a start.

So far, he’s been limited to 20 passes each day at a distance of about 10 yards in the team’s training room.

“It feels great, no pain at all,” Delhomme said. “I’d like to do more than 20, but they’re not going to let me win that battle. We’ll keep doing this and, hopefully, go to a big ball out on the field in about a month or so.”

There have been Panthers fans who have continued to pile on the “Get Rid of Jake” bandwagon.  I’m simply not one of them.  Losing Delhomme last season sent Carolina into the toilet and not a single plumber or Roto Rooter man could dig them out.

I, for one, hope Delhomme’s rehab continues to progress and he makes a full recovery for ’08.

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  • Matt

    I agree. I’m a huge Delhomme fan.  He has taken us to a Super Bowl and a NFC Championship game. He had one bad season and then an injury. How can you not like the guy?

  • John White

    I agree.  I think Jake is a good QB and very capable of getting his game back next year.  I’m hoping he plays better than ever and is able to silence everybody who thinks he’s done.

  • Nevern Govender

    I agree with that. Jake Delhomme is a great QB. If he had’nt gotten injured this season, who knows, the Panthers might have made it to the playoffs, at least. Evidently, without him the Panthers offense falls apart. Hes the glue that keeps them together.

  • John White

    I think Jake brings more than physical tools to the job, also.  He’s a leader on the field and his fiery attitude gets his teammates pumped up.

  • jaybird

    The guy has proved his self time and time again. You get him a o-line and a running game so that can open up the passing game and  we have seen how far he can take the team. Thats why we need Crumpler,Moose on the team to create miss matches and keep the D off balance and thinking. The play calling was bad the last 2 years because of lack of playmakers and good play calling. The TE creates missmatches with LB’s and a big WR helps them not doulble Smith and the running game gets yards and keeps the D guessing. Example:P. Manning always has had good HB’s with 2 good WR along with a good TE. Why do you think the colts tagged Clark or why Whitten was Romo go to guy. My point is as stated before we need playmakers and if Jake had Moose,Crumpler it sure would help the play calling and the whole team in genral. Jake is a top 10 QB in this league and should be somewhere between 5-10.