While I’ve been dealing with one hellacious case of a seasonal bug that’s apparently out there running around, I received a request for a Q & A. Normally, it’s me out there asking some agent, in fact, begging, for an interview. This time the tables are turned as our friends over at House of Georges asked me to answer a few questions about the matchup our Carolina Panthers face this weekend with Kansas City.
I obliged. An excerpt is included after the break. You can read the entire exchange here.
Bankmeister: Heading into Sunday’s contest, the Panthers are 3-1. They had an impressive come-from-behind win week one at San Diego, squeaked out a victory over the Bears the following week, then fell to an under-performing Vikings squad before easily handling the Falcons. What’s your prognosis of this team through one quarter of football? Jake Delhomme has put up average to better-than-average numbers having completed 72 of 120 pass attempts for a completion percentage of 60, and three touchdowns to one pick. In my estimation, he’s been a signal caller that has wavered through the years from pretty dependable to not very good. What’s the key for this guy to stay competitive and lead this team to somewhat-consistent victory?
John White: Jake Delhomme has actually been very consistent and was last season prior to his injury. He’s a guy who will, on occasion, force a pass to his favorite receiver, Steve Smith, but usually plays within himself. He’s the kind of player who will take a few risks. Call him a risk-reward QB.
Provided that Jake minimizes mistakes and keeps involving all of his receivers, he will remain one of the most underappreciated signal callers in the league.