Walter Pierce

Jake, Panthers seek first win versus 'Boys tonight

by Walter Pierce

Breaux Bridge native and USL great Jake Delhomme and his Carolina Panthers go after their first win of the 2009 season tonight when they face the Dallas Cowboys in the ’Boys new billion-dollar stadium.

Coming off a miserable five-interception playoff game last January against Arizona, Delhomme has started the ’09 campaign with a hangover, throwing one touchdown to five interceptions with a quarterback rating of  45.3 in two losses.  But as Sports Illustrated’s Peter King writes in today’s Monday Morning Quarterback column:
There’s probably enough pressure on Tony Romo for both quarterbacks playing at Cowboys Stadium tonight; he’s taken more media and fan hits by far than the Giants threw at him in his three-interception game last week. But Delhomme, the amiable Louisianan, thinks the pressure’s been lifted off him with his let-it-all-hang-out performance last week at Atlanta (25-41, 308 yards, one touchdown, one interception). It wasn’t one of his best days in football, but at least he played football instead of thought football.
Kickoff of the Panthers-Cowboys game is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight on ESPN. Read more of Peter King’s interview with Delhomme on page 2 of MMQB here.