Matt Moore Recovered From Concussion, Panthers Quarterback Says
We are assuming, of course, the Panthers are going to let Moore get back out there. He had a bad day with three interceptions in the opener against the Giants before he left late in the game with a concussion.
It is certainly too early to push rookie Jimmy Clausen out there, unless Moore is physically unable to play.
Moore would have to play much better than he did against the Giants to keep his job. One of the reasons he is the starter is because of the raft of interceptions thrown by the former Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme.
"We just need to focus on ourselves, just tighten down everything and stay away from the big mistakes," Moore told reporters in the locker room. "Individually, just kind of play smart and not force some throws. We just need to keep improving and execute our offense."
Rookie wide receiver Brandon LaFell left practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury, but said he will play Sunday. He won the starting job over veteran Dwayne Jarrett.
The Panthers welcomed back kicker Rhys Lloyd on Tuesday, signing him to handle kickoff duties. Carolina waived/injured kicker Todd Carter who had back spasms before the Giants' game and had just one kick before leaving the game. The Panthers could not reach the goal line with any of their kicks Sunday, which helped New York with field position.