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SteelCrazy
11-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Brian St. Pierre, a 31 year old quarterback with five career pass attempts that was out of the NFL until two weeks ago, will start for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

John Fox announced the decision to a somewhat stunned Panthers press corps.

“This is not a joke,” Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill Herald wrote on Twitter. “This move is impossible to justify. Fox offered “it is what it is.” Seen a lot of crazy stuff here over the years. Nothing quite like this.

It’s a little like when the team brought back Vinny Testeverde to start, except Testaverde had a very long track record of success. St. Pierre was chosen over sixth-round rookie Tony Pike.

From an outsider’s perspective, it doesn’t seem so crazy in the context of this deeply depressing Panthers season. Jimmy Clausen is apparently out. Is Pike the quarterback of the future? No way. If St. Pierre gives the team a better chance to win against a veteran Ravens team, it’s only fair to the other 52 Panthers to play him this week.

UPDATE: Terrell Suggs was asked what he knows about St. Pierre by WNST: “I know how to get after his ass.”


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... on-sunday/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/18/panthers-to-start-brian-st-pierre-on-sunday/)

LordVile
11-18-2010, 03:39 PM
I wouldn't expect anything else, coming out of THUGS mouth.. lol

hawaiiansteel
11-18-2010, 03:39 PM
wow, talk about desperation!

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/50274/50274,1158272180,6/stock-photo-symbol-of-stress-and-desperation-1842613.jpg

BradshawsHairdresser
11-18-2010, 04:09 PM
If he doesn't look too crappy, Whiz will be pulling strings to try to get him back in Arizona.

Steelerphile
11-18-2010, 06:20 PM
He's hung around so long on practice squads and being third string, he deserves a chance to play in a game. I remember him well from Steeler camp. He didn't have a big arm but displayed some moxie. It will be interesting to see how he does.

SteelCrazy
11-18-2010, 06:59 PM
He's hung around so long on practice squads and being third string, he deserves a chance to play in a game. I remember him well from Steeler camp. He didn't have a big arm but displayed some moxie. It will be interesting to see how he does.

I agree. I'm curious how he will do and I hope he lights up the Ravens D.

feltdizz
11-18-2010, 10:52 PM
Phuck the Panthers...

Instead of giving Armanti Edwards or Pike a shot they give it to one week in town St. Pierre?

AkronSteel
11-18-2010, 11:01 PM
That game is going to be ugly!!! BSP will get destroyed!!! The Ratbirds could win by 30!!! UGH

:HeadBanger

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2010, 02:12 PM
I predict Bill Cowher will be the next Panthers coach...



John Fox accused of “mutiny” in Carolina

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 19, 2010, 10:02 AM EST


In a sense, this insane Panthers quarterback situation feels familiar.

“John Fox came up to me on Wednesday and said Vinny Testaverde did this three years ago,” sudden starter Brian St. Pierre said Thursday via the Rock Hill Herald. “I said, ‘Well, Vinny has a little better resume than I do.’ “

Even St. Pierre knows this situation is different. He was putting diapers on his kid two weeks ago. He’s 30, and has thrown five career passes. Fox didn’t have much in the way of explanation of why St. Pierre got the call over rookie Tony Pike, who has been with the team since April.

“It is what it is,” Fox said.

Some think it’s a mutiny. “The decision to start St. Pierre also is remarkable in that Fox apparently can do whatever he wants whenever he wants to,” Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer writes.

The decision could be Fox’s way of thumbing his nose at G.M. Matty Hurney and the front office. By this logic, Fox may even be trying to get fired with open disrespect.

From the outside, it looks like perhaps Fox believes the veteran gives the team a better chance to win. But the guys on the beat know the organizational dynamics far better than we ever will.

“Fox is acting like he’s got his next job in hand already. Because otherwise, you wouldn’t so blatantly and wantonly disrespect the boss who’s paying you $6.5 million or the GM you call a friend,” Darin Gantt (from every paper in the Carolinas) wrote on Twitter.
“I’ve wracked my brain, and for the life of me, can’t find a rational reason for this move, other than pure spite,” Gantt finishes.

Fox continues to distance himself from the “personnel people” in Carolina. By doing so, he’s helping to write an awfully ugly final chapter to his otherwise successful nine-year run with the Panthers.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -carolina/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/19/john-fox-accused-of-mutiny-in-carolina/)

feltdizz
11-19-2010, 02:18 PM
fans in Charlotte, the few who are left... are livid.

5 passes in 8 years and this is who you start?