Back in 2007, the Carolina Panthers had so many injuries at quarterback they had to bring in then 44-year-old Vinny Testaverde to play quarterback for them. Testaverde wound up starting six games for them, going 2-4 as the team finished 7-9. Three years later, the Panthers have been forced to pick someone up off the streets to play quarterback because of injuries. Only this guy has far, far less experience than Testaverde.
Panthers coach John Fox announced Thursday morning Brian St. Pierre will start at quarterback Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. That’s the same Brian St. Pierre who was unemployed two weeks ago. The same Brian St. Pierre who has thrown just five career passes in the NFL. The man over whom St. Pierre was picked to start, rookie Tony Pike, has thrown more than double the passes in the NFL St. Pierre has — 12 all in week nine against the Saints.
The times we’ve pointed out when a team was stretching with the quarterback it elected to start in a game, the team lost badly. That list includes Todd Bauman for the Jags and Charlie Whitehurst for the Seahawks. Now we are literally talking about a guy off the street coming in to start at quarterback for the Panthers against the Ravens. I don’t know about you, but I’m talking Baltimore and laying the points.Google+