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Notre Dame Alum Does Good! – Clausen To Start

Posted By Jordan Lauterbach On Sep 20 2010 @ 2:36 pm In Notre Dame | No Comments

Remember Jimmy Clausen? Wore #7, played quarterback for Charlie Weis, outstanding arm? Ring a bell? It only took two awful games by Matt Moore to get “dear jimble” a shot….

From Rotoworld and Darin Gantt:

Panthers coach John Fox announced that rookie Jimmy Clausen will start against the Bengals in Week 3.

And with that, the Matt Moore experiment is over. Clausen was a 34-game starter in Charlie Weis’ pro-style offense at Notre Dame, but questionable character kept him out of the first round. He can only help the cause of top Panthers wideout Steve Smith. But i a run-heavy offense with no No. 2 receiver or pass-catching tight end, Clausen will struggle for QB2 value
I love Jimmy Clausen. Call it admiration, call it a “bromance”, whatever it is, I have it. Heck, search for my name on Facebook and you won’t see my picture, you’ll see Jimmy dropping back for a pass during the Christmas Eve victory over Hawaii two years ago. That game made my holiday season.  I taped all his pre-season games on the NFL network and watched every snap he took. His knowledge of the game is incredible. He can make every throw and has good pocket awareness.
He’ll be facing a good Cincinatti Bengal defense, so I don’t think he’ll have a great game but I do think you’ll see a grasp of an NFL offense that is seldom seen by rookies. The guy is tough as nails, so don’t expect him to be rattled by much.
Brady Quinn didn’t work out in the NFL. Jimmy Clausen will.

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