First, a moment of silence for Scott who has lost his most favoritist player EVAH. Rookie safety Sabby Piscitelli is out for the season with a broken right foot. Which is a huge blow to the special teams.....and that's about it. The Great White Hype has been put on hold for another year.
Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme is also likely out for Sunday's game, which should be a blessing in disguise for Carolina fans. The Carolina offense isn't all that complicated, all the quarterback does is toss it someplace close to Steve Smith and try not to get sacked. Hell, Brian Griese could do that. Stepping in for Delhomme is the highly underrated David Carr, who is still shell shocked from his experience in Houston. Behind the Texans offensive line (or lack thereof) Carr led the league in sacks during his tenure in Houston (249 in 5 years). If you give Carr time he will find open receivers downfield, but if you can get pressure on Carr he becomes a turnover machine. Fortunate for Panthers fans the Bucs have not been able to generate any thing resembling a pass rush through the first three games (note to Gaines Adams, this would be a good game to finally step up). Sunday is shaping up to be the first game in a long career in Carolina for Carr.