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Delhomme's disaster could prompt change

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Folks, we might be seeing the end of an era tonight.

Jake Delhomme is having the kind of game that can cost a quarterback his job. Seriously, he's been nothing short of dismal and the crowd at Bank of America Stadium, which didn't always appreciate Delhomme in his good days, has turned on him. ESPN.com NASCAR writer David Newton in the stands texted me to say there's a guy in the crowd offering to sell his Delhomme jersey for $2.

As of the moment, he doesn't have a taker.

You've got to wonder if coach John Fox and general manager Marty Hurney will feel that way if things continue going the way they are. Then again, you've got to question the wisdom of Fox and offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson putting so much on Delhomme's shoulders.

When you've got the "Double Trouble'' running game, don't you use it? Well, down 27-7 near the end of the first half, it's too late for that. But, maybe, it never should have come to this.

Now, Delhomme's going to have to pull of the comeback of his life for the Panthers to have any shot -- and maybe to have any shot at keeping his job for next season.