Jake Delhomme: Up Front Pressure Key To Stopping Brees (or any QB)
Former Panthers (and Saints) quarterback, Jake Delhomme, joins Mac and Jim in anticiptation of the rematch with the NFC South on the line. Jim opens the interview busting Jake’s chops, but it turns into some good ‘loose lips’ insight.
On his lingering injuries: I feel good, but I do have some aches and pains. The right hip bothers me a great deal, but I think it’s from overuse and time, dropping back. My ankle still bothers me a good bit from Cleveland. I literally stayed in a walking boot all season. I have a few other aches and pains, but other than that, I can’t complain.
On the infamous Suh hit: It was third down and it was an incomplete pass, when he tried to rip my head off and throw me down like a rag doll, which he basically did. I just told him, in a round about way, ‘Hey rookie, that’s not too smart. You just gave us a first down, so you’re really not that intelligent.’ Then we scored on the next play.
On the Saints or Panthers being serious Super Bowl contenders: It’s the Panthers. A good defense travels in any condition, and I think the Panthers defense is the one. Usually a great running game travels as well, so hopefully the Panthers can effectively run the football.
On Cam Newton: He has a rocket arm, but he’s a 24-year old. I didn’t start playing until I was 28. I got schooled so much growing up much. He’s so young, but he’s played so well, he’ll get better at making some of the throws.
Jake also discusses watching games now, the Saints and the Panthers first matchup, what makes quarterbacks uncomfortable and the end of his career.