Carolina Panther Politics

Vinny Testaverde or David Carr? Who should start the next game for the Carolina Panthers?

Vinny keeps them guessing:

The Carolina Panthers kept everybody guessing as to who they would start at quarterback as long as possible. Then 43-year old Vinny Testaverde took the field and led the visiting Panthers to a 25-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Testaverde completed 20-of-33 passes for 206 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith. Guess he played pretty well.

“I thought you saw some of Vinny’s (abilities) out there, particularly on that go route to Steve and some of the deeper routes that he threw,” said head coach John Fox, whose team improved to 4-2 heading into its bye week. “We eased into (the offense) and Vinny had his nuggets that he wanted, and I thought he did a tremendous job.”

Testaverde showed the veteran savvy the Panthers were seeking this week when it became obvious that starter David Carr might not be able to go. The oldest quarterback to win a start in NFL history, he did it by managing the game and not turning the ball over. The Cardinals, meanwhile, had five turnovers and a season-low 10 points.

Carolina heads into its bye with its first two-game winning streak of the season. It gets two weeks to prepare for the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts on October 28 at Bank of America Stadium.

Who should be the starting quarterback Vinny Testaverde or David Carr?

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