Quarterback concerns

Carolina Head Coach John Fox said he will start Jake Delhomme next week.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - If you had Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson or the Philadelphia Eagles defense/special teams in your starting lineup, in all likelihood you are smiling today.

But what about the rest of use who struggled in Week 1.

What should we be thinking about some of the ugly performances behind center which we saw on Sunday?

Let's look at some of the weak quarterback results in Week 1.

Nine interceptions and two fumbles in his last two games...Can Jake Delhomme really be this bad? Although Delhomme doesn't get started in a lot of leagues (less than 5% in Week 1), his favorite wide receiver, Steve Smith, is supposed to be a fantasy stud. Head Coach John Fox said he will start Delhomme next week so before I panic and try to trade Smith while his value is low, I'll see how the quarterback situation plays out. I was not impressed by either of Delhomme's backups - Josh McCown or Matt Moore.

I'm not sure what happened in Houston, but the supposedly explosive Texans' offense was nowhere to be found. The New York Jets defense was solid against the run in 2008, but vulnerable to the pass. Somehow, Schaub threw for just 166 and no touchdowns. The Texans face a tough Tennessee team, although Ben Roethlisberger did burn them for 363 yards in the season opener.

Jay Cutler can't be this bad can he? Four interceptions against one touchdown pass, although he did put up 277 yards and lead the team to a fourth-quarter score which looked to be a game winner, until Aaron Rodgers won it in the final minute. It doesn't get any easier until the fourth game on the Bears schedule. Next up for Chicago is Pittsburgh and then a trip to Seattle where the Seahawks almost always play well.

David Garrard was all the rage before last season following a 18 touchdown/3 interception 2007, but a poor 2008 (15 TD/13 INT) and a weak effort on Sunday (14-for-28 for 122 yards and no touchdowns) against the Colts makes him un-playable. The addition of Torry Holt hasn't helped perk up the Jaguars passing game. Stay away.

It's going to be a long season in St. Louis and Marc Bulger will bear the brunt of the pain. Again, stay away.

Kurt Warner threw for 288 yards, but it was disappointing to most fantasy owners in that he couldn't connect very often to his explosive outside receivers. He did hit Larry Fitzgerald for a late TD, but the first-round wideout caught just six for 71 yards and had one catch going into the second half. Anquan Boldin grabbed just two balls for 19 yards and Steve Breaston wasn't activated. The Cardinals are on the east coast next week and they don't usually travel well.

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