Jake likes new weapons

Jake Delhomme went into great detail when asked about how the team is changed on offense this year. The Panthers parted ways with running back DeShaun Foster and receivers Drew Carter and Keary Colbert but added running back Jonathan Stewart and receivers Muhsin Muhammad and D.J. Hackett.

"We all know Steve (Smith), and Moose hasn't changed much. D.J. Hackett, he's pretty good. Dwayne Jarrett has had a pretty good camp. He needs to keep progressing. But he can be a big weapon. Jeff King is solid and Dante Rosario has really come on. We haven't seen Jonathan Stewart, but you would assume he will be pretty good and DeAngelo Williams has been solid.

"The offensive line has done an outstanding job. Jordan (Gross) and Travelle (Wharton) work great together. When we put them together in '04 in the middle of the season they really picked it up. (Jeff) Otah has looked the part. I like what I've seen. I like it a lot."

Delhomme talked about how much he likes working with offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson because he puts too much the quarterback's plate.

"I've only played 2 1/2 games with him, and some in the preseason, but I know what he expects," Delhomme said. "He puts more on the quarterback which I think is great. And we have some pretty sharp guys receiver-wise, tight ends-wise and running back-wise. You look at a team like New England and they have a lot of smart football players. That is the key. You have to have smart guys who love to play and want to compete. And I think we are really getting a lot of those guys."

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