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Rookie Report: Clausen Seeks Answers

QB Jimmy Clausen (Streeter Lecka/Getty)

Rookies had their fingerprints all over Carolina's Week 5 loss to the Chicago Bears. Although some big plays were made, especially on defense, they were dwarfed by mounting offensive miscues. The young receivers need to step up their games, but the bulk of the blame lands on Jimmy Clausen.

Emotions were stirring at an enormous rate on Sunday. Julius Peppers returned to Carolina for the first time since signing with Chicago; the Panthers were desperately seeking their first win of the season; and several young Panthers put their talents on display as key parts of the offense. Although he had started already this season, most of the rookie pressure rested squarely on Jimmy Clausen... Recommended Stories

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