The Carolina Panthers tried to get the ball to wide receiver Keary Colbert on Sunday without much…
Colbert: "I just want to get a W"
"I just want to get a W. I don't know how many times I have to say it," Colbert said after repeatedly being questioned about his dismal numbers.
"We're trying to win. We're 7-3 and we have a goal to get somewhere. That's all I care about."
Well, that's nice, but at some point if you want to stay a starter in this league, you have to produce.
And Colbert might want to begin caring a little more about contributing. Last week, he played the first series for the Panthers, but then wasn't on the field for most of the first half as the team turned to Rod Gardner.
Nonetheless, coach John Fox continues to support Colbert and his 1.4 catches per game.
"There's a lot more that goes into it than whether a guy is open," Fox said. "You've got to protect, and you've got to get them the ball.
"There are a lot of things that go into somebody catching a pass. Sometimes there's a guy in the quarterback's face. Sometimes the opponent interferes with them. Sometimes the quarterback misses them. There is a lot that goes into passing and catching the ball, not just whether the receiver gets open."
So then why, if Fox is so happy with Colbert's play, is Gardner beginning to see more action?
"Basically, he and Rod Gardner have been splitting time for quite a few weeks. It's just based on personnel group and the rotation. But they've been rotating for quite some time now, not just (against Chicago)," Fox said.
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