COPY-Moore, Panthers hope for better offensive showing

Associated Press - August 20, 2010 6:25 PM ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore has collected praise from all directions in the preseason.

Teammates have staunchly defended him and squashed any talk he might lose the starting job to rookie Jimmy Clausen. Coach John Fox thinks he's more comfortable than a year ago. General manager Marty Hurney describes Moore's performance in training camp as "excellent."

Moore, longtime starter Jake Delhomme's replacement, has seemingly done everything except get the Panthers in the end zone. Sustained drives are a priority for Carolina as it hosts the New York Jets Saturday night in the second preseason game.

The Panthers will likely be without starting defensive end Tyler Brayton (ankle) and free safety Sherrod Martin (groin).

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