s Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme's slump has deepened, his position coach is trying something new with him this week.
"When a player is struggling, you look at yourself as a coach," said first-year quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer. "What am I doing? What am I not doing?"
Scherer's answer: Allow Delhomme to be himself.
"I thought, 'Maybe I'll just try and pull back a little and let him be Jake a little more,' " Scherer said. "Jake has a style that's unique to him. Maybe I had been giving him too much (to think about).
"We've been trying to do that the past few weeks, but we're making more of a conscientious effort this week."
Scherer, who came to the Panthers in January after four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, said he has never tried to tinker with Delhomme's throwing mechanics.