It's the secret that doesn't appear to be much of a secret. Citing competitive reasons – he wants to keep Tampa Bay in doubt as long as possible -- Carolina Panthers coach John Fox declined Wednesday to announce a starting quarterback for Sunday's home game against the Buccaneers.
But the facts and the quotes from players all point to Matt Moore getting his first start of the season while Jake Delhomme nurses a broken finger on his right (throwing) hand.
Delhomme didn't practice Wednesday and said he would have been "hard-pressed" to grip a football. Normally, it is a matter of weeks, not days, before quarterbacks can return from such an injury.