Not that Moore can get too comfortable, though. Jimmy Clausen was taken with the 48th pick in last spring's draft and the Notre Dame product will be ready to jump in should Moore falter. In a side note, Clausen ran the same system at Notre Dame that they run in Carolina. The offensive line is strong and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Stewart will get a lot of carries, and will certainly take some pressure off of Moore. Steve Smith will be one of Moore's go-to-guys in the passing game. Third round pick Brandon LaFell has emerged as the No. 2 receiver.
In any case, more will be expected from Matt Moore.