Pressure, diamond like. Hurniay needed to fix/replace peppers, but both he fox needed to have back-to-back winning seasons. Hurniay gambled on the "one player away theory". Oath was needed for power running team, just happen not to work cause he got waaaaay out of shape during a injury period. Then you start to look at the millions in bank and forget about football.
The main reason why bersin is favored over boyin, is bersin competely knows the playbook ( even OL/TE parts)and he plays STs. Many forget, but bersin is the longest tenure WR here. Not saying I agree with coaches favoring bersin, but they trust him more same for cam. Cam loves him ssome bersin, that's one of his "guys". Side bar- is Olsen and Dickson faster than cotchey, bersin, and boyin? I believe so, which is very sad. Panthers have three of a kind, the slow can't get space kind.
Disclamier- I have a soft spot in my cold heart for big bruising backs ie christian okoye Tolbert took around 5 million less to sign here, that still carries weight. I will say some players change after getting their first big injury, shocking to me that seems to be whats happen to tolbert. I'm still a tolbert fan, just wish he was pre-injury toldozer. Lastly his fit with current play is a issue. Panther run read option, tolbert is awful at that. He isn't a good true fullback either. In past he made up for that by being a bowling ball, along with being a above average pass catcher. He looks in great shape too, but that will fool you sometimes. I don't really know, where I stand with tolbert. I never overrate preseason for proven vets. It would be much Easyier if this was pre-injury 2012/3 toldozer.