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Agent: Panther's Having a Firesale, Have Thrown Away 2010 Season


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#1 pantherfan81

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:48 AM

I’ve been talking to a lot of agents over the past few days and it’s hard to find one who has a client the Panthers seem interested in signing.

Take this for what it’s worth, but here’s one agent’s opinion of the Panthers: “They’re having a fire sale. They have thrown away the 2010 season and (owner Jerry) Richardson is going to be pushing for a lockout (after the 2010) season. They are going to be playing Big Lots football in 2010.”

Personally, I find it hard to believe Richardson will be “pushing” for a lockout since I don’t think that benefits anyone, players or owners. But I understand what he’s saying — that Richardson is trying to pinch the players’ union as much as possible by keeping salaries low.

I think it’s still too early in free agency to rush to any judgements. The Panthers normally don’t make big moves early on but wait until the initial wave of big spending cools down. So let’s be patient and see.


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:50 AM

woah

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:51 AM

Up to this point, I'd say the agent is spot on...

I'm really starting to worry that we'll be shipping DeAngelo out soon...

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:53 AM

While I'm sure it's not quite as extreme as that article protrays it, it's still very telling

#5 SmootsDaddy89

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

Richardson's such a dick


what a dick


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

Up to this point, I'd say the agent is spot on...

I'm really starting to worry that we'll be shipping DeAngelo out soon...


I'm gonna burn down BOFA if that happens.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

Im sure The Charlotte Observer will get right on this and release 20 opinion pieces by Sorenson & Fowler in the next 2 weeks questioning our ownership being commited to "winning". ;)

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:58 AM

They obviously don't care about winning this season.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:00 AM

So releasing Jake, Diggs, Johnson, Lewis and Kemo and allowing Brayton and Muhammed to walk is a "fire sale"?

So far, the only impact player we've lost is Peppers. Jake was an impact player last year, but in the wrong way.

Like many teams, we're using this uncapped year to clear out these older, expensive guys out for younger promising talent.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:00 AM

Up to this point, I'd say the agent is spot on...

I'm really starting to worry that we'll be shipping DeAngelo out soon...


I disagree that right now it's a firesale.

Now, I am with you on the DeAngelo thing. When we start shipping out players under contract who are still productive on the field, then it's time to start worrying. I just don't think that is going to happen but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about it.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

So far, all I can say is they're getting rid of bad contracts and avoiding new bad ones.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

I could see JR saying..this season is a wash.Get the young guys out there.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:13 AM

When they trade away Beason then the fire sale has begun. Right now we are being smart and getting younger.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:13 AM

So far, all I can say is they're getting rid of bad contracts and avoiding new bad ones.


Seriously thats exactly what I see to, face it Peppers wasn't going to play here for 8-10 million a season and he's not worth much more then that long term. People need to calm down, we weren't a big player in FA last year either and we would have done just fine without a turnover machine at QB the first 12 games.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

Though it is scary and appears that way sometimes. This isn't the 1st time we have been dormant in the 1st week or so of free agency. We probably aren't gonna bite on the high name free agents anyhow. Give it a week or so and we will selectively add a player or two.

I would think we are more into a fire sale if we start trading off players for picks. I would seriously question the desire to win if we traded DeAngelo. He is in his prime and with Stewart not being worn down like so many other backs.

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