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Worried about morale this season....

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HOUSE has made some great points. It seems we are divided. Some have NO faith in the young replacements. Others are having a wait and see approach. People of the former camp have made their minds up in the off-season that Hoover, Diggs, Kemo Etc. Etc. are not replaceable. What the later realize is that it is a team sport and reloading is a necessary evil. No one player is more important than the TEAM ( PEP, JAKE ) The notion of salary dumping meaning we are rebuilding is silly. Sooner or later you have to allow your young talent to step up. We all know FOX is a vet loyalist. Deshaun Foster and Jake Delhomme both have been on the good side of that. On the other side MOORE and DWILL suffered and so did the team. We have leaders ( Smith and Beason ) that will unify the locker room. We have vets that can hopefully step up ( we will find out who they are.) So in closing i say. GROWTH MEANS CHANGE AND CHANGE INVOLVES RISK, STEPPING FROM THE UNKNOWN TO THE KNOWN.

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I was looking forward to seeing what Moore could do with last years team, from start to finish this year. It seems to me that some of those vets. could help with the transition of a new QB. It seems like having so many new faces will add more stress to an already stressful situation.

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If veteran leadership is what wins Superbowls we would have put Rodney Peete back in after the Jacksonville game in 2003 to make sure we still won LOL

And never let a rookie CB go up against the Greatest Show on Turf and McNabb, or let a rookie RB run against the Eagles.

I hate losing Hoover, I hate losing Delhomme, hell I hate losing Kemo - but right now I don't see a ton of downside from all this besides having to endure the whining.

i guess if a ship dont have a captain, it will find its destination

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most of these guys (save for kemo) had a chance to showcase all that leadership and put that good morale to work and it didn't get us anywhere last season but a .36 winning percentage until Moore came in and led the team when it was missing many players to injury.

But they gave Moore the support to win by providing a strong defense and a strong supporting cast. They kept the team together when we were 4-7 and instead of mailing it in, they helped Moore to shine. What happens if Moore goes on a losing streak because we don't have the talent we had last year? What happens to the veteran confidence in him if we don't win. What happens to Moore if things suddenly get tougher and he doesn't win as he is used to doing. He won't have the defense he had last year and will be counted on to carry the defense until they get things going. That is alot of pressure to put on a guy with 8 career starts under his belt and no expereince dealing with adversity while he is the leader. It is a set up for him at this point.

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i guess if a ship dont have a captain, it will find its destination

Leadership is a funny thing. It being what 4 months away from the training camp i have faith that SOMEONE will right the SHIP to carry on your lame metaphor. Oh, and we have CAPT. MUNNERLYN so he is the Cpt. duh.

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But they gave Moore the support to win by providing a strong defense and a strong supporting cast. They kept the team together when we were 4-7 and instead of mailing it in, they helped Moore to shine. What happens if Moore goes on a losing streak because we don't have the talent we had last year? What happens to the veteran confidence in him if we don't win. What happens to Moore if things suddenly get tougher and he doesn't win as he is used to doing. He won't have the defense he had last year and will be counted on to carry the defense until they get things going. That is alot of pressure to put on a guy with 8 career starts under his belt and no expereince dealing with adversity while he is the leader. It is a set up for him at this point.

What if what if? The sky is falling, the sky is falling. I know i am new here but let me introduce myself... I am Panther fan through thick and thin, this upcoming year does not SCARE ME. It should not you either. Let me ask you something. Do you have less faith in Moore than Jake or Wienke? Come on man we have seen worse. Be excited this is gonna be an interesting year.

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Leadership is a funny thing. It being what 4 months away from the training camp i have faith that SOMEONE will right the SHIP to carry on your lame metaphor. Oh, and we have CAPT. MUNNERLYN so he is the Cpt. duh.

since you commented, who could be that someone

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HOUSE has made some great points. It seems we are divided. Some have NO faith in the young replacements. Others are having a wait and see approach. People of the former camp have made their minds up in the off-season that Hoover, Diggs, Kemo Etc. Etc. are not replaceable. What the later realize is that it is a team sport and reloading is a necessary evil. No one player is more important than the TEAM ( PEP, JAKE ) The notion of salary dumping meaning we are rebuilding is silly. Sooner or later you have to allow your young talent to step up. We all know FOX is a vet loyalist. Deshaun Foster and Jake Delhomme both have been on the good side of that. On the other side MOORE and DWILL suffered and so did the team. We have leaders ( Smith and Beason ) that will unify the locker room. We have vets that can hopefully step up ( we will find out who they are.) So in closing i say. GROWTH MEANS CHANGE AND CHANGE INVOLVES RISK, STEPPING FROM THE UNKNOWN TO THE KNOWN.

It surely is salary dumping under the guise of getting younger and the ruse has apparently worked on some of you. The issue isn't getting younger and letting guys step up so much as it is dismantling the veteran leadership all at once. We have rebuilt at positions and turned over veterans with younger guys just like we did with Morgan by bringing in Beason. But we never made so many wholesale changes at once or expected so many inexpereinced new guys to step up all at the same time. Guys like Beason will be a leader but guys like Smith won't. He is a locker romm problem not a solution. Even now veterans like Williams and Harris are questioning these moves. That will divide the locker room not join it. And the reality is that a radical apporach wasn't necessary. We finished winning 4 out of the last 5. Our defense and offense were clicking. We could have gotten rid of Jake and Kemo for example without a big issue. But instead we went on a cutting spree and got rid of everyone over 30 save 3 players. We were already one of the youngest teams in the league.

Should we have made some changes, sure. But anyone can see this was alot more than getting young. This was dumping salaries and almost guaranteeing Fox will be a lame duck coach.

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I'm on board with Moore.IMO he is really needs to be vocal and pick players spirits on field and sidelines. Smith amazing player but past incidents, not sure all players respect him

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My grand ma used to say worry is like a rocking chair it gives you something to do, but it gets you no where. Oh and would it be that bad if Fox is a lame duck? It might just be time for Cowher.

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What if what if? The sky is falling, the sky is falling. I know i am new here but let me introduce myself... I am Panther fan through thick and thin, this upcoming year does not SCARE ME. It should not you either. Let me ask you something. Do you have less faith in Moore than Jake or Wienke? Come on man we have seen worse. Be excited this is gonna be an interesting year.

Let me introduce myself. I have been here, been a fan since 95 and saw it all. This year doesn't scare me either. I can read between the lines and see what is hapening without blind faith. Do I have confidence in Moore. As long as we win. But not necessarily if we lose. Confidence and momentum are tricky. If you have them you can be unbeatable. Once you lose them they are hard to get back. Moore has not expereinced adversity and likely wouldn't have if Richardson hadn't gone on a cutting spree.

Trust me I will be at camp and every home game this year. I only hope that the tailgates aren't the only great parts of my game day experience.

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