well no poo sherlock but it's not like the front office threw him out the door. They went well beyond what anyone would consider reasonable in their attempts to retain him and in the end he just didn't want to be here.
1. We are worse off without peppers (anyone who denies this need to get checked)
that's no fault of theirs.
financial concerns factor into every single player on every single successful team in the league. When your contract exceeds how you can perform, you are let go. This is a simple basic concept and your inability to understand it is indicative of a student at a school that's basically a white south carolina state university.
2. We are making veteran cuts because of money(you admitted this for brayton and Lewis, as for maake he must be healthy enough for the redskins)
kemoeatu's contract is structured so that if he doesn't play, he doesn't get paid, and even then you seem to be holding the redskins up as an example of spending smartly.
and who's to say the panthers won't?
3. We need to reinvest this money in to the team, especially since we dont have a 1st rounder
this thread is made every single f**king year when the panthers don't go out and sign like spergon wynn to a record setting contract and every year the panthers wait for the first round of TC cuts and every year they smartly add pieces and assemble a top ten defense and every single year white noise poo f**kers like you forget about it the second the season ends.
that's what lewis and brayton were, remember? former busts taken off the scrap heap.
(no big name FA? have you heard of stephen davis?)
stephen davis was coming off an injury shortened season and was at the end of his career. the panthers rolled the dice on him and came up a pair. he then quickly disintegrated on the field in front of our eyes.
just because the gamble paid huge dividends do not grant you license to grossly inflate the signings significance.