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Hoover: Panthers in 'opportunity to fail'

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I still feel I have some football left and I want to give it a shot if a team will give me the opportunity,” Hoover said. “I’d still like to be there but with the changes they made, it looks like they’re putting themselves in a good opportunity for failure.”

If I had been playing bad or Tony had been playing better than I did, I’d understand it a little more. But that wasn’t the case. I think it was a financial decision for the Panthers.”

“From what everybody’s been telling me, they’re not going to make any moves until after the draft,”

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20100329/ARTICLES/100339999/1003?p=2&tc=pg

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Wow... surprised to hear Hoov come out quite like that.

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I'm not... he's always been one to speak his mind... now that he's outside the organization, he can really speak it.

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A bit of sour grapes, but who can blame him.

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A bit of sour grapes, but who can blame him.

Agreed.

He is unemployed and is bitter about it. However, I do think this one was a financial move. You invested a high pick in the best FB in the draft. You have to get those guys on the field. Hoover has struggled with injuries the past two years....including his back.

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I agree with most of the cuts, but cutting him was a huge mistake. Can't really blame him for any anger he has.

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I agree with most of the cuts, but cutting him was a huge mistake. Can't really blame him for any anger he has.

I didn't see it as a huge mistake. Not a endearing move, especially from the fans view point. He is seeing an increasing amount on injuries in the later years of his career playing a position that wears on a player

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I'm sure the Panthers tried everything in their power to make the split as amicable as possible.

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I mean the guy's right. This is a bit of a risk we're taking this season in more than one way. We're either going to come out of it really well or really bad. I don't see a middle ground here. Maybe we'll re-sign him because he's really the only player I was truly upset to see gone.

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a good friend of mine at church is pretty close to Hoover and his family, and talked with him about things about 2 weeks ago. he is pretty upset with the fact he had made it clear to them that his intention was to play out the rest of his contract, 1 more year i believe. then he was willing to retire and hand over the torch so to speak. so i think he feels a little betrayed by the organization.

hate to see him go, he was the best guy for the job based on last season. lets hope fiametta takes the challenge seriously

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