My apologies. I forgot to include "to Panthers fans around here." Meaning when we sign a former Panthers player, according to Panthers fans here, the guy is garbage. I'm just saying that there is a history of this happening. I'm sure it probably happens on every team's board. I don't visit any other boards, as ironic as that is.
Who here has called Harris garbage? Who has called Peppers garbage?
Harris is, at best, average. Below average or simply average =/= garbage. He's a liability in coverage and has been since he arrived. However, he brings the wood and keeps everyone energized when he's laying guys out. But there's no denying that his numbers have declined over the past 3 years. His numbers should pick back up in Chicago though. Assuming Cutler keeps mistaking cornerbacks for receivers, Harris will spend plenty of time on the field.
Peppers isn't garbage. He's a top 10 defensive end. A large percentage of the fan-base had a problem with him long before he became a bear. Call it lack of heart, lack of consistency, lack of desire, whatever; he should be a better player than he is and he childishly blames the Panthers for his own failures.