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Gantt says Peppers is probably on the way out

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Because a lot of you may not see it in the great post by fiz:

This brings me to peppers. I am of the belief that Peppers is one of the greatest athletes to play any game, and that sometimes that is enough, usually early in the game. However, he doesn't have the technique to battle through skilled blockers, or the emotional drive to overcome fatigue. He is a white elephant (too valuable to lose, too expensive to keep) and in a strict value sense, he's not worth what we would have to give up. When he was the youngest guy on a line with vets (ruck and buck) that could keep him motivated, he was at his best. He was competitive all game. It looks now though that without a strong emotional presence on the line (who is the guy that gets them pumped up between snaps? Brayton? Kemo? Of course not) that he's going to be wasted. Recent comments indicate he doesn't want to be here either. I suggest tagging and trading him for whatever they can get, thank him for the memories, don't burn any paraphernalia, and both sides move on. However, the only bad part about the impending (i feel) D Line explosion is that fox and co have a terrible track record at developing defensive line talent. Before you point to Peppers, let me just point out that he's just about as effective as he was out of college, he has terrible technique, and they really couldn't f*ck that up. After him, what player would you point to as an example of a dlineman the panthers have developed?

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If Peppers leaves our defense will be one of the worst defenses in the league next year. He's the only one that can get pressure on the quarterback, even while getting double teamed.

Mark it down...if Peppers goes our defense will be one of the ten worst defenses in the league.

Wasn't it one of the 10 worst this year. Peppers has to be the most overated player in the history of the NFL. The national perspective is that Peppers is some superhero, he is the best athelete in the NFL period, the best FOOTBALL Player? NOT EVEN CLOSE, this guy would rather be playing in the NBA. I just hope we get something back for him. I think we could survive if we only gave up 15 plays a year. What did he do in the game this weekend, I did see him make 1 tackle on the very first drive, it was a big play but come on. I heard someone say, he has to get more tackles then Neil Rackers did, the Arizona kicker, that is inexcusable.

Take OFF your TARHEEL Glasses...

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Peppers has to be the most overated player in the history of the NFL. The national perspective is that Peppers is some superhero, he is the best athelete in the NFL period, the best FOOTBALL Player? NOT EVEN CLOSE

Exactly! Perception = Reality. Let's get a couple great FOOTBALL players out of this thing and let everyone continue to drool over Pep's freakish measureables somewhere else.

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I'd like 2 first rounders for him

If only we would be lucky enough to have another team give up 2 #1s for him. More likely if we franchise him we'll end up with an unhappy Pep for a year. I wonder if we could work out a sign and trade? Even if we only get a #1 back we'll also save a ton under the cap we can use for other upgrades.

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Peppers is horribly misused in their defensive scheme. We get it, he can cover a back in the flat. Doesn't mean he has to do it every 3rd and long.

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I have said for 2-3 years that the players do not like the scheme on D. thats why Jenkins was run out of town. he would do his own thing, while the rest of the team was playing the sorry scheme. I believe he was trying to get the Defense to play the way they should instead of how the coaches wanted to to play. Thats why he was a "bad" locker room guy.

we have the talent on D (just need a few twinks). With a new DC, Peppers will sign that contract and you will see a HUGE difference in the Defense.

I have always said, I would rather make a mistake attacking, than you make one while you are sitting there waiting for them to make a mistake.

we need a young and up coming DC, that has the fire for the game. Del Rio had his first DC job with us, and see what he did with alot less talent than what we have now. we attacked the offense, we made them play the way we wanted to. we didnt sit back and see what was gonna happen.

so we just need a young aggressive DC and everything will be fine. But Trgovac is Fox's buddy, so honestly i dont see that happening. so prepare yourself for a very rough year next year.

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Tag and trade to the Lions. They have picks to spare and need immediate help on the D line.

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Tag and trade to the Lions. They have picks to spare and need immediate help on the D line.

I'm sure Peppers would be really happy with that since he says he wants to play for a winning organization.

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I cannot believe you people. Getting rid of Peppers will be the worst mistake this team has ever made. If we get a 1st round pick what would we use it on? a replacement for him? You are giving away someone you know is good for someone that could be a bust. If you go after a CB with the pick I dont care how good he is, with that lack-luster D-line they will be exploited. Oh yeah we could use it on a QB. If you think Fox spends a 1st round pick on a QB you are living in a dream world. Even if he did it would probably take a year or two before we saw him play. We are almost there people. We have a great team. It is not time to rebuild. A few key FA's and some solid rookies and we are champions. I do think we need a more cosistant QB, but it probably will not happen. Jake is our guy till death due us part.

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There comes a time when potential and athletic ability aren't enough. After 7 years of watching Peppers, I'd say we're at that point. If he hasn't realized his potential by now, HE'S NOT GOING TO!

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