I told you guys that other GMs are going to try and call the Panthers FO bluff :dupe:
GMs know that Peppers don't won't to be on this team. The last thing an organization wants is a disgruntle player in the locker room.
Look, I know most of you are dreaming of a 1st rder in return for him, but it isn’t happening because Peppers tipped his hand which puts the Panthers at a disadvantage. :mad:
No GM worth his salt are going to give you a 1st rder when they know Peppers don't wont to play here and the Panthers can't afford (not literally) to pay him if he is not traded, especially when they have to sign Gross.
Yeah- you can trade him to any team, but no team will give you any picks w/o a long term deal. Therefore, Peppers has the advantage in this situation.
Again, to all the fans, local talk host and Panthers FO, please move on and don't p i s s Peppers off. This is not the 1st time a player has decided to leave his hometown. You act like the guy has committed a sin because he doesn’t want to play here anymore. While I don’t agree with how he handle the situation, its still his choice. Some of you act like Charlotte is a top market or some big-time city, and it’s not by a LONG shot. Of course, its not the worse city, but its not even in the top 15 when it comes to places where top entertainers or athletes (minus Race Car) want to hang out or live. Michael Jordan is the GM of the Bobcats and yet he’s not here 20% of the time during the NBA season. And please don’t tell me I’m lying because they talk about it all the time on 610/1660 talk shows. I’m just being honest with you as to how others view this city outside of the Carolinas. In sports you have to have some sort of attraction for athletes, whether it’s the weather, entertainment, big-market, winning history- you get the point. The state of North Carolina is and always will be college BASKETBALL. Period!
Many local talk-heads are now saying that Peppers might even hold out and sit for 2009. To make matters worse, they don't believe Peppers is all that hyped and anxious to play football next year, anyways. Either way, your team could lose- out on compensation.
Another thing- Peppers is expressing his desire to play in a 3-4 defense. This would also limit trade options for the Panthers as many of the teams that run that scheme are pretty much set. So, unless Peppers changes his options then the Panthers might be s-c-r-e-w-e-d!
With that being said- I think the Pepper will garner a low round in the 2nd and a 3rd or maybe two 3rds or a 4th rounder. IMHO-That is better than nothing
This post has Cowboy Retard written all over it.