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Gamble Walked Out of Practice Last Week

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[QUOTE]Gamble was in the building last Wednesday hours before practice was to start, but got upset over critique of his performance during a team meeting and decided to skip practice. Sources said issues off the field also led to that abrupt decision. Coach John Fox attributed Gamble's absence from practice to “personal reasons.”[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]In the game prior to walking out of practice, Gamble gave up a long touchdown pass to Baltimore’s T.J. Houshmandzadeh on the second play of the game.[/QUOTE]-lol that was Godfrey's fault too

[QUOTE] When asked if it was a disagreement between him and coach John Fox, Brown added, “To be honest, I really don't know. I didn't know that he missed practice until about halfway through practice when [B]I said, 'Where's Gam?' Obviously, I approached him just to make sure he was OK mentally because you never know what's going on in somebody's life outside of football.[/B] Once he said he was good, that was pretty much the end of it there[/QUOTE]- hope everything is alright, this season must be rough on all the vets, but the last thing this team needs is implosion from its few veteran leaders, god I feel like Smitty is a ticking timebomb

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Really weird. Gamble was always known for being the quiet non emotional type, so to have him react in this way is a touch out of character.

Having said that our players still seem pretty determined to play for each other. We aren't losing due to lack of heart or effort...

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sounds like he does have other stuff going on. People are allowed to have bad days....that would include NFL players.

that is one thing about Foxy players have to like....he could have easily called Gamble out and I would say a large percentage of coaches would have.

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Losing brings out the worst in people.

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[quote name='CRA']sounds like he does have other stuff going on. People are allowed to have bad days....that would include NFL players.

that is one thing about Foxy players have to like....he could have easily called Gamble out and I would say a large percentage of coaches would have.[/QUOTE]

I one hundred percent agree

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I don't blame him. Frustration is inevitable with a season like this. He probably apologized when he came back.

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well if he doesnt start shutting someone down he needs to walk out on this contract

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[quote name='pantherfan81']I don't blame him. Frustration is inevitable with a season like this. He probably apologized when he came back.[/QUOTE]

he did according to E. Brown

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If he has some issues he needs to get some help ASAP. otherwise its kind of hard to feel sorry him the way hes been playing lately, considering that fat contract he got.

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[quote name='Dpantherman']If he has some issues he needs to get some help ASAP. otherwise its kind of hard to feel sorry him the way hes been playing lately, considering that fat contract he got.[/QUOTE]

well, we don't know Gamble and what he has going on. It is hinted he has off field stuff going on....with something in life there is no "help". You just have to get through them. No way to guess what he has going on right now.

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Another sign that a mutual split from Fox is best. Even if the guys are playing/fighting hard, it's not because of Fox, it's personal pride. All the years we've questioned whether players have given up on Fox, or if he lost the locker room - this proves he has.

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How the hell did Gamble get blamed for Godfreys f**k up? He released TJ to the Safety, all CBs do that. Godfrey just sucks.

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[quote name='KillerKat']How the hell did Gamble get blamed for Godfreys f**k up? He released TJ to the Safety, all CBs do that. Godfrey just sucks.[/QUOTE]

That's prolly a big reason why he walked out. Cuz he was getting unjustified blame.

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[quote name='Panthers8192']When asked if it was a disagreement between him and coach John Fox, Brown added, “To be honest, I really don't know. I didn't know that he missed practice until about halfway through practice when I said, 'Where's Gam?' Obviously, I approached him just to make sure he was OK mentally because you never know what's going on in somebody's life outside of football. Once he said he was good, that was pretty much the end of it there[/QUOTE]
You forgot to mention that after this happened, Everette got so excited he exploded in a flurry of spin moves
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[quote name='Proudiddy']Another sign that a mutual split from Fox is best. Even if the guys are playing/fighting hard, it's not because of Fox, it's personal pride. All the years we've questioned whether players have given up on Fox, or if he lost the locker room - this proves he has.[/QUOTE]

It will be interesting to see next year. We hear how Fox gets them up to play and they play for him, but will the new coach be able to do that? As much as a new coach could go a long way for the overall team, there has to be some that will say, f the new guy.

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[quote name='CRA']well, we don't know Gamble and what he has going on. It is hinted he has off field stuff going on....with something in life there is no "help". You just have to get through them. No way to guess what he has going on right now.[/QUOTE]
Theres always help. Such as taking some time off, talking to someone, anything. You can't go around and do nothing, it won't just disappear.

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[quote name='Dpantherman']Theres always help. Such as taking some time off, talking to someone, anything. You can't go around and do nothing, it won't just disappear.[/QUOTE]

I am just saying that there are illnesses and things that can go on w/ someone's family that there simply isn't always a means to really get "help". Sometimes things just have to play out and you deal w/ it as best as you can.

I don't know Gamble. Enough people have hinted he has other issues going on. I think as fans, based on his history, we just accept he had a bad day. There has never been anything really to suggest Fox isn't a player's coach and that his guys aren't behind him. I have wanted Fox out since 07. I just don't think this singular event should be spun as a team quitting on Fox. More would need to happen.

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[quote name='PandaMan']You forgot to mention that after this happened, Everette got so excited he exploded in a flurry of spin moves[/QUOTE]

Very very funny. I just laughed out loud at this.

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he has some stuff going on?

for the last 14 games the guy hasnt busted an int. if hes got stuff going on he had best get it taken care of and damn fast at the price the panthers organisation is paying him.

if it was you or me at our jobs wed have been gone a month ago.

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Hope he gets whatever it is out of his system

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[quote name='PandaMan']You forgot to mention that after this happened, Everette got so excited he exploded in a flurry of spin moves[/QUOTE]

hahahahahah great stuff

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[quote name='Urrymonster']Really weird. Gamble was always known for being the quiet non emotional type, so to have him react in this way is a touch out of character.

Having said that our players still seem pretty determined to play for each other. We aren't losing due to lack of heart or effort...[/QUOTE]

still waters run deep.

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Gamble is declining, fast. The guy hasn't had a pick in forever. I geuss our 2 lame duck safties are gonna claim another great corner in Carolina, just like Lucas all over agian.

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EB is part of the no-spin zone now? O_O

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If he got thrown under the bus because of Godfrey's play then I'm siding with Gamble on this one. Even though he's had a bad couple of weeks Gamble has always been a good CB to count on for this team. I would imagine he's getting really frustrated with the scheme as well. If you recall Gamble stated that he wanted to play more man to man because he believes he can take on the upper tier WR's in the league. He wanted to play man to man against Fitzgerald in the 09 playoffs but we ran the same vanilla bullshit.

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