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Mr. Scot

Dueling Beat Writers

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Opens up an interesting question though...

Would you rather...

A) Accept a less than optimal trade compensation just to see him be gone

or

B) Hold on to him until someone gives us the kind of offer we think he merits

Absolutely A. Get whatever you can for him. He has made it clear that he doesn't want to be on the Panthers roster, and the Panthers organization should say, "Great. So long, A-hole." Panthers organization seems to pride themselves on getting rid of loud-mouths, criminals, and those players who don't have the desire to play.

So keep that philosophy in mind and get rid of a guy who clearly doesn't want to play.

I'd even take two first round picks in the late bit of the 1st round (even around 30,31,32). I'd take a 1st and a 2nd. A 1st and two 3rds. Even two 2nd's.

The point is to get rid of a player who doesn't want to play. Fielding a cohesive team is more important than embracing a guy who changes his mind (or a guy who flat out doesn't like the team).

Also, by getting rid of him, it removes the drama of having to work with him on a future trade, or dealing with the media and how they'll latch onto the story, or dealing with disgruntled coaching staff and fans. He is an infection at this point and is doing the team NO good, regardless if he plays and tallies sacks. In the end, Peppers will eventually leave Carolina. So why the hell invest any more time or money in him? Take what you can get and move on with the importance of PLAYING.

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Everyone points to Jared Allen as the barometer in what we should get for Peppers. But Allen's Franchise tag cap number to the Chiefs would only have been 9 million dollars. The 16.7 we owe Pep gives us a weaker bargaining position I believe. Plus the fact Peppers keeps crapping on the Panthers organization, so yeah I'd say A, accept less.

However, we've already paid Peppers those kinds of numbers before. So it's not like the high salary number is anything new.

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For the record, this isn't our first Beat Writer Smackdown.

Back in 06, Pat Yasinskas was convinced the team would sign Keyshawn. Steve Reed said no way in hell.

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I dont want to take a bad deal. I would consider a late 2nd and a late 3rd a bad deal. I would even be disappointed with 2 2nds but I could live with it

I also dont want him loafing around on the field next year, which isnt a sure thing if he stays, he could play well in hopes of leaving. or he could cut off his nose to spite his face

quite a quandry

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For the record, this isn't our first Beat Writer Smackdown.

Back in 06, Pat Yasinskas was convinced the team would sign Keyshawn. Steve Reed said no way in hell.

I hated the whole Keyshawn thing but it was worth it in the end :D

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Chandler's an idiot that is listening to the BS that the GMs are throwing around at the combine. Nobody is going to tip their hand to other potentially interested GMs. As a reporter Chandler really should know this...I'll stick with what Gantt says.

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Pep = Barzini

classic play to get the max...

bravo.

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I ain't him :nonod:

(I've been asked before)

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Whatever happens with Peppers, I say no to Haynesworth. So does our FO, I hope. We'll go the draft route.

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