Was Peppers worth it?
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:09 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:12 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:13 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:23 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:29 AM
We let Pepp walk so we can sign Hangartner and Omiyale - well, that would be stupid. We werent paying Omiyale 4 yr 11.5 mil and im sure Hangman will get a huge payday too..
No need to question the decisions weve made so far. GM Hurney has done an excellent job. We were one of the best teams last season and IF something happens where we keep Lucas and Peppers, we return 22 of 22 starters...Thats amazing.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:51 AM
no way should we have paid omiyale what the bears did for a back up.
hangman should/could be starting somewhere else. it won't happen here. he knows this. can't fault him for wanting to go somewhere else. money is nice but if he wants to start, let him find a place where he can.
slapping the tag on peppers didn't have an impact on that.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:54 AM
The same risk was taken with other free agents, like Cassell, for example. Franchise tags are a high ante bet, anticipating that another teams will jump. But our gamble is better than the Tapetriots, because Peppers is more proven at his position than Cassell is at his. Any team whose talent is just shy of a Superbowl should take a good look at Peppers.
I honestly believe that Peppers is not as dramatically inspired to leave the Panthers as it might seem. That's just his agent talking, and telling him what to say. If other teams think he's too sedentary in Charlotte, he's not as appealing. His marketability requires that he disspell with the Carolina Homeboy image. Peppers as an individual is probably far more complacent. Unlike many others here, I do not think it is by any means a certainty that he will leave the Panthers this year.
Edited by Darth Bobo, 27 February 2009 - 11:13 AM.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:58 AM
After now cutting Bridges, losing Frank Omiyale, and probably losing Hangartner, was signing Peppers worth it? Don't you guys think we could have done better just signing these guys with the cap money? I'm really worried about our oline now, really worried.
Worried about the Oline with the draft coming up and having guys like Schwartz and Barnadeau already in the system? The Oline is probably the last thing I'm worried about right now. Not to mention we could always sign a cheap option to be a backup.
But to answer your question Peppers was absolutely worth it. Would you rather have let him walk out with no compensation at all? I'm sure that the Titans fans are ecstatic that Haynesworth led them to a #1 seed in the AFC and is now gone on the first day of FA without any compensation at all. They got one good season out of him last year as a franchise player but now he is gone and they have to find a replacement for one of the best DL in the game. I'd rather look out for the long-term future of our team by signing pep now and then trading him before the draft which I am confident will happen.