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Terrell McClain waived by Panthers

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You know that Fua and McClain play different positions, right?

They're both Defensive Tackles. Could care less how they are "specifically" used.

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First, I love the signing. This is a clear upgrade over McClain and I was hoping we would sign Edwards after I saw he was released. However, like everyone else it baffles me that we let go of McClain who was a fairly significant investment after only one year over guys like Clausen and Edwards who were also high investments, but have been given time to prove themselves and have failed to make significant contributions. There has to be something we don't know. Maybe McClain wasn't hungry enough. Rivera has put more emphasis on his player having a want to compared to the Fox era.

Would've been a clear upgrade over Fua, too.

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This cut speaks volume of how far out of favor Mcclain has fallen. Improve or gtfo is basically what they are saying. They must have reached a point where they thought even as depth or in a rotation he would be no help to this team. Mcclian did nothing to show otherwise in preseason so he's gone.

You have been spot on in this whole ordeal my friend. I do not know what the majority of us here think good DT play looks like. Really glad that the FO does not share the same backwards opinions as those on this board.

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Some of you guys are so fickle. Complain 24/7 about no interior pass rush from the line, then they do something to address it, you cry about that too.

I'm happy. We get a band-aid on the DT position which is the best we can do at this point. McClain and Fua are going out the door proving me right. Fua next maybe not this year, but next year. We still have plenty of issues on D, and still are not going to be very good, but at least teams wont be able to milk us in the 4th like they did last year.

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Yes, I do think Hurney is dumb because I think letting go of better players to hang on to guys who can't stay on the field or aren't good enough to see it is DUMB, but that's what Hurney does all the time, and yes, I know that the coach has a say in stuff like this, which is why I said Fua looks like Rivera's son.

Apparently you have the IQ of a turd.

Lol...mkay. you must have thought McClain had sexier legs than Fua.

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The team wants to carry 3 QB'S. we did last year and were doing is this year. Thats why Clausen was not cut imo.

The team wants to carry 6 receivers on the roster, we did it last year and doing it this year. Thats why Armanti was not cut imo.

They want to keep 4 DT'S, we did it last year and doing it this year. Now let me explain, we don't need more than 4. We have our starting Nose in Edwards and our backup to him in Fua. The new Edwards appears equipped to play the nose or the 3-tech. So that gives us 3 guys who can play nose tackle. With Kearse and the new Edwards we have 2 3-tech's and can also rotate in some of our defesnive ends if need be. Mcclain was the worst and least imrpoved DT of the bunch and was cut to make room for an upgrade at the position.

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They're both Defensive Tackles. Could care less how they are "specifically" used.

Which is why everyone is laughing at you.

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So am I the only one who thinks there isn't much of a difference between McClain and Fua? The only reason people think McClain is better is because he would on occasion get into the backfield but he was much, much worse as a run defender. I believe PFF agrees with me as well as IIRC, they had Fua higher rated than him. Obviously PFF isn't always 100% accurate but I don't see why so many people think McClain was so much better than Fua and at the end of the day, maybe Rivera just prefers guys who are better at playing the run at DT? McClain is worthless at it and doesn't really have the build to ever develop into that kind of guy.

I guess for me I don't think it would have mattered who would have gotten cut between the two. Both are bad. But Fua at least has the build to offer something as a run stuffer. McClain does not.

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Which is why everyone is laughing at you.

Ain't that the truth.

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You have been spot on in this whole ordeal my friend. I do not know what the majority of us here think good DT play looks like. Really glad that the FO does not share the same backwards opinions as those on this board.

Please do not use the words "out of favor" to mean the same thing as "not getting the job done", because that's not what it means on the Panthers. They will keep you around as long as they can if they "like you". They will ignore the fact that you can't stay on the field, they will ignore the fact that you aren't good enough to see any action, they will ignore the fact that you're worse than some other guys they release or let walk...as long as they "like you".

There are a lot more guys still on this team who are less deserving of a roster spot than McClain was. I DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT MCCLAIN, my problem is the same as it's always been, and that's why Marty "Big Heart" Hurney's way of doing things.

Just picked up a guy yesterday coming off an Achilles injury. Did he not learn his leason from Hogan? I don't care what position the guy plays or whether he'll even stick around...IT'S JUST DUMB.

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Which is why everyone is laughing at you.

My sense of self-whatever is not tied to what other people think, so who cares? I don't, but apparently you think I do since you wasted your time telling me.

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I remember last game someone saying. Wow McClain getting pressure again. He is killing it. It was because Pittsburgh ran a screen that he got "pressure". Keiser sniffed it out and didn't get credit.

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