would you rather notice early on that he just isn't getting it and cut your losses or keep him around because you spent an early(ish) draft pick on him and it's only been a year or so.
Seriously i am very angry,
Releasing a third round after his rookie season is wrong and stupid, or we are missing something?
every draft pick is a gamble. you never know if they have what it takes to make it on the next level. some have talent and potential that you spot and think you can build on...but you don't know that they will. all teams screw up draft picks. panthers aren't any different that any other team in that regard. no better. no worse. it happens.
i trust rivera's judgment and ability to spot those who have it and who don't. he's been there and he's been around a long time. i'm glad they had the balls to acknowledge that mcclain just wasn't going to give them what they wanted and did something about it.
it shouldn't take long to see who has the drive and determination to make it. it shouldn't take long to see who's willing to put in the necessary work. it shouldn't take long to see if they have enough potential to warrant keeping them around. it shouldn't have taken long for them to figure out that mcclain just wasn't going to be what they hoped...and it didn't.