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.