Only difference is, this isnt Cleveland. The Panthers brand is one of the strongest in sports and our organization is highly respected. Losing another superstar like we lost Peppers would not hurt us at all. Fan support would remain strong, our merchandise would still fly off shelves, and players would still want to come here. Cam needs us a lot more than we need him. Who was he before he played for the Panthers?
I agree with about half of what you said.
Our merchandise and fan support will always be relatively strong, but you don't let a player like Cam Newton walk (unless his performance drops drastically, fingers crossed). Didn't Pepper's want out? I sure wish we still had him.
The Panther's have always been a well respected organization, but one of the strongest in sports? That's a bold statement. We aren't bad but we aren't great, middle of the pack, just like Hurney's tutelage.