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Mr. Scot

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Smith was never busted for PEDs.

In an objective prospective, I'd take Smitty over Peppers (even with his anger issues) mainly because he was 10x more consistent. Julius was on cruise-control for half of his career at Carolina. In his prime, Steve was triple-teamed on several occasions and still managed to get open. Peppers would get double-teamed and, for the most part, that was that.

Overall, I'd rank Kris Jenkins higher than Julius Peppers. His impact was far greater.

Outside of one year, Peppers has been consistant. He might not of been the hands down best defensive player....but not meeting a fan expectation doesn't mean inconsistent.

Kris Jenkins at his prime I would agree....but he did that for a small window of time. Peppers sleep walks to 10 sacks and 5 FFs.....the type numbers generally celebrated. He does it every year.

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Drop Peppers and put Mills on there and I am good.

What kind is ranking would that be? Most liked?

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Outside one year? Peppers remains inconsistent till this day. In fact, Melton helped Peppers reach 11.5 sacks this season. Without him, fans would have tore Peppers a new one after his up/down season. Julius is a talented DE but he is a tad overrated. He's the type of DE that'll have a 4-sack day one week but have a 1 tackle performance the following week. It's not just about failing to live up to expectations.

Jenkins' prime was cut short but during that time he was the type of player who deserved mega-contracts. There wasn't a game where he didn't collapse pockets, stuffed talented RBs and pressure QBs.

Then name 2 consistant elite DEs. The expectations and bar for Peppers simply has never been realistic.

It isn't like Smitty doesn't put up a 19 yard or 40 yard no TD game here or there.

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Sam Mills is one of my favorite Panthers of all time. But he only played here for 3 years - his presence was much more about inspiration since he was in the twilight of his career at the beginning of the franchise.

Minter should definitely be on there.

more the reason for him to be there this early in our franchise history.

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Peppers gets hate but his production is there...

The angry man attitude vs. the laid back approach comes into play in how he is viewed here....and Peppers dumping us (which was understandable).

Peppers not punching out 3 teammates and bringing drama easily could put him ahead slightly from the non Panther fans viewpoint

understandable.. But most Panther fans have seen Smitty almost win games and carry this team by himself as much as any single player ever could.. Forget those who are just mad because Peppers left us. I don't put much stock in extremist point of views anyway. I just don't think Peppers can compare to Smitty's importance on the field.

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Smith can be #1 and Peppers #2. It's clear they're the best players in our history

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10. Mike Minter

9. Wesley Walls

8. Kris Jenkins

7. Jordan Gross

6. John Kasay

5. Mike Rucker

4. Moose

3. Jake Delhomme

2. Julius Peppers

1. Steve Smith

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