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Chris Gamble to Retire

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The 9ers and hawks are in an arm race in that division.

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It's been said that he was very smart with his money and investments. So I doubt he'll miss the checks. Does anybody know his career earnings? It's gotta be close to $50MM.

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He's been in the NFL 9 years. How long does he exactly have to play before he can retire so people don't make dumb comments like this.

Mike Rucker retired when cut after 10. Mike Minter the same after 11. Is one year the barrier before you can be allowed to retire?

Why do people fabricate such stupid crap

Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.

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Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.

I don't think many people (if anyone at all) here disagrees with us cutting him. We all agree it was a necessary move. I think some of us are more astonished by the hate he is getting, or that he somehow owed the team something so he should've retired instead or something.

Again, the move had to be made. But the fact that he was quietly one of the most solid players in franchise history, it's a little bittersweet that he is going out with such little fanfare. With that being said, it seems an appropriate way for him to go with how quiet he was and how he just went about his business of being a PROFESSIONAL football player. I emphasize professional because Gamble was always that, and many of today's players are far from it.

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Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.

When you can give me the number of TDs he has given up or games we have lost because of him in the last three years then you can convince me.

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When you can give me the number of TDs he has given up or games we have lost because of him in the last three years then you can convince me.

I didn't have a notepad, but I remember many, many times when he gave up big first downs the past two years that led to us losing because of TD scores....and he gets paid as a lockdown corner. So many times the past couple of years, big "must need" plays that I wanted a shutdown corner to make he didn't. That is why stats are misleading... He was good but not what you think he was. The big issue was how much he was getting paid, he had injuries, and now with his retirement it's obvious that he didnt have his head in it. Someone who does at 29/30 years of age would have wanted to keep playing. It is the love of the game

That said, I don't blame him for anything, Hurney paid him what he paid him, He was smart with his money and decided to retire.....Some people just don't hold the same value that you do of him, that is all it boils down to. I love Gamble, i love the way he played for a long time, i respected him as a man and as a player. But he was not the "lockdown corner" some thought he was and should have never been paid like one. Once again, I thank Gamble for everything, GREAT panther player. The best corner we have ever had.

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And you people wanted him back... head aint in it. Good riddance. Thanks for some good years though!

Or maybe, just maybe he's come to terms with what he's accomplished in his career and/or doesn't want to play for another team?

"head ain't in it"

What a joke.

As if you know the damn guy.

Oh, and he was definitley "above average" in '11.

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I didn't have a notepad, but I remember many, many times when he gave up big first downs the past two years that led to us losing because of TD scores....and he gets paid as a lockdown corner. So many times the past couple of years, big "must need" plays that I wanted a shutdown corner to make he didn't. That is why stats are misleading... He was good but not what you think he was. The big issue was how much he was getting paid, he had injuries, and now with his retirement it's obvious that he didnt have his head in it. Someone who does at 29/30 years of age would have wanted to keep playing. It is the love of the game

That said, I don't blame him for anything, Hurney paid him what he paid him, He was smart with his money and decided to retire.....Some people just don't hold the same value that you do of him, that is all it boils down to. I love Gamble, i love the way he played for a long time, i respected him as a man and as a player. But he was not the "lockdown corner" some thought he was and should have never been paid like one. Once again, I thank Gamble for everything, GREAT panther player. The best corner we have ever had.

So your saying that he wasnt supposed to allow a catch at all? You do know no corner in the league is THAT good to do that. Did you consider that we didnt have a pass rush the last couple years before this one? No corner can cover all day no matter how much he is paid. The whole defense just started seeing improvement this year so i think its been kinda hard to point fingers on a team thats won 15 games in the last 3 years. And its not obvious that his head wasnt in it since he is retiring, like you just said he has had injuries. Maybe he is thinking about his well being and doesnt want to risk further damage to himself. Its never wrong for someone to be comfortable with where there at after doing something so long to say that they are done with it, especially if he is okay financially. Gamble never got paid to be a shutdown corner, he got paid because he was drafted by us and lived up to his status for his years he was here and was worth keeping. Every corner that gets a new contract doesnt have to be considered shutdown. Its funny how people say he got paid to much when every off season we watch free agents for teams get ridiculous contracts they dont deserve. Its a part of the game, hardly anybody is paid what they are worth, they are paid what the other teams wont give them. Take a look at all the CBs that are FA right now, they are probably gonna get more than he will when he got his but none of them are better than him. Just how it works. Wish him luck tho.

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So your saying that he wasnt supposed to allow a catch at all? You do know no corner in the league is THAT good to do that. Did you consider that we didnt have a pass rush the last couple years before this one? No corner can cover all day no matter how much he is paid. The whole defense just started seeing improvement this year so i think its been kinda hard to point fingers on a team thats won 15 games in the last 3 years. And its not obvious that his head wasnt in it since he is retiring, like you just said he has had injuries. Maybe he is thinking about his well being and doesnt want to risk further damage to himself. Its never wrong for someone to be comfortable with where there at after doing something so long to say that they are done with it, especially if he is okay financially. Gamble never got paid to be a shutdown corner, he got paid because he was drafted by us and lived up to his status for his years he was here and was worth keeping. Every corner that gets a new contract doesnt have to be considered shutdown. Its funny how people say he got paid to much when every off season we watch free agents for teams get ridiculous contracts they dont deserve. Its a part of the game, hardly anybody is paid what they are worth, they are paid what the other teams wont give them. Take a look at all the CBs that are FA right now, they are probably gonna get more than he will when he got his but none of them are better than him. Just how it works. Wish him luck tho.

You must have not read my entire post, because I specifically stated everything that you said, that you obviously chose to ignore. And he was our highest paid corner, he was our shutdown corner. He did not live up to it. I obviously wish him the best.

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I lived across from Chris for a summer when I was still in college and renting an apt. here in Charlotte (which tells you how frugal he was) and talked with him every once in a while.

He was incredibly modest and humble and an overall incredibly nice guy.

Hope him all the best.

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So young. I doubt it.

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Smart move

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