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.