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Is Julius Peppers the greatest player in Panthers history?


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#1 PredatorPeppers

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...rst-draft-picks

Not many people outside of the Carolinas probably remember this, but there was a vocal faction leading up to the 2002 NFL Draft that felt the Panthers should take Oregon QB Joey Harrington. Good thing John Fox stuck to his defensive instincts. While Harrington flamed out in Detroit, Peppers emerged as one of the NFL's most dangerous pass rushers. Peppers posted 12 sacks his rookie season and had five other double-digit sack seasons in Carolina. A two-sport star at UNC, Peppers' athleticism made him unique among his peers. How he lost out on the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2004 -- a season in which he scored two touchdowns in addition to his 11 sacks -- remains one of the sport's unsung travesties.

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http://www.pro-footb.../P/PeppJu99.htm

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  • NFL Rookie of the Month (10/02)
  • 2002 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • 2004 NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year
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  • Most career sacks (81)
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  • Longest Interception return: 97 (vs. Denver Broncos 10/10/04)
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  • Most interception return yards by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 178 yds
  • Most interception return yards in a single season by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 143 yds
  • Longest interception return by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 97 yds
  • Most interception return yards in a single game by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 97 yds
  • Most combined interception and fumble return yards by a defensive lineman in a single season since NFL merger in 1970: 203 yds
  • Tied for second most interceptions returned for touchdowns by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 2
  • Eighteenth most sacks in NFL history: 111.5
  • Tied for tenth most forced fumbles in NFL history: 37
  • Tied for second most interceptions by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 8
  • Third most passes defensed by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 59
  • Second most blocked kicks in NFL history: 13
  • Tied for fifth most double digit sack seasons in NFL history: 8
  • Tied for fourth most games with at least three sacks: 9
  • Tied for fifteenth most multiple sack games in NFL history: 28


#2 PredatorPeppers

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

http://network.yardb....y_horn/8505457 Don't throw a screen to Peppers side of the field!

http://www.nfl.com/v....umble-recovery A screen to Calvin Johnson is sniffed out by the very aware Peppers who forces the fumble and crushes poor Calvin.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=l4QQP_a8zh4 Peppers picks off the Panthers in his homecoming game to Charlotte.


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=HSQVXSuoYB4 Peppers interception return for a TD.

http://www.youtube.c....ature=related] Peppers crushes wussy Rodgers.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=X3In30R80pQ Peppers nearly decapitates Matt Ryan.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_CkORRd1I6k Peppers injures Matt Stafford for the entire 2010 season.

http://www.nfl.com/v....c2/Peppers-INT Peppers intercepts Brett Favre.

http://www.nfl.com/v....sack-1-yd-loss Peppers gets a sack and forced fumble in the end zone that is recovered for a Bears TD.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

http://www.nfl.com/v....ked-field-goal Peppers blocks one of his 13 career kicks against the Packers, the Bears end up winning the game by 3 points.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=IIzU22rRZEs Peppers is Batman

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ChNAuktgzp4 Peppers Bears and Panthers highlights.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=i-XUlwGIcOE Peppers highlights

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Zlo2as4nwTM Peppers Bears, Panthers, and UNC basketball highlights.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=n5sQOExoQK8 Peppers alley-oop dunk.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=JcS2BR6foWo Peppers from his younger days with the Panthers.

http://www.nfl.com/v...-sack-7-yd-loss Peppers throws an offensive lineman to the ground like a rag doll for a sack.

http://www.nfl.com/v...-sack-7-yd-loss Peppers lines up as a DT
and uses the Reggie White hump move to toss aside a blocker with one arm for the sack

https://www.youtube....h?v=F0zZM3PUzyc Peppers single handedly destroys Vikings

#4 ncguy2184

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

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#5 vorbis

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

no, i don't think he is.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for joining Carolina Huddle Mr Peppers

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Smith.

I see you postin Carl Carey.

#8 Kurb

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

I have a desire to delete this thread and the OP...

#9 O-Ther

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Until he has a bronze statue outside the stadium, he's not the best player we've had. Sure his stats are good, but he's not a leader of men. That's the true definition of greatness.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

No.

#11 Toundra

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

Julius was clearly one of our best player, not the best (This is Smitty and noone else ) but still in our top 10

#12 Cary Kollins

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

No and it's not even close.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

Best DE, sure. Best player, no.

#14 Toundra

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

I have a desire to delete this thread and the OP...



Even if the answer is no i don't see the problem.
Peppers was one of our best player anyway, even if some stupid Panthers fans are still mad at him.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

He was damn good though. I miss Pepp


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