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Is Julius Peppers the greatest player in Panthers history?


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#469 rayzor

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

and back on topic



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

http://www.chicagobe...4e-8ad51adb8fd1  Peppers driven to continually improve

 

 

Bears defensive end Julius Peppers is nicknamed "The Freak" because of his extremely rare combination of size and athleticism. But that's not the only key to his success. 

In presenting a Brian Piccolo Award to the 6-7, 287-pounder Tuesday at Halas Hall, Bears defensive line coach Mike Phair lauded Peppers' work ethic and attention to detail.
 

"You see a guy that's one of the better football players that's ever played this game and each and every day in practice he's the first guy in line," Phair said. 

 

"He works extremely hard and he's very coachable. In meetings, he's a guy that takes great notes. That's one of the things that you could take for granted: 'Hey, I'm a pro. I've been here. I know the system.' But he's taking notes like a rookie. That's very impressive."

 

Peppers' attention to detail stems from his desire to continually improve, something he's done throughout his career. Selected by the Carolina Panthers with the second pick in the 2002 draft, he has been voted to eight Pro Bowls, including three in as many years with the Bears. 


"I always like to take notes because you never know it all," Peppers said. "Once you think you know it all, that's when you start falling off. It's always good to try to get a little better every day."

 

 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:00 PM

http://www.comcastsp...6230&tagID=9169  Beason changing tune on ex-teammate Peppers

 

Julius Peppers has been dominant ever since coming to the Bears. Former teammate Jon Beason said, "I think Pep is going to go down as one of the best ever."

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
11:06 PM

By John Mullin
CSNChicago.com

About this time a year ago Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason was calling out teammate Julius Peppers publicly, raising an issue of Peppers� perceived �intensity.�

Now he would be very, very happy if Peppers left any intensity back in Chicago when the Bears go to Charlotte to play Peppers� former team.

I think Pep is going to go down as one of the best ever,� Beason said. �Truly a specimen and he�s an addition to any football team, any defense. The difference is, now that I�m playing outside [linebacker], that things are more clear to me how important it is having a big dominant D-end.�

Indeed you sometimes don�t appreciate what you had �til it�s gone. So it is with Peppers and the Panthers from whom he�s gone now after eight seasons in Carolina.

Beason, suffering through an 0-3 start then and an 0-4 one now, subsequently explained his comments about Peppers� made to a Charlotte radio station. He has gained an even greater appreciation of what Peppers was facing week after week.

�I was able to witness it first hand for three years the different schemes Pep had to deal with every Sunday as far as sliding offensive linemen his way and backs chipping in before they went out,� Beason said.

�It was tough on him but if you�re playing opposite him, you should definitely be excited about it because he will definitely command that attention.�

 

 

 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

http://www.chicagobe...4e-8ad51adb8fd1 Peppers driven to continually improve


Bears defensive end Julius Peppers is nicknamed "The Freak" because of his extremely rare combination of size and athleticism. But that's not the only key to his success.

In presenting a Brian Piccolo Award to the 6-7, 287-pounder Tuesday at Halas Hall, Bears defensive line coach Mike Phair lauded Peppers' work ethic and attention to detail.

"You see a guy that's one of the better football players that's ever played this game and each and every day in practice he's the first guy in line," Phair said.

"He works extremely hard and he's very coachable. In meetings, he's a guy that takes great notes. That's one of the things that you could take for granted: 'Hey, I'm a pro. I've been here. I know the system.' But he's taking notes like a rookie. That's very impressive."

Peppers' attention to detail stems from his desire to continually improve, something he's done throughout his career. Selected by the Carolina Panthers with the second pick in the 2002 draft, he has been voted to eight Pro Bowls, including three in as many years with the Bears.
"I always like to take notes because you never know it all," Peppers said. "Once you think you know it all, that's when you start falling off. It's always good to try to get a little better every day."


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

what is it with all the trolls on this board the past few weeks



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:03 PM

Nope - still Smitty.  That said, Peppers was a dang good Panther when he wanted to be.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Peppers is going to have a HUGE season this upcoming season and win the Defensive Player of the Year Award... he's been training like an animal is fully healthy for the first time in since 2010, after playing through a sprained MCL in his left knee in 2011 and plantar fasciitis in his feet in 2012.

 

 

http://articles.chic...trength-program

 

There will be more of it if the program takes root the way new strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Clark envisions it will.

Clark comes to the Bears from the Chiefs with an emphasis on explosive, multi-joint movements that are designed to increase power, which he defines as mass times velocity.

"There is a lot more emphasis on power and explosion — more hang cleans, power cleans, things of that nature, core work, things that are necessary to play football," said Bears offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, who has not been in a similar weight program since he was at Texas 2002-05. "I think it's going to be very effective. It's getting back to the basics of what football is."

 

"They are lifting bigger weights and will be stronger now," said Emrich

 

Center Roberto Garza, whom Clark calls a "weight room junkie" has been one of the leaders. So has cornerback Tim Jennings, whom Clark jokingly referred to as an "ornery little nut."

Other standouts, according to Clark, have been defensive end Julius Peppers, defensive tackle Stephen Paea, new linebackers James Anderson and D.J. Williams, safety Craig Steltz and running back Matt Forteicon1.png.

 

http://espn.go.com/b...irst-sack-award  Peppers setting sights on first sack award

 

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers kept it low key Thursday in expressing a desire to be the first recipient of the Deacon Jones Award, which beginning this season will be given annually to the NFL's leader in sacks. 

A Hall of Fame defensive end, who coined the term "sack," Jones died in June of natural causes. Jones led the Rams' Fearsome Foursome from 1961 to '71 before playing for San Diego for two seasons and finishing with the Redskins in 1974. 

"I would love to have it," Peppers said of the award. "I'm not going to sit out here and make any bold predictions or brash statements about what I'm going to do. But yeah, I would love to have it." 

Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the league's 75th anniversary all-time team. Peppers could be on the way to a similar path, having racked up 111.5 career sacks over 170 games, which ranks as 18th since 1982, when sacks became an official statistic. 

Peppers contributed 11.5 sacks in 2012 and has posted 30.5 sacks in three seasons with the Bears over 48 games. Peppers became the first Bear since 2001 and 2002 last season to register double-digit sacks in back-to-back seasons. In 2011, Peppers led the team with 11 sacks. 

"It's so impressive, it's hard to describe," Bears coach Marc Trestman said, "the way he carries himself around the locker room, through the meetings and certainly on the field. Watching him since April, just impressive; the consistent high level of effort. He's all over the field. He's first in line. We all want to grow up and be like Julius. Quite frankly, that's the kind of a man I think of him as." 

At 33 years old, Peppers doesn't expect to experience a decline in production any time soon. Since he entered the league in 2002, he ranks No. 2 behind Minnesota’s Jared Allen(117) in sacks. He has tallied 10.5 sacks or more in four of his past five seasons. 

"Once your body starts to [decline] physically, you have to put the work in," Peppers said. "I'm doing that. I wouldn't say it's any harder. I'm just doing the right things to get my recovery and working on the right things." 

But does Peppers feel himself aging? 

"No, not at all," he said. "I'm serious, I don't. I feel like I'm 25. Age is just a number that gets put on players. It's real, but it's really in your heart and your mind how you feel. I feel young in those places, and I think it's showing." 

Having lined up against Peppers the first few practices of training camp, Bears left tackleJermon Bushrod saw that firsthand. 

"He's intense every year. I've played him every year since I've been in the league. He brings it," Bushrod said. "He'll make you pay."

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Geeze, talk about thread bumping.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

what is it with all the trolls on this board the past few weeks

 

I honestly kind of miss the semi-intelligent trolls we used to have. This new bunch needs to be lobotomized.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

http://en.wikipedia..../Julius_Peppers

 

College Football Awards and honors[edit source | editbeta]

 

NFL awards and honors[edit source | editbeta]
  • NFL Rookie of the Month (10/02)
  • 2002 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • 2004 NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • 2004 NFC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 Brian Piccolo Award
  • NFL 2000s All Decade Team
  • Pro-Football-Reference All 2000s Team
  • 100 Sacks Club
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 NFC Pro Bowl
  • 2004, 2006, 2010 All-Pro First Team
  • 2008, 2009, 2012 All-Pro Second Team
  • Four time NFC Defensive Player of the Month (11/2004, 10/2006, 11/2010, 11/2011)
  • Five time NFC Defensive Player of the Week (11/13/06, 11/9/08, 11/1/09, 11/18/10,12/23/12)
Panthers franchise records[edit source | editbeta]
  • Most career sacks (81)
  • Most career forced fumbles (30)
  • Longest Interception return: 97 (vs. Denver Broncos 10/10/04)
NFL records and accomplishments[edit source | editbeta]
  • 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
  • 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

 

 

 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Peppers will go down as one of the greatest players to ever play in the NFL, and will be mentioned with the likes of Lawrence Taylor and Reggie White when he retires.