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#1 TNPanther


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:25 AM


..at the Thunder vs. Grizzlies game in Memphis. During one of the breaks he was given a ball and told to shoot threes, and if he made one within 45 seconds everyone in the arena would win a free tea from Sonic. He sank the second one he shot, and took a huge bow at the end. Everyone gave him a standing O.


I know, I know, nobody cares that DeAngelo was at a Grizzlies game. However, I just wanted to say that the guy is loved wherever he goes, and has a lot of charisma and class. Say what you want about his contract, but if he gets traded on June 1st the locker room will have a huge void.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:30 AM

I love D-Will. He'll always be a Panther to me but he's got to take a paycut in order to stay one.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:41 AM

Couldn't possibly disagree with a single thing you said. But, that still doesn't change the circumstances. His contract is holding this team back. Love D-Will for everything that he's put into this organization and community. As fans, he's the kind of guy that we have no choice but to cheer for regardless of how much money he's making. He's a Panther and he loves this team.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:45 AM

You can't defend stupid.  Marty was stupid.  I don't blame DLo, but unless he is stupid too, he has to see this coming.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

You can't defend stupid. Marty was stupid. I don't blame DLo, but unless he is stupid too, he has to see this coming.

Dwill will be here .. my source says so

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

You give me $8 million a year ill give out foot massages in the locker room.

His loss in the locker room would not be a loss in in field production

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

if marty hurney had won a crowd a free tea from sonic, they would have given him a standing ovation too.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:08 AM

So much animosity toward D-Will because of his contract. He is a good dude and a good RB.

My feeling on it is, if we can sign an impact player I don't mind cutting him. But we are under the cap right now and there is not any impact FA out there so why make this team worse if we don't have to.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

DWill's contract may be on the high side, he certainly has the potential to be worth every penny as he has shown in the past. The zone read offense was a hard adjustment for the backs because they didnt have any downhill speed first of all, and second of all they werent the ones reading the DE to their backside so they never knew if Cam was going to pull it or not. Its hard to get up and run hard when you kinda freeze for the first 2-3 seconds of the play while everyone else's motor is already at 100%.


Give it one more year with the shula offense that we saw more of later in the season that made more use of cam under center and less of the zone read. Gettleman has a plan, he seems to always think a few steps ahead.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

DWill's contract may be on the high side, he certainly has the potential to be worth every penny as he has shown in the past. 

I love the enthusiasm and loyalty, but I disagree.  He may have a year left in the tank, but historically, the past is not an accurate indicator of future performance when the RB is 30 or more.


The issue with DW is not whether he is good for the team locker room, worth the money (he is not-check the stats) or is liked in Memphis; the issue is this--how much would the RB position decline if we used his salary on players at other positions of need (and how would those positions be upgraded)?


With the addition of Barner, something has to be done. This is more of a roster spot issue than salary cap.

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