Was a big deal around here when Peppers "disappeared".
Should CJ not get held to a comparable standard?
That was CJ's second season into a mega deal...devote that much to one guy and I would think it matters more than a reasonably paid person
Big difference in the way they had no production games. CJ is a coin toss, if he's getting sacks, he's getting sacks - doesn't matter who the opponent is. CJ (Hardy too) also generate a ton of pressure even if they arent getting sacks (think of our first saints game last year, we hardly could sack brees caz of his stupid release and that dink n dunk offense they run, but we made his life hell and forced many bad decisions).
Peppers on the other hand was completely predictable. Playing the lions? Pepp will drop 3 sacks and a FF, maybe a tackle for loss or two. Playing the Patriots? Zilch.
Pepp constantly demolished poor teams and never seemed to do much when playing good teams.