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#1 KendrickPanther

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

http://www.grantland...t-contracts-nfl

 

inebacker: Jon Beason, Panthers
Contract Flaw: Falling in Love With a Player They Shouldn't Have

People in and around the Carolina organization swear that Jon Beason was healthy when he signed his contract extension before the 2011 season, but Beason couldn't practice that summer before the deal, didn't practice after the deal was signed in camp, suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 1 of 2011, and then limped through four games in 2012 before hitting the IR again with a knee injury that required microfracture surgery. He restructured his deal last week to lower his base salary from just over $5 million to $1 million, but he's still in the middle of a six-year, $53 million deal with a $20 million signing bonus that makes him virtually uncuttable; the Panthers would have had to absorb a $13.3 million dead-money charge on their cap this year to do so, and that figure will be at $8 million next year. Beason was a very good player once, but this was a disastrous contract.

 

 

Defensive End: Charles Johnson, Panthers
Contract Flaw: Falling in Love With a Player They Shouldn't Have

Johnson is a genuinely good player whom the Panthers were right to re-sign, but they waited until after his breakout year to do so. To prevent him from hitting the free-agent market, deposed general manager Marty Hurney gave Johnson an astounding six-year, $76 million contract that guaranteed him $32 million and made him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. Since then, Johnson has been a good defensive end, but he's not the sort of dominant player who would even come close to justifying that sort of contract.

 

 



#2 KendrickPanther

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

I think it's wrong to go after CJ, He even used his picture as the poster boy for bad deals. I disagree. His sack numbers have been good but his forced fumbles last year were incredible. Personally I am happy with CJ and his deal. Beason is another story.



#3 fieryprophet

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

Injuries, Overpaid But Highly Productive

 

Could have been much worse, and Hurney is gone.



#4 Fiz

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

He was going to get high twenties/high sixties from atlanta if the panthers hadn't pounced.

Beasons contract is irrelevant since he blinked so hard when gettleman stared him down.

Regardless the man who made the deals is gone.

#5 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

i agree with him on beason, but not johnson.

johnson is and has been hands down one of the top defensive ends in the league.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

Uh, Julius Peppers anyone? That contract he signed was worse than Johnson's and he's played worse than Johnson.

#7 Cary Kollins

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

How did Deangelo and Stewart not make this list?

#8 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

So they're telling us that Hurney was not a good contract guy... umm, ok.  I think we knew that one.

 

I've been very pleased with Gettleman so far... so this is really moot.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

Oh look, another article from a writer who doesn't know what the fug he's talking about.

Carry on.

#10 Sean Payton's Vicodin

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

We signed Johnson because we didn't want him going to Atlanta. Although, that whole thing was probably him blowing smoke up the Panther's asses. He played Hurney like a fiddle.

 

Beason was a top 5 MLB before being injured.



#11 Frash Brastard

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

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A WHOLE PIE!

Forcing Atlanta to settle for Ray Edwards on a 30 mil deal makes it worth the CJ extension alone

When you throw in the fact that he's a really good DE...

#12 L-TownCat

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Uh, Julius Peppers anyone? That contract he signed was worse than Johnson's and he's played worse than Johnson.


Someone take this phrase fashion it into a club and beat the writer of this article in the face with it until he forms a proper opinion.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

We signed Johnson because we didn't want him going to Atlanta. Although, that whole thing was probably him blowing smoke up the Panther's asses. He played Hurney like a fiddle.

Beason was a top 5 MLB before being injured.


Atlanta was very legitimately going after Johnson. He lives in atlanta, went to UGA, and lots of people here assumed it was a done deal.

Then hurney came down and made it raaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiinn

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Agree with those that said Beason's was a bad contract.  Johnson has been a great player that until Hardy emerged in 2012 was really him and no one else.  He was constantly double teamed in 2011 and still had double digit sacks. Even last year without a big middle presence he still got doubled too much.  All that is about to change.  The sacks are going up this year but it is because of a middle presence and more linebackers who are not being shuffled in from series to series.  Also Johnson's contract was so big because of our disasterous 2010 and the fact he was the highest rated FA DE when his contract was up.  Imagine if he hadn't paid Johnson, it would been disasterous to the whole team.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

We signed Johnson because we didn't want him going to Atlanta. Although, that whole thing was probably him blowing smoke up the Panther's asses. He played Hurney like a fiddle.

Beason was a top 5 MLB before being injured.

I'm pretty sure CJ's own family was even pressuring him to sign with Atlanta.


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