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Better panther peppers or Jenkins?

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I just wanted to take a moment to reflect and engage the huddle in a serious debate. I recently got flamed and called a "nutthugger" for say peppers was a better player than kris jenkins. To me it seemed obvious that peppers has a shot at the hall of fame and probably one of the most feared pass rushers ever. Not to say Jenkins wasn't good but,that's just it were comparing a pro bowler to a potential hall of famer. I just wanted to get a group consensus of what the huddle thought. What say you...

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Except you've already insinuated that Jenkins was solely a space-eating, run-stuffer. Don't backpedal now.

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Except you've already insinuated that Jenkins was solely a space-eating, run-stuffer. Don't backpedal now.

For the most part that's what he was. Yes he got few sack here and there and was a pro bowl defensive tackle. Do you really think his resume measures up favorably to peppers?

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For the most part that's what he was. Yes he got few sack here and there and was a pro bowl defensive tackle. Do you really think his resume measures up favorably to peppers?

Jenkins was the complete package. It doesn't matter what he was for the most part. Like I've reiterated, Kris was the NFL's best DT at the time. Had he stayed healthy, you bet his resume would be on par with Peppers -- he was that dominant.

Hypothetically, if I were to chose a foundation for my defense, I'd take Kris Jenkins over Julius Peppers. You found it unfathomable however.

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Jenkins was the complete package. It doesn't matter what he was for the most part. Like I've reiterated, Kris was the NFL's best DT at the time. Had he stayed healthy, you bet his resume would be on par with Peppers -- he was that dominant.

Hypothetically, if I were to chose a foundation for my defense, I'd take Kris Jenkins over Julius Peppers. You found it unfathomable however.

Value wise that would make a bad gm. Quarterback being the most important peice in a franchise. Second being a guy who can get to the quarterback I.E a pass rusher. A once and a generation talent like peppers vs. A good DT for his time. Til this day there hasn't been a more gifted defensive end come out than peppers(clowney).Run stoppers come a dime a dozen.

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Value wise that would make a bad gm. Quarterback being the most important peice in a franchise. Second being a guy who can get to the quarterback I.E a pass rusher. A once and a generation talent like peppers vs. A good DT for his time. Til this day there hasn't been a more gifted defensive end come out than peppers(clowney).Run stoppers come a dime a dozen.

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- Is that why we fans coveted Star Lotulelei so much? The fact is a great DT opens the door for DEs and LBs, and makes those around him better. Thus why The Huddle exploded via extreme gratification.

- If you still haven't figured out the difference between a typical run-stuffer and Kris Jenkins, then I'm done with you. A DT of Jenkins' caliber aren't found in every draft like you're apparently suggesting.

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I don't want to get into this argument... but I would like to note that while Kris had a solid three years here in Carolina followed by a rough two, I don't believe I would label him the best defensive tackle at the time.

That honor goes to Rod Coleman who had 285 tackles, 61 sacks, 29 passes defended, 26 tackles for a loss, 9 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown in a seven year span.

I still think those seven years might be one of the most dominated era's ever by a player at a single position.

In that seven year span, Coleman actually had seven more sacks than the great Warren Sapp.

I think the real story lies in the time frame that Jenkins played the defensive tackle position. Back when Jenkins was in his prime and putting up big sack numbers, so was every other defensive tackle (Rod Coleman, Warren Sapp, John Randle, Darwin Walker etc.); as where now those numbers are unheard of.

Due to the time period, I don't think Kris really gets the respect that he earned.

Just a little comparison...

In 2002, 11 defensive tackles had six sacks or more.

In 2012, 4 defensive tackles had six sacks or more.

If I had to pick, I would say Peppers, because athletes like Julius are hard to come by. If Pep had as much drive as Johnson or Hardy has then he could easily be one of the best defensive ends to ever play the game. He has literally got by on talent his entire career.

I don't want to get into this argument... but I would like to note that while Kris had a solid three years here in Carolina followed by a rough two, I don't believe I would label him the best defensive tackle at the time.

That honor goes to Rod Coleman who had 285 tackles, 61 sacks, 29 passes defended, 26 tackles for a loss, 9 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown in a seven year span.

I still think those seven years might be one of the most dominated era's ever by a player at a single position.

In that seven year span, Coleman actually had seven more sacks than the great Warren Sapp.

I think the real story lies in the time frame that Jenkins played the defensive tackle position. Back when Jenkins was in his prime and putting up big sack numbers, so was every other defensive tackle (Rod Coleman, Warren Sapp, John Randle, Darwin Walker etc.); as where now those numbers are unheard of.

Due to the time period, I don't think Kris really gets the respect that he earned.

Just a little comparison...

In 2002, 11 defensive tackles had six sacks or more.

In 2012, 4 defensive tackles had six sacks or more.

If I had to pick, I would say Peppers. Athletes like Julius are hard to come by. If Pep had as much drive as Johnson or Hardy has then he could easily be one of the best defensive ends to ever play the game. He has literally got by on talent his entire career.

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Peppers was.  I'm not sure how this is u for debate, unless it's between fans who are still mad at the way he left.

 

And to whoever thinks a DT is more important than a DE, the people who actually pay money to the players at different positions tend to disagree with you...  a lot.

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Thank goodness there is nothing exciting happening right now with the Panthers so that we can harp back a decade.

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How many seasons did Jenkins miss with us again?

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thank you sir. Today you win.....

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