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Farewell to Jon Beason

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#31 Anybodyhome

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:38 AM

Jon Beason was drafted the same year as Patrick Willis in San Francisco and Willis usually garnered all the praises of the talking heads while Beason consistently racked up comparable, if not better, numbers along the way.

 

Beason was the latest in what is becoming a Carolina Panther tradition- a middle linebacker who put it all on the field. The indomintable spirit of Sam Mills, the always full speed ahead Dan Morgan, the quick football mind of Jon Beason and now, Luke. Sure there were the odd years when a Michael Barrow or Lester Towns played the middle, Mark Fields even stepped into the middle on occasion. And who can forget Vinny Circiu and Chris Draft and Will Witherspoon... all of whom were called upon the fill the slot when Morgan was recuperating from yet another injury.

 

The fact is, the position has long been one of pride and excellence for the Panthers, and anyone who steps into the position should know who they have followed.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:39 AM

WAIT, YOU GUYS WERE SERIOUS!!!!

 

They let the Beast go?!!!!! Wow. Never saw it coming.

 

 

  Much respect JBeast. Good luck to you!



#33 cbully

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

will miss him but this must seriously help our finances therefore opening up some premier choice pickup for next season! otherwise, smh....



#34 Beast_3000

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

happy and sad!!!


I agree I don't know how to feel. I know for a fact it is better for the organization for Beason and for the Giants so I should be happy.

But I feel .........meeeeeehhhh!

Kind of like when you get rid of your favorite recliner for a furniture upgrade.

He will be missed.

#35 mjligon

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:42 AM

So bittersweet. Jackie needs to hold on to #52 for a couple years.

#36 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Adios, Beason. I sincerely hope you find success again in NY.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Dave Gettleman did Jon Beason a solid in all this, as did the Panthers organization overall.  And Beason has played his heart out here.  But this was a business correction that made the best out of this situation for everyone involved. 

 

Panthers get something in this deal- which is obviously better than the nothing they were going to get at the end of the year.  The Giants take out a low-risk flyer on the guy.  Beason gets a final shot to prove not only he can be a MLB, but that he can actually play at a professional level.

 

Beason has had 3 surgeries over the past 17 months.  That is not insignificant by any stretch.  I personally think his career is over.  I don't mean that as disrespect and I know Beason is not ready to admit it, but I don't think this is simply a matter of him "getting healthy."  He has had plenty of time to get healthy.  I just don't think he is the same player he once was.  There is no shame in that, but in the world of the NFL, you have to move on.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:52 AM

We should also remember how Jon handled Luke coming in here and taking his spot.  He could not have handled that situation with more class. 

 

I look forward to the day Beason has his number retired here.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:54 AM

This is a good thing. He never got to really come back to the mike spot where he was great. Now he has the opportunity to be right where he want with a team that is not terrible.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

This is the difference between a beloved Peppers and a beloved Jon Beason, I will still respect and cheer for Beast anywhere he goes. 



#41 csx

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:19 AM

Well put, it is the best scenario for all involved.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

We should also remember how Jon handled Luke coming in here and taking his spot.  He could not have handled that situation with more class. 

 

I look forward to the day Beason has his number retired here.

 

This x 10000000



#43 TimTom

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

 

No homo?



#44 MadHatter

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

We should also remember how Jon handled Luke coming in here and taking his spot.  He could not have handled that situation with more class. 

 

I look forward to the day Beason has his number retired here.

 

Not a chance that Beason's number gets retired.  He did not do enough to come close to warranting that honor.



#45 fieryprophet

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:33 AM

It hurts, but it's for the best. He deserves to play, he absolutely deserves to have the opportunity to play at his best. He wasn't going to get that here. No one should be bitter or angry about this, it's part of the business.



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