i think that's what it hinges on.
what is happening down in tampa is worst than anything i can remember seeing, tho. and not just with freeman...the whole team is going to be getting slammed for several things.
as bad and mismanaged as the panthers have been, i don't see it following tampa down that path.
Wouldn't be so quick to assume the Panthers won't end up like that...with a new coaching staff comes new loyalties and if the old guys don't like how things are done, tough. The new coach will dump you. Schiano isn't the only new head coach who has done things like that.