If the Panthers want to pay me $12MM over the next two years to make workout tapes, I promise I will never say a single bad thing about them. The second they trade me I'd have a press conference speech prepared that went something along the lines of:
"First off, I'd like to thank the Panthers organization from the bottom of my heart. They stuck by me during my seemingly never-ending attempt to recover from numerous injuries, and unfortunately when it looked like I might not be back, they opted to go in another direction. They tried to get me on the field by moving around some pieces, and when it was abundantly clear that I have no business being an outside linebacker, they moved me to another team for peanuts, once again for no other reason than to do me a solid based on our history, since we all know the 5th or 6th or 7th round pick they get for me won't amount to poo anyway. Any misdirected anger I have toward them for not moving me back to the middle after two years of robbing them of millions, I will keep to myself because my checks I'm cashing each week still have a Panthers logo in the corner. Thanks again Panthers."
Post of the year candidate.
I think Beason is using his slight butthurted-ness (losing his job from an injury to rookie) as motivation. I think you're right, he's taking some subtle jabs at us, but I think he's using whatever perceived slights as a motivational tool.