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#1 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

Charlotte Observer ‏@theobserver · 3m
Dave Gettleman's statement on Steve Smith's release http://bit.ly/1nn0q1B
 



#2 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

Expect anything else?

#3 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

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A WHOLE PIE!

if you're too lazy to click the link...
 

When I took this position I knew that difficult decisions would have to be made along the way. To move on from a storied veteran player is probably the most difficult of all. A decision not to be taken lightly. However, after much thought I feel very strongly it's the right one.

As I've stated many times, all decisions I make will be in the long-term best interest of the Carolina Panthers. Decisions, either popular or unpopular, have to be made for the greater good, and it is imperative to take an unemotional global view.

Sometimes it may appear that short-term interests will suffer, and I can assure you we have no interest in taking a step back from our 2013 accomplishments. Nevertheless, like all NFL teams, we are in transition as we try to get into the best position going forward. When Mr. Richardson hired me I promised him that my goal would be to leave the Panthers in a better position than when I came. All my efforts are in that vein.

Over the next few months we will have the opportunities afforded by free agency and the college draft to improve our roster. We also have young players who will get an opportunity. I have great trust in our evaluation process.

Steve had a wonderful career with the Carolina Panthers. I truly wish him and his wife, Angie, all of God's blessings.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

bla bla bla bla..



#5 tailg8or

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

If transition means rebuilding, then I agree.  He will have to pull a few rabbits out of his hat this year.  I am still hoping we find a solution for LT and do not go into the draft with that need.

 

If nothing else, the offseason is already very interesting.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

Oh so he made a decision, that he thinks was right. That says it all!

 

I wonder why he didn't ask Smith to take a pay cut, if it was about money. We all know Smith wanted to be a slot receiver, so it's not about stepping back.



#7 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

I wonder why he didn't ask Smith to take a pay cut, if it was about money.


this decision had nothing to do with money.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

I don't care what anyone says.  You know that this entire process has been tough for everyone associated with the decision. 

 

My allegiance resides with the team.  Gettleman is a part of that, and I will remain optimistic on our future.  Both short term and long term. 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

Damage control for acting like the asshole that he has already shown he is. 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

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#11 thomas96

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

That two-timing lying son of a...

#12 MedellinHeel

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

You dont have to worry about DG fugging up the cap with dumb contracts. I am still a believer. With that said, they could have been more upfront with smitty and tried to get him to take a pay cut. 



#13 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

man this guy is the absolute polar opposite of hurney



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

Damage control for acting like the asshole that he has already shown he is. 

 

The funny thing is the statement says nothing. It doesn't explain why we just cut our best receiver without even asking him to take a pay cut.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

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