I don't like how in his interview he said nobody contacted him or came to the funeral, then after his exchange with Igo he says ok well yeah management approached me but ownership did not.
I hate when people make a big public display saying one thing to get people's attention then say the whole story to a select few. It's sensationalism and really takes away from any case he may have had IMO.
My wife and I often fight over the issue of me not being sensitive to her feelings. If I am mad or upset or feel like she isn't "being there" for me, she knows it immediately.
If I am "not there" for her emotionally for something, I don't hear about it until some time much later. She keeps it up her sleeve until a later time like an immunity idol in survivor or a 99 lives contra code. I tell her she needs to let me know immediately so I can try and make up for the error and be there for her, not save it until she's mad at me for something else.
Seems like if Big Cat didn't reach out to him it is uncharacteristic and probably not out of malice, but was a mistake just the same. That being said, Deangelo should have gone into his office and told him that his lack of empathy was hurtful.
As is so often the case, it seems like better communication on all sides could have prevented any of today's bitterness.
Honestly I feel like DW needs to just stay away from media, especially social media, until he has had an opportunity to cool down and reflect.
I am the damn poster-child of regret for doing things in the heat of the moment and letting my emotions get to me.
The Internet is a mean, mean black hole of negativity and hatred and he shouldn't expect a bunch of hugs on there right now. It's only going to get worse and then NFL network and espn will show the tweets and the Panthers are going to be shown as ugly and then the teams PR will have to go on the offensive and just...stop.
Just stop DWill and keep your dignity and air this poo out another day if you feel it necessary.
So this organization builds a statue and a motto for a guy that only played here for a handful of seasons because he exemplified courage;
They rally around that player and Mark Fields with a bunch of 51/58 shirts in the 2002/3 season;
The owner gives Greg Olsen use of his private jet for his sick family;
The coach and GM attend the funeral of CJ's grandmother;
They back Deangelo Williams up during his campaign to add pink to uniforms in honor of breast cancer awareness;
And then his mom passes and they give him a big fug you? Now I don't think DW is just making things up, but I just can't believe it. We are a middle of the road football team that's never been extraordinary in part because we value high character over high football skill.
He also mentioned that he was actually cut last week in his meeting too.
There is some truth to this. However, Gettleman seems very stuck in his ways and I could see him going low with an initial offer. As I interpreted that story, that could fug this team from the very beginning. I hope he's not that stupid.
There is nothing in Gettleman's history to indicate he won't happily pay a player in his prime his fair market value.
Tedd Ginn, Brandon LaFell, Mike Mitchell and even the venerable Steve Smith were all meh players he let go.
One could argue that in Gettleman's brief body of work the only player that he has faced with needing to pay that was elite and in his prime was Greg Hardy, and Gettleman paid him while having extremely limited funds.
Gettleman will pay Cam what he is worth without crippling the franchise. Cam will be here another 5 years minimum (unless he sucks and gets cut), and that's all there is to it.
Seems to me you could couple these devices with a few MIT guys on the payroll that do analytics and you could come up with some interesting offensive and defensive schemes. You'll know exactly how long it takes your guys to get to where they need to go on each play and adjust their starting position accordingly.
For instance, instead of two deep safeties the same distance, this allows you to play one 3 yards closer to the line and maybe a yard closer to the sideline because you have a real time statistical grasp of how long it takes them to cover a certain area of the field.
Think of the defensive shifts that are in baseball now due to saber metrics. Could be the same kind of deal with personnel shifts.
A yard could be the distance between a touchdown and a pick six.