Smith lives in Charlotte and has a huge community that follows him here and supports his charities. He should be nice to Richardson and the Panthers, I see a coaching or management career for him here with the Panthers.
yes we know former popular player + "fiery competitor" = obviously would be a great coach in huddle land
Yet another person arguing with no knowlege if what occurred.
it's all over now, the cat is out of the bag and joe NFL fan has seen enough to be able to offer his appraisal of the situation which is that the panthers are a douchebag organization run by terrible people
just like the steve smith scenario, another complicated and multi-faceted situation that nobody outside of the panthers really knows the whole truth about gets the soundbyte treatment and here we are
well for the first time in their brief history the panthers are actually winning and drafting well and making personnel moves that sort of halfway make sense in terms of setting the team up for future success
but our GM has an ego (based on my own half-cocked observations also he's a yankee) so he's a douchebag
Players always say "it's a business" until they're given the business by the only team they've ever played for. Then those feelings come out. I would imagine it's only natural. I would cry if I got released and knew the end was near.
steve smith did the same thing. when jake delhomme got released he was actually pretty icy about it and kind of said the same stuff.
then the impossible happened to him and oh poo look out
Because these disgruntled players all have been given the impression by Hurney until 2012 that they have a right to be here and live off the fat of the land, and Gettleman has taken that away from them because overpaid complacent players don't win football games
have you ever noticed that the players who got the most pissed off when gettleman released them or let them walk were ones who played most or all of their careers with hurney as their GM
"Steve's had a great career," Gettleman told reporters in Indianapolis. "He really has. None of us are here forever."
Is NOT the same as saying "everyone is evaluated". He talked about Steve in past tense. He left it in limbo for weeks. That's Gettleman's fault. Saying otherwise is a complete lie, and the fact Gettleman hasn't done that with DeAngelo pretty much proves that.
maybe i just wasn't as massively butthurt by that as his fanboys. it's a different outlook i guess because i didn't think that steve smith was bigger or more important than the franchise.