I mentioned last offseason that his days were likely numbered as he declined bc of all his "baggage". Lots of greats have negative that is overlooked when they are BEASTING.
I can agree with that. But that happens with most players though, especially those around as long as he was. A lot of the things people are saying now would have rarely been mentioned while he was still on the roster. It is possible to mention his name without trashing him though.
I was labeled a 89 hater bc I talked about everything he brought to the table. 89 is the greatest Panther to date, LOVED cheering him on.....but the dude has issues. He was never going to be an old guy who would mentor and bring stability in a lockerroom (like a Gross could of). Which is fine....and why he is gone.
Realistcally addressing why he isn't a Panther isn't "hating". But a large chunk of the fanbase will claim you hate 89 for it