Yes, that is Peter King complimenting Cam Newton. Although, why add the "after some missteps at post-game podiums following losses". Couldn't he have said...
Guess he couldn't be that nice.
Credibility. Outside of Panther nation, not mentioning what most perceived as one of Cam's biggest issues would be seen as nothing more than a case of PK kissing Cam's ass in order to get in his good graces, not an objective report that talks about Cam doing something very mature that almost no superstars would even consider.
I think it will take 12 million a year to get it done. But I think he ultimately wants a max deal. So lock him up for 2 years/24 mil. or 3/36 w/ 3rd year player's option. That protects us in case he goes knucklehead (gives him a prove-it period), and will allow him to be a FA when the new TV contracts begin. Win-win.
I wonder if they know more about the court case than the public (probably) or if this was always a wait and see type of deal. They know hardy better than all of us.
This is gonna be a big part of gettlemans legacy with the panthers...hopefully this big decision works out in our favor
I think they already had questions about Hardy, whether it's they saw the potential for complacency once paid, or were concerned that he'll do something stupid, or what. But I do believe they had some significant reservations about him which is why they didn't want to give him a big contract this year.