1. We are worse off without peppers (anyone who denies this need to get checked)
well no poo sherlock but it's not like the front office threw him out the door. They went well beyond what anyone would consider reasonable in their attempts to retain him and in the end he just didn't want to be here.
that's no fault of theirs.
2. We are making veteran cuts because of money(you admitted this for brayton and Lewis, as for maake he must be healthy enough for the redskins)
financial concerns factor into every single player on every single successful team in the league. When your contract exceeds how you can perform, you are let go. This is a simple basic concept and your inability to understand it is indicative of a student at a school that's basically a white south carolina state university.
kemoeatu's contract is structured so that if he doesn't play, he doesn't get paid, and even then you seem to be holding the redskins up as an example of spending smartly.
3. We need to reinvest this money in to the team, especially since we dont have a 1st rounder
and who's to say the panthers won't?
this thread is made every single f**king year when the panthers don't go out and sign like spergon wynn to a record setting contract and every year the panthers wait for the first round of TC cuts and every year they smartly add pieces and assemble a top ten defense and every single year white noise poo f**kers like you forget about it the second the season ends.
that's what lewis and brayton were, remember? former busts taken off the scrap heap.
(no big name FA? have you heard of stephen davis?)
stephen davis was coming off an injury shortened season and was at the end of his career. the panthers rolled the dice on him and came up a pair. he then quickly disintegrated on the field in front of our eyes.
just because the gamble paid huge dividends do not grant you license to grossly inflate the signings significance.
i have to write a treatment because a script i wrote is in the process of being optioned out in LA but I really want to write something effort ish about the defensive line.
basically it boils down to as long as they had peppers there giving average effort the team could put low ceiling nobodies around him and focus on the back 7 of the defense, and since peppers is gone (which they couldn't stop) there's no reason to keep a bunch of old veterans who aren't going to get any better and don't have the physical tools to succeed without julius occupying two blockers.
basically that defense line this year without julius would have been what the defensive line was when peppers didn't show up.
With the "youth movement" and the "purge" of about every high priced contract we had, will the Panthers FO spend the money to lock up our younger talent?
Hurney made a point to say that this whole offseason was geared around our younger players, and that is their focus now.
With that, will they take the chance and spend the money to secure them for the future?
Lately it looks like Richardson is interested in NOTHING but making sure his pocket book is not so "light" in 2010, does this mean that he wont give Hurney the green light on signing our younger players to long term contracts?
It seems Richardson has been gearing up for a lockout, and making sure he doesnt have to pay large salaries in 2011.
If thats true, we will lose players like Dwill, Davis, Kalil, and others...
So is this all a "purge" with no regard to field a competitive team in interest of making sure Richardson doesnt lose money, or will he use the cap space cleared by peppers and cutting vets to make sure he can secure the nucleus of the team together for many more years?
(Right now we are poised to be WAY under what used to be the minimum amount that had to be spent by teams under the old CBA, we will go cheap, or will we focus on playing football?)