People on here for years have been begging for the Panthers to become the team that values production over sentimental value. A team that identifies their core players and ruthlessly deals with the rest. A team like the New England patriots who value youth, budget, and versatility above all the lovey dovery crap.
Well guess what? It's happened. Really really fuging quick.
For years this was the team that would depend on Dan Morgan when he had a bowl of instant oatmeal for a brain. Deshaun Foster when he was nothing but a toe tag. Mike Rucker when he literally had one leg. If minter hadn't retired he would have been wheeled out there. Lucas, Colbert, everyone and everything associated with Danny Crossman, Jake, Stephen Davis for a time, the list goes on and on.
None of the players lost besides Julius Peppers aren't quickly replaced by people already on the roster. Just because you loved Brad Hoover doesn't mean he was healthy all of last year and was easily replaced by Tyrell Sutton, who can actually gain more than 2 yards at a time if he's ever needed to run.
Yeah, Diggs was solid, but so was Anderson last year, and it's time to see if Connor can play.
Yeah, Lewis was a gold mine, but so was Louis Leonard, and Corvey Irvin is ready to contribute.
Yeah, Brayton exceeded all expectations, but so has Charles Johnson whenever he's been in the game, and Tyler wanted a big contract.
Yeah, Jake took us to a Super Bowl when most of you people started acknowledging the team existed, but contract or not, that motherf**ker had to go.
Of course the players are going to be shocked. They've grown accustomed to Charlotte being a place where they could ease into retirement, knowing they'd always have a guaranteed paycheck, and in the case of jake and deshaun, a farewell contract they had no business getting.
So now Connor is an 3-4 LB, though he has never played in the 3-4? Nice. Keep up the good work.
players in college project to play different positions in the pros. for example, there are like five 3-4 defenses in the college ranks, yet tons of 4-3 players are projected to make the switch after the draft.
for more information about this, i'd suggest nfl.com/kids
I said it a while a go that as long as jake was on the team, he'd be a distraction. not intentional, of course. he would never rock the boat, just like he said he wouldn't. But you know that fox would never stop looking his way.
it's like the hot, crazy ex girlfriend. You can't stay friends with her. You know you'll fug again. You know you'll ruin your new relationship for something that will end in disaster with the old chick.
you just have to tell Tabetha that you've moved on and yeah you miss the way she'd put a finger in your ass but it's just not worth the hassle and sure Emily isn't as fun but god dammit as least she's not setting animals on fire on my front porch.