Good friend of mine played with Mitchell at OU. I saw the friend at a wedding last weekend. He was recently in Charlotte with Cam, Mitchell and basically the whole core. Said there are definitely cliques on the team but as a whole the group was really tight and the night they all got together almost everyone you can name came over to Newton's place for the team outing (throwing dice lol). Kuechly was there, real nice to him as well. Ted Ginn, etc.
My buddy said the obvious; Mitchell's feeling and what Mitchell told him was that he would LOVE to be back as a Panther and retire in Carolina but understands its a business and things are going to get very business-y, and if Krakken was kept there probably wouldn't be money to go around was what Mitchell's agent advised him. Doesn't look good now. Not sure on Ginn.
Hoping for serious answers on two things I've noticed:
1) Why does he do press conferences in kind of scrubby clothing rather than a suit, with headphones around his neck and a hat on backwards? Why doesn't this come into criticism by anyone including media? No one even mentions it really. Is it because he wins? Why does his organization allow that? Have they just accepted that the suit thing is not his bag and don't care? Is it just because San Fran is a liberal ass city and they don't care that their face of the franchise has a conservative look?
2) Why does he always do his presser with Frank Gore sitting on his lap? I've seen this now three times... it's odd. Frank talks like he's taken too many head shots too.