This stinks of Gettleman trying to clean up the mess he made by running his fat mouth before giving Smitty a heads up and Smitty airing his grievances out publicly afterwards.
What a cowardly move.
You're telling me Smitty won't restructure at all??? fug Gettleman, today at least.
I do understand it is business. This IS a good long term move. I hate it with every part of my Panther Fanness and just as a Charlotte sports fan. This is like watching Larry Johnson play for the Knicks who he hated as a hornet and vowed to score 70 on Charles Oakley bc Pat Riley did not play LJ in the all star game.
Smitty seems like he would be alble to consider restructuring his contract in exchange to go out as a Panther and on his terms. He just needed to be able to come into a season and prepare like it is his last season mentally...he is not ready and neither am I.
7 million however is a huge number for Smitty's production last season and for what we could sign this season.
Ginn, M Mitchell, Nicks and an OLineman could sign for Smitty+Godfrey money.