Don't get too mad at the guy when he comes after Cam and tries to upset him like he did with the Raiders. Its all about the win. With that being said, Id much rather of had him then Harper...but he was too expensive unfortunately.
Lets see, we signed 2 Veteran solid WR's, a great Potential WR and still have his go-to Olsen, along with a newer speedster in Underwood...yet we haven't done Cam any favors. Lets wait and see when the season starts to judge how we screwed the pooch with Newton.
Because he's the hero that Charlotte deserves, but not the one it needs right now... and so we'll hunt him... because he can take it... because he's not a hero... he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... a Diligent GM
You have to remember this isn't the Hurney special treatment for long time players anymore. Gettleman is here to change the Panthers into a winning team, and will evaluate every single person on that team. This is just like any other business, don't get friendly with the bosses and not be ready to get the axe if you can't perform when needed, even if your a vet or a long time panther.
With that being said, there is no way possible that Smitty wouldn't be on this team next year, Gettleman put it out to the public more so that its well known to EVERYONE that he is expecting everyone to be accountable.
Let me ask you all this, would you rather us have the repeated history we have now, or have repeated success like the Patriots (my blood boils typing that) do, with the 'next man up' mentality? It has seemed to work out very well for them in the past 10 years overall, with the Superbowl wins and consistent playoff births.