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Chris Gamble to Retire

Mar 11 2013 10:40 AM Kurb Carolina Panthers

Josina Anderson@JosinaAnderson
Agent Carl Poston just told me that Chris Gamble informed him last night that he wants to retire. His full quote is coming next



Rest well sir!


Full quote

Agent Carl Poston to me on Chris Gamble informing him he wants to retire: “A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble. However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he told me that he’s decided to focus on life after football. Chris has been a class act. I have represented him for nine years, ever since he came out of Ohio State. He’s been an ideal client and he was one of the best corners in game. He’s doing it the right way. He has taken care of his money and his investments to retire successfully, and now I wish him the best in his future endeavors.” —Carl Poston



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Glad to hear.

Hate to see players I like go to to other teams.
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CardiacCats
Mar 11 2013 04:06 PM
shocked.... he had good years left in the tank
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CardiacCats
Mar 11 2013 04:09 PM
but thanks chris.. as others have said, best cb in franchise history
I will miss him. Wouldn't be shocked if he misses the paychecks and makes a comeback

Thanks for taking things out of context like a typical member of the huddle, why don't you quote the full post so you don't look like such a dumb ass.


Maybe you can explain how retiring before he got cut was going to "help out the Panthers."

I'll wait right here.

Maybe you can explain how retiring before he got cut was going to "help out the Panthers."

I'll wait right here.


As a lot of other people thought, we would save his entire 11M instead of just 7M, that turned out to be incorrect; I didn't have time to edit the post so I just left it.

If you scroll on further down I even questioned, why don't we resign him so he can retire as a Panther?
Probably wanted to retire while his body still functioned relatively well. Football players have a good life while they play, but they pay a high price for it later in life.
BlueBoyRamses_E1b1a
Mar 11 2013 04:33 PM
The 9ers and hawks are in an arm race in that division.
It's been said that he was very smart with his money and investments. So I doubt he'll miss the checks. Does anybody know his career earnings? It's gotta be close to $50MM.

He's been in the NFL 9 years. How long does he exactly have to play before he can retire so people don't make dumb comments like this.

Mike Rucker retired when cut after 10. Mike Minter the same after 11. Is one year the barrier before you can be allowed to retire?

Why do people fabricate such stupid crap



Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.

Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.


I don't think many people (if anyone at all) here disagrees with us cutting him. We all agree it was a necessary move. I think some of us are more astonished by the hate he is getting, or that he somehow owed the team something so he should've retired instead or something.

Again, the move had to be made. But the fact that he was quietly one of the most solid players in franchise history, it's a little bittersweet that he is going out with such little fanfare. With that being said, it seems an appropriate way for him to go with how quiet he was and how he just went about his business of being a PROFESSIONAL football player. I emphasize professional because Gamble was always that, and many of today's players are far from it.

Didn't mean to hurt your feelings... But yall are delusional if you think his last 3 years have been above average. He was a great panther for us for a while but its time to move on. If you want our team to get any better, dont make dumb comments like that. you sound like marty hurney.



When you can give me the number of TDs he has given up or games we have lost because of him in the last three years then you can convince me.

When you can give me the number of TDs he has given up or games we have lost because of him in the last three years then you can convince me.

I didn't have a notepad, but I remember many, many times when he gave up big first downs the past two years that led to us losing because of TD scores....and he gets paid as a lockdown corner. So many times the past couple of years, big "must need" plays that I wanted a shutdown corner to make he didn't. That is why stats are misleading... He was good but not what you think he was. The big issue was how much he was getting paid, he had injuries, and now with his retirement it's obvious that he didnt have his head in it. Someone who does at 29/30 years of age would have wanted to keep playing. It is the love of the game

That said, I don't blame him for anything, Hurney paid him what he paid him, He was smart with his money and decided to retire.....Some people just don't hold the same value that you do of him, that is all it boils down to. I love Gamble, i love the way he played for a long time, i respected him as a man and as a player. But he was not the "lockdown corner" some thought he was and should have never been paid like one. Once again, I thank Gamble for everything, GREAT panther player. The best corner we have ever had.

And you people wanted him back... head aint in it. Good riddance. Thanks for some good years though!


Or maybe, just maybe he's come to terms with what he's accomplished in his career and/or doesn't want to play for another team?


"head ain't in it"

What a joke.
As if you know the damn guy.

Oh, and he was definitley "above average" in '11.

I didn't have a notepad, but I remember many, many times when he gave up big first downs the past two years that led to us losing because of TD scores....and he gets paid as a lockdown corner. So many times the past couple of years, big "must need" plays that I wanted a shutdown corner to make he didn't. That is why stats are misleading... He was good but not what you think he was. The big issue was how much he was getting paid, he had injuries, and now with his retirement it's obvious that he didnt have his head in it. Someone who does at 29/30 years of age would have wanted to keep playing. It is the love of the game

That said, I don't blame him for anything, Hurney paid him what he paid him, He was smart with his money and decided to retire.....Some people just don't hold the same value that you do of him, that is all it boils down to. I love Gamble, i love the way he played for a long time, i respected him as a man and as a player. But he was not the "lockdown corner" some thought he was and should have never been paid like one. Once again, I thank Gamble for everything, GREAT panther player. The best corner we have ever had.



So your saying that he wasnt supposed to allow a catch at all? You do know no corner in the league is THAT good to do that. Did you consider that we didnt have a pass rush the last couple years before this one? No corner can cover all day no matter how much he is paid. The whole defense just started seeing improvement this year so i think its been kinda hard to point fingers on a team thats won 15 games in the last 3 years. And its not obvious that his head wasnt in it since he is retiring, like you just said he has had injuries. Maybe he is thinking about his well being and doesnt want to risk further damage to himself. Its never wrong for someone to be comfortable with where there at after doing something so long to say that they are done with it, especially if he is okay financially. Gamble never got paid to be a shutdown corner, he got paid because he was drafted by us and lived up to his status for his years he was here and was worth keeping. Every corner that gets a new contract doesnt have to be considered shutdown. Its funny how people say he got paid to much when every off season we watch free agents for teams get ridiculous contracts they dont deserve. Its a part of the game, hardly anybody is paid what they are worth, they are paid what the other teams wont give them. Take a look at all the CBs that are FA right now, they are probably gonna get more than he will when he got his but none of them are better than him. Just how it works. Wish him luck tho.

So your saying that he wasnt supposed to allow a catch at all? You do know no corner in the league is THAT good to do that. Did you consider that we didnt have a pass rush the last couple years before this one? No corner can cover all day no matter how much he is paid. The whole defense just started seeing improvement this year so i think its been kinda hard to point fingers on a team thats won 15 games in the last 3 years. And its not obvious that his head wasnt in it since he is retiring, like you just said he has had injuries. Maybe he is thinking about his well being and doesnt want to risk further damage to himself. Its never wrong for someone to be comfortable with where there at after doing something so long to say that they are done with it, especially if he is okay financially. Gamble never got paid to be a shutdown corner, he got paid because he was drafted by us and lived up to his status for his years he was here and was worth keeping. Every corner that gets a new contract doesnt have to be considered shutdown. Its funny how people say he got paid to much when every off season we watch free agents for teams get ridiculous contracts they dont deserve. Its a part of the game, hardly anybody is paid what they are worth, they are paid what the other teams wont give them. Take a look at all the CBs that are FA right now, they are probably gonna get more than he will when he got his but none of them are better than him. Just how it works. Wish him luck tho.


You must have not read my entire post, because I specifically stated everything that you said, that you obviously chose to ignore. And he was our highest paid corner, he was our shutdown corner. He did not live up to it. I obviously wish him the best.
I lived across from Chris for a summer when I was still in college and renting an apt. here in Charlotte (which tells you how frugal he was) and talked with him every once in a while.

He was incredibly modest and humble and an overall incredibly nice guy.

Hope him all the best.
BlueBoyRamses_E1b1a
Mar 11 2013 06:50 PM
So young. I doubt it.
Smart move

You must have not read my entire post, because I specifically stated everything that you said, that you obviously chose to ignore. And he was our highest paid corner, he was our shutdown corner. He did not live up to it. I obviously wish him the best.


Um.......yes i did read your post, and you just said you agreed with everything i said in my post but you obviously dont because i clearly stated i thought he lived up to his status. But im not getting into the back and forth, i wish him luck and thought he was everything he was supposed to be. The team was just to bad to really see what he was capable of.
Maybe he just doesn't wanna work anymore. I'm 26, wish I could retire.
Sucks we have to eat the cap hit, but Gamble didn't do anything wrong. He didn't hold a gun to Hurney's head and force him to write up that contract.

So your saying that he wasnt supposed to allow a catch at all? You do know no corner in the league is THAT good to do that. Did you consider that we didnt have a pass rush the last couple years before this one? No corner can cover all day no matter how much he is paid. The whole defense just started seeing improvement this year so i think its been kinda hard to point fingers on a team thats won 15 games in the last 3 years. And its not obvious that his head wasnt in it since he is retiring, like you just said he has had injuries. Maybe he is thinking about his well being and doesnt want to risk further damage to himself. Its never wrong for someone to be comfortable with where there at after doing something so long to say that they are done with it, especially if he is okay financially. Gamble never got paid to be a shutdown corner, he got paid because he was drafted by us and lived up to his status for his years he was here and was worth keeping. Every corner that gets a new contract doesnt have to be considered shutdown. Its funny how people say he got paid to much when every off season we watch free agents for teams get ridiculous contracts they dont deserve. Its a part of the game, hardly anybody is paid what they are worth, they are paid what the other teams wont give them. Take a look at all the CBs that are FA right now, they are probably gonna get more than he will when he got his but none of them are better than him. Just how it works. Wish him luck tho.

I didn't have a notepad, but I remember many, many times when he gave up big first downs the past two years that led to us losing because of TD scores....and he gets paid as a lockdown corner. So many times the past couple of years, big "must need" plays that I wanted a shutdown corner to make he didn't. That is why stats are misleading... He was good but not what you think he was. The big issue was how much he was getting paid, he had injuries, and now with his retirement it's obvious that he didnt have his head in it. Someone who does at 29/30 years of age would have wanted to keep playing. It is the love of the game

That said, I don't blame him for anything, Hurney paid him what he paid him, He was smart with his money and decided to retire.....Some people just don't hold the same value that you do of him, that is all it boils down to. I love Gamble, i love the way he played for a long time, i respected him as a man and as a player. But he was not the "lockdown corner" some thought he was and should have never been paid like one. Once again, I thank Gamble for everything, GREAT panther player. The best corner we have ever had.


I never once blamed him for retiring.... You blasted me for that. I never said he shouldn't allow a catch...I said that he was responsible for moment changing plays. I.e. not making a play a shutdown corner (he was the top paid corner, and don't look at other people's cornerback signings that is irrelevant to our team, and the way Hurney was signing our players) should make every now and then that stops the chains from moving...you blasted me for that. I said someone who is his age should not want to hang up the cleats if they are passionate about playing at 29/30 years old. I don't hold any ill will towards him from doing so, poo he is retiring at 30, that is awesome....and you blasted me for that, hence you not reading what i wrote. You pay a corner that much money he should make those big time plays, he didn't. I dont hold any ill will towards Gamble like I said, but it was time to move on, which you have disagreed with. Like you said, no back and forth so thats just my opinion.
Good luck Chris.

And no, it would not have helped cap-wise had he retired before we cut him. Some of you apparently just make stuff up rather than taking the time to do some simple research.
Surprising. Best of luck to him in his future endeavours, retired at 30 that's the life.