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Julius Peppers Announces Retirement

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remember when peppers made sure we couldn't trade him by listing the only teams he'd sign a contract extension with and stating he wanted to play OLB in a base 3-4?

then he went to none of the teams he listed and played in the same defense?

good times.

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Just now, joeyxfresco said:

I remember those days :/

His work ethic really went to poo around 2007. You’d also be lying if you said he still wasn’t one of the best players on the field even with half assed effort 

in 2007? he absolutely was not. 

but beason always flashed more on the field than peppers did. but sure peppers was better than the tyler braytons and kemoeatus of the world. 

to be fair, if you go to the bears forums right now this thread is probably even harsher on him. he's generally considered a massive bust there.

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2 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

in 2007? he absolutely was not. 

but beason always flashed more on the field than peppers did. but sure peppers was better than the tyler braytons and kemoeatus of the world. 

to be fair, if you go to the bears forums right now this thread is probably even harsher on him. he's generally considered a massive bust there.

My memory on it is a little foggy but I remember some fans souring up on him the year after we fell short of making the super bowl

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1 minute ago, countryboi said:

Man i wanted that damn half a sack

Me too, but how much salary cap would you be willing to devote to a guy chasing a record?

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Thank you Mr. Peppers.   Sorry we never got you a ring. sigh.

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22 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

mills, smith, nor davis ever took a whole season off to force a trade.

No, instead Thomas Davis was a drama queen who got the best GM in panthers history fired. He went back on his word on every single thing he said over a 4 year span. Steve Smith demanded trades and punched teammates. He threw rookies like keary Colbert, jimmy clausen, and cam under the bus. He also went on a rampage of bashing the team for a couple of years. I have nothing bad to say about Sam mills.

spar me on the Julius peppers leaving Charlotte story. It didn’t help when morons with half the talent like Jon beason would go on local radio and throw Julius under the bus. Or when creepy sexual harassing owners blindsides Julius publicly demanding he be more of a vocal leader when that isn’t the type of person he is.

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9 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

in 2007? he absolutely was not. 

but beason always flashed more on the field than peppers did. but sure peppers was better than the tyler braytons and kemoeatus of the world. 

to be fair, if you go to the bears forums right now this thread is probably even harsher on him. he's generally considered a massive bust there.

As I recall, his departure came after Beason and someone else kind of called him out on the radio the day after a crazy performance by Jared Allen.

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1 minute ago, Mr. Scot said:

As I recall, his departure came after Beason and someone else kind of called him out on the radio the day after a crazy performance by Jared Allen.

This is accurate. Beason is a moron. He went on wfnz and started talking about how peppers should be mor like Allen.

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I don't think the Panthers were going to bring it back if he did.

Writing was on the wall when you saw they weren't bringing Thomas Davis back.

I knew when Davis wasnt being signed, Peppers was gone too. This is the year of the Veterans not returning.

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Fighting back tears watching that video. I fell in love with the Panthers as a ten year old kid, and the first season I can actually remember was Peps first. That Super Bowl run in 03 is one of the best sports memories I’ll ever have. I don’t know the NFL without Julius Peppers. Thank you, number 90. God bless 

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1 hour ago, ncfan said:

 

it's too early for this...  I'm crying like my wife watching The Notebook.

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