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Julius Peppers Announces Retirement

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Number 90, much like 89, will go down as one of the best players in the Panthers brief history.  The bar is set high for those that follow.

Much love and respect for who he is as a man on and off the field. 

Bless up big guy.

 

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50cent Retweeted thisis50

Stand up for #90. Next stop, Canton.

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Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers retires after 17 seasons https://thisis50.com/2019/02/01/carolina-panthers-de-julius-peppers-retires-after-17-seasons/ 
9:51 AM - 1 Feb 2019

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Julius Peppers was never at ease letting people in, or noticing him at all. Once, a book of James Baldwin fell out of his travel bag in Atlanta. “Don’t put that in the paper,” he said quietly. He knew people didn’t consider him a thinker, but just a ball player. He didn’t care.

5:43 AM - 1 Feb 2019

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Josh McCown Retweeted Carolina Panthers

‘02 Draft classmates & teammates for 5 years on 2 different teams since then. His physical gifts are obvious but his heart/mind standout more. Thankful for the time spent together talking hoops & life. Honored to call you a friend. Congrats @juliuspeppers_ on a HOF career!

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His stats woukd be even more amazing if he played in an era that hadn’t made the three step drop so prominent.  While he alone didn’t force the league in that direction.  Teams certainly realized they needed a three step drop offense if they were goong to neutralize Pep.  He ate on 5 step and 7 step drops.

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