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Mr. Scot

Bradberry: Does this sound familiar?

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James Bradberry would love to play for Ron Rivera again
 

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“I would love to play for coach Rivera again,” Bradberry said, via NBCSportsWashington.com. “He’s a great man and a great coach. He coached me for four years. I didn’t realize how much he meant to us until that day [he got fired]. Just how he spoke to us as men. He wasn’t overly aggressive unless he needed to be. He put his foot down when he needed to be.”

Bradberry isn’t keeping his eyes on just one team, however. He said after the season that he wants to be compensated as a “top corner” and reiterated that “any team that makes that offer that’s willing to pay me what I feel like I’m worth” will be in consideration for the coming season.

Seems I heard someone else say this recently :thinking:

Truth be told, you'll probably be hearing that same refrain from every Panthers player that hits free agency, and it'd be no surprise for Rivera to pursue guys like Bradberry and Mario Addison.

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Tag him and let Rivera trade for him if he wants him that bad.

I agree all FAs will say that. It creates some illusion of leverage regardless of Rivera’s interest and puts some emotional pressure on Rivera to give the guy a shot or contact.

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How many different teams are we going to have crazy connections with? Bills, Giants, now Redskins. What other teams have connections like that other than teams coached by Andy Reid and Bill Belichick...? Crazy that our relatively average organization has been feeding all of these other teams..

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Good luck and good bye. Him and Norman together on bloated contracts sounds real fun. I was hoping to keep him but not with what he sees his value as. Addison is probably replaced by Burns so that is just nature at work in the NFL.

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

James Bradberry would love to play for Ron Rivera again
 

Seems I heard someone else say this recently :thinking:

Truth be told, you'll probably be hearing that same refrain from every Panthers player that hits free agency, and it'd be no surprise for Rivera to pursue guys like Bradberry and Mario Addison.

“He spoke to us as men.” 

I wondering who he’s firing a shot at. Tepper, Hurney or the new guys.  

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3 minutes ago, t96 said:

How many different teams are we going to have crazy connections with? Bills, Giants, now Redskins. What other teams have connections like that other than teams coached by Andy Reid and Bill Belichick...? Crazy that our relatively average organization has been feeding all of these other teams..

It makes it a little complicated come free agency knowing guys that we want to keep will hit free agency with at least three strong options / possible suitors, maybe more.

Of course, we're in rebuild mode anyway, so...

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Washington will likely cut Norman whether they sign Bradberry or not.  So would you rather have Bradberry at 12-14 million or Norman back at 6-8 million.

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2 minutes ago, sml1950 said:

Washington will likely cut Norman whether they sign Bradberry or not.  So would you rather have Bradberry at 12-14 million or Norman back at 6-8 million.

Bradberry. He’s a serious shutdown corner. 

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2 minutes ago, sml1950 said:

Washington will likely cut Norman whether they sign Bradberry or not.  So would you rather have Bradberry at 12-14 million or Norman back at 6-8 million.

I'm not absolutely certain Norman gets cut with Rivera there. Maybe cut and re-signed.

That said, Norman isn't worth 6-8 million anymore. His play has fallen off a cliff.

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This team was soft and undisciplined under Rivera and the record shows it.

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this team the past 9 years and wondered what the hell they did at practice all week.

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Franchise him and trade him.  May be able to get a 2nd rounder for him, which is what we spent originally.  If Washington is willing to give up that level of compensation, so be it.

I would like to keep Bradberry, but given where we are at in terms of a rebuild, I don't think anyone outside of CMC and DJ are untouchable

To be clear, Bradberry deserves to get paid, and losing him will leave yet another hole on defense.  But if we are going to bottom out this year, it may make sense to have the draft pick long term.

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14 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

“He spoke to us as men.” 

I wondering who he’s firing a shot at. Tepper, Hurney or the new guys.  

Maybe it’s just a compliment to Rivera and not so much a slight at anyone else.

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