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Good post, enjoyable read(being serious).Well, having loaded up a bit on what's going on, I disagree with you.
I don't have a problem with Tepper wanting to start putting his stamp on the Panthers organisation. It was inevitable, and he's been doing off the field. But this BS about Newton is something I don't like.
I particularly disagree with what seems to be your "Fantasy GM" "What have you done for me lately" attitude.
Previously, even though recent teams haven't been successful, it looked like there was some unity. "We're miserable and shit, but we're miserable and shit together" type thing.
This BS with Greg Olsen contradicting reports of his departure? That's just not something that happens within good football organisations. This BS with Thomas Davis expressing his opinion on what Newton should do? That's also something that happens within good football organisations. Thomas Davis may be a Chargers player atm, but he's a Panthers legend. You cannot have him saying the shit he's been saying. I presume he has some inside knowledge?
The "rebuild" route is also BS. With a game as structured as American football, in a competition with so many teams like the NFL, a 40% chance of making the play offs. A rebuild doesn't take 5 years, it takes 2. And you don't go into "rebuild attitude", you just make changes. You cannot not make changes from season to season, But you don't go into a ******ed capitulation mode because "we're rebuilding".
If Matt Rhule is someone who can coach a team to sb wins, then I don't have a problem with a Godfather offer. But offering a long contract to allow a margin of error because the team is expected to be shit is BS. There's no reason why the team shouldn't make the play offs next season. In a competition like the nfl, I don't see how you can be so confident of success in the long term future, as to accept being shit in the short term.
Nah, this is false. Unlike Richardson he got off his arse and did something to bring a legend like Steve Smith back to the franchise when he had no attachment to him whatsoever. He may be tough but he's fair and respects a players contribution from the past.And another thing about Newton. ******* around with Newton, no matter how beat up he is, is not a good thing for the Panthers. It's one thing when you're an outsider to have a "clinical" opinion, and it may be nothing personal, and the nfl is a ruthless "business". But it sends a message within the nfl community of "The Carolina Panthers are a demented organisation that doesn't know what it's doing. They treat the best player in their history like shit."
If that happens, there's no question that'll backfire when it comes to other players in the future.