Looks like the Panthers are ready to try to deal Steve Smith. Should’ve done it last year, when a contending team might’ve overpaid for him.
Now the Panthers will be fortunate to get a 3rd round pick for the Pro Bowl fixture. Has a franchise ever gotten so little in return for so many quality players?
For some unknown reason Marty Hurney seems to think the Cam Newton hype will put butts in the seats and save his job for the next two seasons — because no one expects Newton to be ready to play this year, you see. Guess what? The Panthers can’t wait. They need guys who can step on the field and play now — no more Marty-shirts.
Besides, didn’t the Big Cat hold court in front of God and everybody and say he had to cut loose a coaching staff that refused to play young talent? How does that square with deliberately using the most important draft pick in franchise history on a guy who cannot and will not be ready to play from Day One?
Forget the DNC. Charlotte is about to play host to an even bigger circus — the slo-mo implosion of an NFL franchise.