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Carolina signs Short to a 5 year $80 deal

jeff57 : 4/17/2017 9:57 am
Schefter:

Big deal: Panthers signed franchise DT Kawann Short to a 5-year, $80 million contract, per sources. Beat July deadline, no holdout.

Man if we can find a DT like Short, our defense would be scary  
jlukes : 4/17/2017 9:59 am : link
the one thing we lacked last year was a gap-shooting DT in the middle of the defense.
League is crazy.  
section125 : 4/17/2017 10:00 am : link
$16 mill for a DT and people bitched about OV and JPP. Stupid money.
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Torrag : 4/17/2017 10:10 am : link
Short is a stud. When you get your hands on a player this good you pay them...if you're smart.
We finished second in D last year.  
Big Blue '56 : 4/17/2017 10:41 am : link
We've brought back most of our parts and will fortify in the draft and perhaps pick up a solid vet in FA..Even if we drop to 5th or a little lower, we'll still be strong enough to vie for the NFC, imv..I expect our O to take a positive step with the addition of Marshall and Ellison..

So, I'm glad we didn't spend that kind of money on a DT..We have the goods to make a serious run if healthy..We don't need a stud DT this year..Last year the D was severely broken and we needed to spend tons of money for youth and talent..Short would be a luxury but far from a necessity at those dollars..Curious to see the guaranteed dollars..

'I'm glad we didn't spend that kind of money on a DT'...  
Torrag : 4/17/2017 11:13 am : link
We didn't have a player of Short's caliber to give it to this year. Hankin's isn't close.

We gave Snacks #10M AAV last season and that's serious kwan. Plus the cap just keeps going up and you have to adjust the salaries accordingly.
RE: League is crazy.  
TommyWiseau : 4/17/2017 11:25 am : link
In comment 13431043 section125 said:
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$16 mill for a DT and people bitched about OV and JPP. Stupid money.


Short is a better DT then JPP is at his position.
RE: RE: League is crazy.  
Stan in LA : 4/17/2017 12:34 pm : link
In comment 13431228 TommyWiseau said:
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In comment 13431043 section125 said:


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$16 mill for a DT and people bitched about OV and JPP. Stupid money.



Short is a better DT then JPP is at his position.


And Snacks is better than both of them.
a 4-3 is built around its DEs  
JonC : 4/17/2017 12:35 pm : link
not its DTs, they allocate dolers accordingly.
I wouldn't necessarly  
Cenotaph : 4/17/2017 1:10 pm : link
compare Snacks and Short - both are DT's, and among the best at what they do - but they do different things. Snacks is a big, double team eating run stuffer who generally doesn't bring much pass rush. Short is solid against the run but primarily a gap shooter who brings pressure on QBs. Both very good players, but hard to say one or the other is 'better' as they are so different.
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