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NGT: Julius Peppers retiring

Toth029 : 2/1/2019 9:54 am
Next stop is Canton.
1st ballot  
UConn4523 : 2/1/2019 9:55 am : link
easy, he was an awesome player.
I wonder..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/1/2019 10:01 am : link
what will happen in Carolina this year. There seems to be some panic setting in and Peppers retiring doesn't help.

There's legitimate chatter that Newton will miss the season. Davis is already gone, and Olsen may retire. They could really be in trouble
HOFer.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/1/2019 10:02 am : link
And pretty good on the court too.
One of my favorite trivia questions with friends  
Young Elijah : 2/1/2019 10:03 am : link
Who is the highest earning non QB in the history of the NFL?

Peppers!

Great career. Loved watching him play.
Video game player  
Dave in PA : 2/1/2019 10:06 am : link
A supremely athletic goliath on the field. Fun the watch. Unquestioned HOF player
Texans should’ve picked him  
BrianLeonard23 : 2/1/2019 10:10 am : link
Over David Carr
Amazing player  
Anakim : 2/1/2019 10:18 am : link
I actually remember him on the UNC basketball team. Must've been like 11. Haha
RE: Texans should’ve picked him  
Anakim : 2/1/2019 10:20 am : link
In comment 14283307 BrianLeonard23 said:
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Over David Carr



Hindsight. Plus they were an expansion team and needed a QB to build around.
Beginning the 2 year tank-a-thon  
Matt in SGS : 2/1/2019 10:35 am : link
for Sunshine Lawrence.
Yeah. Wasn’t David Carr, at the time considered to  
Big Blue '56 : 2/1/2019 10:38 am : link
be a franchise QB? If so, he had to be the pick. That’s what would have occurred in the last draft if there was a QB deemed a 10-15 year guy by the Giants, imo
He is a huge human  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 2/1/2019 11:25 am : link
I was around college ball players, but when I met Peppers he was a whole other level of size.
RE: Yeah. Wasn’t David Carr, at the time considered to  
Anakim : 2/1/2019 11:26 am : link
In comment 14283366 Big Blue '56 said:
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be a franchise QB? If so, he had to be the pick. That’s what would have occurred in the last draft if there was a QB deemed a 10-15 year guy by the Giants, imo


So was Harrington
Peppers was actually teammates with Brendan Haywood at UNC  
Anakim : 2/1/2019 11:31 am : link
And yeah, he kind of continued the trend after Jevon Kearse of ridiculously athletic and long DEs.
A few years later  
BrianLeonard23 : 2/1/2019 11:44 am : link
people were going gaga over Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush and the Texans surprised everyone taking Mario Williams.

They needed to build around Carr but they never could. They got him Andre Johnson and that was about it.
RE: I wonder..  
FStubbs : 2/1/2019 12:12 pm : link
In comment 14283290 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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what will happen in Carolina this year. There seems to be some panic setting in and Peppers retiring doesn't help.

There's legitimate chatter that Newton will miss the season. Davis is already gone, and Olsen may retire. They could really be in trouble


If they wanted to tank, next year is the year to do it. They get a new QB and move on from Newton.
Great player...  
bw in dc : 2/1/2019 12:25 pm : link
and don't forget, Peppers started for the UNC basketball team. I think he may have gotten a long look in the NBA, too.

awesome player  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 2/1/2019 12:51 pm : link
Such a complete player as well. He's 4th all-time on the Sacks list, strong against the run, very good at batting balls at the LOS, and was surprisingly adept at dropping back in coverage.

He wasn't always dominant but he was consistently an impact player for a long time and a freak athlete in his prime.

Peppers vs. Strahan is an interesting debate imo. I'm guessing most non-Giants fans would probably give the nod to Peppers but it's really close imo.
RE: awesome player  
bw in dc : 2/1/2019 1:00 pm : link
In comment 14283579 Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy said:
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Peppers vs. Strahan is an interesting debate imo. I'm guessing most non-Giants fans would probably give the nod to Peppers but it's really close imo.


It is. Ten years of double digit sacks by Peppers is very impressive. And he had 52 forced fumbles and 175 tackles for loss.
Thought we had his clone  
TMS : 2/1/2019 6:47 pm : link
after JPPs first year. What a waste and very sad. That first year JPP looked like Peppers reborn.
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