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NGT: Panther LB Luke Kuechly is Retiring

Saos1n : 1/14/2020 8:35 pm
What a player. What a career.
wow  
Rflairr : 1/14/2020 8:38 pm : link
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wow  
ron mexico : 1/14/2020 8:38 pm : link
did tepper give him a hedge fund job?
Patrick Willis  
JoeyBigBlue : 1/14/2020 8:38 pm : link
All over again. Damn.
Wow. He was only 28.  
Klaatu : 1/14/2020 8:39 pm : link
Did he give any reason why?
Only 28.  
Pete in MD : 1/14/2020 8:39 pm : link
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This is all I can think about right now and I canít blame him  
Saos1n : 1/14/2020 8:39 pm : link
I had zero information about this, but I don't find it surprising.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 1/14/2020 8:39 pm : link
Between his injuries and the fact the entire team mailed it in when Rivera was fired, I doubt he wanted to start over with someone new.


Great LB in the pros, but the absolute best one I ever saw in college.
RE: Wow. He was only 28.  
bubba0825 : 1/14/2020 8:40 pm : link
In comment 14779522 Klaatu said:
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Did he give any reason why?


Heís had concussion issues in the past not sure if that was the reason
Heíd be absolutely fucking phenomenal on TV  
Saos1n : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
Could be a defensive version of Tony Romo

Hope he has the desire for it
One of Boston Collegeís finest.  
bceagle05 : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
Congrats on a great career.
Must have heard  
prh : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
Coughlin is advising Rhule
Wow. That's crazy.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
Wish him the best. As for the Panthers, maybe not everything is coming up roses for them this offseason. Quite a loss for them.
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bouchy24 : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
Twitter link
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not seeing this reported  
ron mexico : 1/14/2020 8:41 pm : link
is this confirmed?
RE: not seeing this reported  
Saos1n : 1/14/2020 8:43 pm : link
In comment 14779534 ron mexico said:
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is this confirmed?


Def confirmed. Sorry I didnít post a link in the OP
Took quite a few head shots recently...  
bw in dc : 1/14/2020 8:45 pm : link
good for him. Get the hell out why you still have a chance to stay intact.
Such a great LB  
Rjanyg : 1/14/2020 8:45 pm : link
His career, while somewhat short, was excellent.
Garafolo tweet  
prh : 1/14/2020 8:46 pm : link
Luke Kuechly gets emotional in the video the
@Panthers
posted when he says he can't play at the same level anymore: "I still want to play but I don't think it's the right decision."
RE: RE: Wow. He was only 28.  
Klaatu : 1/14/2020 8:46 pm : link
In comment 14779526 bubba0825 said:
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In comment 14779522 Klaatu said:


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Did he give any reason why?



Heís had concussion issues in the past not sure if that was the reason


Ahhh. Thanks. Could very well be.
Good for him.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/14/2020 8:46 pm : link
He's had multiple concussions. It wouldn't shock me if Shepard did the same in the future.
Yeah,  
Pete in MD : 1/14/2020 8:47 pm : link
he posted a video announcing it. He got emotional about wanting to play still but knowing it's not the best idea. He must be concerned about concussions and maybe other injuries.
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ron mexico : 1/14/2020 8:47 pm : link
In comment 14779533 bouchy24 said:
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man that was tough, great player, the game is a meat grinder
RE: Wow. He was only 28.  
Jints in Carolina : 1/14/2020 8:48 pm : link
In comment 14779522 Klaatu said:
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Did he give any reason why?


His 100 concussions?
RE: RE: Wow. He was only 28.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/14/2020 8:51 pm : link
In comment 14779551 Jints in Carolina said:
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In comment 14779522 Klaatu said:


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Did he give any reason why?



His 100 concussions?


Jints, I had the same reaction to that post. If you know anything about Kuechly, he's had like a million concussions.
Well, I didn't know, which was why I asked.  
Klaatu : 1/14/2020 8:53 pm : link
You don't have to be dicks about it.
I heard a rumor..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/14/2020 8:56 pm : link
about this a couple hours ago, but there's been rumblings about him and Cam stepping away for a couple months now.

Kuechly is still one of the few professional athletes I've seen so dazed and injured that he cried.

One, tough SOB who has a bright future ahead of him
We all love the game but.....  
morrison40 : 1/14/2020 8:57 pm : link
itís a high speed collision sport that creates stresses that the human body Is not capable of sustaining on a continuous basis. Shorter careers will prevail and ultimately provide more sustainable lives for the players and preserve the sport.
Klaatu  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/14/2020 8:57 pm : link
Didn't mean to come across as one. I'm happy he's retiring. He's the type of guy I'd worry about in 10 years. He's suffered multiple concussions that we know of...

He's got quite the resume. I'm not sure if its Canton bound, but who knows?
Talk about  
BobsYourUncle : 1/14/2020 8:59 pm : link
Work / Life balance

Be well for ur family Luke... God bless you.
Good for him to take care of himself.  
jpkmets : 1/14/2020 8:59 pm : link
He had some frightening head injuries. Great pro, amazing college player. Always dream that one day we have an LB that can cover like that.
He recently got  
Pete in MD : 1/14/2020 9:06 pm : link
engaged too. Time for the next stage in life.
RE: He recently got  
ron mexico : 1/14/2020 9:08 pm : link
In comment 14779590 Pete in MD said:
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engaged too. Time for the next stage in life.


in the video he thanks his girlfriend.

Either you have bad information or he has a lot of explaining to do
RE: Klaatu  
jpkmets : 1/14/2020 9:15 pm : link
In comment 14779572 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Didn't mean to come across as one. I'm happy he's retiring. He's the type of guy I'd worry about in 10 years. He's suffered multiple concussions that we know of...

He's got quite the resume. I'm not sure if its Canton bound, but who knows?


Heís an interesting candidate. I think he will get in, but after a few years.

If it was like basketball HOF heís be a lock. He jumped off the screen in BC.

But only 8 years is short for a HOF in this generation (not like Sayers back when knee surgeries ended careers or really hurt them). But, 5 first team All Pro does it for me.
RE: RE: He recently got  
Pete in MD : 1/14/2020 9:16 pm : link
In comment 14779595 ron mexico said:
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engaged too. Time for the next stage in life.



in the video he thanks his girlfriend.

Either you have bad information or he has a lot of explaining to do

Haha, it is on his Wikipedia page so totally could be false. Maybe she's subtly sending him a message?
jpkmets  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/14/2020 9:19 pm : link
I saw Kuechly when he was a frosh in '09 vs. ND. I remember thinking, 'Damn. This kid is really good.' I believe he replaced Herzlich.

He was a helluva player. If someone like TD gets in with such a short resume, Kuechly needs serious consideration.
RE: RE: RE: He recently got  
ron mexico : 1/14/2020 9:19 pm : link
In comment 14779611 Pete in MD said:
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In comment 14779590 Pete in MD said:


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engaged too. Time for the next stage in life.



in the video he thanks his girlfriend.

Either you have bad information or he has a lot of explaining to do


Haha, it is on his Wikipedia page so totally could be false. Maybe she's subtly sending him a message?


he has the perfect excuse for any mistake

Honey, I wouldn't have slept with that stripper if I didn't have all these concussions!!

I keed
I keed
Enough is enough  
TMS : 1/14/2020 9:23 pm : link
too many injuries, Grab the money and run. Wish him well.
Not  
AcidTest : 1/14/2020 9:28 pm : link
surprising. Wish him the best. Fantastic player, and even better in college as others have said. Just too many concussions and other injuries.
Wished more players  
Giant John : 1/14/2020 9:37 pm : link
Realize their health is the first priority.
Panthers  
Archer : 1/14/2020 9:39 pm : link
Panthers lose Kuechly and may lose Newton
New coaching staff
It could be a long season for Carolina
As a BC grad I am obviously biased  
bhill410 : 1/14/2020 9:48 pm : link
But 5 all pro selections, 1 defensive player of the year (at middle linebacker) and defensive rookie of the year. To me itís a no brainer.
RE: This is all I can think about right now and I canít blame him  
nzyme : 1/14/2020 10:17 pm : link
In comment 14779524 Saos1n said:
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That picture of him is disturbing. Was that after a concussion? That doesn't look like a picture of pain but one of horror.

Wonder if he had trouble recalling things like "What day is it?", "How old are you?", etc... That's what that picture looks like to me.

Getting juked by that little kid  
widmerseyebrow : 1/14/2020 10:20 pm : link
forced him to reconsider his career.
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Banks : 1/14/2020 10:26 pm : link
first or second team all pro for 7 of his 8 years. I think he makes the HoF
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Jim from Katonah : 1/14/2020 10:34 pm : link
In comment 14779675 Banks said:
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first or second team all pro for 7 of his 8 years. I think he makes the HoF


Since 2012 heís led all LBs in tackles, interceptions, and passes defended. A guy who would be great in any era.
Too many concussions  
dpinzow : 1/14/2020 11:03 pm : link
He still certainly wants to play but the docs probably said one more concussion and his life would be altered in a horrible way, so he has to do what is best so he can live well after football
The Shepard stuff w the Giants  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/14/2020 11:47 pm : link
Was overboard to me. But this kid has had a lot of injuries and as mentioned more than a couple concussions.

Smart move IMO
RE: Good for him.  
santacruzom : 1/14/2020 11:53 pm : link
In comment 14779546 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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He's had multiple concussions. It wouldn't shock me if Shepard did the same in the future.


I also wouldn't be shocked if Shepard retires in the future.
Great player  
Torrag : 1/15/2020 1:27 am : link
Really loved his game. Man Carolina is being forced into a rebuild.
In addition to his physical ability, he was a very instinctive player.  
Ira : 1/15/2020 4:46 am : link
I agree that his decision was probably health related and I think it's probably a good choice for him.
Good for him  
Bubba : 1/15/2020 7:05 am : link
I was a little concerned he might end up in Washington with Rivera.
Iím happy for him ... if you have health, you have everything.  
Spider56 : 1/15/2020 7:57 am : link
Without it, you have nothing. Heís done well in the area with many endorsements and several TV commercials ... The kitty cats are going to miss him big time ... He, Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen were the bedrock for the franchise for many years and now theyíve all moved on.
I can't  
Amtoft : 1/15/2020 11:13 am : link
believe he is only 28? Seems like he has been the best LB for like 10+ years
We may be seeing more  
Bubba : 1/15/2020 12:16 pm : link
early retirements after players get to their second contracts.
The money they are making now lends to this. The concussions issues are a major concern.
lot of collisions  
bc4life : 1/15/2020 5:33 pm : link
he generally is at the front of the pack re: tackles per season. so, his 8 is probably more like 10-11
just looked up his stats  
bc4life : 1/15/2020 5:41 pm : link
averages about 120+ tackles per year.

On a side note - Bobby Wagner's stats are even more impressive
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