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17 minutes ago, NoSaint said:

Good choice for him. Made plenty of money and getting very beat up.

 

Totally agree.   No need to string it out for a rebuilding team that might not be good for 2-3 more years.

 

Put that brain and work ethic to better use, just like Luck did...

 

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1 minute ago, Lurker said:

 

Totally agree.   No need to string it out for a rebuilding team that might not be good for 2-3 more years.

 

Put that brain and work ethic to better use, just like Luck did...

 

Yessss Coach Kuechly Bills new assistant HC... also LB coach and Waterboy

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He's had some bad concussions and the team is going into rebuild mode. Walking away with your health intact is more important than playing for 2 or 3 more bad teams. 

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One of my favorite players. Always wanted him in Blue and White, but I respect the decision. 

 

2 side thoughts:

 

1- wonder if the coaching change affects this/makes it easier?

 

2- gotta feel for rhule. Hard enough coming in as the unexpierienced wonderkin, but to do so while losing the rock of leadership on the team is worse. 

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2 minutes ago, H2o said:

He's had some bad concussions and the team is going into rebuild mode. Walking away with your health intact is more important than playing for 2 or 3 more bad teams. 

We are 1 Kuechly away from this years Lombardi... obviously we need to fill more holes but man this year he would've been perfect

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Also, I do wonder if this is somehow the natural evolution of things... when guys are that big of stars, they get that first contract and realistically never have to work another day or their lives (and can be quite comfortable, If wise).. then it’s only the love of the game to keep them going, and it seems like it would be hard to love the game if it’s mostly rehab and feeling like ***** for you. 

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32 minutes ago, Chicken Boo said:

Concussions.  Wow.

He must have read our thread speculating AB’s bad behaviour was partially attributable to CTE.  Doesn’t want to be throwing bags of phallic inspired candies around in a couple of years, or terrorizing health club weight rooms.

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Does anyone get the feel from the video that this might be more of him being told he can’t play? Medically speaking.

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He must've taken that Marshawn Lynch speech to heart, now he's taking care of his chickens. 

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13 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

One of my favorite players. Always wanted him in Blue and White, but I respect the decision. 

 

2 side thoughts:

 

1- wonder if the coaching change affects this/makes it easier?

 

2- gotta feel for rhule. Hard enough coming in as the unexpierienced wonderkin, but to do so while losing the rock of leadership on the team is worse. 


1) maybe, I guess. But I think at 28, if you are that far out the door that a coaching change ends your career, you were done already. It may help be an excuse but it’s not the decision.
 

2) gives him a chance to demarcate the old from the new a bit extra potentially. Curious to see if he’s a rip the band aid or a slowly transition guy.

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45 minutes ago, eball said:

Smart guy. Choosing being healthy for the next 40 years. 

 

Exactly. I think we'll see more of this as the years go on. And actually, I hope we do. I love this sport and I hate to see what happens to them and their families when they play too long.

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I wish him well if this truly is the end of his career. Going out on his own terms is commendable. It sucks for Panther fans and the league. The NFL could use about 40-50 more Luke Kuechly types, it might help the reputation, perception and image of the game.

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8 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

Does anyone get the feel from the video that this might be more of him being told he can’t play? Medically speaking.

I'm hoping he spoke with McD and Beane and they made it just a tad easier to end his HoF career because he knows he has a HoF coaching position ready

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7 minutes ago, NoSaint said:


1) maybe, I guess. But I think at 28, if you are that far out the door that a coaching change ends your career, you were done already. It may help be an excuse but it’s not the decision.
 

2) gives him a chance to demarcate the old from the new a bit extra potentially. Curious to see if he’s a rip the band aid or a slowly transition guy.

 

1- great point.

 

2- I guess we’ll see when we know where Cam will be playing next year...

 

 

Also, no idea if Isaiah Simmons makes it to where the panthers pick, but that’s a mock draft gimme now. 

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Coach Rivera will call him and say come to Washington and be on my staff.

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15 minutes ago, RiotAct said:

dude


 

I think I hold the TBD record for number of times I’ve fallen for that 

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47 minutes ago, Rc2catch said:

This either screams real head trauma or a guy who is smart to get out before it’s too late. Those concussions were no joke and he missed major time over it. 
Zero chance this is a ploy to get out of Carolina he has huge value they would trade him. He is not capable of the beating to his brain without serious damage or possibly already having serious damage 

I got concussed back in November and am still having occasional aftereffects from it. I'd never want to go through having as many as he has.

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2 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Coach Rivera will call him and say come to Washington and be on my staff.

F that nonsense... Pegula's and McD need to swoop in

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56 minutes ago, BigBillsFan said:

Wow here's the report explaining his retirement. Super sad: https://bit.ly/30jfDYc

Welcome to ignore. Not enough content value to posts.

 

Five of eight seasons he played all games, one year he played 15.  2015-2016 were bad for him but they would be good seasons for a lot of players.

 

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV
Career
2012 21 CAR lb/MLB 59 16 16 2 22 0 25 7 0 0 3 9 0 1.0 164 103 61 12 1   9
2013*+ 22 CAR MLB 59 16 16 4 33 0 30 7           2.0 156 93 63 10 2   18
2014*+ 23 CAR MLB 59 16 16 1 0 0 0 12 1 0 1 0 0 3.0 153 99 54 9 4   15
2015*+ 24 CAR MLB 59 13 13 4 48 1 32 10 2 0 1 0 0 1.0 118 76 42 7 5   15
2016* 25 CAR MLB 59 10 10 1 16 0 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 102 71 31 6 4   10
2017*+ 26 CAR MLB 59 15 15 3 23 0 23 6 1 0 3 34 1 1.5 125 74 51 7 5   15
2018*+ 27 CAR MLB 59 16 16 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 2.0 130 93 37 20 5   14
2019* 28 CAR LB 59 16 16 2 26 0 25 12           0.0 144 81 63 4 5 1 11
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Just now, Limeaid said:

Welcome to ignore.

I knew what it was as soon as I saw the link. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me once, you can't get fooled again. 

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1 minute ago, H2o said:

I knew what it was as soon as I saw the link. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me once, you can't get fooled again. 

Fool me ten times and apparently I like getting fooled:bag:

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He’ll have a myriad of options for his next career: TV, coaching, FO staff; all are real possibilities.

 

Hope he has enough of his health to enjoy his post-football life.

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54 minutes ago, Sherlock Holmes said:

 

 

 

Aristocat, please inform him I will wait on him hand and foot and even do his spongebaths if he will just come to Buffalo and play 1 more season so we win the Super Bowl and retire a Bill. 

I don't think that offer is "sweetening the pot." 

 

Grown man making a decision that the benefit of football no longer outweighs the long term health impact. No issues whatsoever. That's HIS call.

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