A few assorted notes while we prepare for Favre-fest to begin:
— Just in from the league office, Carolina is in fact still alive in the playoff hunt. Though the 5-8 Bears are out, the 5-8 Panthers and Seahawks are still in this thing.
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I would love to see, typed out on official league letterhead, the list of things that would have to happen to get the Panthers a wild card berth. I would not love to carry that volume, but I would love to see it.
Yes, it's silly to consider. But the strange and unusual has always fascinated me, and this is no exception.
— CB Richard Marshall has ditched his old agent in favor of Drew Rosenhaus.
That's probably a good thing for the Panthers.
Marshall's old rep, Steve Feldman, once said he wanted to make Richard the highest-paid DB in the league. Rosenhaus isn't going to do any discount deals, but that claim was always a little out-there.
It's important to note that Marshall will be a restricted free agent this coming offseason (barring a new CBA), so they'll be able to hang onto him for at least one more year.
The Panthers have never had any problems doing deals with Drew, as Dan Morgan, Damione Lewis, Dan Connor and others can attest.
And it's a good thing they've got a good relationship, as Rosenhaus also represents LB Jon Beason, and it won't be long before that contract will need to be upgraded.
— Lord, am I tired of the Randy Moss storyline.
Of course he was dogging it Sunday against the Panthers. That's been the book on Moss for years. And it's not as if Gamble's known as a trash talker. He's barely vocal at all. But he is honest, and when asked about Moss, he answered.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick ripped the Panthers/rose to the defense of their guy because those two need Moss down the stretch.
That's all. There is no more to it.
Loved Chris Harris' response, when asked about Belichick. "Who cares," Harris replied.
Couldn't have said it better myself.