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Panthers DE Julius Peppers announces his retirement

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http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25899290/panthers-julius-peppers-announces-retirement

Hell of a career. Kinda surprised he didn't come back to try to get third in all time sacks, but can't blame a guy for calling it quits when his body tells him to. His 159.5 career sacks trails only Kevin Greene (160), Bruce Smith (198) and Reggie White (200).

Almost certainly will be a first-ballot HOFer.

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Damn, felt like one of those players who'd never retire.

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Should just induct him right now into the hall. That's how much of a no brainer he is. 

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Peppers seems to have reached that rare achievement of being universally liked and admired. 

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21 minutes ago, sdrawkcab321 said:

Most freak athlete to ever play on the dline.

Pretty much. Peppers was my favorite player of all-time in tandem with Sean Taylor. First football jersey I ever owned.

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Congrats on a long and successful career, though there were times during his prime towards the end of his initial stint with Carolina where you almost had to wonder whether his heart was in it or not. Might just be me, but I believe he had the potential to firmly secure being third on the sack list.

At any rate, the longevity of his career and the numbers he put up, he's got a good shot at making the Hall of Fame one day.

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If only he wouldn't have told Morgan Burnett to fall down after that INT.

Enjoy retirement big guy, definitely a first ballet HOF and seems like a really good guy in general.

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Never been more sad for a player not getting a SB

One of my favorite Panther's of all time, can’t wait to be at the game when we retire #90.

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Best player in the history of the Panthers franchise? I think it's either Peppers or Smith.

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1 hour ago, Non-Issue said:

J Pep can no longer 4 Step.

Was a hell of a player.

I miss J Pep 4 Step the poster.  Anyone know what happened to him?

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1 minute ago, footbull3196 said:

I miss J Pep 4 Step the poster.  Anyone know what happened to him?

You could say that his perceived absence is a non-issue.

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1 hour ago, RuskieTitan said:

Congrats on a long and successful career, though there were times during his prime towards the end of his initial stint with Carolina where you almost had to wonder whether his heart was in it or not. Might just be me, but I believe he had the potential to firmly secure being third on the sack list.

At any rate, the longevity of his career and the numbers he put up, he's got a good shot at making the Hall of Fame one day.

I remember there was a topic made on the old FF a few years ago asking whether or not he lived up to his potential.  Responses were pretty split because most people believed that he definitely took a few plays off, and it sure feels like he was the same caliber player that he was as a rookie for the majority of his career (with maybe the exception of 2010 on the Bears when he was a DPOY candidate)

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