I guess Panther fans are mad about LaFell saying Cam wasnt HOF QB yet and started calling him stone hands. Charlotte Observer wrote an article.
“I had a chance to play with a Hall of Fame quarterback (in New England’s Tom Brady),” LaFell told reporters, according to ESPN.com. “One day Cam will be there probably but he’s not there now.
“I feel like it was a better chance to come up here and get more balls and win than it was in Carolina. Nothing against those guys. It’s a great organization and those guys are going to win, but it’s proven up here, man. We were winning last year in Carolina. These guys were winning up here the last 10-plus years. So why not come to a winning organization?”
Many Panthers fans took LaFell’s comments as a slight toward Newton and the organization, and they were quick to point out LaFell struggled with drops throughout his four-year career in Carolina.
“U right Cam didn’t make me drop balls nor did I say he did.” LaFell posted on his Twitter account. “So please continue on with your day thank you.”
Minutes later, he told his 25,000-plus followers that he would be taking a month-long break from Twitter.
Everyone in Carolina is just sour because they have NO WRs left...
-Then a fan's comment stuck with me:
- It amazes me at how ignorant some of the fans of this team are. No one actually looks at the facts. Before this past season LaFell had a lower drop rate than Steve. This was the first year in his career that he had a drop rate of over 6.8%. He was the only wide receiver we have drafted who stayed healthy and improved with each year. Each year he played with us his catches, yards and touchdowns all improved from the year before. It's comical that the Observer attempts to state a fact based off of twitter opinions. Not only do we lose a decent possession receiver, but we are losing a great run blocker as well. Watch game film some time and look how many times LaFell seals off the edge on a run play or actually blocks upfield for Cam on a scramble play. LaFell stated a fact in his interview. He was given an opportunity, and a nice... contract to boot, to play in a pass oriented system with a proven HOF quarterback in Tom Brady. I would hope real fans of the Panthers would remember some of the biggest plays LaFell made for us: 4th and 14 against Minnesota, his circus catch touchdown and toe tapping 3rd and 23 catch against Green Bay, his 91 yard touchdown against Tampa where he somehow caught it over a defender draped all over him, his bone jarring first down catch in double coverage against the Jets, his first touchdown as a Panther against the Rams from Matt Moore, his end around against Atlanta just a few weeks after that. Brandon was a strong player who was drafted to be a possession receiver and expected to be Calvin Johnson. He did his job and he did it well. I wish him the best of luck and he will be sorely missed in Charlotte.