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10 Jun 2010

Muhsin Muhammad to Retire Today

Man, the hits keep coming for the Carolina Panthers. Muhsin Muhammad will announce his retirement today at a 12:30 press conference. Dwayne Jarrett is now a starting NFL receiver. No, seriously. Hidden fact: Carolina's running game takes a hit here, as Muhammad was still one of the four or five best blocking wide receivers in the game.

(Note: When I first posted this, I forgot that Muhammad was a free agent, so the Panthers had already apparently moved on from him. They still have just two rookies and Dwayne Jarrett available to help Steve Smith. Ugh.)

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 10 Jun 2010

12 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2010, 3:41am by Theo

Comments

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by Karl Cuba :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 11:24am

TO?

The GM and head coach seem to be on a short leash, the dude can still play. Over 800 yards for last year's Bills with their line and quarterbacks, he'd be a major headache opposite Smith.

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by dryheat :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:20pm

I don't think he'd be the ideal guy with which to try to break-in Matt Moore/Jimmy Clausen. Or co-exist with Steve Smith.

I wonder if Carolina has made a phone call to AJ Smith regarding Vincent Jackson? If SD hadn't just drafted an RB in the first round, they'd be ideal trading partners.

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by Karl Cuba :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:28pm

It comes down to a choice in developing the young quarterbacks, you either have them drop back and see no-one open or have them get screamed out by Owens. They're kind of screwed either way.

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 3:27pm

Actually TO was very well-behaved in Buffalo. He didn't do any screaming or complaining at QBs and it would have been very easy for him to do so.

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by Temo :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:34pm

There goes my all-time best fantasy football player predictions/drafts (2004). Picked him up late, friends mocked it, then I rocked the season (and lost in the playoffs).

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by drobviousso :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 1:46pm

WFT? Dwayne Jarrett has shown significant YOY improvement in every conventional receiving stat. If he continues on his current trend, he'll be a 100 catch, 1,000 yard receiver in like 4 years.

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by Temo :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 2:33pm

If he continues on his current trend, he'll be a 100 catch, 1,000 yard receiver in like 4 years.

Sorry for asking but this is sarcasm, right?

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by drobviousso :: Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:09am

You are correct sir.

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by mcalvey187 (not verified) :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 4:16pm

He has gone from 0 to 1 to 2 starts, and 6 to 10 to 17 catches. Maybe you meant in 40 years he might have 100 catches. For his career.

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by Andrew Potter :: Thu, 06/10/2010 - 11:30pm

6 - 10 - 17 - 27 - 40 - 56 - 75 - 97

5 years on at his current improvement curve. (4,7,10,13,16,19,22)

But yeah, sarcasm gets my vote.

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by drobviousso :: Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:13am

Edit: Double post

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by Theo :: Mon, 06/14/2010 - 3:41am

Is it ok to draw pictures of him?