In the words of One Republic regarding the Illegal, possibly career ending, leg whip on Charles Johnson. Was an apology from Lorena Bobbitt acceptable when she maimed her husband for life? Now I realize this wasn't that dramatic, but still, intents and purposes were the same - Physically harm someone in retaliation. I thought perhaps this reference might resonate more with the mainly male members (pardon the pun).
We were angry for a long time after that play - hell I wanted to drive to Charlotte and kick some butt. Let me tell ya, a menopausal woman can be pretty scary! We cheered and screamed when Charles came walking back out later in the game, because we thought when they carted him off, that was it. He was done for the season or possibly his career. So "hey man, sorry" just doesn't cut it for me. Now I realize football is physical and people get hurt. When it's an intentional, possibly maiming for life kind of hit, I tend to be less forgiving. I'm sorry, but a leg whip isn't an accident.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't ever remember the Panthers behaving like that. Mitchell's tackle on Bradford was legal and certainly not intended to hurt him. Tolbert, bless his heart, when he knocked Reid out, he was right there on one knee and hugged the man when he stood up. That's the caliber of players we have and I'll take that over any of those other "elite" teams out there. Karma is a bitch Mr. Cannon - be glad the injury wasn't any worse than it is. GO PANTHERS, KEEP POUNDING!