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Jeremy Shockey wants long-term deal to stay with “special team”


After half a season in Carolina, Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey knows he’s in the place he wants to be for the long haul.

Shockey, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Panthers this year, told the Charlotte Observer that he thinks the team is building something great and he’s hoping he’ll be a part of it for years to come.

“You see people grow and you know it’s going to be a special team. You want to be a part of that,” Shockey said. “You were here when new coaches came and developed. You don’t want to be somewhere else because you put so much hard work in and you’ve seen people grow. And the only thing it’s going to do is get better and better.”

Shockey has started all eight games for the Panthers this season and is third on the team with 23 catches for 292 yards. The Panthers’ 1-2 punch of Greg Olsen and Shockey at tight end, complementing the deep threat from Steve Smith, has been a huge part of the development of Cam Newton.

Although the 31-year-old Shockey said there haven’t been any contract talks yet, if it’s up to him he’s not going anywhere.

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31 Responses to “Jeremy Shockey wants long-term deal to stay with “special team””
  1. baconholybacon says: Nov 8, 2011 11:23 AM

    Found some bars in Charlotte that he likes, huh?

  2. cvela12 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:24 AM

    Who wouldn’t want Cam Newton throwing to them?

  3. greenpacker says: Nov 8, 2011 11:25 AM

    isnt greg olsen a WR? he blocks less than steve smith does.

    as a packers fan (the green bay team, heard of em?) i think greg olsen was the primary reason the bears were having problems protecting cutler. just ask terra cotta matthews!

  4. cakemixa says: Nov 8, 2011 11:30 AM

    Translation: I want a deal so I can collect the guaranteed money after I get injured or become a locker room cancer.

  5. blackngoldsuperbowl says: Nov 8, 2011 11:33 AM

    Jimmy Graham stats thru 9 games (Shockeys replacement in NOLA)

    Regular Season

    55 catches

    791 yards

    5 TD

    Next year teams will have film on Newton, sophmore slump.

    Smith will be a year older

    Shockey will be a year older (32) and has taken a beating thruout carrer

  6. sbh1cats says: Nov 8, 2011 11:34 AM

    we’ll keep him..i have been pleasantly surprised at how much i like him…he is a good guy and player…he has matured into a great man

  7. panthers34 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:34 AM

    So far Shockey has kept his nose clean and makes the big catches. Give him a two year extension.

  8. rpiotr01 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:35 AM

    Special team? Was this a Shockey quote from two years ago?

  9. carolinacraig says: Nov 8, 2011 11:35 AM

    Sign him. He’s been great for Newton, has a ton of enthusiasm, and has brought it every game.

  10. ticalcaldwell says: Nov 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    Buddy…..I hate to break it to you….There are a ton of tight ends who can catch the ball…a ton….your not elite….and your injury prone…….and you have locker room issues……soooo what is your leverage again

  11. dopesimms says: Nov 8, 2011 11:46 AM

    At 31 years old. And with a tight end like Greg Olsen on the Panthers

    I have a better chance of discovering Atlantis than Shockey does getting a long term deal.

  12. dublindemonszfl says: Nov 8, 2011 11:46 AM

    “(the green bay team, heard of em?”) That’s the team named after meat packers, right?

  13. gmen1987 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:50 AM

    Shockey must have had a few concussions because he is so delusional. No team (except for the Raidahs) would sign a 32 year old tight end to a long term deal.

  14. mshinson says: Nov 8, 2011 11:50 AM

    “Next year teams will have film on Newton, sophmore slump.

    Smith will be a year older

    Shockey will be a year older (32) and has taken a beating thruout carrer”

    Didn’t everyone say Newton would have a freshman disaster, be the biggest bust ever, and that Steve Smith was already old and washed up?

  15. philyeagles5 says: Nov 8, 2011 11:52 AM

    “Next year teams will have film on Newton”

    i believe they have 8 weeks of film to use from this year.

  16. blackngoldsuperbowl says: Nov 8, 2011 12:03 PM

    philyeagles5 says:

    “Next year teams will have film on Newton”

    i believe they have 8 weeks of film to use from this year.

    Yeah ask Vick

  17. panthers34 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:07 PM

    David Gettis coming back from his ACL injury will be a nice boost to the Panthers passing game next year. He was the suppose to be the other deep threat besides Smith and had a nice rookie year.

  18. louisianafootballfan says: Nov 8, 2011 12:13 PM

    I hate to break it to the Carolina fans, but this is exactly how Shockey operated in New Orleans. He was a total turd in New York and then came to New Orleans and kept his nose clean for a while. We all thought he was a great guy, too. Then, year two, he starts to show his true colors. He shows up to appearances and is so rude to people that the place he appeared at had to give refunds to most people there. He hurts his foot and is out for weeks from getting mad and kicking a vending machine. He tries to become a locker room cancer, but Drew Brees doesn’t put up with that garbage. Give him a year…you haven’t seen the real Jeremy Shockey yet.

  19. schmitty2 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:28 PM

    The Panthers have a good chance to be a decent team in the future. If they can stay away from injuries and get a decent running game they can do some great things

  20. freedomispopular says: Nov 8, 2011 12:33 PM

    I remember a long time ago in his Giants days when this guy was actually legitimate.

  21. godofwine330 says: Nov 8, 2011 12:34 PM

    Shockey hasn’t shown that he can stay healthy in any capacity. Injury prone in NY, New Orleans, Carolina chose to trade for Olsen as a just in case procedure. Now, Carolina uses both of them in conjuntion with 12 personel (thanks Pat Kirwan), but Olsen is truly there IMO in case Shockey can’t make it the full 16.

    I understand wanting security, but he should shut up.

  22. oriolesvsravens says: Nov 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    That team is not special. The Offense may be on to something but there are holes on the defense.

  23. flapjackdaddy says: Nov 8, 2011 1:25 PM

    Being that he has two SB rings, I think he is as qualified as any when evaluating if a team is special or not.

  24. panthersfan83 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:41 PM

    I say we sign him for 2 or 3 years. Shockey, Smith, and Newton bring an attitude to the offense. This is a special team and just wait till we get Beason, Gettis, Otah, Edwards, and maybe even Davis(or another WLB). Watch all the film you can on Newton!!!! He is a monster. Andy Dalton is not gonna be half the QB he is. Cinci has only played 2 winning teams. We have played a tough schedule and been close to winning every game and Newton is on pace to be the best rookie QB ever. The defense will be much improved next year and we will be on top of the south.

  25. nfloracle says: Nov 8, 2011 1:52 PM

    No long term contracts! Keep ’em on a one-year leash and they’ll produce a lot more without turning into cancers.

  26. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Shockey has had a pretty nice career when you look at the numbers and hardware. Drinking and personality problems aside.

  27. christopher525 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:34 PM

    So, he says he wants a long term contract (never saying “elite” money), to essentially finish his career with a talented team, who he sees potential in, where’s all the hate coming from? Even when someone says the right things, people are there to beat them down. He KNOWS he isn’t the top guy in his position on the team, so he’s not going to be paid as if he were.

  28. redbeardxxv says: Nov 8, 2011 2:57 PM

    Jeremy Who??

  29. gb4mn0 says: Nov 8, 2011 3:08 PM

    Offer him a 1 year extension and if he doesn’t like it threaten to trade him to purgatory, more commonly known as MN. They’re likely to be playing at a little league diamond in Fargo next year.

  30. catman72 says: Nov 8, 2011 3:30 PM

    Shockey has been around some great QB’s and he sees the greatness in Cam.

  31. gdeli says: Nov 8, 2011 3:45 PM

    to be on ANY team. haha

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