Beason officially placed on IR, continuing an ugly trend

AP

Apparently, the Panthers didn’t need to wait until next week.

After saying last night he was likely headed that direction, Jon Beason was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

He was replaced on the roster by cornerback James Dockery, who was claimed off waivers from the Browns.

This is what it’s come to for the Carolina Panthers.

In the last two weeks, they’ve fired their general manager and placed three elite players on IR (Beason, cornerback Chris Gamble and center Ryan Kalil). They replaced those stars with Dockery, Doug Hogue and Thomas Austin (I’ll give you a minute to look them up).

So for the second time in three years (going back to John Fox’s lame duck 2010 which unraveled quickly), the Panthers and their fans are forced to hang on for the ride for the last 10 weeks of the season, and wait and hope that what comes next is better.

17 responses to “Beason officially placed on IR, continuing an ugly trend

  1. Trading 2 out of 3 of their RBs for cap relief and draft picks would be a heckuva start. They have more money sitting on the bench at RB than most teams spend on RB total.

  2. The trend will continue as long as Cam Newton is your quarterback. All of the athleticism in the world won’t help when you a)throw interceptions b)sulk like a five year old at a peewee football game when things don’t go just as planned. This guy had a flash in the pan year at Auburn, only played in the national championship because Alabama backed off the throttle, and beat an overrated Oregon team to win a title in college. He had a decent rookie year, but now defenses have figured him out. Waste of a no.1 pick, but he’ll get you plenty more so no worries.

  3. I think the Panthers and their fans were let down by their such huge expectations. Kalil added more fuel to those expectations with his super bowl bid. Wait until your team matures enough to have the leadership in place to do those kinds of things. Because they didn’t last year, don’t know, and probably won’t next year. So don’t go making huge claims before you do something, because as good as the Panthers season was last year, they still had a losing record.

  4. And in 2004 they put almost all of their best players on IR. But that team starting with their QB, had fight, heart and determination and with no quit in them they made a 6-2 run to close out the season. This team will have to do something similar I’m guessing to save Rivera’s job. Fox wasn’t the best coach ever, but he certainly was pretty good in adversity (except 2010).

  5. Could PFT create a link that would list the players for each team that are on IR? I’d do it myself but I’m too damn lazy.

    I think it would be interesting to see the actual numbers.

  6. Did that guy say cam had a decent first year. Wow. I know he’s playing like crap now but give credit where it’s due. He had maybe the greatest rookie year for a qb ever. Well at least until rg3 takes that away.

  7. Did that guy say cam had a decent first year. Wow. I know he’s playing like crap now but give credit where it’s due. He had maybe the greatest rookie year for a qb ever. Well at least until rg3 takes that away.

  8. I respectfully disagree with the use of the word elite in this article. Perhaps you could convince me on one of the three…

  9. Trade for thse RB’s with those contracts? This isn’t baseball or basketball where you will find someone to pick up your trash. No one wants those contracts and teams will wait for them to be released.

  10. Panthers are rivals so i don’t care for them, but I have much respect for Beason: he plays lights out no matter what the score or record. Hope he heals up soon.

  11. avanderlay says: Oct 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    I respectfully disagree with the use of the word elite in this article. Perhaps you could convince me on one of the three…

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    Kalil, considered to be one of the top Centers in the NFL. Elite.

    Beason before injuries was a top 5-10 MLB in the NFL. Not sure you can say his play this season was of elite level.

    Chris Gamble was second behind Revis last year on how many passes targeted his way actually completed. According to pff. Close to elite level but hasn’t done it enough back to back seasons to be considered elite.

  12. Beason, Kalil, and Gamble are elite dude. Trust me, Carolina doesn’t have a lot of elite players, so the one’s they do have stick out like a sore thumb.

    add Thomas Davis and Steve Smith and there ya go.

  13. phrancheyez says:
    Oct 24, 2012 12:34 PM
    I think the Panthers and their fans were let down by their such huge expectations. Kalil added more fuel to those expectations with his super bowl bid. Wait until your team matures enough to have the leadership in place to do those kinds of things. Because they didn’t last year, don’t know, and probably won’t next year. So don’t go making huge claims before you do something, because as good as the Panthers season was last year, they still had a losing record.
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    Kalil’s Super Bowl talk was probably too much, but going into the season, making the playoffs was a reasonable expectation. Consider the Lions:

    ’08, 0-16; ’09, 2-14; ’10, 6-10; ’11, 10-6 & playoffs.

    Compare Carolina:

    ’10, 2-14; ’11, 6-10; ’12, 10-6 & playoffs?

    I don’t think expecting that was out of line. We just didn’t anticipate our O-coordinator reading too much of his own press and getting way too cute with his play-calling, or for everybody and his duck to get hurt again.

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