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Accepting nominations for the Panthers’ Mt. Rushmore

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We continue to accept nominations on a team-by-team basis for the team-by-team Mt. Rushmores we’ll be carving with a pair of safety scissors and the corkscrew thingy from a Swiss Army key chain knife.

Next up, a team with a far more limited history than many of the 32 NFL franchises:  The Carolina Panthers.

Panthers fans, put your nominations below.  Even if one of them currently plays for a team based in Chicago.

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178 Responses to “Accepting nominations for the Panthers’ Mt. Rushmore”
  1. rg3bionicknee says: May 9, 2013 11:12 PM

    Sam Mills
    John Fox
    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme

  2. Stiller43 says: May 9, 2013 11:12 PM

    Steve smiff, peppers,…nobody…then…Delhomme?

  3. Stiller43 says: May 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    Scratch that. Put “john kasay” on over “nobody on my nomination.

  4. mazblast says: May 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers

    And I’m stumped after that. Maybe Jimmy “I should start because I went to Notre Dame” Claussen.

  5. jhein23 says: May 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    Peppers
    Greene
    Steve Smith
    Beurlein

  6. jbpanthers says: May 9, 2013 11:14 PM

    Steve Smith.

  7. dbones750 says: May 9, 2013 11:14 PM

    John Kasay, jake delhomme, muhsin Muhammad, and John Kasay again. Bookends, baby.

  8. dietrich43 says: May 9, 2013 11:16 PM

    Sam Mills

  9. blue67ccm says: May 9, 2013 11:16 PM

    Sam Mills
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers

  10. jwalkingincarolina says: May 9, 2013 11:16 PM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Jake
    Peppers
    J Richardson

  11. Matt Privett says: May 9, 2013 11:18 PM

    Steve Smith, John Kasay, Sam Mills, and Jake Delhomme (for now, spot reserved for Cam Newton soon).

  12. howitzer819 says: May 9, 2013 11:18 PM

    Jake Delhomme
    Julius Peppers
    Mushin Muhammad
    Sam Mills (or Cameron Newton)

  13. thechosen1ob says: May 9, 2013 11:19 PM

    Sam Mills, Stephen Davis, Steve Smith, Julious Peppers

  14. mike913 says: May 9, 2013 11:19 PM

    kerry collins, steve smith, muhsin muhammed, biakabutuka

  15. MichaelWrites says: May 9, 2013 11:19 PM

    Sam Mills, Wesley Walls, Kevin Greene, Eric Davis

  16. mike913 says: May 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    rae carruth

  17. panther17 says: May 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    Steve Smith

  18. jamescitty says: May 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    Julius Peppers
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    John Fox

  19. hgamatt says: May 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    Sam Mills. Mike Minter. Steve Smith.

  20. bigmarsh57 says: May 9, 2013 11:21 PM

    Sam Mills

  21. biggrimma says: May 9, 2013 11:22 PM

    Sam Mills, Cam, JP, Steve Smith

  22. jawnyblaze says: May 9, 2013 11:22 PM

    Lol at your insinuation. Neither Peppers nor James Anderson should even be in the discussion.

    My four: Smitty, Sam Mills, Jerry Richardson and one of these guys – Gross, Kasay or John Fox

  23. judsonjr says: May 9, 2013 11:23 PM

    Dom Capers
    Kevin Greene
    Reggie White
    Doug Evans

  24. goninjagoninjagogo says: May 9, 2013 11:23 PM

    Mills and Kasay. Also, the lonely fan still clinging on to hope as well as to their PSLs.

  25. jawnyblaze says: May 9, 2013 11:24 PM

    Possibly put Cam in contention for that fourth spot even though this is only his third year.

  26. dalanz28 says: May 9, 2013 11:25 PM

    Sam Mills, Jerry Richardson, Mushin Muhammad, Cam Newton

  27. kingbeason52 says: May 9, 2013 11:25 PM

    Ughh..big Panther fan here..not sure we even deserve to particpate in this..

  28. angusmaximus89 says: May 9, 2013 11:26 PM

    peppers, minter, Mohammed, delhomme, Steve Smith.

  29. carolinabluesince95 says: May 9, 2013 11:26 PM

    Jerry Richardson, Mike Minter, Sam Mills, Muhsin Muhammad, and Steve Smith

  30. siggtacular says: May 9, 2013 11:27 PM

    Cam Newton, Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme, Stephen Davis

  31. dollarsigndollarsign says: May 9, 2013 11:27 PM

    Please don’t use shtick and nominate Rae Carruth.

  32. siggtacular says: May 9, 2013 11:28 PM

    My opinion as a ravens fan

  33. istateyourname says: May 9, 2013 11:29 PM

    4 heads of Cam Newton.

    You know, this Mt Rushmore thing sounds like a good idea, but in practice it is really uninteresting to 31/32nds of the fanbase at any given time…

  34. tonyuop says: May 9, 2013 11:30 PM

    Sam Mills, Jake Delhomme, Steve Smith, Mike Minter

  35. mychode says: May 9, 2013 11:30 PM

    Unfortunately for the Panthers, Jake Delhomme and Stephen Davis are on that mountain. That’s oh so sad.

  36. blacknole08 says: May 9, 2013 11:31 PM

    Jerry Richardson
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    John Kasay or Muhsin Muhammad

  37. bdawks20 says: May 9, 2013 11:32 PM

    Muhsin Muhammad, Steve Smith, John Fox, John Kasay.

  38. snakeman40 says: May 9, 2013 11:35 PM

    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Jake Delhomme
    Kevin Greene

  39. manchild28 says: May 9, 2013 11:37 PM

    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Mike Minter

  40. asimonetti88 says: May 9, 2013 11:43 PM

    John Fox
    Jake Delhomme
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Kerry Collins
    Rae Carruth (for all the wrong reasons though)

  41. jdphx says: May 9, 2013 11:43 PM

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    John Kasey
    Cam Newton

  42. hgamatt says: May 9, 2013 11:44 PM

    John Kasay. Muhsin Muhammad. Wesley Walls.

  43. pantherstimes says: May 9, 2013 11:45 PM

    Sam Mills

    John Kasay

    Steve Smith

    Jake Delhomme

    As for Pep, no thanks. You cant deny he’s good, but you also can’t deny he took off plays and sometimes whole games. Hell he seemingly took off an entire season. Plus he wanted out of Carolina. I do miss his freakishly amazing plays, but as a fan, he drove me crazy too.

    As for Jake, haters and the less informed will say what they will. But the man loved Carolina, led the team during their most prosperous time (admittedly not saying a whole lot), has the heart of a lion, and was a great team leader.

    Rushmore should be about more than stats, it should take into account the “whole” footprint.

    Honorable Mention
    Mushin Muhammad
    Wesley Walls
    Mike Minter
    Michael Bates
    Jerry Richardson…I dunno…maybe?

  44. mazblast says: May 9, 2013 11:51 PM

    kingbeason52 says: May 9, 2013 11:25 PM

    Ughh..big Panther fan here..not sure we even deserve to particpate in this..
    ————————–
    Your team has been in more Super Bowls than some, and won as many as quite a few.

    It’s just for fun and discussion, anyway. For some teams (Giants, Cowboys, Bears, Steelers, Packers, 49ers, Raiders, for example), you really have to winnow it down; for others (Cardinals, Jaguars, Bengals, Lions, Panthers, Texans), you really have to stretch.

  45. madenatewell says: May 9, 2013 11:53 PM

    Sam Mills
    Mike Minter
    Steve Smith
    Kevin Greene
    Wesley Walls

    with Jerry Richardsons mug at the bottom

  46. dohpey28 says: May 9, 2013 11:54 PM

    Jordan Gross
    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Julius Peppers

  47. raiderinvader says: May 9, 2013 11:57 PM

    Fred lane john Kasey Julius peppers mushin Muhammed. mike minter

  48. raiderinva says: May 9, 2013 11:59 PM

    ……….

    For the love of God…

    This idea is the Mt. Rushmore of the NFL. Carolina and Jacksonville came joined in 1995 and has a rigged draft to boot.

    For those that do not recall both Carolina and Jacksonville had first over all picks for players in every round and to trade with. They also had there own private supplemental draft with six starting players from all of the other teams to pick from.

    Neither team should even be in play for this kind of…

    If you mug is going to be on the fact of the NFL version of Mt. Rushmore, it should not be judged by team. It should be judge by what that person did for the league and to advance it.

  49. wisewoo says: May 10, 2013 12:02 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Julius Peppers

  50. nobby821 says: May 10, 2013 12:06 AM

    Mohammed, Smith, Delhomme, Davis

  51. J. says: May 10, 2013 12:08 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme
    John Kasay
    Muhsin Muhammad

  52. bcb1999 says: May 10, 2013 12:16 AM

    Rae Carruth, , Tim Biakabatuka, Sean Gilbert & Kerry Collins

    But, seriously folks…

    (players only) Jake Del Homey, Steve Smith, Sam Mills & John Kasay

  53. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 10, 2013 12:16 AM

    Nobody’s said Kris Jenkins?

    At least he made it to the Pro Bowl more than once, unlike Delhomme.

  54. milkmandanimal says: May 10, 2013 12:16 AM

    Julius Peppers, John Fox, Steve Smith, John Kasay.

  55. mendenhallfumblemachine says: May 10, 2013 12:19 AM

    Dwayne Jarett
    Armanti Edwards
    Everette Brown
    Kerry Collins

  56. goon698 says: May 10, 2013 12:21 AM

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    John Kasay
    Mushin Muhammad

  57. smushrodriguez says: May 10, 2013 12:22 AM

    That kid in the Cam Newton commercial.

  58. steelbreeze676 says: May 10, 2013 12:25 AM

    Rae Carruth

  59. eselv73 says: May 10, 2013 12:26 AM

    Smitty
    Sam Mills
    Delhomme
    Wesley Walls

  60. tfbuckfutter says: May 10, 2013 12:28 AM

    dollarsigndollarsign says: May 9, 2013 11:27 PM

    Please don’t use shtick and nominate Rae Carruth.

    ———————

    Agreed.

    Fred Lane was far more accomplished.

  61. murraysons says: May 10, 2013 12:35 AM

    Stephen Davis. Sam Mills. Jake gets in on super bowl credentials. Steve Smith. Best part of this exercise is seeing which fans nominate their owners. Crickets for Richardson…

  62. silverandblack052099 says: May 10, 2013 12:44 AM

    Steve Smith
    John Fox
    Jerry Richardson
    Cam will probably earn that 4th spot by the time he leaves the Panthers.

  63. bledee10 says: May 10, 2013 12:45 AM

    Mushin Muhammad
    Julius Peppers
    Steve Smith
    no one else really deserves it, due to not really being very good or not being with the team long enough.

  64. djbrown0811 says: May 10, 2013 12:50 AM

    Sam Mills, John Kasay, Steve Smith, Jordan Gross.

  65. snowman36 says: May 10, 2013 1:10 AM

    Jake Delhommes 5 INT playoff game
    Steve Smiths broken forearm
    Rae Carruth
    Adam Vinateri

  66. SAV says: May 10, 2013 1:11 AM

    Cam Newtown
    Mushin Muhammad
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers

  67. frogkiller777 says: May 10, 2013 1:13 AM

    can’t wait to see the jags nominations

  68. andylee4sfmvp says: May 10, 2013 1:18 AM

    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme
    John Kasay
    And the two cheerleaders who got in trouble for banging in the bathroom of a club.

  69. jason49er says: May 10, 2013 1:23 AM

    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Muhsin Muhammad
    Julius Peppers

    lol @ people nominating a kicker.

  70. bestwriteralive says: May 10, 2013 1:28 AM

    Steve Smith
    Stephen Davis
    Steve Beurlien
    Julius Peppers

  71. indychiefsfan says: May 10, 2013 1:39 AM

    Smith
    Fox
    Peppers
    Richardson

  72. holdup08 says: May 10, 2013 1:44 AM

    Sam Mills, John Kasey, John Fox, Steve Smith

  73. tiggerblood says: May 10, 2013 1:45 AM

    Kasay
    Smith
    Delhome
    Peppers
    Maybe if the Panthers would give Deangelo Williams more touches he’d have made it. Pretty clear he needs more than 10 touches a game to get going. At the end of last season when Stewart was hurt the Panthers and Williams looked very good. Use him or trade him please!

  74. seaeagle707 says: May 10, 2013 1:49 AM

    Uhhhh, let’s see……….well, there’s,………nooooo, not him……….maybe,………….naw………….but there’s,………oooooh, what’s his name?????……….Oh! Sure!….Uhhhh,……..oh you know who I mean………..and lastly there’s,…….that guy that caught a pass a few years ago,………….you know……………yeah, him!

  75. anpsteel says: May 10, 2013 1:54 AM

    Sam Mills

    Steve Smith

    run out of mountain…

  76. alonestartexan says: May 10, 2013 2:09 AM

    Sam Mills
    Kerry Collins
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Tim Biakabutuka
    Kevin Greene
    Wesley Walls

    They are all worthy for the Panthers…

  77. revskip says: May 10, 2013 2:37 AM

    John Fox
    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme
    Kevin Greene

  78. jdd428 says: May 10, 2013 3:27 AM

    Mychode – actually it’s not sad because neither of those two belong on that mountain. Collins would be a better QB choice and DWilliams or JStewart would be better RBs.

    That said, none of those names deserve it.

    Sam Mills, Steve Smith and Julius Peppers are absolute locks and anyone who doesn’t include those three is just flat wrong.

    The fourth spot merits some debate. John Kassay, John Fox, Wesley Walls, Kevin Greene, Mike Minter and Muhsin Muhammad are all worthy of consideration.

    Yet when all is said and done, that fourth spot eventually will belong to Cam. Or Luke Kuechly.

  79. illinoispanthersfan says: May 10, 2013 3:33 AM

    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Sam Mills
    and, if we can have a 5th, Muhsin Muhammed

  80. vincespowersweep says: May 10, 2013 3:58 AM

    Sam mills
    Steve smith
    John fox
    Jake delhomme
    Jerry Richardson

  81. nativeraider says: May 10, 2013 5:01 AM

    Id go with…
    1Jenkins
    2Muhamed
    3Kasay
    4Walls

    maybe Mills but i just put him in the Saints Mt. Rushmore Lol.

  82. figpucker says: May 10, 2013 5:07 AM

    Panther fans. Don’t sell yourselves too short. You have as much a right to be here as the Eagles do. HTTR!

  83. mdd913 says: May 10, 2013 5:50 AM

    Rae Carruth
    Kerry Collins
    Dwayne Jarrett
    Tim Biakabatuka

    Honorable mention to Jimmy “the suck” Clausen

  84. grizzly224 says: May 10, 2013 6:00 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Mike Minter
    Wesley Walls
    John Kasay

  85. mkarzt714 says: May 10, 2013 6:04 AM

    Kevin Greene
    Steve Smith
    Mushin Muhammed
    Jake Delhomme
    Julius Peppers

  86. trevor123698 says: May 10, 2013 6:05 AM

    steve smith, julius peppers, Jake Delhomme and Stephen Davis

  87. vnhalen says: May 10, 2013 6:30 AM

    mills
    kasay
    delhomme
    smith

  88. ak18346 says: May 10, 2013 6:47 AM

    Steve Smith, John Kasay, Mike Minter, and Jake Delhomme

  89. monstersofthemidway545051 says: May 10, 2013 6:57 AM

    Peppers and Steve Smith.

  90. thesteelers says: May 10, 2013 7:02 AM

    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Sam Mills
    Muhsin Muhammad

  91. fhgreene says: May 10, 2013 7:07 AM

    Sam Mills
    Mike Minter
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Lamar Lathon
    Kevin Greene
    Stephen Davis

  92. mobuccsfan says: May 10, 2013 7:14 AM

    I’m not so sure about players like Mills, Greene etc from the expansion years–I mean those guys probably belong more on the Saints and Steelers respectively.

    That being said, here are my picks:

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    DeShaun Foster
    John Fox
    Jake Delhomme
    Mushin Muhammed
    Wesley Walls (had most of his good years while with the Panthers)
    Future potential picks–Luke Kuechly, Cam Newton and DeAngelo Williams.

    As these are happening so quick and I’ll be out of town until Sunday, I would like to cast my vote now for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

    Lee Roy Selmon
    Warren Sapp
    Derrick Brooks
    Ronde Barber
    John Lynch
    Mike Alstott
    Tony Dungy (He changed the culture there and it was his team–not Gruden’s, that won the Super Bowl IMO).
    Honorable Mention-Warrick Dunn–though I think he had most of his best years with Atlanta, sadly. He did get to come back for one or two more seasons to Tampa but at the end of his career and he is more a Falcon now (minority owner of ATL now even) so I could see him not being associated with TB but also could see the argument for him.

    Guys with potential–if this were done again in 5-10 years–Josh Freeman, Doug Martin, Mike Williams, LaVonte David and Davin Joseph.

  93. evolved4 says: May 10, 2013 7:15 AM

    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Sam Mills
    Jake Delhomme

  94. mobuccsfan says: May 10, 2013 7:15 AM

    Oh yeah–back to the Panthers–John Kasay definitely needs to be considered. Don’t know how I overlooked it when so many of you already suggested him.

  95. nevd83 says: May 10, 2013 7:17 AM

    Steve Smith
    Mark Fields
    Julius Pepper
    John Kasay

  96. larrydavid7000 says: May 10, 2013 7:30 AM

    theirs an NFL team in Carolina I did not know that.? O you mean that team with an empty trophy case. O that team ya right I see…. The Carolinas is still and will be REDSKINS COUNTRY.!!!!!!! HTTR.

  97. teek77 says: May 10, 2013 7:37 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Cam Newton

  98. tomtravis76 says: May 10, 2013 7:38 AM

    Steve Smith, Wesley Walls, Sam Mills, Kevin Greene.

  99. crf4dan says: May 10, 2013 7:45 AM

    John Fox
    Julius Peppers
    Jake Delhomme
    ???

  100. bucrightoff says: May 10, 2013 7:50 AM

    kingbeason52 says: May 9, 2013 11:25 PM

    Ughh..big Panther fan here..not sure we even deserve to particpate in this..
    ______________________________________

    “Deserve got nuthin to do with it” – Snoop

  101. catman72 says: May 10, 2013 7:53 AM

    Jerry Richardson
    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Cam Newton

  102. tripleb4444 says: May 10, 2013 7:55 AM

    anyone besides julius peppers and steve smith is a REACH!

  103. shackdelrio says: May 10, 2013 8:07 AM

    Not a Panthers fans but Sam Mills is the first name on there. They have a statue of the man outside the stadium.

  104. twilson962 says: May 10, 2013 8:08 AM

    Steve Smith
    Steve Smith
    Steve Smith
    Steve Smith

  105. bcgreg says: May 10, 2013 8:11 AM

    Sorry, but they haven’t been around long enough to have a “Rushmore”.

  106. blutbaddenbill says: May 10, 2013 8:15 AM

    mills-kasay-peppers-smith-fox

  107. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 10, 2013 8:22 AM

    Muhammad, Smith, Mills, Walls

    Walls had a ton of probowls and is really overlooked

  108. sportsmeccabi says: May 10, 2013 8:27 AM

    John Kasay
    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Mike Minter

  109. wvuandsteelers says: May 10, 2013 8:31 AM

    Jerry Richardson
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    John Fox

  110. supesfan34 says: May 10, 2013 8:34 AM

    Kevin Greene
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    John Kasay

  111. wallio says: May 10, 2013 8:43 AM

    You can tell people who aren’t Panthers fans. LOL John Fox? seriously?

    As a fan since 1995, I would say:

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    John Kasey (who hit a 63-harder, but in preseason)

    Spot 4 is tough. Obviously its Cam’s very soon, but for now? “The Rajun Cajun” had a good story, and Mr. Richardson is an obvious choice, except for the ongoing scandal. But for spot 4 it has to be our first superstar:

    Mussin Muhammad.

  112. walkinginthewasteland says: May 10, 2013 8:45 AM

    Kerry Collins
    Jason Peter
    Chuck Wiley
    Rae Carruth

  113. ss9boxer says: May 10, 2013 8:45 AM

    John Kasay, Jake Delhomme, Stephen Davis, Steve Smith

  114. humbleminded85 says: May 10, 2013 8:46 AM

    Paul Tagiliabue, for thinking Charlotte (and Jacksonville) was a better fit than Baltimore for a pro team.

  115. sportstalkryan says: May 10, 2013 8:47 AM

    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Wesley Walls

  116. fat2fitdad63 says: May 10, 2013 8:47 AM

    Steve Smith
    Wesley Walls
    Sam Mills
    Mike Minter

  117. fat2fitdad63 says: May 10, 2013 8:48 AM

    Honorable Mention:
    Kasay
    Rucker
    Delhomme
    Gross
    Muhammad

  118. pnthrz1 says: May 10, 2013 8:54 AM

    Sam Mills
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Muhsin Muhammad

  119. kittyhawk87 says: May 10, 2013 8:59 AM

    John Kasey, Mike Mintor and Steve Smith

  120. matt2calvin says: May 10, 2013 9:05 AM

    If Cam Newton even enters the conversation, your team has been pathetic.

    And this is coming from a Lion’s fan…

  121. tsuscrumhalf says: May 10, 2013 9:10 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Jon Kasay
    John Fox

  122. bigshow7575 says: May 10, 2013 9:33 AM

    original PSL owner here…

    it should be:
    Mills
    Delhomme
    Smith
    Kasay

    Minter would be next in line. Hell no to Peppers. in terms of talent he was one of, if not the best, in franchise history but he is not someone that panthers fan would want to be associated w as part of their legacy. great player but he was so hated, even before he left

  123. nananatman says: May 10, 2013 9:37 AM

    Tom Coughlin, that would be about it.

  124. FinFan68 says: May 10, 2013 9:55 AM

    The Panthers (and Jaguars and Ravens) haven’t really been around long enough for this kinda thing. Sam Mills should be on the Saints’ Mt Rushmore instead of the Panthers. Steve Smith has been their best offensive player for a while so I would put him on there. Cam is too new even for the Panther’s limited time-frame but his rookie season was great. Delhomme took them to the SB. Peppers was dominant. Richardson brought the team into existence.

    Richardson, Peppers, Delhomme, Smith

  125. everlast79 says: May 10, 2013 10:03 AM

    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Wesley Walls
    John Kasay

  126. CKL says: May 10, 2013 10:40 AM

    mychode says:
    May 9, 2013 11:30 PM
    Unfortunately for the Panthers, Jake Delhomme and Stephen Davis are on that mountain. That’s oh so sad.
    _________________________________
    That comment shows you have the perfect screen name. Sad that two players who had big roles in the team’s SB appearance (and in JD’s case 3 total playoff appearances)should be honored like this? Why do people come here to posts of this nature to trash people? Pathetic.

    Kasay, Smith and Mills are no brainers.

    Peppers I get ability and play wise but I am not sure he’s a Mt Rushmore candidate. To me that means a person who embodies the franchise because of their play/coaching etc and or their representation of the team. Things got a little weird at the end of Peppers’ tenure there.

  127. alcore1 says: May 10, 2013 10:49 AM

    Armanti Edwards
    Jimmy Clausen
    Dwayne Jarret
    Terrell McLain.

  128. icardfan says: May 10, 2013 11:03 AM

    Sam Mills must be there. Your list is invalid if he’s not on it. I also want to say that Panther fans are some of the best in the NFL. I went to a home playoff game the year the Cardinals played there. What a fine group of people that support this team! I was invited to tailgate with them and shown true hospitality and class. Something I never experienced at any other away game. I always support the Panthers and they are my 2nd favorite team because of their fans. Thank you for showing this AZ boy how to treat a visiting fan. Go Panthers!

  129. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 10, 2013 11:11 AM

    I have no idea who half of these players are. I remember the terrible draft picks better than the serious nominations.

  130. screbels89 says: May 10, 2013 11:22 AM

    Richardson
    Smith
    Kasay are givens.
    I would say Mills next but would be OK with Minter. That’s it. No Peppers.

  131. quizguy66 says: May 10, 2013 11:25 AM

    Sometimes it’s easy. Saw this post and it was easy enough to cut and paste:

    Sam Mills
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers

    Probably the clearest one that PFT has had so far.

    -QG

  132. tbraiders says: May 10, 2013 11:28 AM

    Steve Smith
    Muhsin Muhammad
    Julius Peppers
    Jake Delhomme

    HM
    Wesley Walls
    Mike Minter
    John Kasay

  133. skipp504 says: May 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    Sam Mills already has a statue out front of the stadium! So……… hasn’t he already won?

  134. Ryan says: May 10, 2013 12:40 PM

    Steve Smith -Obvious unanimous choice
    Sam Mills-A Panthers legend and the man whose struggle inspired the Panthers to their only Super Bowl.
    Wesley Walls-The best player we had for a long time and through some really awful years.
    The fourth is tricky
    John Kasay should be in consideration but it’s far too lame to have a kicker up there.
    Julius Peppers left the team and never was as good as we all said he was, doesn’t deserve a spot.
    John Fox gave up on us in his last year and doesn’t deserve a spot
    Jake Delhomme was a player we had many good seasons with but I just can’t bring myself to get behind that one.
    Cam Newton looks promising but there is far too much to come in his career for him to be an option.
    DeAngelo Williams is who I’m going to go with. He has been on our team his whole career and has the off field presence you want in that kind of player. I sincerely hope he isn’t traded and stays with the team throughout his career.

  135. starchybunker says: May 10, 2013 12:43 PM

    Sam Mills
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith

    for sure…and:

    Julius Peppers
    over Jake DelHomme for the 4th spot, I think…

  136. ender12777 says: May 10, 2013 4:35 PM

    Wesley Walls
    Ryan Kalil
    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme

  137. flavadave10 says: May 10, 2013 4:48 PM

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Sam Mills (RIP)
    Wesley Walls

  138. bigcountry49 says: May 10, 2013 4:51 PM

    Jake Delhomme, Marty Hurney, Tim Biakabatuka, and Rae Curruth. Ok, now that the Hall of Shame list is in, here’s the real crowd:

    Sam Mills
    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Mike Minter

    Alt: Michael Rucker, Moose, and Wesley Walls

    Anyone who says Jake Delhomme is an idiot and apparently didn’t notice all the interceptions he threw in playoff games.

  139. jonato7 says: May 10, 2013 5:03 PM

    Tim Biakabutuka
    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers

  140. panthersbouy says: May 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    Sam Mills

    John Kasay

    Steve Smith

    Jake Delhomme

    Runners up are Stephen Davis, Mushim Mohammad and Ricky Proehl, three of my all time favorite panthers

  141. thestatsishere says: May 10, 2013 8:00 PM

    Peppers, Sam Mills, John Fox, and Steve Smith

  142. swede700 says: May 10, 2013 8:14 PM

    Jerry Richardson, Sam Mills, Steve Smith, John Fox

  143. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 10, 2013 9:54 PM

    Wesley Walls, Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme, Sam Mills

  144. anonymousjbl says: May 10, 2013 10:07 PM

    Julius Peppers
    Kris Jenkins
    Steve Smith
    Muhsin Muhammed

  145. ajgp920 says: May 10, 2013 10:22 PM

    Sam Mills, Julius Peppers, Steve Smith, Jerry Richardson

  146. predatorpeppers says: May 10, 2013 10:57 PM

    Julius Peppers
    Julius Peppers
    Julius Peppers
    Julius Peppers

    Peppers is one of the most dominant defensive players to ever play in the NFL…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Peppers

    College Football Awards and honors
    Sporting News Freshman All-American (1999)
    First-team All-ACC (2000)
    Second-team Associated Press All-American (2000)
    Second-team Football News All-American (2000)
    First-team All-ACC (2001)
    Consensus first-team All-American (2001)
    Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalist (2001)
    Chuck Bednarik Award (2001)
    Bill Willis Trophy (2001)
    Lombardi Award (2001)

    NFL awards and honors
    NFL Rookie of the Month (10/02)
    2002 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team (2002)
    2004 NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year
    2004 NFC Defensive Player of the Year
    2013 Brian Piccolo Award
    NFL 2000′s All Decade Team
    100 Sacks Club
    2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 NFC Pro Bowl
    2004, 2006, 2010 All-Pro First Team
    2008, 2009, 2012 All-Pro Second Team
    Four time NFC Defensive Player of the Month (11/2004, 10/2006, 11/2010, 11/2011)
    Five time NFC Defensive Player of the Week (11/13/06, 11/9/08, 11/1/09, 11/18/10,12/23/12)

    Panthers franchise records
    Most career sacks (81)
    Most career forced fumbles (30)
    Longest Interception return: 97 (vs. Denver Broncos 10/10/04)

    NFL records and accomplishments
    Most interception return yards by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 178 yds
    Most interception return yards in a single season by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 143 yds
    Longest interception return by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 97 yds
    Most interception return yards in a single game by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 97 yds
    Most combined interception and fumble return yards by a defensive lineman in a single season since NFL merger in 1970: 203 yds
    Eighteenth most sacks in NFL history: 111.5
    Tied for tenth most forced fumbles in NFL history: 37
    Tied for second most interceptions by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 8
    Third most passes defensed by a defensive lineman in NFL history: 59
    Second most blocked kicks in NFL history: 13
    Tied for fifth most double digit sack seasons in NFL history: 8
    Tied for fourth most games with at least three sacks: 9
    Tied for fifteenth most multiple sack games in NFL history: 28

  147. fantasychumps says: May 10, 2013 11:10 PM

    Sam Mills, Jake Delhomme, Muhsin Muhammad, Steve Smith

  148. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 11, 2013 1:11 AM

    Steve Smith, the great Sam Mills, Moose, Pep

    Hon. Mention to Foxy

  149. hess97 says: May 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    sam mills
    wesley walls
    steve smith
    muhsin muhammed

  150. True Talker says: May 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    Sam mills (of course)
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Jerry Richardson

  151. codeoflivin says: May 11, 2013 4:18 PM

    John Kasay
    Steve Smith
    Jerry Richardson

    For the time being, I think that these three are the only people who should be considered. There are, of course, other players such as Mills, Muhammad, Peppers, etc., but I believe that these three are the only ones worthy of nomination, as well as the only sure-fire individuals who will be inducted into the Panthers Hall of Honor.

  152. diehardcatz says: May 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Sam Mills (Founding Father)
    Steve Smith (#1 All-time Receiver)
    Deangelo Williams (all-time rushing leader)
    Jake Delhomme (Led us to our first Super Bowl)
    (And leave an open space for Cam)

  153. micknangold says: May 12, 2013 1:48 PM

    Smith, Newton, Mills, Williams

  154. patch24680 says: May 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme, Sam Mills, DeAngelo Williams.

  155. panthersfan520 says: May 12, 2013 11:49 PM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Jordan Gross.

    There are plenty of honorable mentions suchs as:
    Jake Delhomme
    Chris Gamble
    John Fox
    Julius Peppers (He wanted out only reason he didn’t make my list)
    DeAngelo Williams
    Jerry Richardson
    Moose

    Least in my opinion

  156. musicman495 says: May 13, 2013 2:03 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Jerry Richardson trying to squeeze into his 1960 Colts jersey

    Hard to go beyond that, but that is still a lot better than the Falcons’ non-list of Tommy Nobis and three guys better known for playing somewhere else.

  157. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 13, 2013 10:46 AM

    Sam Mills, Mike Minter, Jake Delhomme, Steve Smith

  158. TylerHills says: May 13, 2013 12:31 PM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    John Fox
    Julius Peppers

  159. bcgreg says: May 15, 2013 10:50 AM

    OK. I said earlier that Carolina hasn’t been around long enough to have a Rushmore (same with Jacksonville and the Texans), but if I have to, here’s what I got.

    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Jerry Richardson

    I only have 3. Wesley Walls was good, but not Rushmore worthy. I thought Peppers, but no. The 4th spot is reserved for Cam Newton, but he can’t be chiseled in just yet.

  160. evilglazers666 says: May 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    Sam Mills
    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Kerry Collins

  161. evilglazers666 says: May 16, 2013 9:46 AM

    Wow didn’t realize Collins sucked so bad when he was with Carolina

  162. pancaketaco says: May 16, 2013 8:28 PM

    Mills
    Smith
    Kasey
    Walls or Minter

  163. delhommed says: May 16, 2013 8:56 PM

    How can you have a Panther’s Mt. Rushmore without Steve Smith? In nominating 4 names, I think we have to look back to the Superbowl run of the cardiac cats and include Jake… What a special year– he came of the bench week 1 of that season at halftime to lead the team to a victory in the final seconds with a TD pass to smith. My nominations:
    1. Steve Smith
    2. Sam Mills
    3. Jake Delhomme
    4. Reggie White
    Honorable mention DeAngelo Williams (franchise leader in rushing) and he’s so underrated!

  164. badkarma56 says: May 16, 2013 8:58 PM

    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    Julius Peppers
    Kevin Greene

  165. friscoktank says: May 16, 2013 9:39 PM

    1. Sam Mills
    2. Steve Smith
    3. Mike Minter
    4. Jake Delhomme

  166. bertholemew says: May 16, 2013 9:59 PM

    Jerry Richardson
    Steve Smith
    John Kasay
    Sam Mills

    If its supposed to be players only I’d replace JR with Jake Delhomme

  167. rehuntjr says: May 16, 2013 11:19 PM

    Steve Smith
    Sam Mills
    DeAngelo Williams
    Cam Newton

  168. gadgetdawg says: May 17, 2013 12:22 AM

    Muhammed
    Smith
    Kasay
    Mills

    easy

  169. dunkshizzle says: May 17, 2013 4:04 AM

    I’m disgusted that fans are voting for Delhomme and Fox! Seriously WTF?! If you’re voting for them you may as well have your mount rush feature Hurney, Armanti and Everett Brown….

    Mills
    Smitty
    Peppers
    Minter/Rucker/Muhammad

    I think the 4th spot could soon be locked down by Cam or Kuechly though.

  170. mdwyatt says: May 17, 2013 9:13 AM

    Smitty
    Walls
    Kasey
    Jerry Richardson

  171. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 17, 2013 6:18 PM

    The Core Four:

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Cam Newton***
    Luke Kuechly***

    ***The last two haven’t fully earned it yet, but odds are in their favor.

    Honorable Mentions:

    DeAngelo Williams
    Kris Jenkins
    Jake Delhomme
    Jordan Gross
    Wesley Walls
    Sam Mills
    Muhsin Muhammed

  172. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:05 PM

    Steve Smith
    Julius Peppers
    Jon Kasay
    Sam Mills

  173. adamlutterloh says: May 19, 2013 7:59 PM

    1. John Kasey
    2. Sam Mills
    3. Julius Peppers
    4. Steve Smith

    Probably would have put Delhomme on there if it weren’t for the Arizona playoff game.

  174. gobravesandtakethefalconswithyou says: May 20, 2013 9:10 AM

    Sam Mills. Anyone who’s ever been to Ericsson / BofA can’t argue this.
    John Kasey. Longest tenure, highest scorer, most consistent contributor…. Whale of a legacy for a kicker.
    John Fox. Huge record of success until Hurley cut his legs out from under him.
    For the last one, pick any. Probably Steve Smith, just by process of elimination. Probably not Jerry, as heis much more blindly loyal to the NFL and the owners than he is to the team. Just look at the logo in the center of the field if you have any question about that.

  175. mikegilbert83 says: May 24, 2013 11:34 AM

    Steve Smith
    Jake Delhomme
    John Kasay
    Sam Mills

  176. beastson says: May 24, 2013 2:43 PM

    Steve Smith, John Kasay, Jake Delhomme and of course SAM #keeppounding Mills

  177. mxjw says: May 26, 2013 3:30 PM

    Steve Smith
    John Kasey
    Mike Minter
    Sam Mills

  178. panthers34 says: May 28, 2013 8:31 PM

    Smith, Muhammad, Kasay, Mills, Walls

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