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The Carolina Panthers made the surprising choice to hearth common supervisor Dave Gettleman on Monday, sending the NFL world right into a frenzy of reactions and hypothesis. A number of former standout Panthers gamers weighed in with their takes on Twitter.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, who was given the franchise tag by the Panthers final season solely to later have the tag rescinded, tweeted a couple of emojis that trace at what he is feeling:

The best way Norman’s state of affairs was dealt with is rumored to have impacted the staff’s choice to fireside Gettleman.

Just lately retired wideout Steve Smith advised (probably in a mocking method) that he has sympathy for Gettleman:

The Panthers minimize Smith, in all probability the franchise’s biggest participant, in 2014 after arguably mishandling the state of affairs by letting it leak out that Smith was on the commerce block.

After dealing with backlash because of Smith’s launch, Gettleman was pressured to situation a injury-management assertion asserting that he believed the transfer was in one of the best curiosity of the staff over the long run.