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It’s no secret that one of the biggest needs the Panthers have entering the 2019 offseason is a pass rusher. We’ve talked about this already on Cat Scratch Reader Greg Olsen Jersey , but one of the easiest ways for the Panthers to add defensive ends to their depleted depth chart is through the NFL Draft. Last Monday, Dan Kadar of SB Nation had the Panthers adding depth to their secondary with the No. 16 overall pick, but this week he has changed his prediction to give the Panthers a pass rusher.I briefly talked about Polite earlier today, and said the following:There are scenarios where Polite makes it to No. 16, and if he’s there the Panthers will have a tough decision to make on drafting him. Here’s a little more info on Polite, courtesy of WalterFootball Fozzy Whittaker Color Rush Jersey , who lists Polite as the No. 5 defensive end in this year’s class:My takeI won’t be mad if the Panthers take Polite No. 16 overall, unless there’s another can’t miss prospect who fits the roster better. Unless Nick Bosa somehow falls in the draft or the left tackle of the future is still sitting there on the board, I can’t be too upset at Marty Hurney for trying to upgrade the pass rush, which is an absolute clear need for the Panthers. I’m a little concerned that Polite is more of a 3-4 outside linebacker than a 4-3 defensive end, but I’m also not a paid NFL scout so if professionals think he can handle the job I’ll take a wait and see approach before overreacting. (By the way, y’all should try that sometime. It makes life a lot easier. Not calling anyone in particular out Rashaan Gaulden Jersey , just handing out free advice.)What do you think about the Panthers getting Polite at No. 16? Do you think it would be a good pick? Why or why not? Share your thoughts! There is a lot of noise today about civility or, in the context of football, professionalism. Normally, these topics seem to be raised when people just want somebody to stop talking about something. I don’t want to hear about your injustice, please be civil. I don’t want to hear about your head trauma, please be professional. If you would just talk about these issues somewhere that I can’t hear you then I will happily stop complaining about your having of opinions. That’s how modern public discourse comes across to me. You can see the flaws.Eric Reid has thrown a lot of fuel on these fires over the past couple of years. You’ve read about him by now Thomas Davis Color Rush Jersey , but Sunday changed things a bit. Sunday put Reid on the same field as his former friend Malcolm Jenkins. They had a falling out over the direction of the Player’s Coalition. Reid, at one point, had to be physically restrained by his teammates to prevent a confrontation with Jenkins. He never actually started a fight. Regardless, it was the first moment his public image has moved past respectful kneeling and become something more visibly emotional — something less controlled.Staff writer MickSmiley published his opinion on Sunday’s events this morning and put forth a rare call for civility that wasn’t telling somebody he didn’t care. He was simply advocating for measured discourse. I don’t disagree with that advocacy. I do disagree that we should censure Reid for his behavior. Let’s go back to the part where he never actually started a fight.Sure, he had to be restrained by some of his teammates but he wasn’t held down for the entire game. He played relatively well. He never threw a punch. He was impassioned but he was not violent. That, to me , is the line.Reid was definitely unprofessional at the start of the game. Shout about that all you want. I doubt he will care. He was clearly willing to lose his job while raising awareness of racial inequality. That means more to him than football. It should. His being unprofessional would only bother me, as a Panthers fan, if his emotion had thrown the team off and cost them the game. As a person who cares about more than football, however, a display of emotion doesn’t offend me. Again, he didn’t hurt anybody.The second place I disagree with MickSmiley is in his characterization of the dispute between Reid and Jenkins.Reid doesn’t think Jenkins is going about things the wrong way. He thinks Jenkins sold out.If you were this passionate about something and saw somebody that you counted as a friend and an ally , to your perspective, betray you for a profit then you might be a little unprofessional yourself.The Panthers have a decision to make about how many headlines they are willing to tolerate from Reid. That is their duty as a business to their owner and their employees. Reid, who is a whole person outside of his employment, has made his decision on his priorities. He has made them clear to the Panthers and the public. The team is clearly OK with his play last week. They’d be talking less about his overturned interception and more about the coin toss if not.I think Reid is mostly in the right on his moral perspectives. I think he was wrong to try to create a situation that could have easily led to a fight. I also think a lot of his teammates understood where he was today. Look at Torrey Smith’s comments to the press. He didn’t lose the locker room and he didn’t lose me. Now, if he actually starts a fight? If he hurts somebody? That’s a different story. It wouldn’t change how I view what he is fighting for, but it would change how I view the fighter.For now , he is a man who had a bad day in a very visible place. I won’t blame him for being upset. I understand why he was. I wouldn’t blame him for being upset again since the circumstances haven’t changed. Reid showed a very human side of the cause he is advocating for: raw emotion. I’m all for civility, but I won’t ever censure somebody for being human and I won’t ever damn somebody for caring about something more than football.

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