Buyer Beware

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According to multiple reports, which was put together in article on ProFootballTalk.com nicely, Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers is most likely heading to free agency.

Buyers should beware that of high priced free agents.

Last year the two biggest names on the free agent market was wide receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Neither were nearly as effective with their new teams.

The reason being that they were in new schemes that their skills were not necessarily made for.

Peppers last year wanted to go to a team with a 3-4 defense to play outside linebacker.

Peppers would be able to make the transition, but his numbers would be down as he would have to cover on some passing situations.

So, the question is does a team really want to pay for a player that would be an unknown commodity?

If he was stick to being a defensive end in a 4-3 or even a defensive end 3-4 he would be worth the huge price tag that he is going to cost.

In the end any team that thinks about acquiring his services better have a sit down to see what direction Peppers wants to go with his career.

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