Beason tries to fire up Panthers

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

ESPN’s Suzy Kolber just reported that Carolina middle linebacker Jon Beason gave an emotional speech to the team Sunday night.

I look at that as nothing but a positive. Beason is probably the most respected guy in the locker room and he also has the credentials to back him up. This may sound like a last-straw kind of move, but the Panthers may be down to their last straw.