CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is funny and endearing. You can envision spending hours on a bar stool, chatting with him about anything and everything, although his thick Boston accent takes some getting used to for those of us with thick Southern accents. On Tuesday, he entertained Charlotte-based media for 36 minutes. OK, coach Ron Rivera was there, too. But it was in more of a silent, supportive role, spending most of this time smiling as Gettleman addressed contracts and the future of a team that on Sunday completed a 12-5 season with a loss to San Francisco in the NFC playoffs.via - NFL Nation