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Carolina Panthers 2 Key Things Regarding Kony Ealy


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That's a very nice write up on Ealy. I admit that I was a little shocked that we took him at 60. I was expecting to go OL or CB. I'm guessing that talks with Hardy isn't going well. 

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Getts never would of drafted the kid if his character was in question so I have no problem here.

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That's a very nice write up on Ealy. I admit that I was a little shocked that we took him at 60. I was expecting to go OL or CB. I'm guessing that talks with Hardy isn't going well. 

 

I think CJ will be the odd man out after next season.  

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Since I cant edit.

 

 

CJ contract next year is 17.4

If we cut him dead money is 6 million

saves us 11.4 million  to cut him.

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Yep, I think this is a great bargaining chip pick because of johnson's cap number and a long term deal for Hardy. I hope he can be a productive player for us!

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I think CJ will be the odd man out after next season.  

I think that it depends on whether Hardy signs an LTC or not...

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I think that it depends on whether Hardy signs an LTC or not...

 

I dont think so.  Cap savings is to big not to cut him after this season.  Hardy will get his deal any way after the season. 

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Hardy was supposed to have an attitude problem too, wasn't coachable, blah, blah, blah.


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From another Panther Forum

DE: Do not be surprised if we take a DE in the first 2 rounds. WHaaa? Johnson's deal was pretty much untouchable in 2014, but it will be a factor in 2015. Heck, he will nearly earn what they will offer Cam. Do not expect him to get it. He will take a pay cut or be cut. Hardy, on the other hand, wants everyone to forget the numbers he posted in years 1-3 and pay him on a scale that is based on 2014. While I think he gets a deal offer by the end of the season, if his productivity is not there, he will shop around. We could tag him again at a cost of about $15m, which is less than CJ would cost. Gettlemen has to realize that he has no cards to play in 2015 if we do not draft a DE. Expect it.

 

(Throw in the Alexander situation, and this was a no brainer-a bigger need than people realized)

 

  In sites that rank players, I have seen him at #18, 26, 31, and 31. We got him at 60.

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I found it interesting in listening to both KB and Kony's interviews that they both had a very similar line...KB said (about his blocking) that it is his job to keep the ball carrier from getting hit and he "doesn't like it when his quarterback/runningback gets hit."  Kony Ealy said (about his role on the team) that when he is on the field he "doesn't want anyone to make a play on his watch."  They both talked about how much they hate losing.  I love that we are bringing in guys with a high level of accountability and competitiveness. 

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Next year, I think we keep whoever produces, with Hardy having the edge for being younger. This is a great leverage pick for the Panthers. Cam and Luke need the money that we can't afford to give to DE's, like we did with two RB's.


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