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long term deal for hardy was never in the plans


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#1 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

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#2 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

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#3 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

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A WHOLE PIE!

Here's praying to god that kony can be the real deal

#5 LinvilleGorge

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.

 

I am sure the Boston Boss has a plan.  No worries.



#7 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.


the entire secondary is being overhauled. keep the line as is even if it is at a premium to minimize the damage to one of the best defenses in the league.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Release the kraken

 

 

Literally 



#9 hepcat

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.

 

Consider it a one year rental while they train a replacement.  They were stoked to get Kony Ealy.  We've seen the negative effects of what big long term deals can do to a team if they don't pan out.  Hardy is still pretty young and has a handful of good seasons ahead of him if he stays out of trouble, but is it worth the risk/price?  NFL teams are pretty fluid...you have to have guys waiting in the wings at all positions to stay competitive.  



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

the entire secondary is being overhauled. keep the line as is even if it is at a premium to minimize the damage to one of the best defenses in the league.

 

Might have been able to improve that secondary quite a bit with that $13M though.  Or how about the OL?  Or the WR corps?

 

I just don't see the end game of franchising Hardy if he's not in the long-term plans.



#11 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

Might have been able to improve that secondary quite a bit with that $13M though.  Or how about the OL?  Or the WR corps?
 
I just don't see the end game of franchising Hardy if he's not in the long-term plans.


continuity can be just as or even more effective than throwing money at outside big names to fix holes.

based on what the team is trying to do overall, it makes sense...even if we as fans don't agree with it.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:09 PM

continuity can be just as or even more effective than throwing money at outside big names to fix holes.

based on what the team is trying to do overall, it makes sense...even if we as fans don't agree with it.

 

If we have another winning season and playoff berth, then I'll say it was worth it.  If history repeats itself and we fail to have our first consecutive winning seasons, then I'll still be saying that Hardy tag was a big reason as to why.  I was onboard with the Hardy signing when I thought it was just buying us time to negotiate a long-term deal.  Then again, maybe that was our plan and that got changed by Hardy's little stunt.  It's easy to say that had no impact, but we can't know that for sure.  We certainly were trying to negotiate long-term prior to tagging him, so I'm not buying this report.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

Damn I love what Hardy brings to our defense. He was going to be my next jersey purchase. Guess I'll have to wait.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

Meh, the franchise tag keeps him hungry for a big payday next season, and gives him incentive to play hard. Let some other team throw big money at him next season and watch him implode after it goes to his head. ( I. e. the raiders)

You don't give big long term contracts to guys like hardy, it's simply not worth the risk in a conservative business.

Still going to love watching him put up big sack numbers this season though!

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

If no long term deal is done, the tag on Hardy will look absolutely dumb. That would be the first bad move by Gettleman. Could've let Hardy walk and used the money to shore up our other weaknesses on the team.


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