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long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

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I don't think after this latest episode (no matter how it turns out), he is any longer in the Panthers long term plans.Between his pin head agent playing hardball and this crap...he be gone in 2015.Kony may get a lot more snaps then expected and maybe F.A. gets one more shot (if he isn't cut and gets out the dog house). Read the tea leaves...D.G has a plan and it doesn't include #76.They will re-structure C.J next year and life will go on.

 

those tea leaves were delicious...  expand the mind and dive in.

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

I couldn't care less.  I'll be getting his jersey no matter what.  It'll remind me of last year and how great this team was.  Kracken 76>

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The way I look at it, our chances are good that 1 (or more) of 4 things happen: Kony proves he can start, Alexander proves he can start, Addison proves he can start, or Hardy and the Panthers agree on a long term deal.

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There was no way in hell Gettleman was gonna give Hardy a long-term deal after Ealy fell into his lap in the draft.

Why pay Hardy now? See what you have in Ealy and make Hardy prove he can do it again this year. If he has another great year, he will get a long-term deal in Carolina. Then as long as Ealy plays well they will move the older Johnson. If he struggles or plays lazy, and Ealy shows potential, they will get rid of Hardy.

Common sense, people. There's no reason to sign him now. Make him earn his money. Just because Dave isn't throwing money at him now doesn't mean he's only here this season. More than likely Ealy/Hardy will be the DEs moving forward unless Johnson takes a massive pay cut, which I don't see happening. They don't call him Big Money for nothing.

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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.

True DEs are rare and much more valuable than a db (barring the elite dbs we never had a chance af)

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There was no way in hell Gettleman was gonna give Hardy a long-term deal after Ealy fell into his lap in the draft.

Why pay Hardy now? See what you have in Ealy and make Hardy prove he can do it again this year. If he has another great year, he will get a long-term deal in Carolina. Then as long as Ealy plays well they will move the older Johnson. If he struggles or plays lazy, and Ealy shows potential, they will get rid of Hardy.

Common sense, people. There's no reason to sign him now. Make him earn his money. Just because Dave isn't throwing money at him now doesn't mean he's only here this season. More than likely Ealy/Hardy will be the DEs moving forward unless Johnson takes a massive pay cut, which I don't see happening. They don't call him Big Money for nothing.

 

Exactly.  If things work out, Ealy excels, giving us options, bottom line.  This includes parting ways with CJ to get cap space if we are looking to sign Kraken long term.  You gotta love what CJ still brings though.  Even if he wasn't a Panther he'd probably be one of my fave DEs in the league.    Also, we've got a great depth player in Addison.  Love what he brings.  

 

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As has been said...

 

See how he responds to expectations under the tag, our front 7 stay dominant while we continue fix the secondary, Ealy and company soak in the experience behind two great DEs and we re-evaluate after the season. 

 

I want to believe his legal troubles have less to do with his future than his overall character.

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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.

 

Gettleman follow the model that uses free agency for hole plugging, not long-term solutions.  And to be clear, that's a model followed by a lot of successful teams.

 

Before he went hogwild and started handing out money like a dying philanthropist, Marty Hurney tried to do that too.  But the model falls apart quickly if you don't draft well, and Hurney generally didn't past round one.  Gettleman's drafts will determine whether he can succeed where Hurney failed.

 

Honestly sometimes I'm not sure people really heard what Gettleman was saying when he mentioned "long term thinking" (despite the fact he's said so numerous times) but he's staying true to that idea.

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yup staying relevant.

 

what's gonna be tricky though is what happens next offseason. lots of big, big decisions in personnel that will have immediate and long term ramifications on the team. seemingly in a bigger way than most offseasons.

To me it all depends on how a few guys play. DWill and Stewy, Bell and Chandler, DeCoud and Harper, and White and Lester, and even Norman, If these guys play well it helps us long term. We won't have to retool again, which limits the work Gman has to do. He could then concentrate on the big 4. CJ, Kraken, Cam, and Keek.

If things go well, Gman will be in a good spot. He can decide what he really needs to do as apposed to what he has to do. Especially the RB corp. If they play well then keeping them around makes sense. If they falter, it puts added pressure to find some cap relief.

All in all, I think we are in good shape. But yeah, it is still going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.

 

 

I don't think after this latest episode (no matter how it turns out), he is any longer in the Panthers long term plans.Between his pin head agent playing hardball and this crap...he be gone in 2015.Kony may get a lot more snaps then expected and maybe F.A. gets one more shot (if he isn't cut and gets out the dog house). Read the tea leaves...D.G has a plan and it doesn't include #76.They will re-structure C.J next year and life will go on.

IF, they decide to keep CJ, it would make more sense to extend him and not restructure. The only way we restructure him is if they plan on him playing 1 or maybe 2 more years. If they want him here long term. They need to extend him.

Other than that, you post is just dripping with speculation. Nothing wrong with that. As long as you don't take yourself too serially.

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So no Hardy and possibly no C.J next season?

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CJ is not taking no paycut, he will be making QB money in 2015. Better hope we still have Hardy somehow down the road.

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