Didnt plan to sign him long term this offseason, maybe giving him a prove it season
If it was never in the plans, then why were we trying to negotiate a long-term contract prior to tagging him? Virtually all sources were reporting that and several made reports hinting at ongoing negotiations after the tag, including sourcing Gettleman comments on the matter.
Like I said, I think we're trying to act like the arrest was no big deal in terms of impacting our long-term plans, but in trying to play it off we're actually making ourselves look even worse. IMO, the arrest definitely directly impacted our plans regarding Hardy and I'm not sure why we don't just admit that. It makes a lot of sense and no one would blame us for calling an audible after that.
Edited by LinvilleGorge, 14 July 2014 - 10:16 PM.