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Greg Hardy primed for a breakout year.

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#1 koolkatluke

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:16 PM

Been saying this all offseason last year accident and lockout hurt his development. With a full offseason he's ready to have a breakout year.


http://www.nfl.com/n...-breakout-years


Greg Hardy, DE, Panthers: Carolina coach Ron Rivera is extremely high on this talented third-year player.
"Hardy has been tremendous," Rivera said. "Talk about growth in a young man. He's really matured in terms of being here every day on a voluntary basis, for the most part. I really am excited about him."
Hardy had four sacks last season and also moved from end to tackle at times. He was able to play inside at times because he weighed close to 290. Rivera said Hardy is closer to "278, 279 now," which would probably keep Hardy at end, opposite hard-working end Charles Johnson. There were high expectations of Hardy last season, but he was slowed by a motorcycle accident just before training camp.
The idea that Hardy will develop into a solid player kept the Panthers from selecting a defensive end in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Carolina did select Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander in the fourth round.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

I agree with this one as far as the defense goes.

He looked a lot thicker in the one picture I saw of him from OTA's.

#3 Riverboat Ron

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

The kraken will become an awesome nickname once he starts destroying QB's

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

stats or it didn't happen.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

He will benefit from having a good rotation on the dline. Keep him fresh and he should be able to do well.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

The kraken will become an awesome nickname once he starts destroying QB's


I honestly can't wait to scream this during a game.




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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

he'll look much better as a rusher when we get pressure (or at least no negative movement) from the interior position on the line.

i hope he's working on becoming more disciplined against the run. it's way too easy for lineman to take him out of plays on off-tackle runs, happened countless times last year. much of it is mental i'm sure, and that's why having guys like beason and davis back will be priceless.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

Release the Kracken!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

I've always liked Hardy and agree he is poised for a breakout year. People were down on him last year, but it was his first full year as a starter, and he was coming off that accident and no full off season. He possess all the skills to be a real good player in this league.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

lol at the rosario part.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

They need to buy the rights to that clip and play it whenever Hardy makes a play.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

lol at the rosario part.


Dante was not a bad player...he had potential

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

Dante was not a bad player...he had potential


I never said he didn't. But he didn't do much to merit anything either way. It's just like the people that are very high on Barnidge. He has potential too, but he hasn't DONE anything. I will admit out of the two, I kinda wish we'd kept Rosario instead of Barnidge. Rosario was more athletic.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

I cant wait till he gets 10 sacks this year and we get to make a montage of him with The Kraken score from Pirates of the Caribbean!





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