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Hardy is called the kraken for good reason

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Reggie White was 300+ or around that throughout his career.

Of course, Reggie White is the greatest defensive player of all-time and I wouldn't compare Hardy to him or anything. But it can be done if Hardy still has an explosive first step and gives tackles a great punch/club.

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Yes, different build... anyone who doubts he weighs 299 should look at the pic I posted of him next to Fua and McClain (who are both 300 lb + guys).

McClain isn't 300+

Fua is barely over it

name a 43 DE that is 300 lbs worth a poo. Name a single one in Panther history (even a bad one)

Kid ain't 300. If he is anywhere close he would need to slim way down....

This illusion that Hardy is going to be a 300 lb DE this year shouldn't have this many believing it

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Yes Hardy can move inside. CJ as well. In certain situations. I like how Hardy looks right now. He definitely has the frame to handle the extra lbs.

Imo, Hardy is not going to do anything to hinder his Beast mode. If he feels he can be effective at this weight, and Rivera is on board as well, I say bring it on MFers.

One more thought, this will be his third year. The year most players seem to make thier biggest improvement. All things seem to be aligning quite nicely at the moment. This is also year three for Lafell and Gettis. And I guess we can throw in Butler as well. I think it should be reasonable to expect bigger things from these guys at this stage of their careers.

Ah, good times a'comin'. And GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Why in the world would you want to put your best DE at the DT at anytime of the game. CJ will be on the outside 99% of time. Ain't saying he might not play inside one of 2 plays per game. But been in the inside ain't going to happen very much. To much of a risk of him getting hurt at a postion he is not playing at.

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anyone know why gamble wasn't running in the 7 on seven drills?

I asked Norwood on twitter just a little while ago. He said gamble is fine. So there is nothing to be concern about.
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Reggie White was 300+ or around that throughout his career.

Of course, Reggie White is the greatest defensive player of all-time and I wouldn't compare Hardy to him or anything. But it can be done if Hardy still has an explosive first step and gives tackles a great punch/club.

Reggie also straight up played DT early on....and still was more in the 285-295 range most of his career.

In today's NFL, 275 is a normal range....and Rivera didn't like Hardy being slightly over that last year.

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Why in the world would you want to put your best DE at the DT at anytime of the game. CJ will be on the outside 99% of time. Ain't saying he might not play inside one of 2 plays per game. But been in the inside ain't going to happen very much. To much of a risk of him getting hurt at a postion he is not playing at.

Dude. Do you really read what is written? Or do you skim, and then guess? Because you are always just off the mark.

The words following CJ as well, were "in certain situations". CJ played in the middle when they went to their "pistol" on D. When they were going to pin their ears back and rush the QB. Especially after McFua got injured. I do not have the numbers as to the exact number of plays, but, things like this happen all the time. Rotations change. Line-ups are tweaked. Formations are tinkered with. Very few players are glued to one postion, especially with regards to Rivera and his master plan for this D.

I would venture a guess that they did practice the formations before moving CJ inside. It was just another way to get their best players on the field at the same time.

All I ask is that you take the time to actually read what people write before you decide to comment.

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Dude. Do you really read what is written? Or do you skim, and then guess? Because you are always just off the mark.

The words following CJ as well, were "in certain situations". CJ played in the middle when they went to their "pistol" on D. When they were going to pin their ears back and rush the QB. Especially after McFua got injured. I do not have the numbers as to the exact number of plays, but, things like this happen all the time. Rotations change. Line-ups are tweaked. Formations are tinkered with. Very few players are glued to one postion, especially with regards to Rivera and his master plan for this D.

I would venture a guess that they did practice the formations before moving CJ inside. It was just another way to get their best players on the field at the same time.

All I ask is that you take the time to actually read what people write before you decide to comment.

LOL

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