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Just how good can Greg Hardy be?

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http://sportsillustr...2010/index.html

Interesting link on Hardy before he was drafted. Had him listed as the #1 prospect in 2010 and mentioned his "unlimited potential."

I think Hardy really benefitted from adding that extra muscle mass in the off-seaosn and is just now coming into his own. The dude plays with a mean streak that was much needed on this defense and is relentless as a football player. We need to lock him up long-term because a trio of CJ, Hardy, and Alexander could potentially be one of the best in the league if we can sure up the middle with another interior defensive linemen...potentially at our 14 spot this year.

Still kicking myself for not getting a picture with him when I had the chance.

I remember mocking him in the first or second round.

My son has a picture with him after an OTA during his rookie season. The had him at gunner and the DBs ripped his under armor so half his chest was exposed during the picture. He looked like tarzan--We wanted his picture because his motor was off the charts at practice. Again--they had him at gunner.

Hardy is about to become the beast of the NFL. Alexander is good and will be better-DE takes some time.

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One more point about Hardy--due to our lack of a solid undertackle, Hardy moved inside often on passing downs, asked to collapse the pocket. He can edge rush, move inside, stand up--he is more valuable than people know. He will ask for a CJ contract after this season. Hey, if you are not going to pay top CBs, you better pay the top DL. I think we should try to lock him down very soon. Wait for 2013 and it will cost more.

I expect Hardy to get 15 sacks in 2013 because I expect our DT play to improve.

I imagine there are some 3-4 teams licking their chops for a player like Hardy. If Alexander steps up, and don't forget about Keiser who is coming along. we could have something to trade. I hope not, but we need to balance the talent--something Marty did not seem to understand.

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This place cracks me up. If Hardy starts out slow this year, half of this forum will be calling for his head.

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Yep.........I think he turned all the non-believers

He definitely turned me. At the beginning of the year I thought the guy was just a party guy not serious about being dominant in the pro game.

He was tweeting pics of full shot trays and we were all down about it. Then he showed up on Sundays and was on fire.... I have a lot of respect for his game and ability now.

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Though impressive, it's not the stats that wow me regarding Hardy. It's his passion for the game. He has all the physical tools to be successful, a motor that won't quit, and a little crazy to go along with all that. Like some freaky mix of John Randle and Julius Peppers.

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Though impressive, it's not the stats that wow me regarding Hardy. It's his passion for the game. He has all the physical tools to be successful, a motor that won't quit, and a little crazy to go along with all that. Like some freaky mix of John Randle and Julius Peppers.

This.

He has God-given talent, plus a desire to succeed.

Some guys like Randy Moss and Julius Peppers have the talent to be the GOAT. But they have no desire.

Hardy has the potential to reach Jerry Rice or Reggie White status

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This.

He has God-given talent, plus a desire to succeed.

Some guys like Randy Moss and Julius Peppers have the talent to be the GOAT. But they have no desire.

Hardy has the potential to reach Jerry Rice or Reggie White status

I don't even know if it's a desire to succeed as much as a crazy mofo out there trying to knock someone's head off. He seems to genuinely enjoy the game of football and plays with a gladiator mentality. Luke shows the same passion, though not as crazy.

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This.

He has God-given talent, plus a desire to succeed.

Some guys like Randy Moss and Julius Peppers have the talent to be the GOAT. But they have no desire.

Hardy has the potential to reach Jerry Rice or Reggie White status

Jerry Rice or Reggie White after one good season? stfu

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Jerry Rice or Reggie White after one good season? stfu

Somebody doesn't know what "potential" means. Glad you chimed in so we all could know it's you.

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Jerry Rice or Reggie White after one good season? stfu

Like I said, I wouldn't go all ape crap over his stats. It's the way he plays the game - a mean, crazy SOB that will knock your QB into oblivion if given half the chance. A crazy cat like that on the DL, plus a crazy cat like that at MLB (check with Luke), and a crazy cat like that at Safety (still looking for that one - man I miss Chris Harris) makes you dangerous at all levels on defense.

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I was really digging Hardy all season, but it was that game where he was crying afterwards (can't remember which) and you could just tell he was putting everything he had into it... followed by him calling out the Failcons and talking smack all week leading up to the game, claiming we were the better team... and then proceeding to shut their offense out for the entire first half.

Yeah, I'm a Krakenite now.

This dude is legit. Maybe crazy as fug, but legit nonetheless.

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This place cracks me up. If Hardy starts out slow this year, half of this forum will be calling for his head.

yep, fanatics need to get a grip sometimes...

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