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Am I the only Panther fan that would sign Hakeem Nicks over Hardy?

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Pretty much.

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Can Nicks play DE if yes then I'm all for it.....

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On hindsight, Hurndog used the franchise tag completely wrong that offseason. Should have tagged DLo and just ponied up the ridiculous contract Kalil got anyway (and for the record, I'm not against Kalil being re-signed at all). Tagging DLo would have been smart. Needed to ensure a quality backfield to help what we all knew would be Cam with the first pick. Granted, he ended up not needing it, but the best way to help a young QB (not named pickles) succeed is a great ground game. Double Trouble was mandatory, but with age and recent performance factored in, DLo should have been a 1 yr tag and release with Stew the long term goal all along. That's just being proactive I suppose, and Hurney was at his best being reactive. I use the term "best" lightly. Locking up Stew was the right choice. DLo was questionable from the get go.

As for the Hardy situation, well I'll take two dominant DE's over a big contract injury concern WR any day.

Only time will tell, and it's easy to look in hindsight and say what we should have done. Revisionist history is too easy to expose flaws in real time dilemmas and decisions.

To answer your question, you're probably not the only fan who thinks that. I just question signing a what will be 26 yr old aging WR to a big contract over signing a what will be 25 yr old lunatic of a DE just now coming into his own to a big contract. DE's typically last longer than WR's, and are more of a premium position.

Finding a top notch WR is our next big priority, yes, but not at the expense of what Hardy can bring to the table. I guess we'll see If Greg was a flash in the pan last year or if he gets 50 sacks. At the same time, let's see how Nicks does in his contract year.

Sorry for my bad grammar and typos, I'm intoxicated.

Much love from San Diego. Go Panthers!!!

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Only way I'd rather have Nicks over Hardy is if the Kraken under preformed and still wanted Charles Johnson money or we really sh*t the bed and land a top 3 pick and take Clowney.

 

My dream scenario is Gettleman gets a time machine and goes back to 2008 and kicks Hurney square in the nutsack for putting us in the cap mess we're in. 

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It's not as simple as "would you rather have Hardy or Nicks". You're talking about allowing Hardy to hit Free Agency just for the CHANCE to sign Nicks. We'd still have to outbid a ton of other teams, and that's only IF the Giants choose not to franchise tag him. That's an awfully big risk to take.

But regardless, I would still take Hardy even if it was that simple. Not only is he a rising young star...we need that attitude on our team too. Especially with talks about complacency in the locker room and stuff like that. Did you see how we played against Atlanta in Game 2 last year? I have no doubt Hardy played a huge role in riling the team up for that one considering how he spoke out before the game about what went down at the end of Game 1.

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I understand the desire for another top-tier WR, but I don't think Hicks is at the level of what we need, and then I'm speaking selfishly.  Hardy entertains me and I'd hate to see him go...

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Yes, yes you are. Hardy > Nicks

Why? Because The Kraken has been more durable, and above average DEs help solidify a defense (such as keeping pressure off a weak secondary).

P.S ~ You're wrong about Stewie. NOW I'm done with you.

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That depends.  I'd love to have Nicks, but I'd also really like to keep Hardy.

 

Let's say that this coming season Frank Alexander really shows a lot when rotating in while Smitty loses a step and Nicks has another very good year for the NYG.  Does that change things?  It would for me.  In that scenario, I'd take Nicks > Hardy.

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If this was Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, AJ Green, heck maybe even demaryious thomas then i'd really consider it.  It seems the Giants can plug any receiver in and get production out of them for 1.  2 he is injured an awful lot.

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Yes I would say your the only one, I would rather keep Hardy I like his attitude and how he plays because he reminds me of John Randle from Vikings back in the day.

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And let me just go on the record and state this has nothing to do with Hardy. No doubt he is one of the top 4-3 ends in the league

 

So if Hardy is one of the top 4-3 ends in the league and Hakeem Nicks is maybe top 15 ,why would you pick Nicks over Hardy? Depending on how you feel about Mike Wallace, Marques Colston and even Victor Cruz, he might not even be top 15. 

 

Also using RB position as a comparison isn't fair imo especially when you actually can use both DE's on majority if not all of your defensive snaps.  Like earlier poster said, if you were talking about let's say Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, those type of players then yes, I'm all for it.   For Hakeem Nicks?  Pffft.. hell to the no.

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U can never have too many pass rushers.

Never heard a saying about that with running backs. So it's totally different. We should lick up hardy. I remember before the season posting about how the dude would break out soon. He's just too athletic.

But I think we will sign nicks too tho if at all possible

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