Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:09 AM
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!!!