I've seen you argue this point with a hundred people and am not going to get into it with you. Just a difference in approach. I'd operate from the belief that a few additional pieces could make us successful and ensure his stated commitment to stay, rather than operate out of the fear that we're terrible and make him wanna leave. Just my approach.
DE is a position worth paying for. If Alexander steps up then you make a decision on what to do with Hardy or Johnson based on their respective play. Not a decision that can be made right now.
All comes down to money....good deals mean you can build a well rounded team.
That is Carolina's issue. Bad deals means lots of holes filled by players who shouldn't be starting.
DE is a position worth paying....but a well rounded unit is better than being impressive at one spot. We need serious on investing into our secondary if we are ever going to have a good D.....our good D last year was smoke and mirrors and we ended up with a good yardage stat.
Cam Newton is a once in a 25 year type player....he needs an extension.