Lets wait and see what happens. Gettleman's press conference was as much posturing as anything as he goes into contract negotiations with Hardy and other players. Other than Umenyoira who was hurt when they released him, exactly how many D line studs did the Giants let walk in the past decade? I could be wrong but I don't remember that many.
And for the record, Hardy was a 6th round pick.
Alright but that minor detail doesn't negate my whole point dude.
We all would like Hardy on the team, I just don't see how you pay both him and CJ that kind of money and don't hamstring the team all over again. The teams that win consistently don't let the players hold them at ransom. I would not have paid CJ that much money. We are classically bad at overpaying players. We are still paying for Hurney paying Deangelo top dollar and then doing the same with Stew, now you want to do it again except much bigger numbers? What's CJ's cap hit this year? Like 16-19mil? How are you going to have 2 of those contracts while improving the team and resigning Cam? Maybe if Charles drastically restructures.
I really wish people would stop throwing every Panthers' decision back to the Giants. Gettleman was not the GM so DID NOT have the final say so on roster decisions so who knows what moves he was advocating behind closed doors. His job was to evaluate players not make the tough financial decisions...which he just hinted that he is willing to do. I feel very confident he will sort it all out for the best.
Of course its just wait and see. It's just my opinion, could be as wrong as any. Hardy's words just sound like he wants Peppers/CJ type money. Good for him but if that's the case I don't think they should/can do it.