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You think Hardy saw Michael Bennett's remarks on a "discount"?

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I have enough faith we can be a good defense without him.  I just hope he remembers that the Panthers organization are the ones that even made it possible for him to make this money he seeks.  We drafted him.  We developed him.  We dealt with his dumb motorcycle accident.  We started him.  We put players in place that let him take advantage of his talents.  As we will do for the next guy when he leaves.  If anyone should have a degree of a loyalty it should be a 7th rounder who got every opportunity to show his stuff.

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I have enough faith we can be a good defense without him. I just hope he remembers that the Panthers organization are the ones that even made it possible for him to make this money he seeks. We drafted him. We developed him. We dealt with his dumb motorcycle accident. We started him. We put players in place that let him take advantage of his talents. As we will do for the next guy when he leaves. If anyone should have a degree of a loyalty it should be a 7th rounder who got every opportunity to show his stuff.

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I don't think many people are expecting Hardy to take any kind of discount to play here.

I've already accepted the likelihood that he won't be a Panther this season.

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Two ideas of thought. Do I want to be the best or do I want money. There is a player at every position that gets paid the most, and most of the time that player is on a bad team. Being selfish has its rewards but it also has its down falls. I really dont care if Hardy stays or goes, he is one piece to a big puzzle. If we sign Hardy to a huge contract next year and he breaks his leg then we are still without him.  Bennett seems like a selfish asshole to me, if he underperforms to his contract does he give that money back? Or what if he gets injured for two years of his contract? Will he give back half that money or more? Hell no he will not do any of that. So why should teams pay him a premium price when he did nothing more than take advantage of a good team.

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Two ideas of thought. Do I want to be the best or do I want money. There is a player at every position that gets paid the most, and most of the time that player is on a bad team. Being selfish has its rewards but it also has its down falls. I really dont care if Hardy stays or goes, he is one piece to a big puzzle. If we sign Hardy to a huge contract next year and he breaks his leg then we are still without him.  Bennett seems like a selfish asshole to me, if he underperforms to his contract does he give that money back? Or what if he gets injured for two years of his contract? Will he give back half that money or more? Hell no he will not do any of that. So why should teams pay him a premium price when he did nothing more than take advantage of a good team.

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At this point, I just hope we get compensation when he's gone.

 

It won't be much. Just picture yourself as the GM of a team. Would you give up a 1st or 2nd for a great player on a 1 year deal at 12 mil? I wouldn't and I don't think most teams will. Look at what dwight howard did for the lakers. They gave up high round picks/players for a 1 year deal in hopes to resign him. He left for houston after 1 year. 

 

Unless you have alot of money and you are a big favorite to win the superbowl next year there is little incentive to sign a 1 yr high priced mercenary. 

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Two ideas of thought. Do I want to be the best or do I want money. There is a player at every position that gets paid the most, and most of the time that player is on a bad team. Being selfish has its rewards but it also has its down falls. I really dont care if Hardy stays or goes, he is one piece to a big puzzle. If we sign Hardy to a huge contract next year and he breaks his leg then we are still without him.  Bennett seems like a selfish asshole to me, if he underperforms to his contract does he give that money back? Or what if he gets injured for two years of his contract? Will he give back half that money or more? Hell no he will not do any of that. So why should teams pay him a premium price when he did nothing more than take advantage of a good team.

 

Do teams pay more to a player if they overperform? Because Hardy has been overperforming compared to his contract here for 2 years. Should we give him millions of dollars extra now as compensation for what he did over the last two years?

 

And who are you saying that took advantage of a good team? 

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Wrong.

 

Did the NFL start giving out guaranteed contracts when I wasnt looking?

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Gettleman knows we will get a 3rd comp pick if Hardy walks. If he can get a better deal with a trade then he has done his job. No way can we pay what he wants. Gettleman said we will be in cap hell for a least 1 maybe 2 years and no way will he put us deeper in the pit. There will be several options let to him with the draft or bringing in a vet with a little more tread on the tire. Maybe Peppers will want to come back home for 1 more year and retire a Panther where he first got his start. He left for the money, but people might forgive him if he returns and does a good job. He might be our first HOF plsyer and Smitty our next.

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