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Over The Cap weighs in on Hardy FT, Smitty

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They act as though we can't continue to save money, like we've done everything we can to make more room.

I believe in Gettlemen.

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A lot of teams tag a player just to give them more time to work out a longterm contract. I think that is what's happening and will happen before June. Then Hardy's cap number will come down for this year giving us more money for other players. with the salary cap going up the next couple years I think we are just going to backload the cap hit for the signing bonus as much as we can. Hopefully you are right about the CJ restructure.

I don't think Gettleman would hamstring our whole cap space for 1 player for just a 1 yr rental. He's about to sign Hardy to a longterm deal so that we have our bookends for a few years together ala the Giants. Just means we HAVE to draft our corners, oline, and WR's well since their won't be as much FA money for those positions. Have to find late round gems like Seattle did. The Giants got 2 rings doing it that way so it can work.

Yes I agree, I do have faith gettlemans ability to spot talent more so than his ability as a gm at this point, as was mentioned we did have 6 rookies outhere on defence at some point and in big games, I'm hoping we snag a few more good draft pickups and udfa this year, king and mcnutt are basically like kugbila unknown and untested but they are basically three 2013 draft picks that will be on this years roster actually playing games! looking at free agency I don't think we need to make huge splashes anyway, I would just like a good LT like anthony collins, bring mitchell back and maybe another safety to play with him, a veteran corner to compliment melvin white who I'm happy give a shot gain this year, he will be better for his rookie season last year.

We can maybe draft two receivers to go along with mcnutt,king and smitty, there are guys like those I've mentioned and others like brandon williams, travis bond that will replace some of the free agents lost like piggy, dockery and others, we are going to have a much younger and new team this year and we will have to expect some growing pains, but longterm we are being moulded slowly into a totally new team.

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He did it despite franchise QB Cam Newton entering the final year of his rookie deal and despite the contract of reigning DPOY Luke Kuechly expiring after 2015.

 

these 2 points are being made a much bigger deal than it's relevance..  Cam has his own version of a FT next year and Kuechly isn't even close..  DWill's contract will be a much bigger release to sign either one of these guys up front and next year this 13mil FT is instantly freed up..  Where if Hardy is resigned will cost more around 3-4 mil at the most in the form of a cap hit.  

 

which by this time Godfrey's dead money will be gone (assuming he's released this year after June 1st)...  And we are all another year closer to seeing JStew's money come off the books in another 2 years..  In other words, both Kuechly and Cam will long be signed by the time any significant cap hits start to grow feet...

 

 

 

This money that is going to "roll over" this year is no different than watching this 13 mil "roll over" next year...  Granted we can't sign Hakeem Nicks with that money now..   

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The wisdom of this move is lost in the numbers and the writer's inability to analyze all possible future scenarios.  For example, what if Hardy has 9 sacks in 2014?  What if CJ restructures his deal?  Smitty drops about $3 million off his cap figure?  I think there is about $10m to be found by looking into those situations.

 

The OL concerns me.  When I read articles about Bell playing LT because he is left handed, I get very concerned.

 

 

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Hardy is staying and 89 need to learn that hes not young anymore.

Also, Gman could go DBs heavy in the draft.

 

on this note 89 should be glad this franchise is finally being run the way he's wanted it..  you can't get moved to the slot when the team is being run like the last Panthers "dynasty"..  Vets only last so long without a consistent rejuvenation through the draft; which also goes hand in hand with consistent success and a manageable cap.

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pretty much we're betting on this draft.

 

which is exactly what this team has to do every year if they expect to find consistent success year in and year out...  

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tagging Greg may just be a way to get some value for him via trade, but

I hope he plays with us next year.

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which is exactly what this team has to do every year if they expect to find consistent success year in and year out...  

Building through the draft require a lot of patience. On the other hand, nothing worse than sign a FA with big money and then wanting to trade him the following year, like Mike Wallace.

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Building through the draft require a lot of patience. On the other hand, nothing worse than sign a FA with big money and then wanting to trade him the following year, like Mike Wallace.

Let's use receiver as an example, do we draft a new #1 receiver or go get Nicks, pay him a ton of money when he's not exactly been amazing the last two years, I did like Maclin but he's resigned, other than that there's nobody outhere looking at the list of free agents at receiver who makes you think wow go get him, so maybe were better to draft our future #1 and continue to build through the draft and hope we pickup guys like Seattle seem to.

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