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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

From a football standpoint, you'd love to sign him back.  From a business standpoint, you have a 1, 3, and 5 year plan.


Your team is good, therefore you have the common highlights that get your guys noticed and they get expensive.  A catch 22 here.


CJ, Hardy, Cam, Luck, Star, then some new WR we bring in this year and don't forget the OLine.


It is hard for any team to pay all the guys max contracts.


A winning team has to have a mix of guys making big bucks and guys like Hardy "has" been, which is contributing like a big bucks guy even though he makes less.


If we pay him 8 figures a year, then you have the prospect of losing out on some of the other guys above.


It is sort of a pick your poison, but some teams always screw up the deal, like Chicago paying too much for Cutler and Detroit too much for Stafford.  Now guys like Kap think they can also cash in.


Unless the cap goes up by 10 mill each year, it will be very tough to navigate.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

Again from a business standpoint, it might be better to let Hardy get his 12 million per season from someone like Oakland in a trade while we sign Jared Allen to a 2yr, 10 million deal.  This leaves us 7 per year to sign maybe a FA left tackle like Collins.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

Seems like he made a personal shot to Josh Norman. Just gut feeling.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

That dude is so awesome.  Really glad we at least have him for one more year.


I hope we work something out long term.  This is the guy who can take that mentality and fire Smith has always had and keep it in our locker room.  Hardy is a winner, those are the kind of guys you need to keep on your roster.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Yea he's a guy that u need to keep around, his talent on the field being just one reason. Hope we can lock him up long term.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:02 AM

Just got through watching this. It really just shows how smart Greg really is and he really is a good person and a good man. He owned Skip when he said "education is important." The "Kraken" persona is just part of his thing, mainly on the field. He becomes that and it unleashes his inner emotions and abilities and lets him forget his fears and put it all out on the field. All players need something like this to excel at the game. Of course it doesn't have to have a unique name or title like "Kraken," but players need this. Smitty has it. Luke has it. Cam has it. Star has it. Mitchell has it. (Jonathan Martin certainly doesn't have it) It's what players need to be great and step up their game. I love Hardy and hope we can get a long term deal done soon, and hopefully he'll take around or less than $10M, because we really need the cap space. The defense wouldn't be the same without him, that's for sure. Even at $13M I'm glad we're keeping him.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:32 AM

Skip is a tool

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:07 AM

Starting to think the Kraken character exists in part to keep him from getting a reputation as a book-smart kind of guy. "Education is important." Wow. Never thought I'd hear that from the same guy who dominates cereal with no spoon.

Ummm he did say he went to hogqarts

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