Do you really believe that?
Apparently you didn't see Hardy's interview on NFL Network. The only reason they had a turn around last season was because some of the guys (Hardy, Smith, Gross) said enough was enough. At the end of the day players have to hold each other accountable and if you don't believe that then you obviously haven't played any kind of an organized sport at a particularly semi-competitive level.
Only in America can guys that make 12 million dollars make excuses for why they aren't busting their ass and doing their job.
I was at training camp when Jarrett was a rookie. He ran the wrong route and interfered with Steve and actually tripped him up accidentally. Steve jumped up, shoved him, and started yelling at him.
I was also at camp LaFell/Gettis/Clausen's rookie year. He was in the face of one of them nonstop. Yelling, cursing, intimidating.
Carolina is going to be drafting a few WRs. They don't want that BS around them.
Sure, Steve can give inspiring speeches and help teach young guys. But he also demands the ball and blows his lid and goes off on them in a way he shouldn't.
And don't say that was the old Steve and he's different now. I was at the Seahawks game when he went off on Armond. Did he have reason to be upset? Definitely. Did her have a right to talk to him and get on him? Sure. Was it okay for him to get in his face and intimidate him, belittle him, and curse him out while he followed him around the sideline and stuff his face in Armond's? Absolutely not. It would've served him right if Armond had popped him in the nose.
Last year he threw Cam under the bus when talking to the media.
The team decided they are going to draft some young WRs. With that goal in place Steve is better off gone.