So is the "OMG WE LET MY FAVORITE PLAYER GO I HATE THIS TEAM I HOPE WE LOSE EVERY GAME I HOPE THEY GO TO OUR RIVALS AND BEAT US THE FRONT OFFICE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WINNING SCREW DAVE SCREW RON SCREW JERRY WE'LL NEVER BE ANY GOOD I'M GONNA HOLD MY BREATH TILL I TURN BLUE" fiesta an annual thing now?
Sometimes. Allowing someone to hit free agency is effectively the same thing, so it's not even worth debating.
Incorrect. Even when they hit free agency players are often signed afterwards.
I know Bill. For him to be this definitive about something so much in the public spotlight tells me a big dog told him in plain terms Hardy would 100% not be back. It isn't speculation. It is reporting. I've seen Bill work. I know his sources.
I know, I know, its not your beloved bleacher report... but you can trust it.
It's not so much doubt on Voth, no question he's been solid for the past year. It's just that nobody knows and it's still nothing more than spectulation. Speculation from Voth, speculation from whoever his source is on the team (if Gettleman is giving out info like this at this juncture, he's doing it wrong...and even if the info DID come from Gettleman, anything's possible. Something could change between now and March 10-when Hardy would actually OFFICIALLY be gone), and speculation from people on this forum. Few of us will deny that the chances of him staying are remote at best, but people passing off speculation as official new is misleading.
It's not speculation when the decision makers on Hardy tell you flat out he won't be here. At that point, its reporting.
" According to multiple league sources, some momentum did build for a Hardy return in the days after his legal situation was cleared up. But, sources say, that slim possibility quickly cooled and eventually ended last week."
It has long been thought that Greg Hardy would not return. Since preseason I have been told from sources within the Panthers organization that Hardy would likely not be back. The "likely" has now turned into a "certainly".
Hopefully for the Panthers, Hardy will stay out of the NFC South. The thought of facing a Greg Hardy out for revenge is not a pleasant one. Atlanta is clearing plenty of cap space this offseason, which could be cause for concern.