I'll paste my reply from another message board into this thread. For those not sure of how these cars work, it may seem much different than what may have happened.
I'll comment for others not sure of how these cars react on dirt.
They are designed to be pitched and rotated with the throttle and thus the suspension reacts very differently than that of a natural car. You hit the throttle, and the attitude of the car assumes a desired position almost naturally.. just with the spring setup.
The victim, in a stupid fit of rage, ran down into the path of race cars traveling on dirt, still going a decent speed. The car just prior to Tony's has to maneuver around the victim. Tony is in line of where the previous car was running.
Tony sees victim and steers left and throttles to miss him. The car takes it's natural path and kicks the right rear tire out, striking the victim.
There are two types of drivers out there. The type who drive 'through' danger and those who slow down and process it differently. It appears Tony had a throttle reflex and it may or may not have meant a difference in the outcome.
Lotta interest in DEs considering the talent we have at the moment.
If I am the GM, I want to develop a first year contract DE so he is not a rookie when he has to start. So I draft one this year, knowing he will start in 2015.
If I am the GM, I give Hardy another year before I lock him into a big contract. See how he responds to money and the limelight. He is delightfully strange. If he gets 8.5 sacks in 2014, his long-term contract gets cheaper. If he balls, then it is a good sign that he is worth the huge mega-deal. Gettlemen probably knows that means shopping or cutting CJ. I think that is why his deal was not re-worked this spring--Gettlemen knows he is going to have to choose. Like Sophie's Choice, sorta.
And who is the CJ clone in the draft?
We have come full circle.
To be fair, if a young stud could afford to learn on the fly, the rest of our front 7 would make it much easier than in a usual scenario.