I know Hardy's younger but right now CJ is the better player and he doesn't have an arrest record. He also has been reliable his whole career. I do think no matter what happens he will be approached for a pay cut or restructure.
I don't want CJ to go anywhere personally, I'm a big fan. But let's be realistic, if he isn't willing to work something out with his contract, tough decisions will need to be made within the next two seasons. Luke will have a contract coming up as well in addition to Cam.
Well we pretty much know Hardy won't be suspended this season, and depending on how the trial turns out, he may not be suspended at all.
Ultimately I think Hardy will be the one who determines his future in Carolina past this season. If he truly learns from this experience and does all the right things off the field while also having a huge year on the field, and this trial turns out well for him, it will be anything but an easy decision to let him go elsewhere next year. I would not write him off yet at all.
Which is what makes this the best years for Saints fans, one of the best Saints team ever, one of the best QBs ever, the best coach next to Bellechick, new records every season, and so on. We finally got our SB in '09, anything that comes now is lagniappe! Great times!
Also, don't act like the NFL in most of those 33 years had the same parity as now.
So tell us, in those 33 years before that, how many Saints games had you attended, or even watched?
Many fans on both sides of this whole thing have made themselves look absolutely ridiculous.
Either they are on a high horse, and declaring his career here over after two misdemeanors, or they are bashing the woman. All in all it's up to Hardy what happens for him in Carolina from this point forward. All these fans who think they personally know JR cannot predict the future.
As for a suspension, it's all speculation, nobody knows for sure how many games he would get, if any at all. It's still in the legal process.
I'm fine with it too. The point of the thread was to highlight the battle for that Ginn-type role on offense. I think many have been assuming KB/Jerricho/Avant are getting the bulk of catches but maybe Avant ends up being more of a minimal role a la Hixon and one of the 3 in the OP contributes more.
I don't know why I keep forgetting Underwood. He looked as good as Ginn ever has last season (not looking at KR/PR)...and that was with Glennon throwing him the ball. He definitely has the opportunity here to get some numbers and contribute quite nicely.
Yeah I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic, but I'm hoping that Underwood turns some heads this year.
Having steady handed targets like Cotchery, Avant, and Olsen is what will make the difference in this offense. We struggled in the red zone late last year, but Kelvin will help with that. Obviously Benjamin is still a rookie, but he will be learning, you can't learn his size though.
I'm fine with the group we have. The media will continue to understimate them, but who cares, they should have a chip on their shoulders at this point. Honestly I'm more concerned about picking up where we left off in the return game, and obviously the OL gelling quickly.
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