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In Topic: So Greg Hardy has now sat for 6 games. Status for next week?

19 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

I understand he's been paid so far. Just take that pay away if he's convicted. Is that legally not a possibility?

 

It's not even a possibility if Greg wouldn't agree to it to begin with. He's not going to bank $5 million on the hopes that the jury overturns his conviction. He'll be lucky to make that much all of next season with a new contract. People aren't going to touch these guys. Ray Rice is an example. Former elite RB who had a down year and is now untouchable. His agent is probably tell him to sit down and shut up and keep cashing his checks and Greg isn't going to argue. He's getting PAID to do nothing at all.

 

The question people are ignoring is does Greg Hardy even WANT to play football again this season if it means he has a chance of losing some of his money for it. He has no reason to help the Panthers. One could argue the Panthers haven't done much to help him. Plus, he's on a one-year deal and he's unrestricted after this. I doubt highly he's holding too much Panther loyalty right now.


In Topic: Instead of a foregone conclusion there needs to be a rethinking.

16 October 2014 - 03:19 AM

You can't invest in a dude like Greg. I was on the fence about it before this garbage about him even surfaced. But the combination of paying him $13 million this season to destroy our cap because he was impossible to sign, his boasting about money, his terrible attitude, and now this bad press? He was a time bomb waiting to cause us problems. We don't need his distraction.

 

If he gets his conviction overturned or not he's still the kind of idiot that specializes in screwing things up. Let him go be a Raider or something.


In Topic: Hardy not coming back after 6 games

15 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

what it comes down to is hardy picked the wrong year to be in limbo mode.  any other year and he wouldn't have missed a game.  

 

fug, jameis winston could probably get caught on tape mean mugging somebody and not miss a snap.  

 

Why would he get suspended for mean mugging somebody?


In Topic: Hardy not coming back after 6 games

15 October 2014 - 07:11 PM

Greg doesn't care about the Panthers. He's worried about his own business. Looking out for number one. He knows this is going to be the highest paid season of his NFL career and he's not about to give up a single game day check to get back on the field. He's getting paid to go away. Why would he come around the team now? He's probably never playing for us again. He has no contract. He's ineligible to play. The front office is probably mad as hell at him for making a seriously dumb series of decisions.... why would he be welcome here? If he's not playing football he's no good to anybody.

 

Hell, he's probably happy he doesn't have to give up his salary this year. Even if he's found guilty, I would bet his salary for next season wherever he plays is going to be only a portion of what he's making this year. That six game suspension won't cost him nearly as much.

 

He gone, folks. Let's move on. It sucks, but we can't count on this dude ever putting on Panthers gear again.


In Topic: Time to reshuffle the deck.....youth over age

14 October 2014 - 04:12 AM

We're looking at the problems in the secondary backwards. There's no team in the league that can cover all options for more than six seconds when an NFL caliber quarterback has a clean pocket and time to make reads. The bigger problem is a lack of pressure on the quarterback. Charles Johnson isn't getting the pressure he needs. K. Short is getting some push up the middle but we need more from the other tackles. Star has been practically invisible this season and I know he's more of a run defense guy but even there. Has he made a single play this season? Dwan doesn't look as explosive as he has in years past. And Wes Horton is just terrible. Flat out terrible. If Addison could play the run, Horton wouldn't be on the field. Ealy is still incredibly raw and he shouldn't be expected to be ready but he's not offering much either.

 

If we're going to get better on defense we're going to have to try some unconventional blitzes. We're not getting pressure with four down. It's time to start sending TD and Luke after the quarterback a little. Perhaps some blitzes from the secondary too. Roman Harper has traditionally been a good blitzing defensive back but we haven't used him that way because we're playing scared. Last year we saw all kinds of exotic blitzes to confuse the protection. Captain off the edge and linebackers sent in. Hardy alone isn't the reason we're not getting the same pressure. It hurts, but we're playing more conservative defense.

 

If you're going to give up chunks of yardage, why do you have to lose by blitzing? We couldn't stop the Bengals without A.J. Green from moving the ball on us at will in the passing game. Our secondary sucks but we KNEW it sucked. The plan wasn't to allow QB time enough to expose them because of the pressure. It seems like now we've given up on the idea and are trying our best to call vanilla defensive packages. Running nickel as our base defense and trying to play match up with all the passing options. It's not going to work. Somebody springs free every time because our linemen are playing terrible on third down.

 

I would rather give up 10 yard gains and put the QB on his back every play than give up 8 yard gains and have the QB walk off the field at the end of the game with a clean jersey. Look at how much Cam gets hit per game. In this league if you don't put the QB on his ass once every three or four dropbacks you're going to get picked apart.


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