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In Topic: Bonnell now saying Hornets are players for Lance.

15 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

I think it will take 12 million a year to get it done.  But I think he ultimately wants a max deal.  So lock him up for 2 years/24 mil. or 3/36 w/ 3rd year player's option.  That protects us in case he goes knucklehead (gives him a prove-it period), and will allow him to be a FA when the new TV contracts begin.  Win-win.



In Topic: long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

14 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

I'm a little baffled by all if this.

I wonder if they know more about the court case than the public (probably) or if this was always a wait and see type of deal. They know hardy better than all of us.

This is gonna be a big part of gettlemans legacy with the panthers...hopefully this big decision works out in our favor


I think they already had questions about Hardy, whether it's they saw the potential for complacency once paid, or were concerned that he'll do something stupid, or what.  But I do believe they had some significant reservations about him which is why they didn't want to give him a big contract this year.

In Topic: long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

14 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

Try re-reading those tweets again.


I did, it says they never planned to give him a deal before the deadline.  Nothing about NEVER giving him a long term contract, just not before the deadline THIS year. 


And I already addressed the point of the reported negotiations.

In Topic: long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

14 July 2014 - 11:26 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.


Where do you get that we didn't plan to sign him long term?  None of the tweets even hinted at that, just that the plan was to wait and see how he did this year before committing to him.  Now I'm sure his latest problem could potentially make them second guess giving him a long term deal at all, even if he replicates last season, but since that occurred after he was given the tag it really doesn't play into whether or not their decision was the right one.


Yes, the team was negotiating with him, and I'm sure their stance was that if he was willing to accept a team friendly deal, they would absolutely lock him up.  But I seriously doubt they were willing to pony up anything significant until they felt more comfortable that he could have a repeat of last year.  And there was no way he was taking less than elite DE money...which is why no deal ever came close.

In Topic: Sporting News Report: Stephenson battle down to Hornets, Pacers, and Mavs

13 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

Like a lot of posters here, many see Stephenson as a logical fit, but the problem is that nobody knows if the Hornets feel that way.   

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