Hope Hardy is worth it cause every other good FA player on this team is going bye bye.
Every coach and GM in the league almost always say the same thing when they are first asked what kind of football team they want to put together.. They say that they want tough, physical football players. This has become a cliche for everyone.
But just like drafting the BPA instead of reaching for immediate needs (which is also a cliche that everyone says), its not as easy to do in real life. All football players are tough and physical.. But Hardy brings that to a higher level. That's who he is. He is the type of guy that can change an entire defense's identity. He makes the whole defense more tough and physical. I can tell you this, even when he's not getting to the quarterback, he's trying to making life miserable for the opposing tackle. You gotta love that, and those are the worst types of guys to lose and the hardest to replace.
I see this same type of attitude in Mike Mitchell. I really don't want to lose him, and I hope he sees what a great fit he was for our team. I loved what he brought to our defense.