Greg "Da Kraken" Hardy Highlights 2012-2013 (via Benji Schmied)
2013: 59 tackles, 15 sacks
2012: 61 tackles, 11 sacks
Release the Kraken!! (LOL) Greg Hardy is a stud. He's a beast against the run and a beast against the pass. He's a true DE, I know. But eff it. Take talent where it comes. Coples has no business playing 34 OLB anyways. Lets convert to a 4-man front with Coples and Hardy at DE, and Hogg and Mo Wilk on the inside. That DL would be devastating. Carolina doesn't seem to want to part with Hardy, but they don't seem to want to pay him either.
Seems fine by me. If you don't wanna pay a young guy (25 y/o) that just put up 11 sacks and followed it up with 15 sacks, then cool by me. We'll take that mofo over here and pair him up with the young studs we got no problem. If you're gonna break bank for an FA, you do it for a young productive stud like Hardy. And since he can't play 34 OLB, we should switch to a 43 front. And I don't care that we don't have a 43 weakside OLB on the roster. Find one. Draft one. Make it work. You don't leave primo, game changing talent on the table because the situation isn't perfect. You give your team leverage where you can and then you figure out how to work around it. Get me Greg Hardy. Overpay if you have to.