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Hardy Not Coming Back

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Hardy had great hands and caught some passes on 3rd downs for us; the year we went to the Super Bowl he had a decent season in terms of production. That's with Julio, Sanu, Tamme, Hooper, Gabriel, Robinson, Freeman, Coleman, Toilolo, Williams, and Dimarco all getting looks.

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2 hours ago, gHost83 said:

He never had 1 season with over 250 yards... **** 225. In 4 years... No punt returns over 30... He was just a Gunner and we got better ones as undrafted free agents.

He was a 4th round pick, many never even play a single snap, let alone become mid-tier players.  He made an NFL roster for 5 consecutive seasons facing new competition every year on what might have been the deepest WR depth chart in the entire league over that timespan.  Not many WR's are going to put up big receiving numbers in a 5-year career that saw Julio, Roddy, Ridley, Sanu, and/or Gabriel locking down the top 3 spots almost every one of those seasons.

That's not counting the TE's and RB's we had over those same seasons catching a lot of passes.  He had an opportunity to make a mark when Sanu got traded this season, but Gage stepped up his game and seems like a better playmaker.  Hardy had his best season with Shanahan and he was behind Julio, Sanu, Freeman, Coleman, Gabriel, and Tamme.  It's tough to produce when you are the 7th option, and it's tough to move up to 6th with the way those guys were playing that season.  Tamme wasn't great, but he was serviceable and it's not like Hardy could compete for TE receptions...

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11 minutes ago, pzummo said:

He was a 4th round pick, many never even play a single snap, let alone become mid-tier players.  He made an NFL roster for 5 consecutive seasons facing new competition every year on what might have been the deepest WR depth chart in the entire league over that timespan.  Not many WR's are going to put up big receiving numbers in a 5-year career that saw Julio, Roddy, Ridley, Sanu, and/or Gabriel locking down the top 3 spots almost every one of those seasons.

That's not counting the TE's and RB's we had over those same seasons catching a lot of passes.  He had an opportunity to make a mark when Sanu got traded this season, but Gage stepped up his game and seems like a better playmaker.  Hardy had his best season with Shanahan and he was behind Julio, Sanu, Freeman, Coleman, Gabriel, and Tamme.  It's tough to produce when you are the 7th option, and it's tough to move up to 6th with the way those guys were playing that season.  Tamme wasn't great, but he was serviceable and it's not like Hardy could compete for TE receptions...

He was a bum. Had opportunities to move up earn a larger role but couldn't. Only good as a Gunner. Why do we love to glorify underachievers? 

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2 hours ago, gHost83 said:

He was a bum. Had opportunities to move up earn a larger role but couldn't. Only good as a Gunner. Why do we love to glorify underachievers? 

Glorify?  More like a realist that doesn't see any point in devaluing role players and what they put on the line for this team.  He was a 4th round pick playing for league minimum last season and did everything he was asked to do for 5 seasons.  I believe in thanking those players and wishing them the best when we part ways with them. 

Unfortunately, we have delusional fans that want to throw shade at 4th round picks because they didn't live up to their unrealistic expectations.

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