Hardy Working Hard So Game Matches Trash Talk

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Panthers.com has a few tidbits to discuss as we wrap up the Panthers 1st round of voluntary OTAs including a classic from Greg Hardy.

Greg 'The Kraken' Hardy of course had plenty to say when given the chance:

OTAs off to successful start

As is typical, Hardy had fun with the media gathered Thursday, telling reporters that he's "the best that ever lived. If I'm not, I'll be here tomorrow and Monday, fixing that problem."

"I want to make sure there's nobody in the world that can stop me. I'm not worried about money. I'm not worried about any of that," Hardy said. "I'm going to get tackles and get sacks, and I'm going to get better. I'm just going to keep adding on. "I'm not too far from the top of the league right now. I talk a lot of trash, so I'm trying to make sure I step my game up from where it was and try not to make as many mistakes. I'm just trying to do the best I can."

Hey if you're going to talk the talk you got to... crush them like a mythical titan! I'm okay with it as long he continues to back it up on the field.

Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera called the three day event a success:

"This is voluntary, so I appreciate the fact that we've had every player here," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "This has been a very good three days for us. The guys have come out and worked hard, doing exactly what we've asked. "The biggest thing we're doing as a coaching staff is watching the development of our players.

We have an install program that we're following to make sure we're able to touch all aspects of our offense, defense and special teams. Then we're watching our players develop within those schemes, making sure we are getting the right guys on the field and that everybody is getting the reps they need to develop and to show us that they're ready to play football."

An 'Install Program'? He sounds more like an IT developer than a football coach. But still I like the thought that he has a plan laid out, something we should expect from a cerebral coach like Rivera.

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