Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is in a contract year, and is preparing to go all out to show his worth as a top-tier defensive player in the NFL.
Hardy has already dubbed the Panthers defensive line “Monsters Inc.” and is aiming to put up monster numbers in his own right.
According to the Gaston Gazzette, Hardy was asked about his own personal goals for the upcoming season. Hardy grinned and stated he wants “50 sacks.”
“Why shoot low, right?” Hardy said. “If I’m going to shoot at it, I’m going to shoot at it with a 50 caliber. I’m going to shoot at a little bird with a 50-caliber bullet. That’s the goal for this year, 50 sacks, that’s where I’m at.”
“This year, it’s complete domination, savage, ruthless, disgusting all-out Kraken-type stuff,” Hardy said. “Except it’s going to spread. I’m tired of having to stick up for everybody. We’re about to come out with a nasty attitude. It’s going to be monstrous.”
Just for numbers purposes, Hardy would have to average a ridiculous 3.1 sacks per game to amass such destructive sack numbers.