Report: Greg Hardy, Raiders Talking

March 13th, 2015
Even Bucs fans stuck in the thick jungles of a faraway continent are glued to the NFL Network, thirsty for any drop of Greg Hardy news.

Bucs fans from near and far were glued to the NFL Network Thursday, thirsty for any drop of Greg Hardy news.

Joe was just riddled with questions yesterday about defensive end Greg Hardy possibly coming to the Bucs.

Joe couldn’t answer because he didn’t have an answer. It intrigued Joe as well.

Fans are pining for the Bucs to make a play for Hardy. Just yesterday at last look, some 84 percent of readers wanted Hardy. More on that later.

So Joe is chagrin to offer up news that Hardy, it appears, is indeed talking to a team. That team is not the Bucs (yet?). Rather, reports the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, it is the Raiders.

PFT’s Mike Florio confirms the Raiders have interest in Hardy, who is on the commissioner’s exempt list stemming from domestic violence charges that were eventually dismissed. The NFL has ruled that Hardy can sign with a club in the interim, though more discipline is possible.

There also is a link in that story that suggests the Stinking Panthers don’t want Hardy back. Will Bucs general manager Jason Licht pounce?

40 Responses to “Report: Greg Hardy, Raiders Talking”

  1. Runningwithaknife Says:

    Old news

  2. Bill Says:

    Get him!

    If he gets suspended the money is saved. The real question is who is better? Nobody. Go get him!


    At this rate, we are gonna be another DUMPSTER FIRE on the Dline and Oline. We end up doing the same old ,”Hmmmm… maybe if we wait a little while someone of significance will FALL into our laps!”
    Man we really suck at talent evaluation and player negotiations!!!

  4. Z-BucFan Says:

    He would be a great addition, but it’s not going to happen. After last years free agency fiasco, Lovie will apparently only sign mediocre players who used to be on the Bears.

  5. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Any reports of McCoy trying to recruit him???

  6. MadMax Says:

    He’s the last big name FA we could use… are they waiting on??

  7. bucrightoff Says:

    Considering the Raiders still need to spend like eleventy billion dollars to get to the cap floor, the might offer him quite a lot on a short term deal.

  8. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Joe, love the picture! Thanks for the laugh Joe.

  9. HorseForce Says:

    Get him on a one year prove it deal and our Defense will be top 10.

    Then draft Winston, 2nd round OL, 3rd round OL and we’ll be good!

  10. dmatt Says:

    You’re absolutely correct, Lovie will only cater to mediocre players. He came in last year preaching he had time to reevaluate things while in his basement and he wants to win now. The definition of win now is go out n get the best i.e., Seattle (Graham), Miami(Suh),etc. Why are we sitting back n not addressing the OL which is the weakness of this team. He screwed up last year n discharged good veteran OL. What was his point? We know the end results. Is he shell shocked from that screw up? Is it the culture of the organization to not bring in elite top notch players? As I look over the years we never had players come in as FA such as Jerry Rice, Dion Sanders, Brett Favre, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Johnathan Odgen, etc. We seem to always target left overs.

  11. JosieH Says:

    Why is there a picture of gorillas?? What has that got to do with the story?

  12. MadMax Says:

    Hey SeanyMac, I’ll be at the regular watering hole for day 1 of the draft if you wanna come out. Its been a while.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Those gorillas are cute, thats why.

  14. Barry Says:

    Every time there’s a picture of monkeys or gorillas the PC crowd comes out insinuating racial intentions. #LiberalsSuckMonkeyCcck

  15. berserker Says:

    Over 90 percent on Pewter Report and over 84 percent on your site agree we should take him.

  16. Brandon Says:

    Actually, I’m white and I thought Joe had taken that photo of my family and I off my Facebook account.

  17. John Says:

    Can Simeon Rice still play….sign him. Lol

  18. MadMax Says:

    If you havent seen the movie “Instinct”, its worth watching….and its on youtube for free.

  19. ADown88 Says:

    The gorillas symbolize Bucs fans sitting around, waiting on Greg Hardy to the Bucs news.

  20. vorbs Says:

    “What are we a buncha animals?” Funny picture

  21. DallasBuc Says:

    Good thing we have a Boy Scout for a HC that will only allow church-going boys scouts in his little Boy Scout troop. Good golly gee wiz we are lucky to have a real Boy Scout leading our football team to keep all the mean badass football players far away.

  22. ddneast Says:

    Shut up, Barry. I didn’t see anyone out here make that connotation. Only one person asked why the use of gorillas as art for the story but no racial implications were used except by you. Your a jerk.

  23. ddneast Says:

    BTW Brandon, your family looks a lot like mine.

  24. Zam Says:

    It’s 84% because Joe’s constant politicking for Winston has driven off most of his fans who value character.

  25. 77bassguitarist Says:

    To all bucs fans I’m afraid political correctness will stop our bucs from getting hardy

  26. buc'd up Says:

    Derrick Morgan resigned with Tennessee….It’s a bucs life

  27. ddneast Says:

    DallasBuc, see Tanard Jackson as the reason Lovie stays away from troubled players.
    Not the All Pro safety the media in this area made him out to be but a good player who couldn’t stay on the field due to his habitual use of the green.
    It’s fantastic to have great players on your team, but if they can’t stay on the field because they are always getting suspended for smacking their gf’s around, carrying guns or getting liquored up and getting DUI’s, then it doesn’t strengthen your team, it weakens it.
    Besides, like most rational thinking people, employers feel if you can’t be disciplined in your personal life, you won’t be disciplined in your professional life.
    It’s strange how often they are right.
    So the next time you open your stupid pie hole to belch out some nonsence that is clouded by your hatred of all things Lovie, try shoving your brain out of neutral where it seems to be stuck, before you vomit all your idiocy on the keyboard.

  28. bucs4lyfe Says:

    he would be a nice addition but not if we have to compete for his services which only drives his price up….not breaking the bank for him and im sure he only wants to sign a one year deal so he can collect next year

  29. OAR Says:

    I think the one on the left is whistling at Jane Goodall.

  30. tmaxcon Says:

    Lovie’s running out of ex bears in need of prove it deals. No one wants to play for that fool.

    Sign Hardy… All they have to do is weather the first 3 days of blacklash then the agenda crowd will move on to the next made up cause

  31. tmaxcon Says:

    ^^^^¬^¬ Backlash

  32. Jim Says:

    Im patiently waiting for the report of Greg Hardy visiting the Bucs. Just patiently waiting #screwofRaiders

  33. passthebuc Says:

    @Joe. is that a picture of the Buc’s acquisition team.

  34. DallasBuc Says:

    ddneast- back with the tough name calling like your good buddy “The Kevin”. You are one tough 3rd grader!
    First of all Tanard Jackson is not Greg Hardy. Tanard truly had a problem staying in the field with a substance abuse issue and therefore repeat offender. Last I checked Hardy had one serious offense that was not properly adjudicated for some fairly obvious reasons. But you don’t know that he didn’t learn from that and will not be a model citizen going forward. Show which championship was won with all faultless Boy Scouts? You can’t because it doesn’t exist and you never know who is up no good. Look at AP who was very clean-cut model citizen until he suddenly wasn’t. I believe in letting the players pay for their mistakes and getting second chances. Vick took his punishment and has been a Dungy-approved model citizen since.
    Get off your high horse tough guy and get back to your multiplication tables.

  35. Daniel Says:


  36. DallasBuc Says:

    Ddneast- one more thing, according to the poll on this site the overwhelming majority of Bucs fans are willing to give Greg Hardy a second chance too. So while you may find it more entertaining to lecture me on the virtues of Lovie Smith’s judgement in hiring only squeaky clean football players it is relevant to note that my assaulted opinion is shared by just about everyone else on this matter. Feel free to single me out in your classic “The Kevin” ways but know that it looks very silly to have personal beef with commentors on a sports site. I think there is a name for people like, hmmmm

  37. Buccfan37 Says:

    Wildlife pictures are better than people pictures. Hey where are the white gorilla’s at?

  38. ddneast Says:

    Gee whiz DallasBuc, if you look at last years Patriots team, they pretty much look like a Boy Scout troop except Legarett Blount who likes an occasional blunt.
    Can’t remember the Seahwaks from the year before fielding a team full of criminals either.
    Still, since your reading comprehension seems to be blinded for your hatred of all things Lovie, I was merely attempting to explain why he, and other coaches, steer clear of players like Hardy.
    It had nothing to with not giving Hardy a second chance. As a matter of fact, if the Bucs can sign Hardy I’m all for it.
    Sorry DallasBuc, but just like in grade school, you get an F in reading comprehension.
    Some things never change do they.

  39. ddneast Says:

    As I said, I would embrace Greg Hardy as a Buccaneer.
    But you seem to mistake popular with being right which many uneducated people do.
    Being right is not always popular.
    You sure you are fun to talk and play with DallasBuc.

  40. DallasBuc Says:

    “Being right is not always popular.”
    As the only voice a year ago during Lovie=greatness fever who saw the bad moves and shat on McCan’t, Collins and Johnson I can tell you what that actually means you tool bag. Look it up dck.
    There are facts and there are bags like you.