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June 13, 2013

Greg Hardy releases names of Panthers' "MonStrz Inc." defensive line

It's too late to change the nameplate on the back of their jerseys for the 2013 season, but Greg Hardy decided to rename Panthers defensive linemen anyway.

Hardy, the team's outspoken defensive end, dubbed Carolina's defensive line "MonStrz Inc.," which is taking from a Disney Pixar animated film "Monsters, Inc."

On Wednesday evening, he released (via his Twitter account, @ItsGHardy) the monikers of eight defensive linemen that (somewhat) fit the MonStrz Inc. tag.

Hardy reiterated his long-used nickname of the Kraken, a mythical sea creature. Along the starting defensive line, he tagged DE Charles Johnson as the Loch Ness, DT Dwan Edwards as the Phoenix and rookie DT Star Lotulelei as the Hydra.

Rookie DT Kawann Short will be known as the Minotaur, second-year DE Frank Alexander is Leviathan, DT Frank Kearse is Big Foot, DE Mario Addison is the Gargoyle and DT Colin Cole is Big Predator.

It's unclear whether these names were chosen by the respective players or if Hardy just gave them their names. We'll let him finish this blog.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on June 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

Comments

That's remarkably good, Mr. Hardy. Now you have to live up to your names!

Posted by: MTBinDurham | Jun 13, 2013 11:29:30 AM

Call yourself Little Bo Peep for all I care, just get me the 50 sacks you promised!

Posted by: Smitty | Jun 13, 2013 11:32:33 AM

Greg Hardy is awesome.

Posted by: Soulsay | Jun 13, 2013 11:40:55 AM

In vegas last week, I bet on the Panthers to win the Superbowl. I will collect $5,500 if they win it. Cmon' MonStrz Inc. Go Panthers. $100 take to win $5,500.

Posted by: Baconator | Jun 13, 2013 12:09:10 PM

These are the dumbest nicknames I've ever seen in my life.

Posted by: Russ Pendersen | Jun 13, 2013 12:12:03 PM

easily the dumbest reach ever.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 13, 2013 12:31:12 PM

I'm loving this. Lol!

Posted by: Goddy | Jun 13, 2013 12:52:20 PM

he should name the linebacker core as well:

Beason aka "The Octopus", cause of the appearance of extra legs that are just torn ligaments

Posted by: big gulps | Jun 13, 2013 1:09:09 PM

How about dispensing with the nicknames, slogans, etc. and just play the freaking game?

Posted by: Fred | Jun 13, 2013 2:19:24 PM

Aren't we getting a little tired of these dumb jocks shooting their mouths off before they have even ACCOMPLISHED anything??? Last year it was Ryan Kalil's asinie Super Bowl ad. The year before that it was Cam Newton pledging he wanted to be an entertainer, icon. Do these bubbleheads have a clue of how ignorant they sound? My advice to Mr Hardy is: just keep your mouth shut and play the damn game son. When and IF (and that's a big if) you hoist that Super Bowl trophy over your head, then you can talk a little smack.

Posted by: Tony | Jun 13, 2013 2:22:59 PM

Geez people, get a grip. He's just having some fun. It's June. I'd rather see this stuff now than in July when they need to be focused.

Posted by: DaveT | Jun 13, 2013 2:36:57 PM

Yeah, calm down man, he's just trying to have some fun. You do know football is suppose to be fun, right? Being a football player isn't the same as being a lawyer. That's why Cam always has a smile on his face, he's having fun. I think some of you should take notes on how to enjoy life

Posted by: Elliott | Jun 13, 2013 2:42:45 PM

Love it. Here's to a great, injury free, season for the Beasts.

Posted by: Tim Shinn | Jun 13, 2013 2:58:02 PM

Blahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahha. Very fitting -->


big gulps post:

he should name the linebacker core as well:

Beason aka "The Octopus", cause of the appearance of extra legs that are just torn ligaments

Posted by: Steve | Jun 13, 2013 3:07:57 PM

The real Kraken is Cam Wake in Miami. Greg Hardy is a wannabe.

Posted by: Nope | Jun 13, 2013 3:08:06 PM

This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard or read! You might want to win something before giving yourself a nickname - and isn't someone else supposed to come up with a nickname like a reporter? Didn't realize the player comes up wth it. IDIOTS!

Posted by: Lulu | Jun 13, 2013 3:33:49 PM

These are young guys having fun. Hell when I worked in a call center me and my friends had funny nicknames for each other, but still did our jobs. Crap let them have enjoy this breif career they have before they have to enter real life.

Posted by: Brian Kiser | Jun 13, 2013 4:09:37 PM

These are young guys having fun. Hell when I worked in a call center me and my friends had funny nicknames for each other, but still did our jobs. Crap let them have enjoy this breif career they have before they have to enter real life.

Posted by: Brian Kiser | Jun 13, 2013 4:09:38 PM

crap I hate typing too fast and misspelling stuff.

Posted by: Brian Kiser | Jun 13, 2013 4:10:17 PM

any good work nicknames Brian ?

Posted by: big gulps | Jun 13, 2013 4:19:07 PM

Let's hope they don't turn into Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezey, Bashful ...

Posted by: Just Bill | Jun 13, 2013 4:26:42 PM

Now this is just getting silly. I hope he's not another Phillip (from Survivor) and pissing the rest of the team off with these names.

Posted by: JD | Jun 13, 2013 4:39:31 PM

Hey haters, GET A LIFE !!!

Posted by: LB3 | Jun 13, 2013 4:48:37 PM

Good one G. Hard!! Can't wait to see you back on the field this year.

Posted by: Cedric | Jun 13, 2013 4:51:11 PM

One for all. All for one. The eight blocks of granite. Hells yeah. Sick'em dawg!

Posted by: Jerry the Top Cat | Jun 13, 2013 5:17:55 PM

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