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November 07, 2013

Hardy looking for a nickname for Panthers' defense

The Panthers' defense has a top-3 ranking and at least one Pro Bowl candidate in middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.

What the defense doesn't have is a nickname -- as defensive end Greg Hardy pointed out.

"We're trying to become one of those nickname defenses -- Steel Curtain, Dome Patrol -- those guys that are dominant," Hardy said recently, referring to the Steelers' defensive line from the 1970s and the Saints' linebacking corps from the 1980s and early 90s.

Hardy tried to get in the spirit during training camp by attaching Monsters Inc. nicknames to several of his defensive teammates, but they didn't stick.

When asked whether he had any other suggestions, Hardy indicated a nickname for the defense still might be premature.

"I feel like you've got to get the abs before you get all the tats. You've got to make it look good. You can't get artwork on a fat stomach," Hardy said.

"You've got to shut down these 4- or 5-yard runs. We've got to stop the long balls. We've got to eliminate pointless 7-point plays."

Here's a chance for fans to help Hardy out. Fire away with your nickname suggestions for the Panthers' defense.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on November 7, 2013 at 04:56 PM | Permalink

Comments

"No Mercy" ....that's all it needs to be. self explanatory

Posted by: jon jacob | Nov 7, 2013 5:30:34 PM

The Wall.

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:30:35 PM

The Blue Wall

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:31:57 PM

The Blue Reign

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:34:38 PM

"The Wreckin Crew" ! #BeatSanFran

Posted by: JJ | Nov 7, 2013 5:36:49 PM

Panzer Patrol

Posted by: Rick Rodman | Nov 7, 2013 5:37:44 PM

Nightmare on Mint Street

Posted by: Kris | Nov 7, 2013 5:41:17 PM

Blue Steel

Posted by: AVS | Nov 7, 2013 5:42:34 PM

The Guillotine

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:42:55 PM

The Electric Chair

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:43:19 PM

Your offense has entered The DEAD ZONE!

Posted by: Harpoon | Nov 7, 2013 5:43:34 PM

United States of Pain

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:43:57 PM

" Nightmare on Mint Street "

Posted by: Kris Anderson | Nov 7, 2013 5:44:00 PM

Panther Pile Drivers

Posted by: Logan | Nov 7, 2013 5:45:20 PM

Uptown Cabaret Cadets

Posted by: Jeff Otah | Nov 7, 2013 5:45:37 PM

The Prison Wall

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:46:00 PM

The holdin cell

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:46:21 PM

Hold off on the nickname until we beat our next two opponents, then I have a name for the ages

Posted by: Shaggy | Nov 7, 2013 5:46:22 PM

The Chain gang

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:46:33 PM

The Dirty Sanchez

Posted by: Frank the Tank | Nov 7, 2013 5:46:35 PM

The holding cell

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:47:37 PM

Abusement Park

Posted by: begasu | Nov 7, 2013 5:48:20 PM

Wall street

Posted by: begasu | Nov 7, 2013 5:48:53 PM

Carolina blues

Posted by: begasu | Nov 7, 2013 5:49:10 PM

The Protectorate

Posted by: Steve Meckler | Nov 7, 2013 5:49:42 PM

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