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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hardy: Panthers better than Falcons

By Pat Yasinskas

We have a room-service order for Atlanta coach Mike Smith.

I’m sure he’ll want to make sure this is hung in every locker of the team’s practice facility as soon as possible.

Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy said Wednesday the Panthers are a better team than the Falcons. Seriously.

“There's a point where you know you're better than someone. We just didn't pull it out,” Hardy said in reference to a close loss to Atlanta early in the season.

Um, yeah, that was a close game. But the Falcons are 11-1 and the Panthers are 3-9. The records don’t seem to be a big deal to Hardy.

“I'm trying to mess up their whole playoff experience. I want them to go home sick in the stomach, mad about life, a couple depression issues, all types of things,” Hardy said. “It's going to be a long day from my point of view. I'm coming.”