living embodiment of the fox and the grapes parable
First ... props for the Aesop's fable reference. I'm trying to think if I've seen one before here on MGoBlog. Maybe ... but I can't recall.
Second ... I can't see an Aesop's Fable and not think of "Fractured Fairy Tales" from the Bullwinkle TV show.
Third ... with respect to "not being a good fit" ... set aside for the moment their practice of dismissing as not a good fit players once they commit elsewhere. What I wonder about is how a talented DE could not be a good fit ... anywhere.
Seriously. Is there enough differentiation in the line play in the various defensive approaches where someone as athletic as Hand would really not be a good fit? Pick your defense: 3-4, 4-3, 3-3-5 ... whatever. Would someone of Hand's skill every truly and honestly be a poor fit in a defense?