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Arrington Overrated?

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by pyledriver80, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. pyledriver80

    pyledriver80 Cheesehead

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    May 30, 2005
    Article from CBS Sportsline talking about Harrington and Arrington. I left ou the talk about Joey Harrington because who cares?

    But the Lions' price is too steep, which means Harrington has something in common with Arrington besides nine letters of his last name.

    Arrington is too costly, too, only it's the former Washington linebacker who's holding this thing up. He simply wants more than clubs are offering -- something like $10 million in guaranteed money -- which could mean a prolonged wait. Clubs are digging into the draft now, not reaching into their pockets for extra cash.

    "The problem?" asked one pro personnel director. "Strictly money. Why should he take less today when there will be less tomorrow?

    What's intriguing about Arrington and Harrington, both former high draft choices, is that there doesn't seem to be much of a market for either. With Harrington, you can understand. He's had four years to make something of himself and been a bust. With Arrington, it's a little more complex because the guy was a favorite of Redskins' fans and was named to three straight Pro Bowls.

    Of course, he hasn't played much since 2003 -- first sidelined by a knee injury, then benched by the Redskins for not playing within their scheme. It's that knee injury that has potential suitors concerned. They don't want to shell out millions in guaranteed money if Arrington has a short shelf life.

    "He's not a bad guy," said one GM. "It's just that he's not that good. In fact, I think he's lost a step. The perception doesn't match the reality. For every two or three plays he makes he's all over the field on others and out of position -- which can be disruptive to a defense."

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