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Great article Mike. :D

I guess I never thought about his situation in that light before. It seems to me that Harrington will never be the guy that people foucs on in hightlight reels. Only the experts, coaches and observant fans will be able to apreciate what he does if he improves. But people who just like SC's top ten plays of the week won't see his skills. He will never be Peyton or Brett, he will be a more efficent passer, IMO.

"If he isn't the best football player, the best runner, that the Lord has ever made, then the Lord has yet to make one." Wayne Fontes on Barry.

April 29th, 2005, 8:24 am
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Glad you enjoyed the article.

Joey has already been tagged a quarterback that will never truly 'lead' his team. Should he have a breakout year in 2005, he most likely will be viewed as having become an 'efficient' quarterback, much like Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer were in their Super Bowl winning seasons. 'Don't make any mistakes and stay out of the way' sort of a quarterback is what he will be tagged with.

I don't see Joey as the next coming of Brett Favre or Peyton Manning. But since he has been surrounded with a tremendous amount of talent, people will question his true ability. And in all fairness, they should. I believe a true HOF caliber quarterback leads his team regardless of the talent level around him. But as a fan, are we more interested in having a quarterback who leads the team to the Super Bowl, or a quarterback who has a Hall of Fame career without winning a Super Bowl? Ask the Miami fans what they would have rather had when Marino was their QB.

Give me a Super Bowl!

I will not put on blinders when it comes to our QBs performances.

April 29th, 2005, 10:35 am
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I have not found Harrington's play very impressive except in short spurts. The intangibles one would have thought he would have brought over from Oregon have not been apparent. Still, in this offense he should be capable of breaking the 100 QB rating barrier.

I also liked the allusion to Star Trek as way to get at this issue. In a way, this is the central issue the Lions will face this year. It involves all the chief people in one way or another.

Far and away from the sound and the fury. . .

April 29th, 2005, 12:15 pm
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nice job on the article mike - good analogy. beam me up a lombardi trophy.

April 29th, 2005, 2:03 pm
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