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    Joey Harrington

    Well, here we are at a point in the season where I thought we might be debating who would be facing in the playoff, not whether or not we would make the playoffs, who our QB should be, or how poorly we have played on the offensive side of the ball.
    What a differernce from where I thought we would be at this time.

    So, I have a couple of questions.

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    Should we have made a bigger push for Harrington?
    I said when he was available we should go after him because I thought he played in such a poor environment in Detroit.
    Matt Millen and the revolving door of coaches and poor offensive play cannot be a good situation.
    Anyway, I voted for Harrington early, and I still wish we would have gone after him

    2.
    With a different QB does Childress change his play calling?
    Lets face it.
    Many of us may like Brad, and I believed he would at the very least play mistake free football.
    He always has.
    He has never had a great arm, but I have always felt he had a great mind.
    I was very disappointed the first time the Vikes got rid of him.
    Does his lack of arm strenght and lack of mobiltiy hamper what Childress can call, therefor limiting us?

    Just some questions to ponder

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    I just didn't see Joey as an stable option.
    Reality is he still throws for 2-3 ints a game.


    I do think the play calling is limited by our QB and WR play.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    Harrington is terrible!
    If we had him we could not own his butt twice a year!

    Yes, with another QB the playcalling is a lot different.
    With any QB your are limited to their ability.
    Brad is as mobile as the Statue of Liberty and he cannot throw the deep pass.
    So, I think our downfield options are limited.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    Upon further review.....

    I pulled the stats for both QB's for the season and from the game, and they are closer than I thought they were.
    I still maintain Harrington would have been better for us at this point than Johnson, and remember I am not a Johnson hater.

    Year Team G GS Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int Tkld 20+ 40+ Rate
    2006 Miami Dolphins 8 8 326 193 59.2 1984 6.09 48 11 13 12/93 18 5 71.4
    2006 Minnesota Vikings 12 12 399 245 61.4 2483 6.22 46 8 14 25/169 33 4 71.2

    From the Vikings-Dolphins Game
    Minnesota Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
    B. Johnson 26 44 262 59.1 6.0 3 15 0 1
    Miami Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
    J. Harrington 26 42 254 61.9 6.0 1 7 1 1

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    That honestly doesn't help Joeys cause.
    I mean you compare any QB to Johnson this season and they look good.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    I am just thankful that I am not Saban right now.
    He has two theoretical starting QBs in Harrington and Culpepper.
    I don't think either of them will ever get over the hump.
    We all know that Culpepper will give you the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and he still has a tough time reading defenses.
    Harrington was brought up in a crappy system in Detroit and is playing marginally good ball on the peninsula this year, but not good.
    Screw Joey.


    I would rather have someone like Tarvaris Jackson that has untapped potential and ride it out with him.
    I know your point was back when the Vikings were looking, but the rational decision then was to stick with BJ based on comparing their careers.
    Now, in hindsight it appears that it may have been a reasonable decision, but as a backup to BJ (better short-term backup than Bollinger).
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    Re: Joey Harrington

    Harrington is a bad QB.
    It just so happens we have worse.
    I wouldn't have minded going for Drew Brees though, if we had him it could have been a completely different season.


    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    I was actually a little surprised that Miami pulled the trigger on the Harrington trade.
    There was alot of buzz about their other QB Cleo Lemon having an excellent training camp.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    While hindsight is 20/20, Joey would have been a better option than Mike McMahon, but nothing can be done about that now. We can only play the hand we've been dealt now and during the offseason we will see what Childress and the boys do with the QB position.
    Even babies know the difference.

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    Re: Joey Harrington

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Harrington is a bad QB.
    It just so happens we have worse.
    I wouldn't have minded going for Drew Brees though, if we had him it could have been a completely different season.
    I agree...and it's a shame we didn't pick him up. It was hard to tell though how he would come off of that shoulder injury. Shoulder injuries for quarterbacks are scary, and to trade away one quarterback with a potentially career threatening injury and sign another one to big money out of free agency wouldn't have made much sense.

    Of course, had we known that Brees would be as healthy as he is, it would have been a no brainer.

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