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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Falcons released QB Joey Harrington. The move clears $2.5 million in salary. Only the Falcons wanted Harrington last offseason, but he actually posted career highs in completion rate (61.8) and yards per attempt (6.4) before collapsing suddenly and losing his ...

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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Harrington released by Falcons....

Falcons released QB Joey Harrington.

The move clears $2.5 million in salary. Only the Falcons wanted Harrington last offseason, but he actually posted career highs in completion rate (61.8) and yards per attempt (6.4) before collapsing suddenly and losing his job to Chris Redman. Harrington could be a backup option in St. Louis, Minnesota, or Oakland. Atlanta has two QBs on its roster: Chris Redman and D.J. Shockley.

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Does the Saints explore this possibility? Hmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnn

He may not be as "gun shy" as Carr. Maybe a good backup for Brees...and still has a few miles left.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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Like with Carr he was handed the reins to the team and failed. No thanks.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: Harrington released by Falcons....

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Like with Carr he was handed the reins to the team and failed. No thanks.
I agree with your perspective, however, let's evaluate the "team". The birds were not very good last year. I think as a backup for Brees and behind our OL....if called upon he could be successful.

As for his previous team...the Lions...not much better than the birds last year.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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I hear what you are saying, B-I. Back-ups are so hard to think about. The only time they even cross your mind is when the "Star" QB takes a good lick from a LB or DE and doesn't "POP" back up. Then, everyone starts sweating about the back-up.

Again, all I want, is what is best for the team to be successful. If JH is who the coach thinks is best, by all means.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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Re: Harrington released by Falcons....

Hahahahahahahah check out the only two quarterbacks on Atlanta's roster!!! Chris Redman and DJ Shockley! Does anybody think they're not going to draft Matt Ryan?
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #6
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Hahahahahahahah check out the only two quarterbacks on Atlanta's roster!!! Chris Redman and DJ Shockley! Does anybody think they're not going to draft Matt Ryan?
With Arthur Blank as the owner (with comparisons to Al Davis) I would think they would go for McFadden.

If I had Blank's money and he had a feather on his a$$ we would be both tickled!

Blank should take lessons from the Rooney's or the Mara's! Following Al Davis lead could be costly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hahahahahahahah check out the only two quarterbacks on Atlanta's roster!!! Chris Redman and DJ Shockley! Does anybody think they're not going to draft Matt Ryan?
Me actually... I could see them waiting for Henne or Flacco in the second. I'm just not that sold on Ryan's talent. He definitely has a big arm and great build though... but so did Ryan Leaf.
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Do we need another camp body? Then definitely maybe.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:33 PM   #9
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Always welcome a back up with plenty of starting time. He has the skill set thats for sure.
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I would sweat a lot less with Harrington as a backup as opposed to Martin. Of course, I pray that we never NEED a backup QB.

*fervant prayers to sent to quarterbacking deity*

I don't know enough about Palko...

Harrington's not a bad QB, I think he's just had two crap teams to play for in the past couple of years.
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