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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Harrington (updated)

The Dolphins are certain they are going to get Detroit quarterback Joey Harrington to be their backup -- one way or another.

But the Detroit Lions aren't so sure. They're thinking of trading their former starting quarterback to either Cleveland or Kansas City today. And if Harrington balks at the deal, as he has said he would, it could get ugly.

The Dolphins have been almost certain they would get Harrington because they have a two-year deal in place with him. Harrington must agree to redo his deal with any team he's traded to.

The Dolphins were so confident they would get Harrington that they made no efforts to go after Clemson's Charlie Whitehurst and Alabama's Brodie Croyle during Saturday's draft.

"No disrespect to either player, but we're going in a different direction for that position," coach Nick Saban said.

Harrington is that direction.

The problem remains that Detroit President Matt Millen continues to hold Harrington hostage, hoping someone will give up a fourth or fifth round pick in today's draft for the player. The Dolphins have offered a sixth-round pick in the 2007 draft for Harrington.

And here's the update: I have it on very good authority the Dolphins are going to play hardball with Detroit. They may not give up anything for Harrington and simply wait until June to get him.

Dolphins coach Nick Saban believes giving up a draft pick -- any pick -- for Harrington isn't worth it based on the fact he will be released in June. So what if the Dolphins don't get Harrington until then.

Harrington is smart enough to learn the Dolphins offense between June and September.

Anyway, the Lions are being stubborn and last week even tried to convince Harrington going to Cleveland would be to his greater benefit than going to Miami. But Harrington didn't change his opinion.

So today comes the collision as the Browns either pull the trigger (not likely) on Harrington, or the Dolphins improve their offer (also not happening), or the Lions back down (count on this one).

Oh by the way, don't be surprised if Miami takes a rookie QB late in the draft anyway.


Blogger CubanCulebra said...

Doubt it on the QB late today but I love the blog my man. I really enjoy the idea of making Millen look and feel like the idiot he is.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good pick with a wait n see injury history. It might work out real well. I would have gone with C. Jackson but it seems that some pundits feel Hagan is a more accomplished WR that may surprise people. Not Jackon speed but catching and producing is not about speed so CJ may have been overrated having not been a long time starter... And Oh, Miami shouldn't give up anything to Detroit. Let J. Harrington join us in June. Detroit and Millen are being idiots about this. Just go with C. Lemon and a WFL guy until June. Then J.H. can come right to us and we dont lose anything. We have given enough draft picks. Joey is going to turn down anything else anyway. Take that Millen you dope.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I cut and pasted a two parter the first part taking about J. Allen vs C. Jackson and C. Jackson vs D. Hagan from day 1... then the pertinent Joey comment. Don't give up the pick. I know it stinks but I know JH will come in super motivated and make up ground for the missed few weeks. Don't give up anything Miami!!!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any original thoughts?

3:02 PM  
Anonymous rolltidebama said...

to the previous anonymous you have ANY original comment?

4:15 PM  
Blogger jeepmanmatt said...

I am with rolltidebama. I think anonymous is Cote. He's pissed off b/c this blog is soooo much better than his.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit...what a miserable franchise

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah... you are a lot better than cote

as for Rolltidebama...Congrats on Brodie Croyle being the second quarterback taken in the draft....that is the second quarterback from the state of Alabama...HaHa...what a loser

9:58 PM  
Anonymous rolltidebama said...

Hey anonymous, yeah Brodie Croyle is a loser ... that's why he's going to make more money in one year than you probably do in a decade. Roll tide, baby.

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