For the love of tailgating, how come every time I hear about Justin Harrell it’s yet another footnote that he’s still rehabbing, or sidelined by undisclosed injuries, or that he’s overweight, or might need another surgery….YARGH! To get a taste of what I’m talking about, just visit his Yahoo player page News & Notes. From August 10-21 alone, there’s 21 freaking mentions of Harrell’s general travesty as a Packer thus far.
Apparently the guy’s got all the potential in the world. Good. Great. Grand. The Packer faithful and myself would really like to see some. I blame Ted Thompson. If your drafting “genius” can find gems like James Jones in the 3rd and Mason Crosby in the 6th, than I’d like to imagine your 1st-round pick would be Walter Payton Jr. At the very least a healthy starter. Maybe this just goes to show you don’t take chances on injury-prone players in the first round. I’m not ready to label Harrell a bust yet. But if he sits out of the 2008 season because of a totally avoidable surgery (the current rumor), then a bust he shall be. Prove me wrong, Justin. Please.
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