May 12, 2006

Lions trade Harrington to Dolphins: The Miami Dolphins acquired quarterback Joey Harrington from Detroit for an undisclosed conditional draft pick, giving the Dolphins a fallback position if new starter Daunte Culpepper isn't ready for the season's first snap.

posted by usroute17 to football at 04:41 PM - 34 comments

It's about time! But wait, watch Joey throw for 3,008 yds and 40 touch downs this season! Bastard!

posted by bkdet at 05:35 PM on May 12, 2006

This might turn out to be the best day in Joey Harrington's life. There is no team in the NFL or perhaps in all of professional sports as poorly run as the Detriot Lions. You have been saved Joey, now go forth and prosper.

posted by Termite at 05:41 PM on May 12, 2006

Joey won't be playing much anyway and he won't make any impact unless something happens to Daunte.

posted by Clevelander32 at 05:44 PM on May 12, 2006

this is A messed up post Agreed!

posted by Termite at 06:23 PM on May 12, 2006

I'm glad Joey's getting a new start. The Lions suck and they ruin careers of anyone who goes there. I love Joey Harrington and I hope he gets a chance to prove himself.

posted by sportsfan89 at 06:34 PM on May 12, 2006

Joey's likely to get quite a bit of playing time to start the season, as I don't think anyone's expecting Daunte's knee to be in shape for week one. I'm glad he's come over and at a price much better than, say, trading a second rounder for AJ Feeley.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:51 PM on May 12, 2006

I'm amazed at the amount of attention a shitty quarterback is getting to go and be a backup to another overrated quarterback. The Lions are a complete train-wreck, but Joey didn't help the situation at all. He made a name for himself in college, and if not for that, he wouldn't even be mentioned in any publication. The only saving grace for the Dolphins is that they have Chris Chambers, who can go up and get anything thrown his way. With Culpepper and Harrington, he'll have to continue doing that on an ongoing basis.

posted by dyams at 06:56 PM on May 12, 2006

Good deal Joey, the weather's a lot better in FLA.

posted by chrisly13 at 07:29 PM on May 12, 2006

Jesus H. Christ, will some of you please at least try to use some fucking punctuation and construct your sentences to make a tiny bit of sense? Reading some of these comments is what it might be like for a blind guy reading a cheese grater.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:31 PM on May 12, 2006

Quote: Reading some of these comments is what it might be like for a blind guy reading a cheese grater. Ah yes, but we must have patience with them, my friend. Remember the wonderful education the younger generation receives these days. As for Harrington, good riddance. Yes, the Lions may suck, but he sucked right along with the rest of them. If he does any better in Miami under hard-ass Saban I'd be surprised. The first time Nick jumps his case will probably be the first time it's ever happened to him. For all the talk about Mariucci not liking him, he still treated Joey with kid gloves, even as he benched him.

posted by philly54 at 08:01 PM on May 12, 2006

fraze, Barry & luther both went to buisnned school in H-town. Wherever the hell that is. The education there is not overrate.

posted by Termite at 08:27 PM on May 12, 2006

Jesus H. Christ, will some of you please at least try to use some fucking punctuation and construct your sentences to make a tiny bit of sense? I agree with you Fraze. I especially hate people who think its necessary to write like this As for Harrington, good riddance to him because he had his chance and didn't do shit. Yes the lack of talent around him probably hurt his chances, but I don't see wasted talent, I see a draft bust. He was overrated and the Lions were wrong in thinking he would be a franchise quarterback. Maybe Matt Millen will go fuck up somebody else. As for Harrington's future, I still think he has a chance at being a decent back-up, someone to fall back on if a starter gets hurt but not somebody who will lead the team to the Super Bowl like Tom Brady. While I wish Harrington the worst for those years of horse shit, it would be typical for him now to win seven MVP's and a few Super Bowl's.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:39 PM on May 12, 2006

Good Riddance to another sorry ass quarterback. By mid season, he'll be crying about something else just like he has done here.

posted by megyed at 09:53 PM on May 12, 2006

Joey never met a receiver he couldn't overthrow !!

posted by wdminott at 10:00 PM on May 12, 2006

I would put joey's football ability right up there with cade mcnown. How anyone could possible think this guy has one ounce of talent is beyond me. I really have got to question Saban on this move. Even with just giving up a 6th round pick or possible 5th.

posted by whodat at 10:35 PM on May 12, 2006

They should have gotten rid of Matt Millen. How many losing seasons can someone in his position have?

posted by Honky_Tonk at 12:40 AM on May 13, 2006

One bummer thing that Joey's got going against him is that NO quarterback has ever done anything after leaving the Lions. I really don't think he's got the tools to get it done anywhere else. He's a nice guy though, I wish him well.

posted by chriskartwheel at 02:20 AM on May 13, 2006

Maybe now that Joey H. got away from the Lions, he'll do something for Nick Saban and the Fish. Harrington certainly didn't thrive in Detroit. But then, nobody thrives under Matt Millen.

posted by roberts at 04:55 AM on May 13, 2006

Hey, every cloud has a silver lining. Joey's having a sale on his website. Now you can buy that Detroit Lions 'Harrington #3' Rookie Jersey Package you've wanted for so long but couldn't afford!

posted by wingnut4life at 08:11 AM on May 13, 2006

Np big suprise that this deal finally happened- and its a good deal for Joey too.

posted by redsoxrgay at 08:28 AM on May 13, 2006

I sure hope that somebody finally knows how to bring out this guys potential. Otherwise, they still need a backup.

posted by victbtm at 08:37 AM on May 13, 2006

Could this be bad news for the rest of the NFC North? Will the Lions finally get a "Blue Chip" QB? Answers: NO! and NO!... This is a franchise that wasted the entire career of Barry Sanders and thought Wayne Fontes could coach! Not to mention the fact that Matt Millen's in charge.... Hey Matt... No arm Chad Pennington may be available, you may want to jump on that!

posted by R_A_Mason at 09:06 AM on May 13, 2006

As a die hard Lions fan, I just don't care what they do anymore. Once you get kicked in the balls enough they just goes numb. They could field the Pro Bowl team for the NFC and still lose 10 games. But knowing that, I can relax on Sundays. If the Lions win, the wife gets laid. Everyone makes fun of the Lions in the States. But every country has a bad team they make fun of. When I was working for a year in Korea, they made fun of ... well, the Lions. But you get my point.

posted by smithnyiu at 10:02 AM on May 13, 2006

Joey was crap in Detroit so why would being a backup in Miami be considered a good move for him? He'll be lucky to play 3 games this year and for this reason alone: he is not nor will he ever become an elite QB in this league. He's as promising a pickup as the late round pick the Dolphins gave up, damn scrub!

posted by thebigguy06 at 10:04 AM on May 13, 2006

To me it sounds like management in Detroit city is the biggest problem along with owners who only own the team to get a big tax write-off. Watch "Slapshot" sometime. The owners didn't care if the team lost. Sounds like the deal in Detroit also. Matt Millen is part of the problem not part of the solution. Maybe Harrington can get a different prospective in Miami. At least be on a winning team instaed of a team with ownership and management that doesn't give a rat's ass. Will he ever be a top rate QB? Probably not, but at least he can get some semblemence of winning instaed of carrying the weight of the team and being blamed for everything that goes wrong.

posted by usroute17 at 01:14 PM on May 13, 2006

Well, I have one thing going for me this year vis-a-vis the Lions. In the last few years we have seen the Red Sox, win the Series; the White Sox win the Series; and even this year the Clippers, fer Christ's sake, have won at least one round and look good to make the Western Conference Finals. It could be the Lions' year, oh and tell Satan to buy a parka...

posted by elovrich at 07:30 AM on May 14, 2006

daaa were do i put my periods...... dont worry about it .....wfrazerjr were not as edumacated as u thanks for your corrections

posted by kckurtbusch at 11:57 AM on May 14, 2006

Seeing as how most of the stories the posts on this website refer to are written in anywhere from a 4th to 7th grade level, I don't really think it takes a highly educated individual to enter a response that uses proper spelling and punctuation.

posted by dyams at 01:21 PM on May 14, 2006

daaa were do i put my periods...... dont worry about it .....wfrazerjr were not as edumacated as u thanks for your corrections NASCAR fan much?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:10 PM on May 15, 2006

NASCAR fan much? Easy there, big guy. Just because he's a dumbass, don't paint us all with the moron brush.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:57 PM on May 15, 2006

Okay, okay ... Craftsman Truck Series fan much? /i keed, i keed ... go Bill Lester!

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:11 PM on May 15, 2006

Yeah I'd watch out with the NASCAR stuff fraze since some people on this sight including TBH seem to take the sport quite seriously.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:28 PM on May 15, 2006

And now the Dolphins have added Marcus Vick. Perfect. Put that guy in the South Florida lifestyle.

posted by geekyguy at 06:40 PM on May 15, 2006

Culpepper, Harrington, Marcus Vick. QB Wasteland.

posted by dyams at 07:59 PM on May 15, 2006

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