Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LaVar Arrington Is Still Pissing Me Off


People always come up to me and ask who my least favorite Redskin of all time is. Well, that's just a giant lie. No one has ever asked me that. But to answer the question, it's LaVar Arrington. And it's not even close.

When Arrington was drafted, I was freaking pumped. This guy was a beast at Penn State and was going to be the cornerstone of a great Skins defense for years to come. Unfortunately, he was on the IR more than he was on the field. And when he did play, he sucked ass. I swear to God, he led the NFL in "3rd and 4 and he jumps offsides" penalties and personal fouls during his tenure in DC. When he was released, I figured that we as Skins fans would never hear from him again. I was wrong.

"I called Joe Gibbs a coward for leaving," Arrington said [of his former coach, who re-retired in January]. "You came in, you made some money for your NASCAR team. No one else is going to say that. I'm sure more people thought I was a [jerk] for saying that. Joe wouldn't call me because he knows. There are a lot of people who know the truth about what went down with me and the Redskins."

Whoa, you better watch what you say there. Dan Snyder was not spared either from the wrath of LaVar.

"I think Dan Snyder is scared to death of me," Arrington said. "He won't look at me. I tried to shake his hand at that luncheon. He shook my hand and was like, 'How you doing, LaVar?' and kept moving. I'm probably the only person that's ever stood up to him and never backed down. I actually humbled myself to call Dan after Sean passed away to try to bury whatever me and him had going on between us. He called me back, and it was almost like he was reading a script. I root for the Redskins because how I feel about the fans outweighs how the organization treated me. I always take pleasure in taking jabs at Dan because people like him need that. There's got to be a person out there who's not afraid to do it."

Look, I can handle the bashing of Dan Snyder. You just know that he's a douche bag. But no one, NO ONE, talks shit about Joe Gibbs. That man is untouchable. I highly doubt that a man of faith and with incredibly dignity would use a football job to fund another business. That's bullshit. And, LaVar, you felt mistreated by an organization that gave you millions of dollars for very little production on the field? Makes sense.

Do you know what Arrington's legacy is? Other than ending the career of Troy Aikman, it's nothing. Fucking nothing. He was a bust. Why the hell is anyone even interviewing this guy anyway? Are we certain that this wasn't just another one of my fake interviews? It sure does sound like it could be.

Joe Gibbs is an icon to this blogger and I won't stand here and let some shithead amateur chess-playing asshole sully his good name. Good day, sir! I said, good day!

11 comments:

Grumpy said...

An NFL coach couldn't make enough to take a NASCAR team very far. That idiot has no idea how much big money it takes to keep those good 'ol boys running.

Mr. Ace said...

"I highly doubt that a man of faith and with incredibly dignity would use a football job to fund another business. That's bullshit." What the hell does that have to do with anything?

I really thought Lavar would come into the NFL and be dominate after watching all of his highlight reel plays at Penn State. But it turns out that he had no idea how to play the position. But look on the bright side G$, at least you didn't draft Courtney Brown...

Tony B. said...

I'll always remember Lavar for not being part of the NFLPA and showing up as "Redskins Linebacker" on a few video games.

adam g said...

C'mon everyone, let us go back in time...We all know La Var was the the only thing worth watching for four years. And one could argue the Skins first foray into the free spending slash and burn decade. (They traded up to get him from the Saints and was supposed to be the final piece of the dynasty) This was when the skins had already "invested" in Bruce Smith, Jeff George, Andre "let your Soul Glow" Reed, Deion "I'm only good when I'm on Super Bowl Teams" Sanders, Mark "after my headhunting fines I make $3.76" Carrier, and so on. As long as prime time bandanas, and jerseys sold, the games themselves were gonna be a breeze. Paper Champs was the word. But as we all know, the season was a disgrace. Ahh, castles made of Sand. The fallout placed a burden on LaVar to carry a badly managed team, and this was ultimately worth nothing. As the other cast members faded into retirement, 56 was the only one left. He faced the fire..."and that my friends is called integrity". He felt as though after the bad years he was owed a certain courtesy of leadership. How dare he! A player who begs for his coaches approval! Imagine that! He'd already won the hearts of the fans (see first sentence). He was a Pariah, plain and simple. A victim of what i always called, Maddenism, where owners "play" with their teams as though it were the video game. But of course we all know owners never think to fire themselves! So LaVar became the last great purge of 6 of the worst years in Skins history. Was he a freelancer? Shit yeah. It was that freelancing that won the crowd you fucking idiots. Should he keep his mouth shut about Gibbs? Yes. But thats another topic I'll address after my rapidly growing headache! And anyone who speaks ill of him should be hanged for sedition or burned at the stake. You choose. Only this time Hawkeye isn't gonna ease your suffering with a musketball through the skull.

Mr. Ace said...

Dude, start your own blog, don't post one in the comments. G$, one of the biggest skins fans I know, hates him. But he is an angry man who hates everyone.

Lavar was a freelancer...THIS ISN'T COLLEGE FOOTBALL ANYMORE ASSCLOWN! You can't win that way in the NFL.

GMoney said...

adam g, what the hell was that even about? For the record, they didn't trade up to get him. They got the 2 and 3 pick that year because the Saints gave it to them to move up and draft Ricky Williams the year before.

You should know that the NFL is a what have you done for me lately league. LaVar was ALWAYS hurt and when he played, he was mediocre at best. The organization owed him NOTHING.

adam g said...

LaVar was indeed a bust. But the entire team was a bust. The laughing stock of the league. Coaching changes, QB carousel, and so on.
Marcus Washington is just as wreckless in pass coverage and yet he gets no criticism. He dances like a bitch while RBs chew up yards right in front of him. And it has taken an old vet like London to set the tone defensively.
LaVar loved this town and put up with alot of crap. And if he was so bad after injuries, why did the Giants sign him to a seven year deal for 49 mil. Not something any team does for mediocre players past their prime.

adam g said...

The skins knew what they were getting when they drafted him. He was courted like a superstar. Of course he's gonna be a little arrogant as a player. Especially when there is no continuity in the coaching. All he could be was a "freelancer". Think of teams that design entire defenses around their "freelancer". Don't draft a guy like that, then expect him to be a "good little boy".

Mr. Ace said...

You are right... no team has ever signed somebody to a retarded contract even though they were past their prime. EVERY TEAM HAS!!!... The Raiders do it every year, Deangelo Hall ring a bell... There is not a single team that hasn't made some stupid offer to some washed up hack.

Who cares how much he "loved the town." Nobody cares. McNabb loves Philly but everyone their still hates him. Because he sucks, just like LaVar.

Mac G said...

I might sound like a Lavar apologist but living in DC the past 7 years and liking sports has forced me to have an opinion of the Skins.

This is a horrible, horrible run NFL organization. G$ is well aware of all their bad personnel decisions and coaching hires.

The GM is a yes man and they have the worst strategy on the draft.

Definitely, Lavar did not get the most out of his talent but he had a few great seasons for the skins and was one of the top LBs in the league. He single handily carried the Skins D back to a 500 record under Marty. I remember his plays against Carolina that year at home. He was a beast under Marvin Lewis as his D coordinator.

I believe Lavar had 5 different Dcordinators in his first 5 years. I mean that is not setting up your players to succeed.

Lavar is still bent over his well public contract dispute and yes, Jesus Christ Gibbs walks on water in the beltway.

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