Our old friend Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press Gazette continues to showcase his unique ability to expose his shocking lack of knowledge when it comes to all things football and Green Bay Packer related. Which is funny, since he's paid to write about both.
In his lengthy article on the eminent return of Justin Harrell, he treats us to this gem:
Though General Manager Ted Thompson drafted Harrell in large part because of his run-stopping potential at 6-feet-4 and 320 pounds, Harrell actually performed best as a pass rusher in his non-descript rookie season. Though he had no sacks, he did a decent job collapsing the middle of the pocket and providing an obstacle for quarterbacks’ throwing lanes.
This couldn't be further from the truth. Harrell added next to nothing to the pass rush and indeed, found himself stoned at the line again and again. I'm not sure which games Dougherty has gone back to review, but if he's writing from memory, it's faulty.
I will give Harrell credit for one thing - he showed no quit last year on passing plays. You could often find him at the end of plays hustling downfield in pursuit of an opposing receiver. It was an impressive display for such a big defensive linemen, and he did it again and again. Of course, the only reason he could do so was because he was nowhere near the quarterback...
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