I want to throw a hypothetical out there for you Packers fans. What if Justin Harrell has a great 2009 season?
Let your cynicism take a backseat for a couple minutes. Sideline those health issues he’s had since he left the womb and take a little journey with me.
Justin Harrell IS talented. In the limited play he’s had, he’s done pretty well. I noticed this in watching NFL network replays of our games from last year. He played “well” and that was, of course, hurt. What can he do healthy?
What if he is healthy for the 2009 season?
A healthy Justin Harrell is a prime candidate for the vacant defensive end job. Of course none of us, even the Packers unlike last year, are banking on him. But what if he does it? What if he does the impossible and plays 16 NFL games in a season?!
What if he is a force on the end position? What if he uses his big body to help stop the run and open things up for the linebackers?
Could Harrell get a reprieve from fans who currently don’t think he could walk down a flight of stairs without hurting himself?
I like to have faith in people and especially Packers players and while I don’t have much faith in Harrell, I still have to ask myself “what if?”