"Haunter of Matt Hasselbeck's dreams" has to be on Al Harris's 'last three employer's' right? I mean this was one of the GREAT moments in fail history. Like no matter what Matt Hasselbeck does for the rest of his life he's always going to be the "We're want the ball and we're gonna score" guy. He could cure cancer and it wouldn't be enough to trump that line. I guess at least he'll be remembered by something. Best I've got going for me at this juncture in my life is that I had the third highest bowling average in Maple Lanes Monday night fall league. Advantage: Hasselback.
But this blog isn't about Matt Hasselback, it's about Al Harris officially being released from the Packers yesterday. I know the story broke on Sunday night but I wanted to be 200% sure it was actually going to happen. I mean my journalistic integrity is at stake/I didn't want to write two blogs in a day! I will say that this move was a tad shocking considering all of the talk we heard out of Green Bay once both Harris and Bigby were able to come off the PUP list was that Al Harris was further progressed and more ready for game action. But you knew something was askew when he hadn't been activated three weeks after he could have been. I guess I understand the angle that Thompson and McCarthy are taking here though. Harris is older, coming off of a major surgery, and is owed over 2 million dollars. Sam Shields is younger, cheaper, more athletic and probably has a longer future in the league. Actually this story sounds a lot like a Dear Abby letter. Not to mention of ALL of the positions we are currently injury ravaged in, the secondary is not one of them. It's like leveling up as a barbarian in Diablo and only being able to spend your points on strength. I need mana! Dexterity! Magic!
Star Wars and Diablo references on back to back days. I hope to one day kiss a girl.
In any case the only thing you hope for here is that at some point due to injury we don't have to say, 'if ONLY we still had Al Harris.' Other than that just wish Al the best of luck unless he plays for the Bears/Vikings/Lions/Cowboys/Saints/Giants/Eagles/Redskins/Falcons/Bucs/Panthers/ Rams/Seahawks/Cardinals/49ers/Jets/Patriots/Dolphins/Ravens/Steelers/Browns/ Bengals/Titans/Colts/Jaguars/Texans/Chiefs/Broncos/Raiders/Chargers. The Bills are fine.
PS: Al Harris's release also signifies the almost complete gutting of the Mike Sherman regime. Can you even believe that Sherman actually acquired Harris via trade? Unbelievable. Like it's on the internet and I barely even believe it. This is the same GM who drafted Jamal Reynolds first round and plugged both Mark Roman and Terry Glenn into our starting lineup. Terry Glenn folks. I didn't even remember that until I read it on Sherman's Wiki page. At this point I'm fairly certain I've blacked all of the Sherman years out of my mind. Sort of like Metallica post 1991.