Monday, March 06, 2006

Farewell LaVar

Another sad story (although clearly not on the same level) is the departure of LaVar Arrington from the Washington Redskins. It's hard to believe it didn't end up working out completely for LaVar in Washington, because I always took it as a given that it would. This guy is one of my all-time favorite athletes. He plays with such passion, and he always has been great in the community as well. You felt confident with him on defense, because he could get anywhere on the field and completely disrupt the offense on any given play. It was really awkward to see him feud with the coaches, because Redskins fans respected the likes of Marvin Lewis, Gregg Williams, and most certainly Joe Gibbs, but they absolutely loved LaVar. Nobody wanted to see him upset or angry. They wanted to see him succeed. I'm glad that LaVar seems good with the situation. He's not angry at the fans or the city (or even all that mad with the organization, really). He's just ready to move on, and it's probably for the best. I wish him all the best. I hope he fully recovers from recent injuries and that he plays at a Pro Bowl level for another 7 years. He deserves it. Thanks for everything, LaVar.


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