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Old 11-11-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Lavar Arrington calls Joe Gibbs a Coward

During his first few years in the league, former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington looked like one of the NFL’s most promising young defensive players. By the age of 25 he had been chosen to three Pro Bowls and had signed an eight-year contract extension, and he appeared on his way to becoming a Redskins legend.
But when Joe Gibbs became the coach, things started to change. Arrington and Gibbs didn’t see eye to eye, and Arrington wasn’t a good fit in the defense of assistant head coach Gregg Williams. By the age of 27 Arrington was out of Washington, and by 28 he was out of the NFL.
Arrington is now retired, and he seems to blame Gibbs for the way his career headed south. He also suggests that if Gibbs really cared about his team, he wouldn’t have quit after the 2007 season.
I called Joe Gibbs a coward for leaving,” Arrington said, per the Washington Times. “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.”
Arrington is now the owner of a sports-themed restaurant that tries to attract Redskins fans, and as Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post notes, a lot of those Redskins fans probably won’t be too happy to hear that Arrington is calling Gibbs a coward.
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I hate Lavar Arrington. If he was actually good, he would still be in the league.

And we haven't had a Lavar Arrington thread in years, so why not waste everyones time with this one.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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Who gives two shits about what Lavar has to say about Joe. How many rings did Joe help get this franchise..? THREE

And how many did Lavar get..? ZERO! Other than a kick out the door and gave money back on the way out, dumb ass.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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Joe Gibbs is probably the most beloved coach we've ever had. Lavar Arrington was a great player and probably one of the most beloved players we've ever had. Other than to hate on one or the other, I see no purpose for this thread.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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What did Gibbs do to get him hurt or involved in a motorcycle crash??


Suck it up LaVar and take a look in the mirror if you want to know what happened to your career.
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LaVar is a sad, pathetic man. I almost feel sorry for people like him. What a waste of life and talent.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:40 AM   #6
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I don't think Lavar was ever really beloved by Skin's fans, they were more beloved with his potential.

Kind of like dating someone because you are in love with being in love not in love with the person.

For someone who is trying to become part of the Redskin market off the field (CSN reporter and his restaurant) this is not good.

Sounds like sour grapes.
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LaVar is a sad, pathetic man. I almost feel sorry for people like him. What a waste of life and talent.
Not sure if its all that. He did have a gripe with our front office which lead to him sitting on the bench and then to his trade. Its not all on Lavar and I could see how he has a beef with Gibbs who was the coach at the time this all went down. He had a motorcycle accident (which might have been dumb) but other than that its not like Lavar just threw his career away like maybe Pacman.
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Screw you Lavar. You won't see me in your restaurant.
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Pretty dumb move for business. How many times is this guy going to commit career suicide? I liked him when he was playing and often he was the only thing worth watching on our team, but he has mental issues borderline TO.
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Count me in as one who was never in love with LaVar. I was in love with the pick when we got him because he was an exceptional talent with seemingly unlimited potential. I was never impressed with his play, outside of the few highlight reel plays that he provided in his time with the Skins.

He may be unhappy with the ways things ended for him here, but he has no one to blame but himself. He made three pro bowls predominantly on hype, but if you really watched him play what you saw was an undisciplined, out of position player who could make plays on sheer athletic talent alone. had he ever screwed his hat on properly he could have been the best linebacker in the NFL. What he said about JG just proves that he is a moron. Good riddance.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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cocaine is hellova drug . . . seriously thoo if he wasnt on coke and followed his assignments and ate up blockers instead of freestyling and trying to make plays himself lavar would probaly still be here . . . atleast he got himself clean and like everyone who kicks he added a bunch of pounds.

i still wear my lavar jersey thoo . . .
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and he was doing so well on CSN...
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Can't fault a man for leaving the game once his contract was up. LaVar, time to move on brother. If you still got beef, go see a shrink. If the food at LaVar's restaurant is any good I'd still dine there but looking at the picture of LaVar you got to wonder if there's still some food left at the restaurant to serve.
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So....why does Comcast keep bringing back Redskins cast offs? so they can come back and bad mouth the team once and a while? They could do so much better simply dumping Brian and Lavar.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:27 PM   #15
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It's a shame to see a waste of talent and loss of a career such as this. I guess it's time to lose the dignity as well........
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