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Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

Posted on: February 24, 2009 11:41 pm
 

Marvin Harrison should have stayed. Sure these guys need to look out for themselves. Sure it is a business. But what ever happened to the truly classy guy who knew his role, knew his place, and was willing to stay with the city and fans who loved him all along.  So what if he can make another mill a year someone else?  How much is enough?  It does take the luster off a little. He could have continued at Indy, reworked his contract.  I think that too often these guys are listening to greedy people around them, like their agents, who get paid based on what the player gets paid.  Tail can wag the dog sometimes. I salute not Marvin, but all those players who stayed in their city even when they could have left for more money.  Good luck Marvin.

 

 

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Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2009 1:18 am
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

Phatboys, that was one of the best comments I have ever read. All of it is true and I will also miss him making game-winning grabs and being open for the long bombs. I wish him luck for the rest of his life. 




Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2009 11:06 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

Cool That sums it up!




Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2009 9:29 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

      
;    Great post phatboys Marvin has been a joy to watch.  He and Peyton share in many a record.  It won't be the same offense without him.   Biily Brooks was a great Colt who played on some really bad teams.   He and Marvin  are the best to have played WR in Indy.

 




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2009 6:40 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day


Thanks for the insight Phatboys. Raise a toast to Marvin. May you get board where ever you go and end up coming back to Indy!




Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2009 9:39 am
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

If you know enough about Marvin Harrison then you know he spends all his free time in Philly.  He has a mother that he sees during the season at every free chance.  He has businesses, family and friends all in the area.  It is his home.  I can easily understand him wanting to go home, play for his home team and with his former college QB.  He has made his money and I do not think this is about money. 

Marvin has been m favorite player for a long time.  I was a huge Billy Brooks fan and when he went to Buffalo it was sad.  Marvin struck me instantly.  I could not believe his shifty speed.  His ability to catch anything even close.  His ability to seem like he was always running around uncovered.  I specifically remember one game in Indy where he made Deon Sanders look like a fool.  I will miss his greatness terribly.

The media can't get enough of his decline.  He was injured.  He came back to an injured QB who missed him wide open on at least 6 scores in the first 6 games this year.  Marvin was open often this year and did not see the ball on target or at all.  I will say that he did drop some balls that he had always found a way to catch in the past.  He appears somewhat hesitant in the middle of the field.  I get that...........I'm 41 now and would go out looking for a fight like you might at 21.  The shifty speed is still there and his ability to get free is still there.  I wish he could stay in Indy and retire a Colt.  I would hate to see him in an Eagles uniform.  I would like to thank him for all the dynamic memories he has given me.




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2009 11:23 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day


Kirby Puckett...one of my favorites. Larry Bird. John Stockton. Many players could have run for the money. But they knew that there is something more precious than gold and that is love, esteem, respect.  Marvin has lost a little of all three.




Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2009 2:08 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

Right on Amish.  I have always had respect for the athletes who stay because they love the fans and not the extra money.  Humor for a minute, but a good example is Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins.  He chose to stay with the Twins (until his unfortunate early retirement) even when some "big" name teams came calling with the offer of more money.  Those are the type of players you remember and feel good about. 

Thanks for the post.




Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2009 1:23 pm
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

I think Harrison made a BIG mistake.  He should have re-structured and stayed.  He wasn't worth his cap value and only has 2-3 years left in him.  No one is going to give him more money than the Colts would have paid him and now he has to learn a new offense and QB.  He might as well retire.




Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2009 3:49 am
 

Marvin should have stayed...like the good ole day

  Your dead right about Marvin you've said it as well as can be said. It's  a sad deal for Harrison he should have retired a Colt.Know he'll go play somewhere else for 2 to 3 years and wish he still had Peyton throwing his way. It's all money and unfortunate the situation teams are put in with Veteran players. Marvin's got a lot of class and I wish him all the best but I can't stomach the thought of him in a Patriots uniform. I wouldn't be surprised though.

 



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