And here's a piece of fluffery to read about him.http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/columns/story?columnist=schefter_adam&id=5450534Washington's linebackers are as good, if not better than, the unit that Haslett fielded in Pittsburgh from 1997 to 1999, when he was the Steelers' defensive coordinator. His linebackers were Jason Gildon, Levon Kirkland, Earl Holmes and Greg Lloyd.
There's just nothing I can say. I got nothing. I never heard anyone say anything dumber.
I was going to trash Haslett for his bit of douchery with throwing the Steelers under the bus for steroids in the 70s, but that quote may be the singularly most idiotic thing Schefter has ever burped up.
Washington can line up outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Andre Carter, and inside linebackers Rocky McIntosh and London Fletcher. Few teams can match this type of potential and production at linebacker.
Not one of those guys could crack the PS LB lineup, sorry. Carter and Fletcher are clearly on the downside (31 and 35 yo, resp.). McIntosh has never been more than JAG. Orapko has some decent potential, but he hasn't proven to be any better than Gildon or Lloyd as yet. So basically, you have the potential
for Orapko to be mentioned in the same breath as Gildon and Lloyd, and a big bloody pile of bullshit otherwise.
Orapko couldn't beat out Harrison or Woodley, for that matter. The PS LB of '10 are a far superior unit, even with Farrior's age.