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Arrington rips Redskins over Cooley cut

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08:01 AM ET 08.30 | To the extent that timing is everything, LaVar Arrington believes the Redskins could have offered a kinder cut of Chris Cooley. "I don't have a problem with them getting rid of him," [Arrington said]. "You've got to do what's best for the team, and this is a business. But what I do have a problem with is you did it NOW? That's what I have a problem with." ... "He should have been treated better than this," LaVar concluded. "If you were gonna get rid of Chris Cooley, you should have gave him an offseason to try to find a gig ... You just should have been man enough to let him go in the offseason so he could gauge his opportunities -- if he wanted to retire, if he wanted to try to find a different team. You don't do this."

The Washington Post

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August 30, 2012  08:03 AM ET

All Hail............

August 30, 2012  08:14 AM ET

MAJOR flaw to Arrington's tirade....they didn't know that they didn't want Cooley until now...I still think they might re-sign him before the season starts if he doesn't get picked up by another team...and Cooley doesn't need an offseason to try out for other teams...he has 8 seasons under his belt to show what he can do...

August 30, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

...he has 8 seasons under his belt to show what he can do...

We all saw what he has under his belt when he took a photo of his "playbook". Yikes.

August 30, 2012  08:28 AM ET

How were they supposed to know he wouldn't be good enough to make the cut?

Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that they cut him right after last season? Would the same author have raked the Skins over the coals for not giving him a chance to prove himself in pre-season?

August 30, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that they cut him right after last season? Would the same author have raked the Skins over the coals for not giving him a chance to prove himself in pre-season?

Probably!!!

August 30, 2012  08:42 AM ET

the NFL is a cruel "business"

August 30, 2012  08:43 AM ET

It's brutal being cut, and there is no way to make it easy, but even in his press conference Cooley didn't sound like he wanted to play for any team but Washington. I think they gave him every chance to make the team, but he just can't do it any more.

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August 30, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

the NFL is a cruel "business"

Like my daddy used to tell me when I complained that his punishment was'nt fair......................





LIFE AIN"T FAIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2012  08:55 AM ET

LaVar Arrington is one of the dumbest people I've ever heard speak. I'm still not sure how he has a radio gig, but I turn off 106.7 when his show is on. His opinion in this case is also wrong. The Redskins gave him a CHANCE to earn his spot. Cooley is the one who failed to stay in shape for previous seasons, and is to blame for his own decline. The fact that he can no longer run fast is a result of his poor conditioning LEADING to the knee injury and subsequent poor rehab. THIS is the time to let him go, because he's at least been allowed to audition for all other 31 teams in his preseason stint with the Redskins, and those teams have also identified if they have a weakness at TE that needs to be filled. Releasing Cooley any sooner would not have benefitted him. LaVar is just bitter because he was like Cooley, and therefore is deflecting his own ire. I mean, we're talking about the IDIOT who ruined (ended) his own career by stupidly riding and crashing a powerful sport bike on the DC Beltway

August 30, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that they cut him right after last season? Would the same author have raked the Skins over the coals for not giving him a chance to prove himself in pre-season?

LOL... You called LaVar Arrington and author.

August 30, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Lavar, just worry about yourself. The Skins gave him a chance rather than dump him over the Summer. He got his CHANCE and it didn't work out. It worn't work out for a lot of players in the next two days, that's football.

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August 30, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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LOL... You called LaVar Arrington an author.

Sorry. I don't listen to sports radio, and I was not aware of his association with Ringling Brothere, Barnum and Bailey.

August 30, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Lavar Arrington is looking to make any penny off of the Redskins as long as he can.

Damn him and Chris Cooley.

Hey Lavar.... Sandusky on line one.

August 30, 2012  09:45 AM ET

And the fact is, no other team wants Chris Cooley because he's been done.

I bet his phone isn't ringing.

August 30, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Chris Cooley shined on a dismal offense as the only outlet target for Jason Campbell. Since Campbell left he hasn't done squat. The problem with the Skins over the years, was they held on to those "fan favorites" too long. The giants don't and look a their productivity. They cut your **** too Lavar.

August 30, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Same fool that cried on his radio station about Joe Paterno until the facts were discovered.

Damn Lavar.

August 30, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

LaVar Arrington is one of the dumbest people I've ever heard speak. I'm still not sure how he has a radio gig, but I turn off 106.7 when his show is on. His opinion in this case is also wrong. The Redskins gave him a CHANCE to earn his spot. Cooley is the one who failed to stay in shape for previous seasons, and is to blame for his own decline. The fact that he can no longer run fast is a result of his poor conditioning LEADING to the knee injury and subsequent poor rehab. THIS is the time to let him go, because he's at least been allowed to audition for all other 31 teams in his preseason stint with the Redskins, and those teams have also identified if they have a weakness at TE that needs to be filled. Releasing Cooley any sooner would not have benefitted him. LaVar is just bitter because he was like Cooley, and therefore is deflecting his own ire. I mean, we're talking about the IDIOT who ruined (ended) his own career by stupidly riding and crashing a powerful sport bike on the DC Beltway

+100

 
August 30, 2012  09:57 AM ET

And please don't open up another one of those BS "Club/restaraunts" up in this area...

You should be financially responsible for the lives that were loss during the shooting. Remember?

Don't want to talk about that though, on your soap box.

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