bulldog Posted October 24, 2005 Share Posted October 24, 2005 LaVar came back and had 9 tackles yesterday in his best outing since 2003. But let's consider a couple of things before we assume he is 'back' as a full or near-full time player. One, is the opponent. The 49ers were the perfect team to come back against. Rookie qb, weak offensive line. Big lead for the Redskins. All this enabled the Skins to tee off and be very aggressive on defense. Aggressive as we WON'T be against Manning or McNabb the next two weeks. The second factor is the reason Arrington played the majority of the second half, namely the injury to Cornelius Griffin. When Griffin went out the Redskins switched Phillip Daniels inside to DT and Arrington got snaps at DE as well as LB. In my mind more snaps than he would have gotten in a close game or one where Griffin was healthy. Don't get me wrong. I liked what I saw from him in terms of intensity. He made 2 or 3 plays of the type we don't see most weeks. I just think when it comes to the Giants and Eagles that Williams is going to be more restrictive of his use of #56. I do think a threshold has been crossed with LaVar. He WILL get on the field more now. He earned that chance Sunday. But I still think we are a quality and disciplined game against a good caliber opponent or two before #56 is back as an unqualified regular. It is, however, a lot closer to coming to pass now than anyone thought a week ago. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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