Detroit quarterback Joey Harrington is the biggest failure among the young quarterbacks, but it's more endemic of the lazy organization's problems than his own.
There's a reason the Lions are one of seven teams never to have made the Super Bowl. Harrington is 17-34 as a starter, and that's not a great return for a player taken No. 3 overall in 2002.
The Lions were 2-14, however, the year before he got there. Their quarterbacks were Charlie Batch, Mike McMahon, Scott Dreisbach and Ty Detmer. Harrington certainly is better than any of them.
The Lions' downfall is that they apparently send their scouts to sports bars rather than college campuses. Of their 22 offensive and defensive starters, 19 are from the Big Ten, Pac-10, Big 12 or ACC. The three from smaller conferences -- i.e. the ones that required actual leg work -- all came via free agency.
That said, Harrington may not have been the best fit for the West Coast offense. The quarterback needs to complete more than 60 percent of his passes for the scheme to work; Harrington has reached that mark in 13 of 53 career starts. If the organization is to start over -- again -- Harrington may not be the guy to lead them to the Super Bowl, but he's not the Lions' only problem.
-- Christian Swezey