Along with today’s expected news that the Cardinals were waiving Edgerrin James, they also said good-bye to both DE Travis LaBoy and CB Rod Hood.
The James release means nothing to me as they replaced him with Beanie Wells (who, yes I’ve already talked myself into). In addition James couldn’t even crack 4 yards per carry in his three seasons in the desert and had a LONG run of 35 yards (coming in 2008, in the final game against the Seahawks). So Edge, thanks for the playoff run but we both know it was over.
As for LaBoy, it would have been great if he could have stayed healthy but fact of the matter is…he couldn’t. Looking over his ESPN.com player page I’m shocked to see he only missed 3 games. What that doesn’t include is the numerous times he’d last for about 6 plays and be done for the day. Even when he was healthy he wasn’t much of a factor.
This brings us to Rod Hood. I think Hood was a decent CB and would have made a fine nickel back (albeit not at his current salary), but by no means was he a starter in the league. Among our friends, he was known by the charming nickname “No Good” Rod Hood. You couldn’t say one name without thinking the other. I’ll always remember No Good like this:
So keep chasing Rod. I’ll always remember you as 2 steps behind.