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Harrington, Boller must step up

7/15/2005

The quarterback position remains the most important in the NFL. A great signal caller can take a team to the next level. Unfortunately, a mediocre quarterback also can prevent a team from maximizing its potential.

Let's take a look at young quarterbacks who are already under pressure to take their teams and their own personal games to another level.

Joey Harrington, Detroit Lions
With an improved offensive line, a solid running attack and outstanding weapons in the perimeter passing game, there are no more excuses for Harrington. With Jeff Garcia, a guy who knows the offense and has a history with head coach Steve Mariucci, waiting in the wings, Harrington also has pressure to produce early.