Waiting for Washington

Posted by Darren Urban on July 8, 2013 – 4:17 pm

The one time Daryl Washington talked about his off-field issues, back in May, was right after Karlos Dansby — the man who will replace Washington at least during Washington’s four-game NFL suspension — signed to return to Arizona.

“I’m actually learning from him as I’m watching him,” Washington said. “It’s good that we brought another addition in at linebacker so (he’s) a good guy to learn from and hopefully we can complement each other on the field if we can ever play together.”

I guess a lot can happen, but I’d think the two will eventually play together. Nothing has changed with Washington as of right now. Last week he had his first pretrial conference after his arrest and The Maricopa County Superior Court public information officer Twitter feed noted his next court date is scheduled for Aug. 6. That will be after training camp begins. I do not know if Washington’s presence is required for that or not. I also, being the non-legal expert that I am, don’t know how long this will take to play out.

I do know that Washington is an important part of the defense, even if Dansby’s arrival gives the Cardinals wiggle room. Forgetting about the contract decisions that have to be made on Washington (and that big bonus he is due early next year), a resolution of some sort is always the best thing in situations like this and it’s tough to tell how long it will take to get resolved. After that very bumpy beginning, Washington had a very quiet offseason. He was working with the second unit behind Dansby and there were plenty of other storylines that were subjects to allow him just to stay behind the scenes and work.

Said Coach Bruce Arians last month on a SiriusXM NFL radio interview, “It’s all up to him. He’s had double incidents and, as an organization, that throws a red flag up. But I think Daryl is a very bright young man who understands the mistakes he’s made and he’s walking a very thin line in the league right now. Super talented, but you have to adhere to the rules.”

Beyond that, there isn’t much to be said beyond wait-and-see right now.


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11 Responses to “Waiting for Washington”

  1. By Kurt on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    Shouldn’t Daryl Washington be in Rehab?

  2. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    I’m sure Daryl is doing a lot of thinking while walking on the thin line now, so much so, that we can also refer to it as the “think line.”


  3. By scott023 on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    He is a very good linebacker. However, anyone can be replaced. Daryl is captain of his ship. He surely better fix this and fast. It is a waste of great talent if he does not. He has made mistakes and this is his wake up. I hope he does we need him. A NFL player is looked up to, they are always in the spot light. They need to set the example for the young ones. Look at all the great ones never in trouble. Come on Daryl play football, you were made to play.

  4. By vegas4u2012. on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    Rehab? gut feeling on this is that he will gain the emotional maturity he needs to get through this with the support of his teammates/coaches & watching Dansby(the 1st 4 weeks)playing his position should also be a wakeup call.This is not baseball D-WASH…one more strikeout & you do not get back on our field…GO BIG RED!!

  5. By Eazy E on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    Daryl will play if everything is a go. #God Willin

  6. By Cards Season Ticket Holder on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    Daryl is one of our leaders, best players, and part of the Cards family. He could turn this set-back as positive role-model “for change” in his life for others in and out of football. I believe in him because I hear from others he is a really good guy. So hurry back Daryl, God Bless.
    Go Redbirdz

  7. By Rio on Jul 9, 2013 | Reply

    New England has offer a free exchange for Hernadaz jerseys for any players jersey on the team,

    i think the Cards should do the same for anyone who has a Kevin kolb jersey.

    Kolb killed more of us.

  8. By myviewbyhv on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    How is the Ryan Swope situation doing? Is he cleared yet? Has he practiced at all?

  9. By Darren Urban on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    myview —

    RE: Swope

    There is nothing new.

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