Harrington is horrible!!! I'm really sorry about the Falcons. Leftwich was great in Marshall and when he is on, he is very good. His main problem is that he doesn't move at all. I think a light pole in the wind moves more that Leftwich in the pocket.
A funny exchange from an NFL board I read:
Petrino says Harrington is taking too long to get rid of the ball... so they try to sign Mr. Windup???
Nah, Lefty takes about 1 1/2 - 2 seconds to determine who he's throwing to then about 2 more seconds to actually release the ball.
Harrington can fire bullets but he just hops around behind the line like a bunny for about 8 seconds until his offensive line can do no more.
If I were running the particular zoo that's the Atlanta offense, I'd take Lefty over Harrington any day. The problem, though, is that unless your receivers are open, it doesn't matter who you've got throwing the ball. Atlanta has the hands-down worst receiving corps in the league--and they have for at least 3 years.