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Rodney Harrison calls Titans the dirtiest team in the league

Rodney Harrison knows all about being named the NFL’s dirtiest player.  And he doesn’t agree that Hines Ward deserves to “win” the honor. 

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, he called Ward “an offensive Rodney Harrison.”  (That may not help Ward’s case to most listeners.)  “He plays the game the way it needs to be played,” Harrison said. 

Harrison listened to the list of names on the list and said one stuck out.

“Kevin Mawae is dirty.  He’s a dirty dude.” 

Harrison went on to say the Titans, as a team, are the dirtiest in the league.  Harrison still isn’t happy about with the Titans because of a play on New Year’s Eve in 2006 when receiver Bobby Wade took out Harrison’s knees, injuring him for New England’s playoff run.  Harrison says the Titans sideline was laughing, and even coach Jeff Fisher had a smile on his face.

Harrison said he didn’t consider himself a dirty player because he never intended to hurt anyone and he never went at a player’s knees.  Of course, he did like to go at a player’s mouth. 

Asked if that was allowed, Harrison said: “The rules say I’m not . . . but I mean I have to do what I have to do to separate him and the football.  That’s all part of football.”

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  1. Citizen Strange says: Nov 5, 2009 12:50 PM

    The Titans have been filthy ever since they were Jerry Glanville’s Oilers.
    Rodney Harrison is filthy too. Have lots of times seen him dive at the knees of a player who was already being stood up by somebody else.

  2. boltmancraft says: Nov 5, 2009 12:59 PM

    Fisher was the guy who put out a Code Red on Merriman in that ’07 game. He hasn’t been the same since.

  3. Ralphie says: Nov 5, 2009 1:03 PM

    @Citizen Strange says:
    November 5, 2009 12:50 PM
    “Have lots of times seen him dive at the knees of a player who was already being stood up by somebody else.”
    _______________________________________
    You’re full of shit.

  4. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 5, 2009 1:05 PM

    It takes one to know one…
    The NFL should kick down all game tapes to Conrad Dobler and let that man determine who are the dirtiest players in the game. Now that’s an opinion I could respect…

  5. workhorse says: Nov 5, 2009 1:06 PM

    “Harrison said he didn’t consider himself a dirty player because he never intended to hurt anyone and he never went at a player’s knees. Of course, he did like to go at a player’s mouth.”
    Ask Trent Green about that one.

  6. Unbreakable02215 says: Nov 5, 2009 1:08 PM

    This all goes back to Bellicheck and his dislike of
    Jeff Fisher. He comes from the Buddy Ryan school
    of bounties and crap like that. I remember when
    Harrison was injured and I remember the look on
    Fisher’s face and him winking at a player about it.
    I also remember Tedy Bruschi having to be restrained by about 4 teammates because he saw
    Fisher smile and wink. I thought Bruschi was going
    to kill Fisher.

  7. laser1000000 says: Nov 5, 2009 1:12 PM

    So the guy who ended Trent Green’s season by lunging at his knee in a preseason game is criticizing other guys for doing the same and revising history by arguing that he never did that himself? Wow, that’s rich. Denial is powerful, indeed. Rodney Harrison is a smart, interesting commentator, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was by far the dirtiest NFL player of his time.

  8. Empire Jones says: Nov 5, 2009 1:12 PM

    Fisher also put the hit on Shawne Merriman that nearly ended his career as well.
    Titans suck.

  9. Majik Man says: Nov 5, 2009 1:15 PM

    Saying Jeff Fisher was smiling about his injury might be the most ignorant thing ever uttered by an athlete. Fisher has been a pretty stand up guy during his tenure, and Harrison has been nothing but an idiot his entire pro career. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put a microphone in front of this douchebag deserves to be blind sided by the “offensive Rodney Harrison” Hines Ward.

  10. PervyHarvin says: Nov 5, 2009 1:15 PM

    Player A: You guys are dirtier!!
    Player B: No,you guys are dirtier!!
    Player A: You guys are!!
    Player B: You guys are!!
    Player A:Shut your mouth.Sh-Sh-shut your mouth!
    Player B: I tea bagged your drum set!
    STFU!!! Play the game! It’s a MANS GAME BITCHES! Players in the 70’s and before are laughing at you panzies!! You are embarrassing yourselves and league. Butkus just puked!

  11. Furious George says: Nov 5, 2009 1:17 PM

    1. Citizen Strange says: November 5, 2009 12:50 PM
    The Titans have been filthy ever since they were Jerry Glanville’s Oilers.
    Rodney Harrison is filthy too. Have lots of times seen him dive at the knees of a player who was already being stood up by somebody else.
    —————-
    the second have of your post is an outright lie. shameful.

  12. pats suck, blow and cheat* says: Nov 5, 2009 1:17 PM

    Seriously? HGHarrison has the nerve to call anyone dirty?
    What’s next, Belicheat complaining that other teams tape NE’s defensive signals? Or interfere with their radio communications?
    STFU

  13. CornFlorio says: Nov 5, 2009 1:20 PM

    Roidney HGHarrison is a JOKE and so are the inevitable lame ass Pats fans who will soon be here to suck Roidney off metaphorically.

  14. zoinks says: Nov 5, 2009 1:25 PM

    I can’t believe Harrison is still talking about that play….which, by the way, was a perfectly legal block by WR Bobby Wade.
    Bobby Wade = 5’10”, 185 lbs
    Rodney Harrison = 6’1″, 220 lbs
    Harrison outweighs Wade by 35 pounds, and his overall body mass is roughly 20% greater than Wade’s. Wade was doing exactly what football coaches everywhere teach their guys to do.
    When blocking someone significantly larger than yourself, you don’t take them head on. The lower extremities are the great equalizer. As long as the block is delivered to the front side of the defender, it’s a perfectly legal play. It may not be polite…but it’s perfectly legal.

  15. sonvar says: Nov 5, 2009 1:26 PM

    There are valid reasons Ward and Harrison have their dirty player titles. What I say is don’t worry about it and Ward especially should just wear it as a badge of honor

  16. Unbreakable02215 says: Nov 5, 2009 1:33 PM

    MajikMan, did you see the play Harrison got injured on ? did you see the look on Fisher’s face ? Why would Tedy Bruschi try to rip Jeff Fisher’s head off as a result of what went on on the Titans sideline ? You should think before you call others ignorant. Being uniformed and offering an opinion is ignorant.

  17. raybin says: Nov 5, 2009 1:36 PM

    Actually, for once I’m going to believe Rodney on this one, since he’s the expert. It’s the football equivalent of Stephen Hawking teaching astrophysics.

  18. BostonISaChraphole says: Nov 5, 2009 1:40 PM

    Pot meet Kettle. How can Harrison say anything to anyone about being a dirty player.
    Mr. HGH should never say anything about anyone. All he will be remembered for is allowing a nobody to catch a ball with one hand against their helmet in the most important play of his career. Harrison must have nightmares of that play every night.

  19. SFTitan says: Nov 5, 2009 1:40 PM

    Titans dirty? Fisher winking because Harrison got hurt?? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Fisher is the only coach who goes out on the field whenever any of his players get hurt. Most coaches don’t bother and just let the medical staff go and look after the player.
    Fisher actually cares about his players and he would never get pleasure out of another player getting hurt. And Harrison is the dirtiest player of them all so him running his mouth just makes him look dumber than he already is.

  20. Laxer37 says: Nov 5, 2009 1:47 PM

    Rodney Harrison was a dirty player, but I always wished he was on my team. Same with the guys who hate Hines Ward. We know that ALL OF YOU would rush out to buy his jersey if he ever joined your team.
    If you deny it, you’re lying to yourself.

  21. JustinG says: Nov 5, 2009 1:51 PM

    The only people stupid enough to defend Rodney Harrison here are fairweather Pats fans and no one really cares about fairweather people anyway. Rodney Harrison was a steroid using, cheapshot artist who had to overcompensate with dirty tactics because in reality — he just wasn’t all that good. I think relevant people should comment on foul play, not some scrub-thug like HGHarrison who wasn’t important enough to make anyones team. Too old! Too irrelevant! Does anyone really care what this guy says?

  22. DT-58 says: Nov 5, 2009 1:54 PM

    # boltmancraft says: November 5, 2009 12:59 PM
    Fisher was the guy who put out a Code Red on Merriman in that ’07 game. He hasn’t been the same since.
    Merriman also ended Priest Holmes career while he was taking steroids so maybe, just maybe, he quit taking steroids

  23. CurseofBoJackson says: Nov 5, 2009 2:00 PM

    I’m surprised to see it took so long for the pot and kettle analogy to come out. I don’t think Harrison was a vindictive and dirty player, but he is the last guy I would expect to call someoen else a “dirty player.” He never backed away from an opportunity to demolish someoen even if it was blatantly or borderline illegal, cmon Rodney, that’s ridiculous.
    And to Laxer – – – Dude, I would take Hines on the Bengals, like two years ago, but i would never buy nor wear his jersey, he annoys the shit out of me. Good player, don’t get me wrong, great blocker, great hands, great route runner, very astute player, but he’s like nails on a chalkboard. Joey Porter, same thing, just rubs me the wrong way.

  24. Ralphie says: Nov 5, 2009 2:01 PM

    @raybin says:
    November 5, 2009 1:36 PM
    “Actually, for once I’m going to believe Rodney on this one, since he’s the expert. It’s the football equivalent of Stephen Hawking teaching astrophysics.”
    __________________________________________
    That’s the best response I read so far. It takes one to know one. I’d absolutely believe what Harrison is saying here…

  25. PervyHarvin says: Nov 5, 2009 2:08 PM

    @ Asswipe -Nice Conrad Dobler reference. Today they would ban that guy. He would judge these guys and say “Who’s dirty here?They playin’ ball!”

  26. favrecansuckit says: Nov 5, 2009 2:09 PM

    The Titans will take any win they can get this year.

  27. YOU'VE_BEEN_MOSSED says: Nov 5, 2009 2:12 PM

    @ zoinks
    Tell Bobby Wade to be a man then and go high on Rodney Harrison, who was not even looking. Could have blind sided him perfectly legally, but no he is a bitch and went after his ACL. Hines Ward would have planted Rodney and he would have gotten up, laughed, patted Ward on the back and lined up on the next play. But nice try zoinks you douche.
    @ majik mike
    You are the ignorant person if you didn’t see Fisher smirking. Seriously everyone in America saw that you bum.

  28. jb10 says: Nov 5, 2009 2:12 PM

    is it just me or does harrison come across as a disgruntled ex-employee? he just seems like he is pissed at the world. he has a miserable life and is mad at the world for it.
    Asked if that was allowed, Harrison said: “The rules say I’m not . . . but I mean I have to do what I have to do to separate him and the football. That’s all part of football.”
    this just shows that he is talking out both sides of his neck.
    idiot.

  29. mattitude says: Nov 5, 2009 2:23 PM

    So in the eyes of a Pats fan, it’s ok for Rodney Harrison to cause a season-ending knee inury to Trent Green in a pre-season game, but it’s not ok for Kansas City’s Bernard Pollard to fall into Tom Brady’s knee during a regular season game, causing him to miss the season? Interesting…

  30. Whododrums says: Nov 5, 2009 2:25 PM

    Harrison is as dirty as they come, “I’ve never tried to hurt anyone”, what the hell ever, tell that to Bo Scaife. The Steelers in general are dirty so one of them calling another team dirty is rich. Time and time again the Steelers as a whole seem to be taught directly to go at the side of players knees and to lead with their helmet. I’m sure Ralphie will come at me with this one but all I have to say is look at game tape and then talk to me. There aren’t a whole lot of players in the league that directly cause a change in the rules of the game however, Hines is one of the select few.

  31. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 5, 2009 2:27 PM

    “but it’s not ok for Kansas City’s Bernard Pollard to fall into Tom Brady’s knee during a regular season game, causing him to miss the season? Interesting…”
    You sir are clearly an idiot. “Fall into” his knee? There really is nothing more to say. Your just an idiot who can’t give an honest account of what really happened. Probably a Steelers fan who also can’t admit rampant steroid use leading to half of the teams titles. You don’t even believe your own crap. Plain and simple.

  32. The Centurion says: Nov 5, 2009 2:30 PM

    Rodney was known in league circles for years for being he leagues dirtiest player, but now he is a member of the media and feels like spouting off about every thing. But he’s a champion in his own words, so no one can say anything about Rodney, yea your a champ alright big daddy, a grade A needle pusher who’s turned football night in America or what ever we call it into a clown show and quite frankly I am disapointed that DP keeps letting this clown come onto the show and make a sp0tlight for himself. He continues to act like one of the boys in the locker room, problem is he’s not, he is a former leagues dirtiest player, juicer and attention fein.

  33. VonClausewitz says: Nov 5, 2009 2:31 PM

    The Titans play a rough smashmouth game, same as Baltimore or the Steelers. When you face them it’s a war. So obviously more players on the other team are going to get hurt and are going to feel the after effects of the game. Does this mean they are dirty? That’s a total judgment call. Do they rack up more penalties than anyone else? No. Do they face more fines due to illegal hits? No. But I can see Harrison’s point the same way I’d see the perspective of players on the other team that know they’re going to get more injured out of this type of game than they would against a less physical team. If what the Titans are doing is dirty then the league should change the rules. But if they’re playing within the rules of the game then call it what it is – playing hard football.
    Re: the bounty stuff. I don’t think it’s any different with the Titans than it is with any other team.
    Re: Fisher’s winking. Please. Like Belichick doesn’t smile when a player of his lays a good hit. Nor does he engage in disrespectful things like running up the score. And there’s absolutely no trash talk from his team at all. It’s a game, man. They play to win. Suck it up.

  34. m2002m says: Nov 5, 2009 2:31 PM

    Furious George:
    “the second have of your post is an outright lie.”
    Where the hell did you get your education, at a half-way house?
    See how I spelled that? It’s HALF, you ignorant dumbass.
    And this isn’t just a misspelled word or a slip of the finger typo, it’s substituting HALF for the word HAVE, which boggles my mind.

  35. urworstnitemare says: Nov 5, 2009 2:42 PM

    Ahh yes, Conrad Dobler, Jack Lambert, Jack Tatum, and that big fat lineman from the Cowboys (What was his name?) now those were the days guys and gals.

  36. Jagdbaer says: Nov 5, 2009 2:42 PM

    Albert Haynesworth’s scraping Andre Gurode and the Code Red on Shawne Merriman (BTW that hit on Priest Holmes was a legal play!) are among the many things dirty about Jeff Fischer and the Titans. I’m glad they’re winless! It’s called charma.
    As for Rodney Harrison’s antics, that HGH’er and the SpyGate Patriots will always have an “*” with their Super Bowl trophies. They haven’t been the same since they can no longer figure out what defensive call their opponents are going to run ever since defensive signals can be called directly into the capitan’s helmet.

  37. HoosierFin says: Nov 5, 2009 2:47 PM

    @ YOU’VE_BEEN_MOSSED
    If Hines Ward would have dropped the boom on Roidney like he did Keith Rivers, Roidney would still be eating his meals thru a freakin’ straw. Also, Roidney would have stood up and said, “I am Elmer J. Fudd. I own a mansion and a yacht” or “Give me a whole alot of lumps”
    … that’s all folks.

  38. BigDawgJS says: Nov 5, 2009 2:49 PM

    Harrison calling the Titans dirty players is like Jenna Jamison calling Paris Hilton a slut.

  39. mattitude says: Nov 5, 2009 2:54 PM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    November 5, 2009 2:27 PM
    “but it’s not ok for Kansas City’s Bernard Pollard to fall into Tom Brady’s knee during a regular season game, causing him to miss the season? Interesting…”
    You sir are clearly an idiot. “Fall into” his knee? There really is nothing more to say. Your just an idiot who can’t give an honest account of what really happened. Probably a Steelers fan who also can’t admit rampant steroid use leading to half of the teams titles. You don’t even believe your own crap. Plain and simple.
    ————————————————-
    Not really, I’m an Eagles fan. I call them as I see them, and I think the league is doing everything to promote the success of Tom Brady. Just look, he has two rules that were created for his benefit! The Tuck Rule and the Tom Brady Rule. The next step will be to surround Tom Brady in bubble wrap and give him a stun gun to fend off those big, mean defenders. Oh, and to prove that I have no real favor for the Steelers, Kimo von Oelhoffen’s knee attack on Carson Palmer in the 2005 playoff game was dirty with a capital “irty.”
    And the fact that you never admitted your stance on that Trent Green- Rondey Harrison hit sure sayd a lot. Jackass.

  40. Ralphie says: Nov 5, 2009 3:08 PM

    mattitude says:
    November 5, 2009 2:23 PM
    So in the eyes of a Pats fan, it’s ok for Rodney Harrison to cause a season-ending knee inury to Trent Green in a pre-season game, but it’s not ok for Kansas City’s Bernard Pollard to fall into Tom Brady’s knee during a regular season game, causing him to miss the season? Interesting…
    ________________________________
    What you are writing (in a very subtle, slick way by the way) is that Bernard “fell” by accident into TB, but Rodney was a 225lb man-missle intent on doing damage to TG’s knee. You don’t have to directly say that to have your comments be construed that way. Especially on this site.
    Harrison hit TG in the knee – his season ended.
    Pollard hit TB’s knee – his season ended.
    End of story.

  41. VoxVagina says: Nov 5, 2009 3:15 PM

    You know, it means a lot comign from Rodney Harrison, the cheap shot extraordinaire.

  42. Vox's Mommy says: Nov 5, 2009 3:25 PM

    Whododrums….
    Are you stupid or something? This isn’t JAMES HARRISON….look at the title of the story….I repeat….look at the title of the story. It’s Rodney Harrison calling the Titans a dirty team. You can read right? How long have you been watching this game? Probably only long enough to hear the name “Harrison” and ONLY think of James Harrison. As for Bo (Who????) Scaife….I’ve seen the replay several times. There wasn’t anything dirty about it whatsoever. It was a tackle, he didn’t dive at his legs at all, Harrison was on his knees for god’s sake!!! He even wrapped him up, how can you take a shot at someone elses knees when you’re on YOUR knees and you wrap them up? Put the haterade down young man. Ask Jeff Fisher is he thinks it was cheap. We all already know his answer…do you? Stop posting….your ignorance and lack of reading comprehension have just been exploited.

  43. CornFlorio says: Nov 5, 2009 3:26 PM

    Ralphie says:
    November 5, 2009 2:01 PM
    @raybin says:
    November 5, 2009 1:36 PM
    “Actually, for once I’m going to believe Rodney on this one, since he’s the expert. It’s the football equivalent of Stephen Hawking teaching astrophysics.”
    __________________________________________
    That’s the best response I read so far. It takes one to know one. I’d absolutely believe what Harrison is saying here…
    __________
    But then again, you and every other lame ass Pats fan would suck Roidney’s dick if he let you.

  44. Juveputazo says: Nov 5, 2009 3:32 PM

    Funny how the Titans have to resort to cheap shot and depend on taking guys out of games and to make up for their inferiority, even with all that there 1-7 fisher is getting what he deserves

  45. hayward giablommi says: Nov 5, 2009 3:34 PM

    Very predictable comments by the usual haters here. How about going off-script for once and addressing the issue rather than the predictably lame ad hominem attacks on Rodney Harrison’s character and Patriots fans as a whole?
    This PFT comment board has become a sewer of armchair QB’s who don’t know their ass from their elbow, all using the same template. Reading comments here, and commenting, has sadly become a waste of time. I’m incredibly bored with it, and with most of you.
    Flame away, flamers.

  46. Ralphie says: Nov 5, 2009 3:34 PM

    CornFlorio, your genetic makeup exists from incest, so Daddy really bent the rules when he planted your retarded seed.
    I guess that would make your family tree a “family stump”.

  47. Deb says: Nov 5, 2009 3:36 PM

    @Az-Wee-Pay & Pervy … There’s a reason I get along so well with you two. I didn’t get to watch Dobler or Butkus play, but I have a lot of respect for the history of the game–you know, when men were men :-) As the “dirty” guys go, Dobler is legendary!
    Let me guess, the people posting here are the same ones who think they shouldn’t keep score in kids’ ballgames because everyone’s a winner and life’s a bowl of cherries. Kids need to learn to live with disappointment–or they’ll grow up to be bitter, whiny fans like BernardPollardIsanAss.

  48. superius says: Nov 5, 2009 3:37 PM

    @JustinG:
    Rodney retired from football because he is almost 40 years old. He played in the league from 1994 to 2008. That is a nice, long career in the NFL. It has nothing to do with not being “important enough” to make a team. When Peyton Manning retires are you going to come on here and trash him for not being good enough/important enough to make someone’s team?
    @jb10:
    He has a miserable life and is mad at the world for it? He made a ton of money playing football, is a national football analyst, has a few super bowl rings to go with it, only player in NFL history to have 30 sacks and 30 interceptions in their career. He’s not going to make the Hall of Fame, but all things considered I’d say he’s doing pretty good. If he’s miserable, YOU must be suicidal!

  49. YOU'VE_BEEN_MOSSED says: Nov 5, 2009 3:42 PM

    Roidney haha he is too high class for steriods. It was HGH, get it right. You may all hate him but at least he came clean about using it & didn’t do it to be bigger/better than everyone, only used to to get himself back from injury.
    && I’m pretty sure Rodney is much tougher than Keith friggin Rivers. Give me a break.

  50. Treezs says: Nov 5, 2009 4:18 PM

    “Merriman also ended Priest Holmes career while he was taking steroids so maybe, just maybe, he quit taking steroids”
    Haven’t heard many people mention that hit… but when I saw/heard that one I barfed in my mouth a little – that was the biggest hit I’ve ever seen+heard.

  51. Cj34 says: Nov 5, 2009 4:29 PM

    “Harrison calling the Titans dirty players is like Jenna Jamison calling Paris Hilton a slut.”
    LMFAO – BigDawgJS, that’s the quote of the day.

  52. MistrezzRachael says: Nov 5, 2009 4:34 PM

    He’s right about Fisher , Titans and Mawae….Fishers part of the NFL good ole boy network who has also eff’d up the league w/dumb rules.
    Bout time someone told the truth here..Titans are dirty.

  53. EdgarSnyder says: Nov 5, 2009 4:52 PM

    Does Rodney have a list of the “dirtiest” restuarants in the greater pittsburgh area?

  54. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 5, 2009 5:02 PM

    “Titans call Rodney Harrison the dirtiest analyst in the media”

  55. stanjam says: Nov 5, 2009 5:27 PM

    Personally I don’t think Harrison was particularly dirty. Fiery, explosive, hard hitting, sure. The only time I ever saw him intentionally go after anyone was after he thought the other player was trying to hurt someone on his team. Then anything goes. Never saw him TRY and take out anyone’s knees or anything while at New England. If someone was playing dirty he would give back twice as hard, and his normal hard hitting was incredible. He did seem to enjoy hitting someone who wasn’t paying attention etc. And no, I am not one of those people who thought the hit to Brady was necessarily intentional.
    I do agree that the Tiotans are a dirty, dirty team. So what if Fisher goes onto the field when one of his own is injured? That means he doesn’t tell his guys to take out other players? I saw the game Harrison was injured in. It was awful. So many nasty attacks it was unreal. Fisher was SMILING when Harrison got injured, and something nasty was said. HAD to be if Bruschi was angry enough to go after Fisher. Bruschi is Mr. Fairness and sportsmanship. If he got hot something was happening. During that game they also tried to take out Brady a few times. Once they tried spearing him in the back during a slide, and almost succeeded, a very intentional, and dirty play. I am not one who automatically accuses anyone of being dirty, but that game had me mad. That the refs didn’t step in was crazy, and I am amazed more people didn’t get hurt, because THAT was the Titans game plan, to hurt players. It was obvious. The only other time I have seen someone try to spear Brady in the back like that was Lewis this year, another dirty player.

  56. dailyminefield says: Nov 5, 2009 5:40 PM

    I’m a Titans fan and agree that they are one of dirtier or “scrappier” teams in the league.
    1. Fisher probably was laughing. I expect the same behavior from Belicheat.
    2. When Harrison was injured in the Titans game, moments before he had dirtied someone up while they were stood up. It may have been Scaife, not sure. I was at the game and the hit on Harrison was retaliation. You reap what you sow.
    3. Football is a dirty game. I watched linemen and backs dive at Haynesworth’s legs for years and he was called the “dirty” player. I don’t blame him, not condoning it, but don’t blame him.
    4. It’s not a mistake Harrison was named “dirtiest” player. He’s a b***h.

  57. Shadenfreuder says: Nov 5, 2009 5:50 PM

    “VonClausewitz says:
    November 5, 2009 2:31 PM
    The Titans play a rough smashmouth game, same as Baltimore or the Steelers. When you face them it’s a war.”
    Yeah, for sure Von Clausewitz. Patriots 59 Titans 0. That would make the Patriots the United States and the Titans Grenada.

  58. mattitude says: Nov 5, 2009 5:57 PM

    stanjam says:
    November 5, 2009 5:27 PM
    During that game they also tried to take out Brady a few times. Once they tried spearing him in the back during a slide, and almost succeeded, a very intentional, and dirty play.
    ————————————————
    So when Tom Brady gets hit during a slide, the refs aren’t doing their job, but when Donovan McNabb is lying down in the endzone after rushing for a touchdown and a defensive tackle for the Panthers does a running frog splash on him it’s just another day at the office? Can you imagine how the New England fanbase would have reacted if the same thing happened to Brady?
    We all get it. Tom Brady is not to be touched, but other QB’s are fair game.

  59. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 5, 2009 5:59 PM

    Thanks Pervy. Agreed on Dobler playing today. He would last about a quarter before he was banned for life. LOL.
    For Pervy, Deb, uroworst and all those who can appreciate the ways of old school. I can remember watching Dobler once taking on the entire Miami Dolphins defense (on MNF iirc)…Dobler was grabbing facemasks, throwing helmets and swinging away (with a Phins helmet in tow) for at least 10-15 seconds before the rest of the Cardinals team entered into the bruhaha. I think I heard the announcer saying something like “his own team doesn’t want in this one”. Classic Dobler moment in taking on an entire defense.
    But for pure knockdown dragouts, those 70’s Steelers-Raiders games were the most brutal I ever had the privilege of witnessing. There was much blood to be found when they played. If you were involved in one of those games, you damn sure was a MAN…and “dirty” too.

  60. Alzarius says: Nov 5, 2009 6:50 PM

    Well said laser1000000
    Those of you defending RH, are clearly Pats fans and its obvious.
    I also watched that game, and Fisher was NOT grinning at wade. That was a rumor that Harrison started because he got his feelings hurt for having to sit for a season.
    I do not even like Fisher but to say he is a dirty coach, shows how little you know at all. Then again, its nothing but a Sheppard misleading his sheep again. Learn to look and think for yourselves people.

  61. PervyHarvin says: Nov 5, 2009 7:48 PM

    @Asswhipe Johnson- I neve got to watch those. You make them sound like real football! Always liked the tough guy players. Makes todays sound like soccer! LOL

  62. This is not news says: Nov 5, 2009 7:54 PM

    “If you’re not willing to hit people you don’t belong on the field.” Ray Nitschke

  63. Serr8d says: Nov 5, 2009 8:07 PM

    Fisher is not a dirty coach. He’s a strong, tough, effective, old-school NFL coach; not a cheating pansy of a New England coach (you know, the coach with the QB what should wear a dress).
    If you make football any ‘safer’, any ‘tamer’, you might as well stop playing the game. What, we’re going to flag football? Soccer, or something? Sheesh. Players will get hurt, but the ones who cry about it should be rewarded with presentation of a symbolic dress. Start giving ‘em first to Brady, and of course Peyton Manning.
    (BTW, the worst hit I ever saw was Aeneas William’s MNF shot that took out Steve Young. Don’t think it was dirty; just a damn good hit.)

  64. Flying elvis says: Nov 5, 2009 8:08 PM

    Raybin Says:
    “Actually, for once I’m going to believe Rodney on this one, since he’s the expert. It’s the football equivalent of Stephen Hawking teaching astrophysics.”
    well, seeing Stephen Hawking is a expert in Theoretical physics not Astrophysics, your point is well made… on many levels. YOU IDIOT! hahahah

  65. comment_submission_error says: Nov 5, 2009 9:24 PM

    Seems pointless to argue about Rodney being dirty. The line forms behind Bill Romanowski anyway. What bothers me is that Harrison is supposed to be an objective observer now, but he’s holding a grudge like he was Tommy Jackson bitching about the Raiders. He needs to put that stuff aside and do his job.

  66. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 2:26 AM

    hayward giablommi says:
    November 5, 2009 3:34 PM
    Reading comments here, and commenting, has sadly become a waste of time. I’m incredibly bored with it, and with most of you.
    —————–
    So will you be leaving now? Don’t keep us in suspense, man, live up to your talk and get out of here!

  67. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 2:29 AM

    “So when Tom Brady gets hit during a slide, the refs aren’t doing their job, but when Donovan McNabb is lying down in the endzone after rushing for a touchdown and a defensive tackle for the Panthers does a running frog splash on him it’s just another day at the office? Can you imagine how the New England fanbase would have reacted if the same thing happened to Brady?”
    They’d react probably the same way that they do when you posit that the steroid-cheat Red Sox should be stripped of their World Series Titles.
    And guys like McNabb/Big Ben have a seperate set of rules, too. Only, it’s kind of the opposite of Brady. They have to get hit harder, or more obviously, for it to be a flag. If you look at Brady’s knee? 15 yards.

  68. urworstnitemare says: Nov 6, 2009 8:47 AM

    @Asswipe, I recall that game, just classic Bro, classic.
    Those guys played the way the game was suppose to be played. Intimadation was part of it back then.
    They played for a whole lot less money than these prima donnas do today also.
    But what was that fat OL for the Cowboys that made a carreir out of taking peoples knees out.
    This guy was just sneeky dirty. At least the other guys would look you in the face when they tore your helmet off.

  69. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 6, 2009 10:55 AM

    @mattitude:
    And the idiocy just keeps on spewing. How is a rule created for someone’s benefit when it is after they suffered a season ending injury by the very behavior the rule is intended to prevent? Think about it dumbass. Every other QB got a far greater benefit from that rule that Brady as he was the one who suffered the season ending cheap shot that didn’t even draw a flag as it would now. Now, every week, every QB gets the protection of that rule. Being an Eagles fan explains a lot. Still bitter about ’04. As for not giving my views on the Trent Green hit, it says exactly one thing about me. I don’t go running my mouth (in your case it is more like running you ass… or talking out of your ass) if I don’t have the footage in front of me. The really sad thing is you can probably find the Brady/Pollard footage anywhere, which completely contradicts your description of “falling,” but you are too bitter and too lazy to actually look at what happened. You prefer to live in your own little fantasy world where your pathetic hate for everyone who is better than you is justified by your lack of effort to embrace reality. Wait.. did I just describe an Eagles fan in a nutshell? I think I did!

  70. Deb says: Nov 6, 2009 11:23 AM

    @BernardPollardIsanAss …
    You don’t go running your mouth if you don’t know what you’re talking about? Are you kidding?!? You’re the moron who was spouting off about the Steelers getting half their Super Bowls while on steroids! Apparently no one told you steroid use was legal back in the day and players from all teams indulged–which would make it an even playing field, doofus.
    Unfortunately it was only AFTER players like Lyle Alzado and Mike Webster suffered the horrific effects of steroid use that the NFL changed its policy.
    If Bernard Pollard is an ass, you must be Bernard Pollard.

  71. snnyjcbs says: Nov 6, 2009 4:17 PM

    There are tough hard nose players and than there are dirty players. Rodney was a tough in your face player that would rock your world but he never went for knees or tried to cheap shot you.
    You want to show me how good you are or how tough you are, best your man for 60 minutes. Do not early in the 1st quarter cheap shot a player by taking out his knees so he does not play and thump your chest like you are good.
    Hell I could jump Ali from behind with a ball bat and take him out. Standing in a ring with him the dude would kill me.

  72. meezle says: Nov 6, 2009 4:22 PM

    Pats fans, go back and watch the hit pollard had on brady, if ur idiot running back wasn’t holding pollard he wouldn’t have injuried brady.
    Rodney harrison was and is the dirtiest player in recent times. Not only was he using HGH, he was dealing it.
    No one cares what he has to say, during last superbowl he ,made a comment about how ”the better team didn’t win” in the superbowl that they lost to the giants.
    WTF? Bitter at all? Clown

  73. meezle says: Nov 6, 2009 5:25 PM

    Pats fans, go back and watch the hit pollard had on brady, if ur idiot running back wasn’t holding pollard he wouldn’t have injuried brady.
    Rodney harrison was and is the dirtiest player in recent times. Not only was he using HGH, he was dealing it.
    No one cares what he has to say, during last superbowl he ,made a comment about how ”the better team didn’t win” in the superbowl that they lost to the giants.
    WTF? Bitter at all? Clown

  74. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 9, 2009 2:18 PM

    @Deb:
    Nope. Get your facts straight. Steelers pioneered steroid use in the NFL. Chargers did it in the AFL. Just because it was not “illegal” does not mean every team did it, unlike the piece of sh*t Steelers. It is idiotic that you would suggest that only because a formal rule has now been put in place that those titles aren’t tarnished by a chemically enhanced advantage over their competitors. Simply idiotic.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/8322840

  75. pftrocks says: Nov 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    Rodney has embellished a legal hit on him to this day-

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs06/news/story?id=2716954

    He dished out so many illegal hits over a career, it amazes me.

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