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James Harrison blames NFL for "my least productive game"

Steelers linebacker James Harrison drew praise from the league office this week for not committing any illegal hits in Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. But Harrison says he had to sacrifice his performance to play the game the NFL wants him to play.

“That was my least productive game this year,” Harrison told Josina Anderson on Inside the NFL. “We can still play the game, but it’s not the same.”

Inside the NFL showed multiple plays from the Steelers-Dolphins game when Harrison appeared to slow down and avoid contact, rather than accelerate and explode into a Dolphins player. Harrison said he was thinking about a suspension on those plays.

“If I shot in there I would have probably hit helmet to helmet, and I’ve already got one offense,” Harrison said. “So I could probably be looking at a possible suspension.”

But while Harrison seems to think that’s a bad thing, the folks in the league office would say that Harrison is proving their point, and the increased emphasis on illegal hits has resulted in a repeat offender changing his playing style.

Harrison, who on Wednesday was credited with an interception that the official statistician had failed to record on Sunday, says he isn’t worried about the long-term health implications of having so many head-first collisions on the field.

“To be honest with you, I’m not too concerned about it,” Harrison said. “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”

That so many NFL players are unconcerned about their health after the game is exactly why the league says it has to protect players from each other, and from themselves.

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  1. phuckphilly says: Oct 28, 2010 11:42 AM

    Here come the haters…

  2. andyprough says: Oct 28, 2010 11:43 AM

    “To be honest with you, I’m not too concerned about it,” Harrison said. “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”
    ==============
    Talk to Muhammad Ali, James. He’ll tell you it was all worth it. That is, if he takes the right meds so he can talk on the day that you visit.
    I would say talk to Mike Webster, but of course he’s dead.
    Hey – you won the game. Maybe you don’t have to use your head as a battering ram to play winning football? Think about it…

  3. Brusci is Poncherello says: Oct 28, 2010 11:44 AM

    Most held linebacker in the history of the NFL….FU Goodell..

  4. HolyMoly says: Oct 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    For someone who is purported to be a tough guy, this guy sure is a pouty little wimpy whiner. Not to mention a completely self-absorbed Pouty Patty.

  5. Reginald says: Oct 28, 2010 11:47 AM

    Oh look, a brand new scapegoat players can use to blame their sub par performances on. Shocker.

  6. CopperHead says: Oct 28, 2010 11:47 AM

    James Harrison will slowly get back into groove. He is the best OLB in the entire league and a pleasure to watch!

  7. homerunharrigan says: Oct 28, 2010 11:48 AM

    Geez oh man, quit your whining! 75 K or a game check is chump change for you guys!
    This guy is terrific player, but definitely a head case. Perhaps he’s shelled out one too many helmet to helmet hits.
    Maybe if we all stop paying attention to Harrison, he’ll stop talking.

  8. steelersmichele says: Oct 28, 2010 11:49 AM

    The league wants a more offensive game and it’s getting it’s wish. They think high scores mean higher ratings. They may or may not be right (I don’t know the facts) but defensive teams are getting screwed with these new “rules.”
    How many extra first downs were in games this week. I watched 5 games this past Sunday and personally, the games felt different. Yeah, some of you guys say “player safety” and how important it is, but how many guys are still getting hurt (and out for the season) without the hard hits? Injuries will continue to happen.
    So if a defensive player has incentives in his contract for tackles, sacks or something else, do you think the team is going to care when he says “sorry, I could have had more tackles, but I was afraid of going helmet-to-hemlet. can you give me the money anyways?”

  9. Spungy says: Oct 28, 2010 11:49 AM

    After the second offense the NFL should just add a foot of soft padding to the top of your helmet. Call this the dunce cap.

  10. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Oct 28, 2010 11:49 AM

    my gosh, for someone who is so talented he sure is as immature. you play for a king’s ransom, you are famous for doing nothing more than what you love anyways so shut up and just play!!

  11. florio4prez says: Oct 28, 2010 11:50 AM

    The fear of fines and suspensions will wear off in due time, and James will start pummeling opponents like he used to do.
    Here’s hoping it happens in Wk #10 versus the Patsies.
    Here’s knowing it will happen no later than Wk #13 versus the Ratbirds.

  12. Phokus says: Oct 28, 2010 11:50 AM

    So basically because Harrison didn’t go helmet to helmet on the guy, he’s useless? Kick this idiot out of the league.

  13. Tinbender says: Oct 28, 2010 11:50 AM

    So you’re not as effective when you have to play by the rules.
    Did you blame your high school or college because you scored lower on tests because they wouldn’t let you cheat?

  14. flagg says: Oct 28, 2010 11:53 AM

    “Boo, hoo, I can’t take cheap shots so I feel like less of a man”
    So he’s admitting that he needs dirty hits to be competitive. That’s like someone who can’t play poker without lot so wild cards. Dirty hits support weak playing skills. If he can’t adapt then he should retire early and let someone more talented do his job better.

  15. ArtModellsPimp says: Oct 28, 2010 11:53 AM

    Is there any doubt that, if James Harrison did not have his NFL career to take up his free time, he would be busting heads and stealing purses from old ladies on the street?
    Goodell should have made an example oout of this idiot by suspending him when he had the opportunity.
    No doubt, though…there will be another chance coming. And, then, the idiot Steeler fans will start their crap all over again about “the unfairness of it all…”
    Yawn…

  16. Dave says: Oct 28, 2010 11:53 AM

    He gives us so many reasons to hate, though…he is a freakin’ moron.

  17. ricebowl says: Oct 28, 2010 11:54 AM

    God forbid you learn how to form tackle instead of launching with your helmet. This is going to be a convenient excuse for his decline in play over the next 3 years.

  18. perm says: Oct 28, 2010 11:55 AM

    Well yeah, the league will say it’s successful… but defenders letting receivers catch the ball, not hotting them hard enough that they never fumble? They might as well implement arena football rules and have the defense be there in spirit only.
    I’d hate to be on the defensive side of the ball right now.

  19. Southcoastmass says: Oct 28, 2010 11:55 AM

    Poor Harrison. Can’t play like a cheap shot thug, so he’s all but ineffective. Guess what James, you can still lay the lumber, without spearing with your helmet.

  20. mburger13 says: Oct 28, 2010 11:55 AM

    WTF??? IF that was a pass….it was incomplete!!! The ball CLEARLY hit the ground. It didn’t affect the outcome since it was a 4th down play, but it was obvious he didn’t catch. The statistician CORRECTLY recorded it as not an interception.
    If the NFL is going to care enough to go back and record the interception, the refs on the field should have cared enough to review the obviously incorrect call and get it right.
    The correct call on the play BTW should have been a sack, a fumble and a recovery by Harrison. Henne was hit and the ball came out before his arm went forward.
    But Harrison (and Henne) should NOT be credited with an interception
    Oh well, at least they have now correctly credited Cam Wake with his .5 sack.

  21. pghguyy33 says: Oct 28, 2010 11:56 AM

    hit their knees then james.. thats at least what the league wants

  22. Holeinone09 says: Oct 28, 2010 11:57 AM

    Michael David Smith says: That so many NFL players are unconcerned about their health after the game is exactly why the league says it has to protect players from each other, and from themselves.
    * * * *
    Then why doesn’t the NFL provide health benefits to players after their careers are over? I try to see all the viewpoints on issues, but the NFL really comes across as being ever increasingly hypocritical. They sell pics of illegal hits, they want to protect players but only until they are done making money off them, etc.
    I think one point he was making is that with the speed of the game and playing with intensity he has, you may have a helmet to helmet hit without intentionally trying to do that. And therefore, he might be suspended for an unintentional hit that the league deems illegal.
    GO STEELERS!!

  23. hdahs143 says: Oct 28, 2010 11:58 AM

    Couldn’t have had anything to do with Jake Long. What a flippin whiner.
    And now the League adds insult to injury by awarding an interception for a pass that clearly hit the ground. Fantastic.

  24. PittsburghSteelerz says: Oct 28, 2010 11:59 AM

    “To be honest with you, I’m not too concerned about it,” Harrison said. “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”
    —————————-
    As a society, we need to get back to that mentality. No more of that “not keeping score in little league so we don’t hurt little Jimmy’s feelings” bs.

  25. kagriff24 says: Oct 28, 2010 11:59 AM

    or maybe it wasnt the nfl’s fault but jake long’s and everyone else the blocked your sorry excuse for a football player, this guy is ridiculous

  26. darkchild says: Oct 28, 2010 12:00 PM

    James Harrison is acting like a petulant child. Someone get that roided up freak a sippy cup & a blankie.

  27. MSWRavens says: Oct 28, 2010 12:00 PM

    Hey James – like all your Stiller fans always say about complaining about the officials, it’s a loser’s lament. You’re just making excuses. Play the game, LEGALLY, and stop the whining!!! Everyone else is playing by the same rules.
    …and you don’t give a damn about your mental health post-career? sounds like you’ve already taken too many shots to the head, moron!!!

  28. Bob says: Oct 28, 2010 12:00 PM

    They game him that “interception”? It clearly hit the ground. I guess 2 refs staring right at less than 10 yards away it isn’t enough or they just wanted to screw up every call.

  29. HandsofSweed says: Oct 28, 2010 12:01 PM

    What? He never blamed the NFL for a “least productive game.” You just completely put words in the his mouth!!!! He criticized the rule, but NEVER said anything like “The NFL is to blame for my lack of production.”
    I bet if you took the time to, you know, ACTUALLY ASK HIM, he’d tell you that the Dolphins did a great job of scheming and in blitz pickup. Kudos to the Miami coaching staff and players, not the NFL. (And it’s not like James played a horrible game, either. It was a solid effort.)

  30. Dome says: Oct 28, 2010 12:05 PM

    I’m just curious….when a player whines for weeks, and he’s the ONLY one at this point still crying about it, how is it being a “hater” to rip on him? He’s a 250 pound muscled up linebacker who uses his helmet as a weapon and the league he works for put a stop to it. It’s not hating to tell the caveman to keep point of contact below the head

  31. ravenfan820 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:06 PM

    I love how the teflon is off the squealers finally and they are exposed for what and who they really are……

  32. Crazyhawk37 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:06 PM

    Quit your crying Harrison. I don’t feel bad for you or the millions of dollars you make to play a game. Players like you are the reason why this rule is a great one for the league. Someone needs to protect you from yourself!!! You’ve taken so many blows to the head already that you are too stupid to realize that in 10 years from now your teenage kids (that you have done such a good job of “taking care of”) will be spoon feeding you applesauce. Meanwhile your attorney will be suing the NFL because you have a permanent brain injury. Man up and play the game with-in the rules and shut your mouth, OR do us all a favor and retire like you threatened to.

  33. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 12:08 PM

    Harrison … says he isn’t worried about the long-term health implications of having so many head-first collisions on the field.
    “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”
    ————————————————-
    James, honey, I’ve been accused of being a big Steelers homer. But creative as I am, putting a positive spin on this nonsense is beyond my talents.
    You’re in your 30s now and old enough to realize that being a father isn’t about how much money you make or whether you’ve “put in enough time” with your kids. And manning up isn’t about who you hit a football field; it’s about how you face your responsibilities in life. You’re beginning to sound like a whining grade-schooler. Last week, Timmons managed to make AFC DPOW without decapitating anyone. As a Steelers fan, I expect you to look fierce, hit hard, keep it legal … and for your own good, please shut up and stop being a distraction for your team.

  34. Rockymtnphinfan says: Oct 28, 2010 12:09 PM

    It’s called Jake Long dominating your ass just like i said he would. Jake and Vernon Carey stuffed you all game long.

  35. shula13 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:09 PM

    Harrison is a whiner. His least productive game was due to the fact that Jake Long OWNED him all game. Jake swallowed him up on all pass rushing opportunities.

  36. Go Browns says: Oct 28, 2010 12:10 PM

    Typical Steelers they don’t get their way so they cry. Tomlin, Big Ben in the offseason, and now this bonehead. How about succeeding by playing the game by the rules and quit blaming everyone else!

  37. ScatBack says: Oct 28, 2010 12:11 PM

    Every position has rules they must abide by.If there were no rules an o-lineman could pick mr. harrison up and chokeslam him to the ground.If your not talented enough to play by the rules you shouldnt play at all.suck it up

  38. permissions denied - eat me! says: Oct 28, 2010 12:12 PM

    God he’s a whiney bitch!!!
    Weren’t you gonna retire??!?!
    Please do so and S T F U ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  39. BaltimoreSports says: Oct 28, 2010 12:12 PM

    James Harrison has to be the stupidest man in the NFL:
    1. Doesn’t understand presidents invite Superbowl winners to the White House.
    2. His dog mauls his child, blames child.
    3. Doesn’t know how to play if he’s not using cheap hits. He then admits it.

  40. Superbelt says: Oct 28, 2010 12:14 PM

    andyprough:”Talk to Muhammad Ali, James. He’ll tell you it was all worth it. That is, if he takes the right meds so he can talk on the day that you visit.
    I would say talk to Mike Webster, but of course he’s dead.”

  41. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Oct 28, 2010 12:14 PM

    Watching this dude deal with the media and listening to the ridiculous things he says is kind of like watching an animal masturbate at the zoo. WE know it’s hilarious and kind of sad, but he’s just got no idea. Remember when he wouldn’t meet with the President because the President only wanted to meet him because of the Super Bowl? What in God’s name could this guy do for a living besides play football?

  42. no1youzer says: Oct 28, 2010 12:16 PM

    PFT it’s great that you are emphasizing this point. Guys like Harrison are insane. they will never understand that it is the rules that define “how the sport is played”. it’s a business, it’s entertainment, and he is an employee. get on board or get out. College football and pro football have different rules, does that mean one “is football” and one “is not football”??? of course not, different rules for different reasons.
    you guys at PFT should emphasize that all this rule does it provide more offense and less defense. much like the pass interference rules. the league has officially state (last year mike pereira) that those rules will never be like the college rules, b/c right now defensive pass-interference in the NFL is enforeced at the spot of the foul. in college, it is enforced at the line of scrimmage. the provides motivation for NFL defender to do their best NOT to commit pass interference, b/c much more is at stack in terms of yards. have you ever heard NFL CBs and Safeties crying “the NFL rules change the game, i don’t know if i can play anymore.”??? just morons like Harrison whine about these sort of things.
    with this new emphasis on the rules, the only difference is that now there is better chance for WRs to catch the ball and move it down field. this is good for the safety of the players AND the entertainment of the fans. defenses just need to be more careful … and now more motivated to play even better.

  43. VoxVerítas says: Oct 28, 2010 12:16 PM

    Dave says: October 28, 2010 11:53 AM
    “He gives us so many reasons to hate, though”
    It’s not about him. It’s about Super Bowls wins.
    That’s all it’s ever been about.
    Any article that mentions “Steelers” in it is all the ammo most of you clowns ever need.

  44. Hollywood26 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:17 PM

    I find it funny how some of you idiots perceive the money a football player makes. Trust me, that money won’t even cover you if you are ill or get a condition like Parkinsons. Especially with no real health insurance.

  45. overkil2 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:17 PM

    So, like that one play would have made his stats better? Please, they already gave him a gift of an INT that wasn’t an INT.
    Just STFU and play football. Why is it that OLBs from Pitt are always loud mouthed dumbasses. Joey was the same way.

  46. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Oct 28, 2010 12:19 PM

    “After death, Mike Webster was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease. It has been speculated that Webster’s ailments were due to wear and tear sustained over his playing career; some doctors estimated he had been in the equivalent of “25,000 automobile crashes” in over 25 years of playing football at the high school, college and professional levels. Protective equipment (in particular helmets) was inferior during Webster’s time, and defensive players sometimes employed a “head slap” move that was then accepted, although illegal.”

  47. olskool711 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:20 PM

    Hater?
    You don’t have to be a hater to think that Harrison and the steeler people who act like opra followers, are spoiled, spoon fed, babies who are contstantly given preferential treatment.
    I think most of the country, who follows the NFL, other than these people, believe this.
    NFL, please let Harrison have his way, allow him to purposely hit people in the head, in order to hurt them, and don’t make him feel bad or suffer any consequences whatsoever. I don’t want to read or hear this infantile crap any longer. Act quickly before Rooney and Harrison take their ball and go home.

  48. bigtroutak says: Oct 28, 2010 12:22 PM

    These guys make MILLIONS for entertaining me. I’m gonna be honest since no one else has been during this whole discussion: We the fans don’t REALLY care about their health. We want to see a good product and Mr. Goodell you are slowly killing the product. If I wanted to watch super high scoring games with lame ass hitting I would become an Arena League fan.
    Hate the Steelers but gotta side with Harrison on this.

  49. BOO3LEGS says: Oct 28, 2010 12:23 PM

    the plays he is referring to, the Dolphins player was already going to the ground being tackled. If he is discouraged because he can’t pad his stats with 6 half tackles a game he can hug a nut.

  50. 1stand20 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:26 PM

    This is much ado about nothing. The clips Inside the NFL was showing were plays like the Cribbs one from the week before where the runner was on his way down and he didn’t stick his helmet on the guy as he was going down. That is what the league’s after, and it doesn’t have any impact on Harrison’s effectiveness as a player, so long as he can play within the rules.
    But compared to the bellyaching Harrison usually does every time he thinks the league is out to get him, this is mild.

  51. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 12:29 PM

    I’m sorry, didn’t the Steelers win that game?
    Well, at least we know now where Harrison’s priorities are.
    It’s never been about team for Harrison. He’s just a thug who likes to hurt people.
    And at a time when he should elated and excited about his team pulling off another great win (with help from the refs, but still) all he is doing is lamenting the fact that he didn’t get to hurt anyone.
    Oh yeah, he’s also a liar. Didn’t he swear last week that he would never change the way he played?

  52. Brusci is Poncherello says: Oct 28, 2010 12:33 PM

    2 Lombardis–Defensive player of the year– 4time pro bowler–Best defensive play in the history of the Super Bowl—-Suck it haters!!!—Losers–all of you!!–Oh yeah–and he doesn’t wear pink!!!—

  53. bigtroutak says: Oct 28, 2010 12:34 PM

    @ hollywood26
    Seriously? Buy some health insurance, thats what grown ups do.

  54. GregfromDelray says: Oct 28, 2010 12:35 PM

    Dear NFL,
    Can you please stop screwing over Miami with this game? You win ok? Your refs gave the game to Pittsburgh. Why are you now trying to give an interception to Harrison when its not even close to INT?
    Thanks,
    your mom

  55. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 28, 2010 12:36 PM

    How did they give him that as an INT? It hit the ground! It was obvious on the replays.
    How they are going to GO BACK and change it to a wrong call is even more mystifying.

  56. CincyAllDaWay says: Oct 28, 2010 12:41 PM

    Harrison says he isn’t worried about the long-term health implications of having so many head-first collisions on the field.
    ==========================
    That’s because he’s already retarded! Somebody get this whiner a tampon until his period is over. He’s not concerned about it because he’ll be a Reagan Cheese eatin welfare dog the first year he’s out of the league. By that time he’ll have beat the hell out of his wife and kids so much that wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire! Every other freaking LB in the league can play and be affective without trying to kill somebody except this pussy! Just play football and STFU already. Christ!!

  57. NFL4EVER says: Oct 28, 2010 12:44 PM

    Proper Technique & Fundamentals > Brutality & Cheap Shots.

  58. mntnmanfinfan says: Oct 28, 2010 12:44 PM

    Maybe just possibly the dolphins had something to do with this being his least productive day. The left tackle, Long, is a beast himself and on many plays, he handled Harrison. Harrison is a beast as well; sometimes you just get outbeasted…he did this time around. Just accept it and don’t make excuses.

  59. Steel Dahn Sahth says: Oct 28, 2010 12:45 PM

    The NFL comes down on the defenders, and last week the MOST poitns were scored on a single week is the LAST 27 years!!!!!
    Coincidence? I think not.
    And the NFL claims that their meddling will not ruin the integrity of the game.
    BS.
    Just give them flags. The NFL is getting what they want, Arena Football on 100 yard field.

  60. worsethings says: Oct 28, 2010 12:46 PM

    # Hollywood26 says: October 28, 2010 12:17 PM
    I find it funny how some of you idiots perceive the money a football player makes. Trust me, that money won’t even cover you if you are ill or get a condition like Parkinsons. Especially with no real health insurance.
    ______________________________________
    Maybe he can save some of the millions he is “earning” so that he can buy health insurance after he is out of football?

  61. Yerger22 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:46 PM

    Every other player in the NFL is able to play and not make helmet-to-helmet contact. Are you that bad?
    There is a new biggest bitch in the NFL

  62. pedro says: Oct 28, 2010 12:47 PM

    I’m afraid Harrison wants to be called “The Assasin”as he totally admired Jack Tatum.

  63. lawboy2000 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:48 PM

    Harrison is also proving all of the counter-points to the league by making it clear that the manner in which the NFL has handled this issue will change the game.
    Anyone who says the past weekend was not different is fooling himself. The clearest example was Dawan Landry #26 for Ravens on the 2d quarter Lee Evans TD. A week before Landry would have lowered his shoulder on Evans at the 1-yard-line to try and separate Evans from the ball, but this week he pulled back and didn’t even touch Evans – he didn’t even TRY to bump into him legally.
    And therein lies the problem: the poor handling of ILLEGAL head shots by the NFL has created a chilling effect on LEGAL hits.
    (Hits! Not just head shots!).
    Maybe it is because Harrison was fined during a week when he had both a legal (Cribbs) and an illegal hit (MoMass) and that has caused confusion. Maybe it is because the NFL has suggested there is no gray area even if accidents happen. Maybe it is because The Media has misreported the entire issue.
    Any way you cut it, the NFL’s actions have led to players diminishing their play and that is crystal clear when you see players like Landry, Harrison and Polamalu backing off of trying to make legal hits.
    Maybe no one cares yet because no player let up during a play that ultimately made a difference in the game. The Ravens and Steelers both won last week. Imagine if Evans’ TD had been the OT game-winner and Landry backed off then…

  64. HarrisonHits says: Oct 28, 2010 12:50 PM

    “Trust me, that money won’t even cover you if you are ill or get a condition like Parkinsons. Especially with no real health insurance.”
    @Hollywood26,
    LMFAO what about making millions of dollars makes it so they can’t afford a few hundred bucks a month to pay their own health insurance if it came to that ?
    Perhaps because they were too stupid to manage their money properly ? And if so we’re supposed to have sympathy for them because ????

  65. bmac187 says: Oct 28, 2010 12:54 PM

    # Tinbender says: October 28, 2010 11:50 AM
    So you’re not as effective when you have to play by the rules.
    Did you blame your high school or college because you scored lower on tests because they wouldn’t let you cheat?
    ——————————————————
    Have you ever heard James speak? What makes you think they didn’t let him cheat?

  66. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 12:58 PM

    @overkil2 …
    That’s two guys out of dozens. And James has been really quiet until now. I miss quiet James.
    Usually can’t stand big talkers, but have to admit, I loved Joey. Still love Joey.
    @VoxVeritas …
    Hi … haven’t seen you lately. Sorry about Romo.

  67. southFLAsteel says: Oct 28, 2010 1:00 PM

    James Harrison is exactly right on this issue. For those of us Steeler fans that watch him intensely week in and week out, it’s a no brainer watching James play last Sunday that he was no where near his normal rate of play. To have a beast like “Silverback” play for your team, yet be handcuffed by “the powers that be” to only play half speed is a travesty. Thanks Commandant Goodell, for taking away yet another element of the game we love, or at least used to love.

  68. Bullet six says: Oct 28, 2010 1:02 PM

    “BaltimoreSports says: October 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    James Harrison has to be the stupidest man in the NFL:
    1. Doesn’t understand presidents invite Superbowl winners to the White House.
    2. His dog mauls his child, blames child.
    3. Doesn’t know how to play if he’s not using cheap hits. He then admits it”
    ——
    I’ll give you one guess why

  69. StupidityIsFundemental says: Oct 28, 2010 1:16 PM

    Seriously, keep your head up.

  70. no1youzer says: Oct 28, 2010 1:18 PM

    lawboy2000 and southFLAsteel
    you guys don’t get it. the rules DO changes the game. no one argues that. that is essentially the definition of “rules”.
    rules == how to play
    if the rules cause fewer hits, legal and illegal, who cares??? secondaries don’t like that rule, but WRs do. it’s arbitrary whose perspective you take, offense or defense.
    rules are there to make the game safe for players and fun for fans.
    this new emphasis only makes MORE offense and LESS defense. what is wrong with that????
    that is more fun for fans, and more safe for players.

  71. Duan says: Oct 28, 2010 1:18 PM

    Bullet six says:
    October 28, 2010 1:02 PM
    “BaltimoreSports says: October 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    James Harrison has to be the stupidest man in the NFL:
    1. Doesn’t understand presidents invite Superbowl winners to the White House.
    2. His dog mauls his child, blames child.
    3. Doesn’t know how to play if he’s not using cheap hits. He then admits it”
    ——
    I’ll give you one guess why
    ================================
    Froget the fact he plays for the Steelers – story has it he has been a tool his whole freakin’ life! What a sad existence, he must have a small wee-wee?

  72. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:21 PM

    Articles like this are just flame bait for the haters, and the Ratbirds fans seem to bite the hardest.
    Seeing at there’s such a vast number of these badasses here, it begs the question;
    Why do none of them ever talk that way within earshot of Heinz Field?

  73. 18ALLDAY says: Oct 28, 2010 1:32 PM

    First he threatens to take his ball and go home and now this? NO rules have changed!!!!! For those blaiming the league and Goodell it makes no sense. If anything they should at least be called out for the fact that they had rules on the books that they were being lax on and only decided to be more viligant about it after one “hard hitting” weekend. Can any one of you seriously say that the game is going to suffer and that football looked any different to you? Again no new rules were insituted in regards to what is an illegal/legal hit!!! The only thing new about this is the possibilty of suspension because obviously the fines mean nothing to athletes that make millions and that punishment was doing nothing to stop players from doing something that has been illegal for a LONG TIME.

  74. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 1:43 PM

    Well, I can’t defend James taking his health so lightly, but I can counter the rest of this stupidity.
    @BaltimoreSports …
    Harrison didn’t blame the child for the dog attack, nor did he want the dog put down for being a dog. He arranged to have it placed with people who work to rehab problem animals. You’re being an ass.
    @Duan …
    Men who spend so much time worrying about the size of other men’s penises are saying a lot about themselves. It’s not flattering.
    Yes, Harrison needs to just play his game. But the NFL so badly botched its message that it’s no wonder some defensive players are questioning what is and isn’t allowable. Instead of continuing to put a target on his own back, it would be better if James simply continued to menace offensive players and avoided hitting defenseless players who are already down or in the grasp, and avoided going high–or low. Aim for the torso and give it all you’ve got. Apparently the league won’t mind a few cracked ribs … or bruised lungs.
    The NFL may be dedicated to high-flying offenses and high-scoring games in order to draw casual fans who don’t appreciate trench warfare or defensive strategy. But that just means defenders have to be more cagey. You can’t be cagey while you’re drawing unwanted attention to yourself–unless it’s a strategy to deflect attention from other defenders.

  75. BroncosFan says: Oct 28, 2010 1:44 PM

    Dude’s gonna martyr himself for this cause. If I’m a GM going into contract negotiations, I’m hearing a guy basically say, “I’m ineffective under the current officiating regime, and that’s just how it is.” It’s like when the horse collar rule came in, and everything Roy Williams knew about tackling was suddenly obsolete.

  76. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 1:45 PM

    Well, I can’t defend James taking his health so lightly, but I can counter the rest of this stupidity.
    @BaltimoreSports …
    Harrison didn’t blame the child for the dog attack, nor did he want the dog put down for being a dog. He arranged to have it placed with people who work to rehab problem animals. You’re being an ass.
    @Duan …
    Men who spend so much time worrying about the size of other men’s penises are saying a lot about themselves. It’s not flattering.
    Yes, Harrison needs to just play his game. But the NFL so badly botched its message that it’s no wonder some defensive players are questioning what is and isn’t allowable. Instead of continuing to put a target on his own back, it would be better if James simply continued to menace offensive players and avoided hitting defenseless players who are already down or in the grasp, and avoided going high–or low. Aim for the torso and give it all you’ve got. Apparently the league won’t mind a few cracked ribs … or bruised lungs.
    The NFL may be dedicated to high-flying offenses and high-scoring games in order to draw casual fans who don’t appreciate trench warfare or defensive strategy. But that just means defenders have to be more cagey. You can’t be cagey while you’re drawing unwanted attention to yourself–unless it’s a strategy to deflect attention from other defenders.

  77. Stillerfan says: Oct 28, 2010 1:45 PM

    Go get em James! We luv ya.
    If all you haters are so worried about player’s health, give your money to them directly to help with future medical bills instead of buying tix, jerseys, etc. If you pay to watch em play…
    STFU!!!
    GO STEELERS!

  78. throwtoheath says: Oct 28, 2010 1:46 PM

    I’m a Steelers fan, but James, your least productive game was more a product of you going up against the best LT in the league in Jake Long. Elite pass protectors get the best of elite pass rushers more times than not. It also didn’t help that your dynamic pass rushing partner, Lamar Woodley, was out for most of the game with a hammy issue.
    You still had a pick as well as forcing Long into a holding penalty.
    Everything’s alright.

  79. ruthel says: Oct 28, 2010 1:51 PM

    Well, I guess Favre isn’t the only “drama queen” in football.

  80. ringworm says: Oct 28, 2010 1:51 PM

    I thought that hypocrite of a coach said that nothing has changed in the way the Steelers play their brand of football???
    Harrison needs to stop whining and just play clean football if he even knows what that is.

  81. Dixon29 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:52 PM

    (Harrison) says he isn’t worried about the long-term health implications of having so many head-first collisions on the field.
    “To be honest with you, I’m not too concerned about it,” Harrison said. “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”
    Obviously this man has not realized his own mortality. A head injury would suck? What if you become a vegetable, or even worse, cripple someone else? I guarantee he would feel worse than just saying “That would suck”.
    As Abraham Lincoln once said “Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

  82. pfii63 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:52 PM

    This just further proves that Harrison is an idiot and that Florio’s point that the NFL needs to protect these clowns from themselves is right on point.
    No rules were changed, and the football played this past Sunday was just as good as every other week. If he thinks that this emphasis on the existing rule is a problem for him, then maybe he should just retire.
    And take Brett Favre with him.

  83. Reggie says: Oct 28, 2010 1:55 PM

    There are some ignorant posters here. It has nothing to do with being a cry baby. He doesn’t believe the hits were illegal to begin with and he was fined. Now he has to think about them pinning more bogus so called “illegal hits” on him with the possibility of being suspended every time he engages a play.
    As for as for some of you Steeler haters. Stick with the topic and quit bashing. Some of these comments don’t have anything to do with the topic.

  84. Just JTO says: Oct 28, 2010 2:02 PM

    All I wanna know is, if a defender goes low instead of high and a huge, power back – say Brandon Jacobs – knees the defender in his helmet and gives him a concussion that leaves him out for that game – and possibly the next – will the runner be fined or suspended????
    Of course now.
    How hypocritcal GODell. How hypocritical.
    Hey, I’ve got an idea … what about issuing all LBs and DBs straight-jackets instead of shoulder pads?????

  85. olskool711 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:04 PM

    I’ve been a big fan of the NFL for almost 50 years.
    Do not try and ram some crap down our throats that last weeks fines “changed the game”
    That is a bunch of crap.
    Its the same game. The same. Maybe a few guys will be able to retire with their wits about them. Maybe a few head hunters are not going to make disneypn sportscenter on a given night. But, its still the same game. Good clean hits are still going to make the highlights. Hits like Cribbs and Mass took may become less and less. That is not a bad thing. Neither one was necessary. They didn’t add to the game in anyway other than allowing Pittsburg to turn a close game in their favor by knocking out 2 of the opponents playmakers. “The Cribbs hit was not illegal” The Cribbs hit was dirty. Watch it in slow motion. Opra and Steeler fans need not respond.

  86. Bdrunk says: Oct 28, 2010 2:09 PM

    I called it. I knew he would get credit for that pick, and the internet tough guys would just explode. Sorry ’bout your loss!

  87. Tdk24 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:24 PM

    If it wasn’t for the NFL, he’d be a crack head somewhere in the gutter. He should thank his lucky stars and STFU.

  88. Raiderfankirk says: Oct 28, 2010 2:29 PM

    Even though this is a made up post , he has a right to bitch. $75,000 for two hits. One of those hits was on a running back wich the rules clearly state is not defenceless. If a back runs w/a lean behind his pads as he should wtf is a line backer suposed to do? Step aside?Hey! I don’t like the stealers and the over whelming # of band wagon fans, but god dam this is football and shit happens!Let em play.

  89. protectthishouse54 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:30 PM

    “I bet if you took the time to, you know, ACTUALLY ASK HIM, he’d tell you that the Dolphins did a great job of scheming and in blitz pickup”
    For some reason, I can’t picture Harrison saying that.

  90. roboninja says: Oct 28, 2010 2:32 PM

    I have a new proposition: anyone that uses some lame-ass pun for a team or player name gets banned. How many times do we have to read the same post about the Squealers, or the Queens, or whatever? It is boring, not funny, and a real point is rarely made in these comments. This is what drags this site down for me, much more than anything else. It’s like trying to have a conversation while 5-year-olds are screaming in your ear.

  91. Steeler-hatred-is-funny says: Oct 28, 2010 2:36 PM

    Good Job, RaiderFanKirk!
    I usualy don’t agree with anything posted by a Raiders fan, but that was well thought out and I agree with it %100!

  92. Steeler-hatred-is-funny says: Oct 28, 2010 2:40 PM

    olskool711 or whatever the hell your handle is!
    Go to hell! I forgot you probably live in NE Ohio and close to that smelly lake and are probably already there! You are a Clowns fan! lol

  93. somesome says: Oct 28, 2010 2:47 PM

    southFLAsteel says:
    October 28, 2010 1:00 PM
    James Harrison is exactly right on this issue. For those of us Steeler fans that watch him intensely week in and week out, it’s a no brainer watching James play last Sunday that he was no where near his normal rate of play. To have a beast like “Silverback” play for your team, yet be handcuffed by “the powers that be” to only play half speed is a travesty. Thanks Commandant Goodell, for taking away yet another element of the game we love, or at least used to love.
    ——————————-
    See this just shows how little you adn Harrison understand the game. it also shows how limited Harrsions ability as an effective LB are. He is nowhere in the same league of the best LBs. LBs disrupt, stop, and end a play every weekend without cheap shots on a player who is already wrapped up and on his way down. Speed has nothing to do with but proper technique. Ray Lewis blows people up for over 15 years but he is not leading with his helmet, he has his arms around who ever and brings them down in aproper tackle. Same for Urlacher. Does helmet to helmet happen – sure it does, does Ray Lewis get fined – of course he does. Will others call him a dirty player and everythinge else – sure will.
    it has nothing to do with speed and ferociousnes but with technique and every play I see from Harrison that is questioned he comes in late and hits an already wrapped player. Not a sign of a tough player, just bad technique and bad timing.
    Harrison is a terrifying LB. Him and Woodley are the worst and best matchup the Ravens see all season. But Harrison is nowhere near a great LB. He is a one trick pony and worst of it all he doesn’t understand his limitations. Most held LB???? Puleaaaaaassssee …..

  94. BenChokesHisChikin says: Oct 28, 2010 2:51 PM

    ****************************************
    Stay classy Pittsburgh!!!
    Dear Commissioner Goodell:
    You ruined my fun; if I can’t illegally concuss an opposing defenseless player each week, I think I will retire and have my pet pit bull chew the shit out of my 2 year old son.
    Then, I will help Of Mice and Bennie corner an unsuspecting coed and allow him to force himself on her with non-consensual degenerate sex acts.
    Sincerely,
    The Siliverback
    Stay classy Pittsburgh!!!

  95. nick_mili says: Oct 28, 2010 2:56 PM

    Jake Long.

  96. mostpostersRdumb says: Oct 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    Why is it that every time I see a story about the Steelers, their fans have NOTHING to say, but talk the most. The only comebacks are talking about superbowl victories and act like the they are the underdogs.
    Harrison is a walking contradiction. First he says the fines don’t matter and he is not going to change his game… only to say that he had the worst game of his career because he changed his game and he was worried about the suspension (translation… money too) ?
    I agree that Ray Lewis is a great example of how to play LB and still make the game exciting. Good players play the game, however the league wants the game to be played. There is not another team or it’s fans bitching more about the change than the Steelers and their fans. Sounds like they fear they are not going to get away with most of the crap they get away with. If you are going to post something about the steelers, post something that is worth reading or at least constructive. Some of you are only proving other posters point about the lack of knowledge you have for the game. Football is a violent sport… the game is only changing for the better. I rather have my best players on my team for 12-15 years rather than lose them to multiple concussions so many games year in and year out. And no you will not lose them to knee injuries. Tackle like you were taught to tackle.
    Let this hits to the head thing die already….

  97. olskool711 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:22 PM

    >
    I live in Boise.
    Before steriods the steelers were an also ran — worst franchise in football. Then steroids, raged up dirty play, numerous steelroid players who have passed on, 4 tainted super bowls, and fans who have really low intelligence. A couple years ago they were given, given the superbowl against the Seahawks.
    The asterisk was invented for your franchise.
    *steelers
    *steelers

  98. Steel Dahn Sahth says: Oct 28, 2010 3:33 PM

    Fact: You lower your shoulders, your head is attached.
    Fact: Helmet to helmet hits can not be avoided.
    Fact: Several players admitted to worrying about being fined for legal hits last week, and admittedly played less aggressive.
    Fact: More points were scored last week than any other week over the last 27 years.
    Now tell me the NFL has not affected the game and only has helped deter “illegal” hits. I love how none of you did any sort of research before spouting off your uneducated ignorant mouths.
    Intelligence. Don’t let it get in your way.
    If you don’t do your homework, just accuse me of ramming “crap down your throat”, or maybe quote a movie line that someone else thought up.
    That’s so much easier than thinking.

  99. RevSkip says: Oct 28, 2010 3:40 PM

    “To be honest with you, I’m not too concerned about it,” Harrison said. “If that happens it’s gonna suck, but hopefully I’ll have made enough money and put in enough time that my kids don’t have to worry about it. And if I’ve got to go through a little bit of hell so they don’t have to, I’m fine with that.”
    That quote nails the crux of the problem with the NFL getting softer. These guys get paid ridiculous sums of money to entertain us. Big hits are entertaining. If you told me that I could be paid an 8 figure salary for 4-5 years worth of work with the stipulation that I would be at a much higher risk for health problems down the road I would happily do it for exactly the reasons Harrison listed. If I could set up my family so that they never had to struggle I would jump at the opportunity, regardless of the implications to my health. While I could see changes like this flying in the NCAA where players aren’t paid in the NFL it just doesn’t make sense.

  100. SomeFans says: Oct 28, 2010 3:49 PM

    This clown is already brain damaged… second) meet Jake Long. He pancaked the Squeelers all day. Thank all your lucky stars you got out of Miami with a win girls.

  101. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:52 PM

    Alot of you uptight weirdo’s arent understanding what he is saying. He isnt saying he WANTS to hit helmet to helmet.
    He said he had to let up on a play because he was afraid it could POSSIBLY be helmet to helmet.
    that right there is the problem. Plays not being made because defenders are worried about a fine if its a hard hit. James is not out there ooking to break someones neck. He is looking to hit someone hard so that they think twice about coming over the middle. Since your barely allowed to touch the QB, if theyre going to make you play patty cake with the WR its going to be ridiculously unfair for the defense

  102. overkil2 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:55 PM

    @ DEB
    Can you think of 2 OLB on any team that compare to Harrison and Porter?

  103. basedrum777 says: Oct 28, 2010 4:14 PM

    Steel Dan,
    The flaw in your argument is that there are plenty (read: a lot) of players who play agressively, tackle and sack just as much as Harrison, yet don’t have helmet to helmet hits as often. That must mean he’s either doesn’t have the style the NFL wants to promote any longer or has lost the technique to tackle properly.
    No tackling coach ever taught to lead with your head. That’s laziness as far as bad form goes.

  104. Holeinone09 says: Oct 28, 2010 4:22 PM

    For goodness sakes. All PFT has to do is mention “Steelers” or the name of their player in a headline, and the thread gets at least 100 posts. Other than posts about Favre, you can count on a lot of action on a Steeler story, so PFT takes full advantage of that.
    Why does it happen? IMO, I think there are a great many Steeler fans all over the country who are passionate about the team. And you have a great many fans who hate the Steelers, are jealous and troll PFT to make a hating comment on every thread.
    Yes, the Steelers may in fact really be “America’s Team”, for both the cumulative positive and negative reasons they are followed by so many. Everyone has something to say about them. And as someone once said, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
    Hate on!
    GO STEELERS!! (aka America’s Team)

  105. Sting Ray says: Oct 28, 2010 4:26 PM

    Let’s shed a tear for the poor, persecuted and defenseless Jimmy Harrison, poor Jimmy…

  106. olskool711 says: Oct 28, 2010 4:42 PM

    Actually my son is a Dolphins fan. Sunday night I was amazed at how aware he is of the NFL’s preferential treatment of the steelers. He felt ripped off.
    Seahawks fans….ripped off.
    Listen, we don’t take you seriously.
    4 Superbowls, with an unusually nasty agressive team, in the 70′s and then your own players admit that you pioneered the use of steriods.
    1 Superbowl against the Seahawks that every single person who saw it, other than the steeler nutjobs, left with their head in their hands asking: WTF???? If I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe it.
    One legitimate Superbowl victory is worth more than any and all pittsburg victories to anybody outside the “steelroid nation”

  107. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 5:08 PM

    @Overkil2 …
    Ah, but your original question was why all Pittsburgh’s OLBs are loudmouths like James and Joey. They’re not. Jack Ham, Robin Cole, Andy Russell, Jason Gildon, Greg Lloyd, LaMarr Woodley, and many others let their play talk for them. James does that, too, on the field. He’s only vocal when he has a bone to pick with the league. As I’ve already said, he needs to hush now. Joey is a different breed. He talks nonstop while he plays like John Randall from the Vikes who just went into the Hall. Normally I don’t like that type, but both Randall and Joey crack me up.
    @oldskool711 …
    You should be ashamed of yourself. We teach the children in our family not to blame losses on officials because bad calls happen to everyone. They also understand that it’s wrong but players on every team sometimes make bad hits or abuse PEDs and that it only hurts their team. Of course, in the case of the 70s Steelers, steroids were in common use throughout the league from the late 60s until the ban was imposed in the late 80s. It was an even playing field, as all mature adult fans know.
    You think you’re getting in digs at Steelers fans when you post this nonsense. All you’ve done is demonstrate yourself to be a poor excuse for a parent who’s teaching his child to be a similar bad sport, incapable of congratulating rivals who win or gracefully accepting defeat when his team loses. I feel sorry for you and even sorrier for your son.

  108. Clock_Is_King says: Oct 28, 2010 5:13 PM

    @Steel Dahn Sath
    Those facts do not lie.
    Bravo.
    The James Harrison Rule will prove to be the end of Smashmouth Football.
    Physical defenses mess up fantasy football, which is what the real issue is with most of the anti-Harrison vitriol we see on this site.

  109. Holeinone09 says: Oct 28, 2010 5:41 PM

    Let’s send oldskool711 a Terrible Towel so he can cry in it. What a poor crybaby sap. He also probably still complains about the supposedly lousy meatloaf his wife made him for dinner 8 years ago. I sincerely hope his son grows up to be a better man than he apparently did. How sad to be so bitter about a sporting event.
    GO STEELERS!!

  110. Gary says: Oct 28, 2010 6:29 PM

    LOL @HolyMoly… I’d like to see ya tell him that. It’d be funny watching him drive ya to the center of the earth.

  111. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 28, 2010 6:34 PM

    Sorry but the majority of you are wrong including Deb. James Harrison is apologizing for his approach to playing last week. He’s a little embarrassed about it.
    He can’t play his game because Darth Goodell and the Imperial Vice Presidents are ready to swoop down and suspend him. Now we’re talking millions of dollars. No doubt most of you are in that tax bracket? As a REPEAT OFFENDER he is a marked man. And all this is pissing off his coach and the owner. Why? Because he isn’t giving his best effort to win the game. It’s fatiguing when you have to explain the obvious.
    For you score keepers, last weekend had the most scoring since 1983. Gee, I guess it was coincidence? The NFL isn’t mucking up football. They are attempting to display “good faith” behavior in anticipation of future litigation about brain dementia from playing football. It will keep costs down.

  112. rarson says: Oct 28, 2010 6:43 PM

    The rules haven’t changed at all, the NFL simply decided to levy a heavier penalty for these particular illegal hits. They’re still illegal hits.
    Now, part of the problem is that none of those hits the other weekend were even called as illegal hits. So the NFL isn’t enforcing their own rules on the field. In that case, it actually doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense to fine players for illegal hits. Especially since several of the hits clearly SHOULD have been called (how the refs did absolutely nothing after Merriweather’s hit on Heap, I have no clue).
    Harrison’s got a right to be pissed off about being fined for hits that weren’t even called by the officials. However, his comments are just stupid. Even Pittsburgh fans should realize that, not only is he ignoring the health of himself and his fellow players, but he’s also essentially stating that he feels he can’t be sure he can hit a guy without doing so illegally. Though, it’s certainly easy to understand his confusion when the refs don’t call any of them.
    I don’t understand why the NFL is SO f***ing sloppy about officiating. It’s ruining their product.

  113. rarson says: Oct 28, 2010 7:08 PM

    Perhaps someone could explain something to me: what makes a towel “terrible”? Is it bad at soaking things up? Does it have lots of holes? Is it too small?
    But seriously, waving a wash cloth in the air is the dumbest fad I’ve ever witnessed in the history of sports.

  114. Steelintn says: Oct 28, 2010 7:27 PM

    ArtModellsPimp says:
    October 28, 2010 11:53 AM
    Is there any doubt that, if James Harrison did not have his NFL career to take up his free time, he would be busting heads and stealing purses from old ladies on the street?
    ————————————————–
    You afraid he’s gonna give you some competition?

  115. oyoy84 says: Oct 28, 2010 7:57 PM

    Seriously, it’s time to stop crying. Besides, you’re a steeler, the league is going to gift wrap another super bowl ring for you, so that should cheer you up.

  116. HereThere says: Oct 28, 2010 9:16 PM

    For such a supposedly tough guy, he sure bitches and whines like a baby.

  117. Deb says: Oct 28, 2010 10:13 PM

    @Blackn’Gold …
    Did you read all my posts, love? I’m not wrong. Just … realistic.
    He’s an intense personality, passionate about the game, frustrated about what he perceives as being hamstringed, and he’s venting, not apologizing. I don’t blame him. As I’ve posted many times, part of the league’s motivation is to hamstring defenses for its own profit purposes, such as luring casual fans with high-scoring games. But injury issues and liability are a concern. Though he initially fumbled the message, be sure Goodell has now communicated those concerns to team owners. Everyone is or will be on board and no amount of venting will change James’s situation. Time for him to stop being melodramatic, suck it up, and find a way to do his job within the parameters he’s been given–or the team will find someone who can.
    I’m sorry if you and James don’t like that. I’m not wild about it myself. But it is what it is and being a grown-up means knowing when to shut up and make it work. All he’s doing now is shining a spotlight on that big target and being a distraction.

  118. PARavensJeff says: Oct 29, 2010 9:59 AM

    I thought Steller players, coaches & fans dont bitch, whine & cry?! All I hear coming out f Pissburgh are these 3 things, from players, coaches & fans!!! NICE

  119. ArcticEdge says: Oct 29, 2010 6:11 PM

    When you think about it, all of Harrison’s crying makes perfect sense. Most roid users have emotional problems because of the high amount of estrogen in there system because of the increase of testosterone. Almost as much as teenage girls do when they are in puberty. That’s exactly what is happening with Harrison here. He’s acting like a little girl, because his body is, LOL!!!

  120. svenhoek says: Oct 30, 2010 2:35 AM

    Morons, it’s not WHINING when you are asked the same question 15 thousand times at practice. just speaking his mind.

  121. neckofturkey says: Oct 30, 2010 8:36 PM

    So is he going to “unleash hell” for the rest of the season? Oh and too bad he couldn’t use this as an excuse after the Raven’s game. Could only bitch about non-called false starts.. child please.

  122. Viking Kong says: Oct 31, 2010 8:55 PM

    There are many fools on Harrison’s case…and whining a whole lot louder on here…where nobody can see your face. Harrison is right and his point is one of sacrifice for his children. I bet most on here just don’t have any idea about that perspective.

  123. Scotty Fargo says: Oct 31, 2010 11:45 PM

    James Harrison is totally nonexistent now. Guy has quit. All he cares about is whining and crying and trying to get people to feel sorry for him. Feel sorry for his cheating and roid use? Good luck with that James, LOL!

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