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James Harrison thinks the Ravens targeted him with cheap shot

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A number of members of the Steelers believe Ravens guard Chris Chester was intentionally trying to injure linebacker James Harrison on an extra point attempt last Sunday night.

“It was a dirty play,” inside linebacker James Farrior told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
On the play in question, Chester “fired out” on the play, which is atypical for an extra point.  Chester was called for a false start and the teams got into a scuffle afterwards because the Steelers felt it was a cheapshot.
“Of course it was deliberate,” Harrison said today in the Steelers locker room. “There’s no way that happens on an extra point because [offensive linemen] don’t shoot out. It’s obvious it was blatant. It was on purpose.”
Harrison said the play was “cheap” and a number of his teammates agreed.
“I think it was a designed play,” said defensive end Brett Keisel.  “He just took off and kept driving him. I do think it was intentional.

It ticked us all off. . . . We had the last laugh.”
Man, we’d really love to see these two teams play again in the postseason.
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  1. dealer009 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:27 PM

    Man bites dog – now that’s a story!

  2. myfinalword says: Dec 8, 2010 5:28 PM

    For being a badass he sure is a damn crybaby!

  3. meatball13 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:31 PM

    Doesn’t this jack-wagon know the more he cries,the bigger target he becomes.

  4. brasho says: Dec 8, 2010 5:33 PM

    Awww, poor baby. Considering Harrison has been targeting other people with cheapshots for years… I doubt anybody feels sympathy for him (even the intelligent Steeler fans).

  5. knowerofallthings says: Dec 8, 2010 5:34 PM

    Boy is he paranoid or what? Geez

  6. brasho says: Dec 8, 2010 5:34 PM

    The OG tried to drive block him on an extra point attempt… sounds like some serious injuries could have occurred there.

  7. Deb says: Dec 8, 2010 5:38 PM

    I like to see hard-hitting competition, but not deliberate attempts to injure. Here’s an idea: Why doesn’t the league start looking at things like that on film? If they can see one player deliberately trying to injure another by going for the knees, punching the face, or whatever, then they do need to be handing down suspensions–no matter who the guy plays for.

  8. bradybunch12 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:39 PM

    A cheap shot artist complaining about cheap shots

  9. trickbunny says: Dec 8, 2010 5:39 PM

    The referees have handed the Steelers games on a silver platter numerous times over the last (huge) handful of years and James Harrison has gone out of his way to not just stop his opponent, but do his best to inflict injury in the process. He has been doing this for *years*.

    Now we’re all supposed to feel sorry for the picked-on Harrison and the picked-on Steelers.

    Hilarious, eh?

    Karma is a bitch.

  10. diz17 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:40 PM

    You mean the play where Gorilla Harrison started going Kimbo Slice on Chester because he false started and fell forward?

    Harrison is a dumbass. All those helmet to helmet hits have turned his brain into jungle juice. OOH OOH AAH AAH.

  11. hairpie says: Dec 8, 2010 5:40 PM

    this is unbelievable….. what a bunch of crybabies the stealers and ravens are. its embarassing to read about these 2 whining teams constantly complaining and trying to out whine eachother.

  12. vikesfansteve says: Dec 8, 2010 5:40 PM

    Guess going against Chester is a little tougher than slapping women in the face.

    Harrison is a bully who when he gets bullied cries like a baby. Reminds me of Mike Tyson when Lennox Lewis beat him like he stole something.

  13. twindaddy44 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:44 PM

    The pot just called the kettle black…

  14. profootballwalk says: Dec 8, 2010 5:48 PM

    There’s no crying in football – except in Pittsburg.

  15. FinFan68 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:49 PM

    The Steelers need to tell James to shut the hell up

  16. citizenstrange says: Dec 8, 2010 5:54 PM

    The Ravens did almost nothing but take cheap shots last Sunday night.

    They know they can’t win in a fair fight.

  17. comeonnowguys says: Dec 8, 2010 5:54 PM

    “I try to hurt people.”

  18. Stiller43 says: Dec 8, 2010 5:56 PM

    I never really thought anything about it…but unless it was a fake PAT attempt-run play, why would that guy fire off the ball like that?

    Oh well.

  19. hobartbaker says: Dec 8, 2010 6:04 PM

    “..it was deliberate….it was blatant….it was on purpose…”, James fumed, but backed off when he was asked if he thought it was “egregious”.

  20. steelers6pack says: Dec 8, 2010 6:04 PM

    Ravens will lose in wild card game so no rematch! Let someone do that to mr.overrated Ray lewis and it will be lead story everywhere!

  21. kantnockdahustle89 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:05 PM

    I thought Chester false started and Harrison hit him and then Chester retaliated. Am I remembering it wrong?

  22. boblavoie says: Dec 8, 2010 6:06 PM

    Harrison’s shot are certainly not “cheap.”

  23. beastofeden says: Dec 8, 2010 6:08 PM

    I wonder if Harrison’s kid thought the Pit Bull attack was a cheap shot?

  24. deadguy73 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:09 PM

    Hahaha…. call him a crybaby to his face. He’d put your d*ck in the dirt.

    No surprise. Teams will attempt to use tactics that will try to exploit these bullsh*t calls. Not sure what the end game was… try to piss him off and cause him to over react??

    Whatever it was, it came from the coaches. That much I can be sure of. If you can’t beat him… try to make him do it himself.

  25. hobartbaker says: Dec 8, 2010 6:10 PM

    Harrison described the hit as deliberate, blatant, cheap, and unnecessary.

    Supporting the old adage, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattening.”.

  26. deeowens11 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:11 PM

    I’m sick of this guy and his whining! If I ever cross paths with him or see him in a dark alley alone, I swear to the good lord above…………..(dramatic pause)………I running as fast as I can away from there.

  27. steelersmichele says: Dec 8, 2010 6:12 PM

    Were the posts particularly low today? Need to boost your numbers by posting something with “Harrison” in the title?

    Did you see Harrison after that play, he backed off with his hands up as if to say “nope, not going to bait me into a fight–I’m not getting penalized for this.”

  28. realitypolice says: Dec 8, 2010 6:16 PM

    If I were a fan of the Steelers, the fact that this team feels that they need to play out every slight, every insult, every disagreement they have with other teams, officials, and the league in the media would embarass me.

    However, I’m quite certain it won’t embarass the Steeler fans here, because they seem incapable of feeling any shame for anything their beloved heroes do or say on or off the field.

    This isn’t a comment on whether the Ravens were or weren’t trying to provoke and/or injure Harrison on the play, although I will point out that an intelligent team wouldn’t have taken the bait and would have gotten their revenge later, instead of starting some inane and pointless scuffle that could have potentially gotten them a personal foul.

    What happened to letting your play on the field do the talking?

  29. habsman says: Dec 8, 2010 6:18 PM

    Hmm….I wonder if this Chris Chester guy is somehow related to Harrisons battered wife/girlfriend?

  30. realitypolice says: Dec 8, 2010 6:19 PM

    Deb says:
    Dec 8, 2010 5:38 PM
    I like to see hard-hitting competition, but not deliberate attempts to injure. Here’s an idea: Why doesn’t the league start looking at things like that on film? If they can see one player deliberately trying to injure another by going for the knees, punching the face, or whatever, then they do need to be handing down suspensions–no matter who the guy plays for.
    =======================

    I agree completely with this statement, but not sure how it applies here. The Ravens player firing out may have been an attempt to bait Harrison into a scuffle (for which Harrison has no one to blame but himself- he proudly built his reputation as a hot head), but it certainly wouldn’t rise to intent to injure.

  31. alpod says: Dec 8, 2010 6:22 PM

    I love all of these comments. he’s not complaining, he was asked a question and answered it.

  32. elmobad says: Dec 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    watch the replay.. Raven’s #62 threw punches in the after scuffle.. no flag, no ejection..

  33. ncoolong says: Dec 8, 2010 6:24 PM

    kantnockdahustle89 says:
    Dec 8, 2010 6:05 PM
    I thought Chester false started and Harrison hit him and then Chester retaliated. Am I remembering it wrong?

    Yes, you are. The dude was run-blocking on a PAT, and he did it a solid second before anyone else moved. Harrison doesn’t even play on the line on PATs for cripes sake!

    If he wasn’t trying to goon him in some way, then he’s the stupidest player in the NFL. After Chester went at Harrison’s knees (yes, he did, watch it again), Harrison just kind of pushed him to the ground, he wasn’t trying to fight him, yet, five Ravens players immediately went after him.

    If it wasn’t premeditated, again, Chester is a complete moron. I don’t think we can rule out both his stupidity and his intent to injure, either.

  34. Stiller43 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:25 PM

    comeonnowguys says: Dec 8, 2010 5:54 PM

    “I try to hurt people.”

    ____________________________________

    You conveniently left out the other part of that quote as many media members often do.

    James said he DOESN’T WANT TO INJURE anybody, but he does want to hurt them.

    What’s wrong with that?

    That means he’s not trying to get you carted off the field paralyzed or anything, but he wants people to wake up the day after the game and feel like hell.

    I’d imagine every defensive player in the league thinks (and some have said) the same thing, but so many people write half the quote and freak out “OH EM GEE! THIS GUY SAID HE WANTS TO HURT PEOPLE!!!”

    Get over it.

  35. pghsteel412 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:26 PM

    lots of steeler haters on here.. as usual… the guy is crying for saying he thinks a play was dirty??? thats crying??? haha wow

  36. richm2256 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:30 PM

    I was all set to get outraged with righteous indignation over one player actually taking a cheap shot to intentionally injure another player ………… then I realized we were talking about James Harrison, and I laughed my damn a$$ off.

    I would suggest he go find a dictionary and look up the word “hypocrite”.

    Seriously, Harrison just needs to shut the hell up. He’s giving all of us headaches with his tireless yipping.

  37. hobartbaker says: Dec 8, 2010 6:36 PM

    This is just a case of James Harrison calling Chris Chester black.

  38. kevo126 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:46 PM

    why not write something about how hines ward kept going after ed reed???????

    i would love to hear deb’s response
    http://blogs.baltimoreravens.com/2010/12/08/reed-calls-for-fines-on-offenses-too/

  39. mborz says: Dec 8, 2010 6:56 PM

    Don’t people ever get tired of playing the “call someone a whiner” card? This place is obsessed with it.

    Anyway, is there a youtube link to watch? I remember the scrum after the extra point, but that’s about it.

  40. gopurplebirds says: Dec 8, 2010 7:05 PM

    Yaaawwwnnnn….

  41. jerrycolatrella says: Dec 8, 2010 7:05 PM

    Seems like nothing Baltimore did that night worked and the better team won.

  42. hairpie says: Dec 8, 2010 7:36 PM

    they should create a new bowl game for these 2 teams and call it the “Whiner Bowl.”

  43. dixon29 says: Dec 8, 2010 7:38 PM

    #
    steelers6pack says: Dec 8, 2010 6:04 PM

    Ravens will lose in wild card game so no rematch! Let someone do that to mr.overrated Ray lewis and it will be lead story everywhere!

    First of all, I am a Browns fan.

    Second of all, Ray Lewis is an amazing once in a lifetime talent (I hate him), who is not over-rated at all. James Harrison can dish, can’t take. Remember that hit on Massaquoi? Two forearms to the face is trying to seriously hurt/injure someone in a serious way. Your boy is a hypocrite in a big way.

  44. myspaceyourface says: Dec 8, 2010 7:44 PM

    A lineman fires of the ball on an extra point. . . .

    (((that is all that really needs to be said, because a lineman doesn’t do that on FG or PAT’s, It creates a lane for a blocked kick)))

    Goes for the guys knee and doesn’t stop until a fight breaks out. . . #73 for Baltimore ends up throwing a punch on that play at a Steeler on the bottom of the pile.

    Of course no flags, fines, or ejections.

  45. myspaceyourface says: Dec 8, 2010 7:47 PM

    Baltimore got away with 6 PERSONAL FOULS IN THAT GAME, NO FLAGS, 2 FINES.

    1. HIT TO BENS HEAD

    2. HELMET TO HELMET ON THE FOLLOWING PUNT RETURN

    3. RAY RICE GRABBED TROY P. BY THE FACEMASK ON THE PLAY THAT LED TO BOLDINS BIG CATCH

    4. #73 THREW A PUNCH ON THE FALSE START PAT.

    5. SPEAR ON HEATH MILLER

    6. TERRELL THUGS HITS AND GRABS BEN BY THE HEAD WHILE TRYING TO SACK HIM.

    some thought that Ray Ray’s forearm to our TE head after he was down should have been another 15 yarder, but that one can slide.

  46. grs27 says: Dec 8, 2010 7:49 PM

    Steeler haters cry A LOT more than James Harrison.

  47. grs27 says: Dec 8, 2010 7:52 PM

    Winning 6 Super Bowls brings out the haters…Im sorry your team sucks, but please stop taking it on on the Steelers.

  48. 6isgr8lamehaters says: Dec 8, 2010 7:52 PM

    @ realitypolice

    ———————————————–

    Like your name. Though that we could keep it real if you would post a clip of the play for everyone to review. That will allow all the haters and non-haters ot determine if the hit looks like intent to injure vs bait to fight. Or perhaps we’ll all conclude Chester is so damn stupid that he couldn’t remember they were going for a PAT versus a running play.

    To the typical haters – Harrison’s not whining, nor are the Steelers fans.

    Rosenthal – Between you and Florio – this is getting old. Start posting on other teams when you need to boost ratings. Hey, just like the one on the Favre situation, or perhaps the one regarding Gruden’s son indicating his potential coaching moves. Geez …. you’re really stretching this day out to punch the time card.

  49. bspn2 says: Dec 8, 2010 8:07 PM

    Members of the Ravens are on record saying they “head-hunt” and try to purposely injure the opposing team’s players. This is nothing new.

    Chris Chester is a goon and his sole purpose was to injure Harrion’s knee(s) by lunging forward on a freakin’ extra point. Anybody who has played football in high school or college and was on the FG or exta point squad knows you just stand there and hold your position. There’s no reason to lunge forward unless there is malacious intent.

    Not surprisingly, the Baltimoron fanbase blatently supports this kind of thuggery and cheapshot tactics.

  50. ottobaby says: Dec 8, 2010 8:07 PM

    First off, I don’t care about either team

    These guys are trained since they first put pads on to hit and not to lay off.

    If the shot was intentional it would have been worse but, like everything else in this country there is nothing that can be considered non-micromanaged.

    It’s further pussification/hypocritical actions that will take us down

  51. iselldrugstoandyreidskids says: Dec 8, 2010 8:10 PM

    @steeler6pack who exactly will they lose too in the wild card round? The jaguars or the chiefs? Hahahahahaha that can’t be a serious comment right

  52. pastabelly says: Dec 8, 2010 8:18 PM

    mborz says:
    Dec 8, 2010 6:56 PM
    Don’t people ever get tired of playing the “call someone a whiner” card? This place is obsessed with it.
    ===============================
    Nobody likes complainers, especially when they are among the dirtiest scumbags in the league. Then the coach complains about this guy not being able to send his kids to college. The Steelers are beyond pathetic (and dirty).

  53. emperor83 says: Dec 8, 2010 8:35 PM

    #
    pghsteel412 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:26 PM

    lots of steeler haters on here.. as usual… the guy is crying for saying he thinks a play was dirty??? thats crying??? haha wow
    _____________________________________

    Umm, no. The fact that the tables have turned and “widdle baby Jimmy” isn’t happy about it, is what makes it crying…

  54. ncoolong says: Dec 8, 2010 8:41 PM

    iselldrugstoandyreidskids says:
    Dec 8, 2010 8:10 PM
    @steeler6pack who exactly will they lose too in the wild card round? The jaguars or the chiefs? Hahahahahaha that can’t be a serious comment right

    Didn’t the Ravens lose to the Bengals?

  55. jpmelon says: Dec 8, 2010 8:42 PM

    Hey, Jerk!!!

    You’re getting paid millions of dollars to play a childs game. Try on the extra point, and maybe you’ll understand what it means to work for your money like the rest of us.

  56. mrssmith says: Dec 8, 2010 8:45 PM

    Deb – I’d be happy for the league to look at plays like that..trust me they’d be as many Steelers as Ravens fined or suspended I assure you..starting with Hines Ward..who looked to have at least two cheap shots in the game.

    But really this is how these two teams keep the “hatred” up which is why the games are so competitive. This is becoming a ritual after these games and honestly is pretty amusing! :)

  57. mrssmith says: Dec 8, 2010 8:47 PM

    And BTW Chester is not a goon..he is coming off having a serious leg infection that had him hospitalized two weeks ago so I doubt he wanted to do anything to injure himself..especially since he’s a starter with Gaither out.

  58. mrssmith says: Dec 8, 2010 8:49 PM

    kantnockdahustle89 – Harrison did throw a punch after that but the refs broke it all up. Again just another Ravens/Steelers game.

  59. mborz says: Dec 8, 2010 9:05 PM

    @pastabelly: I can see nothing has changed since I called you out the other day. If you ever want to actually discuss football instead of focusing on drama, just let me know.

  60. bubbabart says: Dec 8, 2010 9:07 PM

    James HGHarrison is the biggest crybaby in sports…I guess all those PED’s will do that to you!

  61. wtf2812 says: Dec 8, 2010 9:10 PM

    You tools amaze me. Everytime Harrison mauls someone – even when ‘knowledgeable’ people say it was clean -he gets fined an ungodly amount of money. And you people laugh and bitch and moan about his style.

    But let someone do something cheap to him and you people call him a whiner. hell, if I was persecuted every time I made a clean, hard hit, I’d bitch too when someone took a cheap shot at me.

    Actually, the word for Harrison isn’t “whiner.” It is “winner.”

  62. bostonspaniard says: Dec 8, 2010 9:26 PM

    Another week, another complaint by the Steelers.

  63. flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Dec 8, 2010 9:48 PM

    brasho says:
    (even the intelligent Steeler fans).

    Where can these be found?

  64. jajibokum says: Dec 8, 2010 9:51 PM

    Voices of jealous Steeler haters:

    “Duh, Ben’s a rapist! Duh, Harrison deserves it!”

    “Duh, James Harrison is black…just like a kettle”

    “Duh, Harrison looks like a gorilla”

    “Duh, Steelers fight back even in the media but I’m gonna call it whining”

    “Duh, I have no life except to make negative comments about the Steelers”

  65. goldsteel says: Dec 8, 2010 9:54 PM

    I may have been as Harrison describes it? And the poster below seems pretty thorough. All this points to Goodell bias against the Steelers.

    myspaceyourface says:
    Dec 8, 2010 7:47 PM
    Baltimore got away with 6 PERSONAL FOULS IN THAT GAME, NO FLAGS, 2 FINES.

    1. HIT TO BENS HEAD

    2. HELMET TO HELMET ON THE FOLLOWING PUNT RETURN

    3. RAY RICE GRABBED TROY P. BY THE FACEMASK ON THE PLAY THAT LED TO BOLDINS BIG CATCH

    4. #73 THREW A PUNCH ON THE FALSE START PAT.

    5. SPEAR ON HEATH MILLER

    6. TERRELL THUGS HITS AND GRABS BEN BY THE HEAD WHILE TRYING TO SACK HIM.

    Fire Goodell.

  66. jajibokum says: Dec 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    I’m glad that the Steelers got the last laugh on this guy. Chester got his ass kicked by several Steelers including Harrison and Keisel. And his teammates didn’t even come to his rescue because they knew it was a cheap play. It’s as if they knew thatChester deserved to get his ass kicked for a while.

  67. japdouds says: Dec 8, 2010 10:00 PM

    It was obviously an intentional act to either injury Harrison or to bait him into getting a personal foul for fighting.

    Go ahead and watch every FG and extra point in every football game for the rest of the year. I can guarantee you that you will not see one single player dive block at a LB’s knees downfield. Every player is coached to stay on the line and block, not release and dive at somebodys knees.

    Except for the Ravens players, who Harbaugh intentionally coaches to be dirty because he knows he can’t beat the Steelers and Big Ben…

  68. santanaspikez says: Dec 8, 2010 10:31 PM

    just shut up and play ball!

  69. Deb says: Dec 8, 2010 10:36 PM

    @realitypolice and mrssmith …

    That’s why my comment is worded the way it is :) The league needs to concern itself only with obvious and serious attempts to injure–bounties, chop blocks, etc. And through the years, Steelers have been as guilty of dirty plays as anyone else. I’m not one to pretend my guys are lil angels. However, I have no problem with gamesmanship that’s not intended to end a season or a career. It’s better if they just keep this stuff to themselves and handle it on the field.

    James is a passionate player, but I’d prefer he did less talking to the media. Love the way he plays and respect the way he stepped up to build his career, but guys who make a lot of unnecessary public statements irritate me. The only “talkative” Steeler I’ve ever had a soft spot for is Joey Porter–and I couldn’t explain my bizarre and enduring affection for Joey if my life depended on it. He’s almost the antithesis of the kind of players I usually admire.

  70. joestrummerlives says: Dec 8, 2010 10:37 PM

    Actually, the cheap shot was McClain’s on Miller. I’m a Ravens fan and I’ll give you that.

    The Steelers are some some bad mofos I must say. Hope these guys meet again. What a game it was.

  71. jajibokum says: Dec 8, 2010 11:08 PM

    joestrummerlives

    You are an unusual Ravens fan for admitting that it was a cheap shot. Thanks.

  72. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Dec 8, 2010 11:11 PM

    Harrison’s cheap shots are not cheap. $125,000 and counting.

  73. ravensj5 says: Dec 8, 2010 11:48 PM

    Harrison is trying to cover up the fact that he threw a punch at Chester’s head….FINE HIM AGAIN!!

  74. childressrulz says: Dec 9, 2010 4:50 AM

    Sounds like the POS got a taste of his own medicine.

  75. raidernation666 says: Dec 9, 2010 7:32 AM

    So Harrison has 2 jobs: professional football player and professional whiner. I swear this team and their fanbase could make a new river with all their tears

  76. bengalsdoucheuno says: Dec 9, 2010 7:48 AM

    Stiller43 says:
    Dec 8, 2010 6:25 PM
    comeonnowguys says: Dec 8, 2010 5:54 PM

    “I try to hurt people.”

    ____________________________________

    You conveniently left out the other part of that quote as many media members often do.

    James said he DOESN’T WANT TO INJURE anybody, but he does want to hurt them.

    What’s wrong with that?

    That means he’s not trying to get you carted off the field paralyzed or anything, but he wants people to wake up the day after the game and feel like hell.

    I’d imagine every defensive player in the league thinks (and some have said) the same thing, but so many people write half the quote and freak out “OH EM GEE! THIS GUY SAID HE WANTS TO HURT PEOPLE!!!”

    Get over it.

    ———————————————–

    Too bad in one interview he clearly states he tries to take the best guy from the other team out of the game. Sure sounds to me like he’s out there to injur someone and not just make them hurt the next day. He’s a POS just like the rest of the players in that organization. Harrison smacks the girls while Ben is tagging them in the dirty bathroom at the bar in that disgusting city of yours. All the while Palamalu is washing his hair in the sink.

  77. raidernation666 says: Dec 9, 2010 8:01 AM

    jajibokum says:
    Dec 8, 2010 9:51 PM
    Voices of jealous Steeler haters:

    “Duh, Ben’s a rapist! Duh, Harrison deserves it!”

    “Duh, James Harrison is black…just like a kettle”

    “Duh, Harrison looks like a gorilla”

    “Duh, Steelers fight back even in the media but I’m gonna call it whining”

    “Duh, I have no life except to make negative comments about the Steelers
    —————————–
    Voice of inbred Steeler fans
    Duh, we got 6 rings!!!
    Duh, the refs are screwing us!!
    Duh, GODell is an idiot for fining us!!
    Duh, my sister is hot!!!!

    Run along little boy.

  78. semperfi24 says: Dec 9, 2010 9:05 AM

    #
    pghsteel412 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:26 PM

    lots of steeler haters on here.. as usual… the guy is crying for saying he thinks a play was dirty??? thats crying??? haha wow
    _____________________________________

    Let me try to break this down without throwing insults, or jabs, or taking shots etc. That way, perhaps the intelligent fans can come to an understanding.

    A month ago, Tom Brady scored a TD on a QB sneak, and after the play, Polamalu put him in a head lock and started twisting. That is the simple facts, I am not taking one side of the argument over the other. But in that instance, the Steelers fans came out in force, saying the Pats and their fans, were “crying” after the game, “Brady was a ball carrier at that point, and he should expect to get hit” etc. Do you remember that???

    Well, here we are a month later, show on the other foot, and you want to say Harrison isnt crying.

    This is why the rest of the football world hates the Steelers fans. You cant look at anything and take it for what it is, you look at everything through black and gold glasses. We all know that if the shoe was on the other foot, and Flozell Adams had done that to Suggs, you would all be defending the “cheap shot” and calling Suggs a baby.

    Arguing with Steelers fans is as useless as trying to pick up a turd from the clean end, its pointless. The only opinion in sports that matters, is the opinion of Steelers fans, that is it, end of argument. Big Ben could come out and say, “sorry guys, but I actually did rape those women” and all of you Steelers fans would come up with some conspiracy as to why he was made to admit it, and he truly didnt do it, lol

  79. cityofchampyinz says: Dec 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    It was a cheap shot.

    If you know anything about football you can clearly see it. He was going for his knees on an extra point attempt.

    If it was your team you would be crying like a little baby about it.

    Keep hating, we love it.

  80. domeunit says: Dec 9, 2010 9:38 AM

    Harrison is such a crybaby, why do they even put a mic in front of him anymore? Besides the idiots in Pittsburgh we are all tired of his constant bitching and moaning

  81. comeonnowguys says: Dec 9, 2010 9:57 AM

    Stiller43 says: Dec 8, 2010 6:25 PM

    You conveniently left out the other part of that quote as many media members often do.

    James said he DOESN’T WANT TO INJURE anybody, but he does want to hurt them.

    What’s wrong with that?

    That means he’s not trying to get you carted off the field paralyzed or anything, but he wants people to wake up the day after the game and feel like hell.

    I’d imagine every defensive player in the league thinks (and some have said) the same thing, but so many people write half the quote and freak out “OH EM GEE! THIS GUY SAID HE WANTS TO HURT PEOPLE!!!”

    Get over it.

    ========================

    And you conveniently left out the part where that entire statement was a PC clarification of a previous comment where he said he wanted to hurt someone on every down.

    It’s a dumb thing to say, even if everyone is thinking it.

    Because it puts you in the crosshairs of the knee-jerk league office.

    Because it puts a bulls-eye on you for things like what happened with the Ravens.

    So please, take your own advice. Get over it.

    Because the majority of Steeler fans crying over the the refs this year have made the rest of the league deaf , so that when they actually *are* jobbed by the refs like they were against the Ravens, all it musters is a /yawn.

  82. urworstnitemare58 says: Dec 9, 2010 10:02 AM

    Why don’t you Steeler hating chumps look up Mr Harrison and tell him that to his face. You internet tough guys would soil your diapers.
    The fat guy tried to take his knees out if any of you morons watched you would have seen that. These players have unwritten rules that they all abide by as a courtesy to each other. This porker fired off the line before the ball was snapped going for Harrisons knees while Harrison was standing there relaxed and then he kept driving for his knees even after the refs blew the whistle.
    So if you people would get over your hate for the Steelers and just observe then you would see why he is complaining.

  83. silencegooddoer says: Dec 9, 2010 10:03 AM

    “POT” please meet the “KETTLE”!!!

  84. dcbrowns says: Dec 9, 2010 10:28 AM

    You conveniently left out the other part of that quote as many media members often do.

    James said he DOESN’T WANT TO INJURE anybody, but he does want to hurt them.

    What’s wrong with that?

    That means he’s not trying to get you carted off the field paralyzed or anything, but he wants people to wake up the day after the game and feel like hell.

    I’d imagine every defensive player in the league thinks (and some have said) the same thing, but so many people write half the quote and freak out “OH EM GEE! THIS GUY SAID HE WANTS TO HURT PEOPLE!!!”

    Get over it.

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    Dumbest, uninformed argument ever. I can’t believe people still spout this drivel…

    Look at Webster’s dictionary…

    Definition of injure: To inflict bodily hurt on.

    Synonyms for injure: HURT.

    That’s right, the differences you point out don’t exist in the dictionary (AKA language, AKA real world).

    Lesson here: there is no real difference, despite what the great scholar James Harrison implies.

    Oh, as an aside, despite being a Browns fan, I’ve always had great respect for how the Steelers run their organization, but this endless media parade detailing how they have been wronged is beneath them.

  85. bunkmcnulty says: Dec 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    Anyone else feel Harrison would be better off if he just shut up? Anybody feeling badly for this guy? Oh, that’s right, Tomlin told you all to feel bad for him because he has been fined so much.

    Steeler Fans, your team won a tough game. That should be enough to brag on. But you have no class. I used to think at least your owner did until he started to whine like the rest of you last week.

    How can anyone who roots for Hines Ward call out anyone else for cheap shots? What comes around goes round. Your own medicine doesn’t taste so good does it!

  86. dkhhuey says: Dec 9, 2010 10:59 AM

    Ahhhh… did the little mean Raven player steal your lollipop too…

  87. Deb says: Dec 9, 2010 11:17 AM

    @semperfi24 …

    Gee thanks for commenting without any insults, jabs, etc. Do me a favor: Scroll back and read my last post. That’s the comment of a Steelers fan, so please stop generalizing that none of us is capable of criticizing our players. When is the last time you thought the Pats did anything wrong, Mr. Pot? And in case you haven’t noticed, sport, Pats fans aren’t exactly beloved by the rest of football fandom.

    As for your Roethlisberger example, I don’t care what he says one way or the other. The evidence is in the case files. I’ve known dozens of rape victims. When a woman texts several people that she can’t wait to see a guy again, she wasn’t raped. When a woman has a medical exam showing she could not possibly have had intercourse with the guy she says vaginally raped her (she never alleged any other sexual activity), she wasn’t raped. That’s why the prosecutor said he didn’t even have reason to believe a crime was committed. So if Ben came out tomorrow and said he did it, I’d know he’d experienced a psychotic break and needed major psychiatric intervention. If I’m not mistaken, the only NFL players recently convicted of sexual assault, both played for the Patriots.

  88. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 9, 2010 11:33 AM

    We hope. I dislike James Harrison

  89. bunkmcnulty says: Dec 9, 2010 11:50 AM

    Deb,

    By admitting your unexplained affection for Joey Porter I have lost most, but not all my respect for you.

    Your arguments usually have credibility and a reasonable sense to them. Somehow invoking the “Joey” card is not a good thing.

    I don’t think I will ever read one of your posts again without harkening back to this. Like Harrison, you should have kept that one to yourself.

    I am despondent now. I thought there was at least one rationale Steeler fan out there. At least I still have Santa Claus to believe in.

  90. semperfi24 says: Dec 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    Like always, you miss the point Deb. I used the sexual assault allegations because those are the ones that are always thrown around on this site. I personally dont think he was guilty of anything beyond stupidity, but does that really matter. I used that example because I think it was so ridiculously obvious that he is guilty right?

    The point, since you are too thick to grasp, is the Steelers fan double standard to everything. In the Brady case that I used as an example, Brady, the Pats, their fans, etc, were all babies for making a big deal about it. Why is it ok to call Brady a baby when he specifically said he didnt think it was a big deal? But when the argument is reversed, and your player is “whining” about it, he isnt crying?

    Just be consistent. If late hits, and dirty play is ok for the Steelers, then it should be ok the other way around.

  91. flarebel says: Dec 9, 2010 12:25 PM

    God, who really cares anymore? This seems like some school yard finger pointing. At this point the Steelers should be happy Stevie didn’t catch that ball and that those mean refs who are always out to get them gave them a freebie in Miami after they had been outplayed. Otherwise they’d be playing for a wildcard.

  92. bspn2 says: Dec 9, 2010 12:39 PM

    Bob Kraft (Roger Goodell’s boyfriend) will be the only owner who won’t have to watch this video since all hits against Cheatriot players (especially Marsha) are automatically illegal.

    The refs should be forced to watch this video over and over again…

  93. bradysdaman says: Dec 9, 2010 1:11 PM

    Can a week go by without Steeler fans crying???

  94. Deb says: Dec 9, 2010 3:03 PM

    @flarebel …

    Outplayed in Miami? You mean by the team that couldn’t score in the Red Zone all day? The team that got the ball back with two and a half minutes needing only a field goal but went four and out? Dolphins fans sure have selective memory. ROFL

    @semperfi24 …

    Still a master at commenting without taking jabs, I see LOL

    My point, which you failed to grasp, is you shouldn’t generalize that no Steelers fans ever admit wrongdoing by their players when one has just commented that Harrison should stop talking and her guys are as capable of dirty plays as anyone else’s.

    @buckmcnulty …

    Oh dear, oh dear! And even I don’t understand this bizarre affection for the guy. I felt strangely driven to defend him, even when he was a Dolphin. Why? I mean, my favorite Steeler is Rod Woodson. Constrast those personalities! What is there about Joey Porter that makes him seem … dare I say it? Kinda sweet in a boyish way?

    I know, I know … heaven help me!

  95. tomlovestroy says: Dec 13, 2010 8:32 AM

    Harrison is sure a second shot to his legs came from the “GRASSY KNOLL”. This is Harrison reaping what he has been sowing.

  96. masteel says: Dec 13, 2010 3:12 PM

    FYI, in last 4 Steelers games – combined penalties & yardage against Pittsburgh is;

    42 penalties & 420 yards

    Steelers 14 calls for 163 yds vs Oak 7 for 55 yds
    Steelers 10 calls / 107 yds vs Buf 4 / 20 yds
    Steelers 9 calls / 61 yds vs Balt 9 / 53 yds
    Steelers 9 calls / 89 yds vsCin 4 / 25 yds
    42 calls / 420 yards 24 calls / 163 yards

    avg per game Steelers 10 calls for 105 yds
    avg per opponent 6 calls for 40 yds

    SO Steeler fans have nothing to argue or be unhappy about with the ref’s ?? (yup sarcasm) Ben QB has gotten 3 blows to the head = 0 calls and Harrison (and other Steeler D players) get held a ton each game …minimal calls

  97. masteel says: Dec 14, 2010 12:03 PM

    @ 6isgr8lamehaters, thanks

    And I agree with you that the Browns game tape along with what the Ravens were able to do will help to review ….

    We all pretty much know what the formula;
    run the ball effectively – keep Brady & offense off the field – and pressure Brady

    The games Brady has lost are simple, he wasn’t comfortable – he got hit and pressured or felt it. Giants did it to him in Super Bowl and the Jets did it to him early in the season. WE all witness that right now – no zone or man will keep him from getting the ball out ….watch his dropback and throws – it’s clockwork …3/4 steps 2 looks throw ..= 3 seconds basically. Get the defense in fast right up on the line – Bears 46 look and no matter what push – grab – tug – pull – hit – wrap – spin – anything …Brady allways whines when he is touched …that is his flaw, he doesn’t at all like being touched. GET at him

  98. 6isgr8lamehaters says: Dec 14, 2010 4:26 PM

    Love when my posts are deleted. WTF PFT?

    Agreeing with the formula for success vs the Patriots and specifically Brady. Hit him early and hit him hard. No more of this lame-O, let’s rush 3-4 guys and give him all day to throw. Arms up at line in 3 seconds if you don’t sack him, bring at least 5-6 guys every time and stuff their TEs and WRs that run those 5-10 yd routes.

    Ike Taylor can cover Branch, while Polamalu can wreak havoc in the middle and at the line with the LBs. Not that I don’t want the Ravens to face the Pats first in the playoffs and knock-em off, but it would be great to see the Steelers-Patriots face off for the championship game. The rematch would be a helluva lot more competitive if the Steelers are remotely healthy.

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