Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison isn’t the most popular man in Cleveland, where he’ll be visiting for the Week 17 Steelers-Browns game. But just because the Browns may not like Harrison, that doesn’t mean they’re planning to target him as any type of revenge for Harrison’s head shot on Colt McCoy.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur was surprised by the question when asked today whether he thought his players would be going after Harrison.
“What do you want them to do, start a fight?” Shurmur said, via FOXSportsOhio.com. “What I want my guys to do is play fast and physical from the snap to the whistle.”
Browns receiver Greg Little said he doesn’t expect any of his offensive teammates to be blocking Harrison any differently than they block anyone else in any other game.
“I don’t think we should go about this game with personal vendettas,” Little said. “The optimal goal is to win the game, not try to take a cheap shot on guys.”
That’s what the league office will want to hear. Harrison has already been suspended for his shot on McCoy. If a Browns player goes after him, that player may be suspended for the first game of the 2012 season.