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James Harrison won’t try to count his total concussions

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A man who is best known for giving guys concussions doesn’t want to think about how many concussions he has suffered.

“I haven’t been out like on my feet or out to where I wasn’t moving, maybe once,” Harrison recently told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  “But what they consider a concussion . . . I’m not going to count.”

Plenty of guys falls into that category.  Injuries previously regarded as dings and bell ringings and snot-knockers are and were concussions.

Harrison has yet to play this year, not because of a concussion but a knee injury.  Per Robinson, Harrison now has Kevlar padding in his helmet, which is intended to reduce the amount of impact by more than 50 percent.

But none of that changes the manner in which the brain impacts the inside of the skull in the event of sudden stops and starts of the head.  Even with a complete elimination of the impact felt outside the head, nothing can protect the brain from bouncing against the bone encasing it.

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19 Responses to “James Harrison won’t try to count his total concussions”
  1. mjkelly77 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:01 PM

    He’s just setting the stage for the future. Cha ching!

  2. txxxchief says: Sep 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    Maybe there will be a class action suit against Harrison at some point in the future. He would richly deserve it as he flaunts the NFL’s rules on leading with his head and injuring other players.

  3. Kyle Orton's Hangover says: Sep 20, 2012 10:17 PM

    Stating if the president wants to see him he should invite him for the hell of it wreaks of concussion talk.

  4. footballfan01 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:43 PM

    Archimedes would be disappointed.

  5. farty5 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:51 PM

    What an imbecile.

  6. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 20, 2012 10:52 PM

    farty5 says:
    Sep 20, 2012 10:51 PM
    What an imbecile.

    ——
    nice screen name…

  7. mydadyourmom says: Sep 20, 2012 10:55 PM

    Harrison is a beast! Hope he’s back soon.

  8. suhisabeast90 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:55 PM

    Drew Brees needs an explanation……………and Jonathan Vilma wants in on any Law suits.

  9. trevor123698 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:13 PM

    are you poking fun at Vilma for his lawsuit. THe man does not deserve to be suspended. It is impossible to pay to injure someone. If they did it it would be so obvious they’d be ejected and later suspended

  10. trevor123698 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:13 PM

    “It is impossible to pay to injure someone.”

    By this I mean that it is impossible to go out and injure someone in the coruse of a game. if you could do so you wouldnt need to cheat to win.

  11. ghjjf says: Sep 20, 2012 11:19 PM

    Well at least the steelers learned last week that they don’t need him to beat bad teams.

  12. pschmiddy says: Sep 20, 2012 11:20 PM

    He can’t count that high. If you use your head as a weapon you get what you got.

  13. ravens89 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:27 PM

    Of course he won’t try and count that high… because he can’t

  14. descendency says: Sep 21, 2012 1:44 AM

    He probably has had so many concussions, it’s now impossible to count at all.

  15. ravenator says: Sep 21, 2012 7:16 AM

    What an overpaid waste of a roster spot. Good thing he got his contract restructured

  16. oriolesvsravens says: Sep 21, 2012 8:23 AM

    The way he looks so disengaged when doing interviews, I say he has had a lot. He’s a throwback defensive player in a league where it’s frowned upon so he’s not the only one not counting but he’s becoming extinct.

  17. steelersownyou says: Sep 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    If he had a concussion, a torn acl and no brains he’d still be better than what the ratbirds are parading out there as linebackers!

  18. danlachenman says: Sep 21, 2012 4:55 PM

    Those of you who insult James Harrison aren’t worth his spit. You live in denial about what football really is, and you criticize him to save your silly illusions.

  19. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    “Bet he hasnt had 50 like me.” Sincerely Jerry Jones

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