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Steelers’ James Harrison won’t be 100 percent at all this season


Steelers linebacker James Harrison missed the first four games of the season with a knee injury, and although Harrison has returned to start the last four games, he says he’s not 100 percent healthy. And not even close to 100 percent healthy.

Harrison told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he has no hope of being completely healthy until next season, and that all he can hope for is that as this season progresses, he can get into good enough shape that he’ll be able to make it through every game.

I don’t believe you’ll be able to get back to 100 percent, health-wise,” Harrison said. “Conditioning-wise, it’s a possibility. Health-wise, you’re not going to be able to because as soon as you get done with surgery, you start playing, and you know you’re going to continue to deal with that little issue until the end of the season. When you finally get time to rehab it properly, you’ll be able to get to 100 percent.”

Harrison added, however, that he still thinks he can make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks, saying, “A guy that’s not 100 percent can still be destructive.”

So far this season Harrison hasn’t been destructive, recording just one sack. The combination of an injury and age have made the 34-year-old Harrison a less imposing player for the Steelers’ defense.

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18 Responses to “Steelers’ James Harrison won’t be 100 percent at all this season”
  1. cardmagnet says: Nov 4, 2012 5:47 AM

    No player is 100% past week one anyway.

  2. scoops1 says: Nov 4, 2012 6:59 AM

    Old slow and it’s over

  3. bluefan204 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:12 AM

    Which all but guarantees that he has a huge game against my Giants today. Mark it down.

  4. DonRSD says: Nov 4, 2012 7:14 AM

    Joey Porter 2.0
    It’s over Neanderthal.

  5. uramoron says: Nov 4, 2012 7:15 AM

    “Old slow and it’s over” – wow, what riveting input. Thanks for the vomit, Warren Sapp, Jr.

  6. randallflagg52 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:29 AM

    Harrison has played in what 3 or 4 games and only has 1 sack? Suggs played part time against the Texans (a team with probably the best O line in football) in 1 game and has 1 sack and multiple tackles for a loss.

    Moral of the story: Suggs > Harrison.

  7. doublebase says: Nov 4, 2012 7:32 AM

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a guy that opened his mouth and spilt garbage his entire career, would open it again and spill excuses…so I’m not. Every guy in this league has had to play with an injury that left them “less than 100%”, it’s just that most don’t bring attention to it and try to justify why they no longer are good. Guy is a loser.

  8. samurai3939 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:35 AM

    “Old and slow. It’s over.” Probably posted by a bitter ravens fan.

  9. James Myers says: Nov 4, 2012 7:35 AM

    And just like Ben, he can’t wait to tell us about it. Will he wear a yellow kneepad?

  10. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Nov 4, 2012 7:59 AM

    Was he on the injury report?

  11. steelersownyou says: Nov 4, 2012 8:28 AM

    Him at 70% is better than 90% of the linebackers in the league. I love the old, slow and over comments. They been saying that for years! Its great bulletin board material. And we thank you. Just think if you would have never said it. We may have been old, slow and over, but you idiots are not very smart. You keep saying it and it only provides us with fuel. 2nd ranked defense in theleague haters. Year in and year out top defense in the nfl! Keep it up haters.. We thrive on it!

  12. commentmcface says: Nov 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    That’s a fine.

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:39 AM

    You can’t win when talking about your injuries. It always ends up sounding like an excuse.

  14. Stiller43 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:46 AM

    Hes gone after this year…35 (next year…) year old LB with health issues, rapidly declining play (see: health issues), and owed a ton of money. No chance he stays a steeler.

  15. nickster31 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:54 AM


  16. pgh15212 says: Nov 4, 2012 10:10 AM

    Whatever happens to James, that was one helluva five year run of dominance. It was a pleasure to watch!

  17. csilojohnson says: Nov 4, 2012 10:27 AM

    So many rings….so many haters… Bahh Sheep

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 4, 2012 11:10 AM

    Moron>randalflag52>ravenator. The post is about Harrison not a comparison to Suggs. Why are do worry so much about the steelers? Are we still living rent free in your tiny brain.?

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