Damon Harrison: Playing for the Packers is the chance of the lifetime

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When Damon Harrison asked for his release from the Seahawks a few weeks ago, he said all he wanted was a chance to play.

The man better known by the nickname of “Snacks” found that with Green Bay and seems to appreciate it.

“To me, it’s the chance of a lifetime,” Harrison said, via Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. “I played in this defense my rookie year and somewhat my first two years, so a lot of it is just trying to reach back in my memory bank and bring it out, trying to get a better understanding of the playbook and ways that guys play. You’re learning that on the fly, so last week was a little tough. But it was alright.”

Harrison was on the field for 12 snaps in the Packers’ win over the Bears last week, which clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed. And a big part of being in Green Bay is playing with quarterback Aaron Rodgers instead of against him. Harrison was previously 1-5 versus Rodgers as a pro.

“[When] you get a chance to see him work, you know something’s going to happen. You know ’12’ has got something up his sleeve [to make] something magical happen,” Harrison said. “To get a chance to be on that sideline and watching it rooting for him instead of hoping nothing bad happens, it was just amazing to see.”

Harrison got an extra week to acclimate to Green Bay’s defense with the NFC’s only playoff bye. He’s slated to help spell defensive tackle Kenny Clark for the Packers’ playoff run.

16 responses to “Damon Harrison: Playing for the Packers is the chance of the lifetime

  1. The Packers defense badly needed help stopping or slowing down the run and they got it in Snacks.great choice of teams Snacks,you deserve a Super Bowl ring this year.

  2. This guy has hints of Martellus Bennett. He turned down the Packers to sign with Seattle. It’s never been explained why Seattle cut him – only that Pete Carroll said he thought Harrison wanted to retire. It’s not like the Seattle lets good players get away because of money.
    The only valid explanation might be that he found out he’s better off playing in Pettine’s defense. Otherwise not the most sincere guy in the world.

  3. Picking up Harrison is eerily similar to 2010’s pickup of Howard Green. And we all remember how that turned out.

  4. He seems extraordinarily appreciative to be playing for the most successful franchise in NFL history.

  5. milkcan44 says:
    January 8, 2021 at 11:41 am

    This guy has hints of Martellus Bennett. He turned down the Packers to sign with Seattle. It’s never been explained why Seattle cut him – only that Pete Carroll said he thought Harrison wanted to retire.
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    Harrison asked for his own release after a few of the injured Seahawk D-Linemen got healthy and Snacks was becoming a healthy scratch on game days.
    I was surprised that Seattle didn’t do more to persuade him to stay knowing full well a conference rival might find use for him.

    Also, I’m not really concerned as I’d normally be with this late season addition, as it’s simply a short term rental.
    The risk financially and in locker room continuity is very minimal against the significant upside in the line rotation.

  6. He’s a bum. Him and Mike Daniels keep getting paid for some reason. Neither have played any NFL football in years.

  7. rooting for snacks. jets shoulda never dropped him only ex I can’t root for is me first guy Jamal Adams

  8. milkcan44 says:
    January 8, 2021 at 11:41 am

    It’s never been explained why Seattle cut him –
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    Anyone paying attention knows why. He showed up to Seattle out of shape, so didn’t play until he got into game shape. He did ok, but when Mone came back healthy, Harrison was going to sit again. He wanted to play and not sit, so he asked for his release. #notasecret

  9. ariani1985 says:
    January 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    Its not like that defense can get any worse?

    Actually that defense has gotten much better over the last month, in terms of holding teams from scoring, run defense, and take-aways. The seem to be rounding into form at the right time. Let’s see how they do against playoff calibre QBs, but they shut down TEN pretty well and they were the #1 offense at the time. And the surging Bears were stopped in their tracks, too.

  10. Terrible defense . . . they can’t even win the division . . . whoops . . . that’s our Vikes.

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