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    Re: James Harrison



    He should be thankful to only get that. I have watched the play several times and while he may not have had time to completely let up, without contacting McCoy, he had plenty of time to target the chest area instead of the head. To add to that, he led with the crown of his helmet.

    As I have mentioned already, Ryan Clark is another guy with a similar reputation. Clark has actually, inadvertently, knocked himself out of a game before. He launched with the crown of his helmet, the receiver ducked and he collided, head on, with a teammate.

    Brandon Merriweather is another guy with this reputation and, then, there is the DB from Atlanta. In all cases, I believe the reputation is well earned.

    In Troy Polamalu's case, he does not target the head area and, typically, aims for the thigh. I find nothing wrong with that.
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    This means that Pittsburgh will be without James Harrison and will only have Lamar Woodley on a limited basis. They could have a hard time handling Frank Gore and the 49ers offensive line, without those two players. It will also lessen their ability to rush the passer. I would expect Dick LeBeau to ratchet up the blitzes, sort of speak.
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    Gore only had 10 carries last week so it sounds like he may be banged up.

    And the CARDINALS got five sacks on Smith... think of what Pitt will do.
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    Re: James Harrison

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Gore only had 10 carries last week so it sounds like he may be banged up.

    And the CARDINALS got five sacks on Smith... think of what Pitt will do.
    Unfortunately I think we gave the Cardinals and eventually Pitt to the blueprint of how to get to Smith.




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    Arizona played their hearts out at home. This will be a home game for San Fransisco, with a lot at stake. Pittsburgh might be able to do a little, but not nearly as much without Harrison AND Woodley (Who might not even take 30 snaps).
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    Re: James Harrison

    Quote Originally Posted by The Eternal Ring View Post
    Arizona played their hearts out at home. This will be a home game for San Fransisco, with a lot at stake. Pittsburgh might be able to do a little, but not nearly as much without Harrison AND Woodley (Who might not even take 30 snaps).
    plus Big Jen possibly still hobbled.

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    Re: James Harrison

    Last year after being fined for the 4th time Harrison said he's going to keep on playing like he always plays.

    Then Harrison comes out and talks s--- about Goodell.

    Then he performs a textbook definition of a defenseless, helmet to helmet hit?



    I'm just curious under what grounds he tried to appeal...lol.



    Actually the badmouthing of Goodell was probably the best thing he's done for his cause.

    I think goodell has been particularly lenient on Harrison as to not stir up the "you gave me such a stiff penalty b/c I called you a bit--" notion.


    BTW- Suh gets 2 games for stomping an arm and air?!?!?




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    Harrison???

    Really guys? A one game suspension, if that, for taking out Colt Mcoy.

    Not saying I'm a browns fan here, but Harrison didn't even try to avoid the head to head contact.


    Side Note: I'd like to see Baltimore and Pittsburgh play for the AFC championship if possible. It would only be fitting to beat the steelers three times this year. What do you think?




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    Re: Harrison???

    Quote Originally Posted by EnergizerBird View Post
    Really guys? A one game suspension, if that, for taking out Colt Mcoy.

    Not saying I'm a browns fan here, but Harrison didn't even try to avoid the head to head contact.


    Side Note: I'd like to see Baltimore and Pittsburgh play for the AFC championship if possible. It would only be fitting to beat the steelers three times this year. What do you think?

    don't care whom we beat, but a win over Pigsburgh would help shut up some of those yinzer fans ('Flacco can't beat Ben!...Flacco can't beat Ben at Heinz!...Flacco etc in playoffs!')
    wouldn't mind beating the Cheatriots again, either.
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    Re: Harrison???

    Quote Originally Posted by EnergizerBird View Post


    Side Note: I'd like to see Baltimore and Pittsburgh play for the AFC championship if possible. It would only be fitting to beat the steelers three times this year. What do you think?
    I hope you get that chance as well!!!!!!




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    Re: James Harrison

    Ray Lewis said the same thing. He stated:

    Yeah, I heard from the league and like I said they fined me whatever they was going to fine me,” Lewis said. “The thing is you definitely respect them trying to protect player safety. At the same time, it won’t change not one way I play this week no matter what the fine is. You can’t stop playing defense the way defense has always been created to play. When the receiver has the ball, your job is to disengage him from the ball."

    But that is different, right? I really don't care if he, or any other player changes the way the play. I think the new rules stink for Lewis, for Harrison, or any other player making a tackle.

    Quote Originally Posted by bensmotorcyclehelmt View Post
    Last year after being fined for the 4th time Harrison said he's going to keep on playing like he always plays.

    Then Harrison comes out and talks s--- about Goodell.

    Then he performs a textbook definition of a defenseless, helmet to helmet hit?



    I'm just curious under what grounds he tried to appeal...lol.



    Actually the badmouthing of Goodell was probably the best thing he's done for his cause.

    I think goodell has been particularly lenient on Harrison as to not stir up the "you gave me such a stiff penalty b/c I called you a bit--" notion.


    BTW- Suh gets 2 games for stomping an arm and air?!?!?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Complex View Post
    Ray Lewis said the same thing. He stated:

    Yeah, I heard from the league and like I said they fined me whatever they was going to fine me,” Lewis said. “The thing is you definitely respect them trying to protect player safety. At the same time, it won’t change not one way I play this week no matter what the fine is. You can’t stop playing defense the way defense has always been created to play. When the receiver has the ball, your job is to disengage him from the ball."

    But that is different, right? I really don't care if he, or any other player changes the way the play. I think the new rules stink for Lewis, for Harrison, or any other player making a tackle.
    The new rule stinks for not wanting NFL players to have brain damage after their careers are over? Or wanting them to die young from suicide or dementia?

    Football is plenty violent and exciting without helmet to helmet hits.

    AND Ray and Harrison did not say the same thing.

    They both said they would continue to play the way they always have.

    Ray understands the purpose of the rule, and doesn't have a track record of helmet to helmet hits. He wants to disengage the ball from the player. That can be done with body shots.

    Harrison has PUBLICLY said he enjoys "hurting but not injuring" players:

    Form the Cribs hit:

    NFL vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press that the league could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits. The NFL is emphasizing a reduction in football concussions, which can lead to dementia and brain disease.

    The crown of Harrison's helmet slammed into the left side of Cribbs' helmet as the receiver was running a Wildcat formation play, causing Cribbs to crumple face-first into the turf. He appeared to be momentarily knocked out. Because Cribbs was a runner, such helmet-to-helmet contact is permissible.

    "I thought Cribbs was asleep," Harrison said. "A hit like that geeks you up, especially when you find out the guy is not really hurt, he's just sleeping. He's knocked out but he's going to be OK."


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5699976

    Harrison is not smart. Not smart at all.




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    Re: James Harrison

    Quote Originally Posted by Complex View Post
    Ray Lewis said the same thing. He stated:

    Yeah, I heard from the league and like I said they fined me whatever they was going to fine me,” Lewis said. “The thing is you definitely respect them trying to protect player safety. At the same time, it won’t change not one way I play this week no matter what the fine is. You can’t stop playing defense the way defense has always been created to play. When the receiver has the ball, your job is to disengage him from the ball."

    But that is different, right? I really don't care if he, or any other player changes the way the play. I think the new rules stink for Lewis, for Harrison, or any other player making a tackle.
    Nice job taking what Ray said WAY out of context to suit your argument.

    Ray goes on to say:

    You never want to hurt nobody. I’ve been in this business too long. I just think once you start getting into these fines I don’t know how they come up with the numbers most of the time
    That's a far cry from a stubborn Harrison who is outright refusing to change his way. At least Ray is acknowledging the silliness of the rules and a desire to seek clarity. Harrison has simply thrown his hands up in the air, refusing to change his game.

    Now you know clearly why we ask people to back up quotes. It's not to help us. It's to give YOU credibility.
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    Re: James Harrison

    "We ask for quotes." I believe I have been the only one asked to provide those.

    Not a far cry. In fact, it precisely proves my point. Harrison has been accused of not wanting to change the way he plays. Well, according to Lewis, who also has multiple fines, he won't either. Where did Ray acknowledge the "silliness" of the rules? I think he said he "understands them."

    And what is wrong with wanting to hurt the other team? That is different than an injury. If I were playing football, in any league, even peewee, I would want to hurt the other. I tackle, he gets up and knows I just laid him out. I don't want him on my side of the field, I want to scare him to the other side. Nothing wrong with a guy saying he is gonna hurt somebody in a contest that requires tackling.

    Anyway, predictably, another Steeler story after I post a Raven story after someone posts a Steeler story. I guess it is my turn.

    That proves my point, no matter what team players are for, there are players just like them on your team, on their team, and on my team. I am not arguing the fine on Harrison, or even his suspension, or even that he is a dirty player or not. That is the argument others here are making. I am just pointing out what I have been saying all along; a team is a team is a team. Who knows, next year Lewis might get suspended. Or Suggs, who knows? Will they deserve it? Probably not.





    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Nice job taking what Ray said WAY out of context to suit your argument.

    Ray goes on to say:



    That's a far cry from a stubborn Harrison who is outright refusing to change his way. At least Ray is acknowledging the silliness of the rules and a desire to seek clarity. Harrison has simply thrown his hands up in the air, refusing to change his game.

    Now you know clearly why we ask people to back up quotes. It's not to help us. It's to give YOU credibility.




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