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Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:43 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2010 3:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Sunday has come and gone and that means it's time for our weekly James Harrison fine! At least it feels like he gets a weekly hit anyway.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrison was fined another $25,000 by the NFL for a hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick during the Bills-Steelers game.

Harrison's now totaled $125,000 in fines for the 2010 NFL season, and probably faces an uphill battle to have this fine rescinded, following the league's denial of his appeal for an earlier set of fines this week.

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Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

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Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:39 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

All these pictures you guys are showing are proving yourselves wrong. That isn't the crown of his helmet!!!! If you're going straight at someone, to the idiot below claiming we haven't played football, you stick your face mask into the guys chest. How are you supposed to tackle ball side when the guy is standing there dumb ass? His hit was completely legal.

Yes it is the crown of the helmet, Harrison's head was down as he made the hit. Harrison is looking at the grass when he makes this hit, and in the picture i posted the helmet is clearly the first thing that hits Fitzpatrick. There is no way  that Harrison is looking up as he makes this hit so that the facemask makes first contact.  Cmart, correct me if I wrong, but the player with the ball is almost always standing up when hit. Moron. Just because the QB is throwing doesn't mean you can't put your head perpendicular or to the side of the player while hitting him.  
Are you really that dumb though Cmart? Yeah the hit was completely legal... Thats why the NFL upon further review decided to fine Harrison? because it was a legal hit, right?  

One day Harrison is going to seriously injure himself, I dont like the guy one bit but I dont want to see what happened to Kevin Everett happen to him. 



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 7:53 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

CMART, There is not a coach in the world that would teach a player to tackle with any part of thier head, that would be lawsuit material. The art of tackling involves the shoulders, either the right or left shoulder with the arms going around the body, by doing so the head comes nowhere close to hitting a player in the chest.

Here is a sample video of tackling done correctly:


Please note that 3 of the things not to do are exactly what Harrison did.


For those saying players are taught to tackle like Harrison did try this out:

Is face tackling legal in youth football?

The current NFHS Rule book defines Face Tackling under NFHS 2-20-1.b (Illegal Helmet Contact) as, "Face Tackling is an act by a defensive player who initiates contact with a ball carrier with the front of his helmet".

This is a 15 yard penalty and was put in the rule books over 20 years ago. Unfortunately many coaches that are coaching youth football haven't played for over 20 years and don't know that not only is this illegal, it can be dangerous. Leading with the head or face inherently puts undue pressure on the head and neck. This can be a very dangerous method of tackling at the youth level.

This penalty could also be invoked against those players who are taught to "bite the football", a popular tackling coaching point with many football coaches. Often players instructed in this fashion initiate contact with the facemask, which is a clear violation of this rule.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States.

Lets see, Harrison is 32, 20 years ago he was 12, hummmm I think this rule was in force when he played high school football, so surely he was taught the correct way to make a legal tackle.




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 7:13 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

All these pictures you guys are showing are proving yourselves wrong. That isn't the crown of his helmet!!!! If you're going straight at someone, to the idiot below claiming we haven't played football, you stick your face mask into the guys chest. How are you supposed to tackle ball side when the guy is standing there dumb ass? His hit was completely legal.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:27 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

Also, maybe if this wasn't Harrison's first offense the fine would be smaller but because he keeps making illegal hits, the penalty will keep rising and why shouldn't the fine keep rising if he keeps hitting illegally? it adds an incentive for Harrison to go learn how to properly tackle



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:24 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

Really Steeler fans? Harrison clearly lead with the crown of the helmet, which is against the rules, so the call on the field was correct. Here is a snapshot of the hit, which shows the top of Harrison's helmet going into Fitzpatrick: 
And to all those saying that leading with the helmet is textbook tackling must be the ones that never played football. You are NEVER supposed to lead with your helmet. ever. When you go to tackle someone, you put your helmet to the ball (or side) of the player and hit with your shoulders. (Go to #6  .) The Helmet should never make initial contact, and of course the refs are going to watch Harrison more closely than others, he has shown, and stated, that he won't change his ways so why wouldn't they watch to make sure he isn't breaking the rules.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:11 pm
 

Report: Steelers' Harrison fined another $25K

Andre Johnson gets practicallt NOTHING for closed fisted punches to the face while on top of defenseless player . Harrison now down 150,000 for tackling ?


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