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Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

Posted on: December 5, 2010 12:30 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2010 2:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned yesterday that the NFL claims they're not targeting James Harrison for personal fouls and/or illegal hits. People, judging by the comments, didn't really agree. (Or maybe they hate bully analogies.)

Well, expect the conspiracy chatter to heat up even more if Harrison picks up another personal foul penalty during this week's game -- CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on The NFL Today that Harrison is one flagrant foul away from picking up a suspension from the league.

"First of all, I can tell you if [the Week 12 hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick] were helmet-to-helmet, I guarantee you he'd be suspended and not playing this weekend," Casserly said. "Next, this is a correct call, because when you hit with the forehead to the quarterback after he's released and is defenseless and therefore should be fined.

"Another flagrant foul and this guy is going to be suspended. He's also in the position as Roy Williams, who got suspended for horsecollar tackles -- multiple penalties eventually add up to a suspension. He's close to that right now."



Harrison obviously walks a fine line in terms of making some aggressive hits; it's why he's been fined $125,000 this year.

And if anyone were a candidate for the NFL's first illegal hit suspension since they ramped up the fines this year, it's the Steelers linebacker.

People shouldn't necessarily be okay with the fact that Harrison could be suspended if he picks up a 15-yard flag this week for hitting a defenseless player, but they (meaning fans and the Steelers) should at least be prepared. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:13 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

whendid headmithe was tryingto take people out? he said he hopes his hits hurt people... as in they feel it when they get back to the line. He hits hard so that receivers are afraid to go near him and qb's are uncomfortable in the pocket. He is not out to take people out of the game. His comments have been way mis construed.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:00 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

U r a douchebag! Chickenfights, kissing sisters and NASCAR? Think u got Pittsburgh(a very big city) confused with some far out back country hick town. But then again, u probably can't read a map. And the only sister kissing anything is yours, and she's kissing ALOT of Pittsburgh cock right about now!



Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:59 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

You sure seem to know a lot about in-bred activities.  You say:


Harrison has admitted he's trying to take guys out...no offense but thats terrible sportsmanship and that isnt football.

Have you ever heard of Jack Tatum?  I don't think you are a real football fan because people have been trying to hurt people for a very long time.  Tackling people, by its nature, is putting people in harms way.  Think before you write, moron. 



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:55 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

Sorry, the hit on Fitzpatrick was not illegal. His head was up and hit Fitzpatrick as he was releasing the ball. This talk of Harrison hitting a defenseless player is complete crap. If it was anyone aside from Harrison, that's not even a personal foul, let alone a fine. Of course the league is going to say they're not targeting Harrison. You expect them to say differently? They're making an example out of him...plain and simple. The league is taking some serious risks right now and I don't just mean because of Harrison. I watch tons of games and many hits are flagged that are completely asinine. Make it flag football and get it over with.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

Personally I cannot stand the Steelers.  But this is BS.  I'm sick of the NFL trying to tame the game.  Its a brutal sport, they want to play it.. the lawyers who run the NFL should step down & let the players select who makes & enforces the rules.  I think they can govern themselves.  I hope the Owners do something to stop this crap.  They were talking about no down linemen earlier this year.. are you serious?  Maybe Obama can stop this madness before he starts trying to get a playoff format in college where they can actually play like men.  Sick of Crady being a p*ss trying to draw flags.  I never could stand refs suckin on them n*ts of the top tier players.. didn't like them letting Jordan do it, and Iverson carry & all that stuff either.  Make it a level field, let them play the game & stop trying to make NFL ball a flag league where even I could play.. lol.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

"Only Steeler players and fans are crying conspiracy."

Actually a number of sports correspondents and players from other teras agree that Harrison is being singled out including Terrell Suggs a linebacker from their chief rival Ravens..



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:33 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

WOW! All that from a guy with a WWF wrestler next to his name. 



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:22 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

"I say throw the flag at him early in the game"

This just reinforces the point of the arbitrary nature of the flags thrown aganist the Steelers.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

almost every post is a steeler fan crying that they wont watch football because the league doesnt let guys hit.  No offense losers but guys are hitting just as hard as before...Harrison even has more tackles in the three games following the big fine vs. the 3 games before the fine.

Harrison has admitted he's trying to take guys out...no offense but thats terrible sportsmanship and that isnt football.  Suggs is a self admitted headhunter and having his show of support makes things look that much worse.  Other steeler players have made a mockery of the NFL rules commission making poor remarks after league visits like they're above the rules of the game.  It's not shocking at all and when Ward got his earhole bashed out the other side of his helmet he couldnt say jack.  His comment to the media was that he had no issue with it but the Steelers have themselves in a position that allows teams to abuse them because they've made a joke out of league policy.

The NFL isnt about putting people in wheelchairs and causing parkinsons.  It's a game that involves scoring and has clear cut techniques on how the game is played that doesnt put people in harms way.  Bracing a helmet with the arms into the shoulder pads and targetting your opponent is an abomination and its only intent is to injure. 

But i digress because these forums have come to prove that pittsburgh is full of in-bred idiots whose idea of a good time is chickenfights, kissing sisters and NASCAR. 



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:08 pm
 

Only Steeler fans are complaining

Harrison's hits in which he had been fined are illegal (by league definiition) and other players are getting fined for the same kind of hits.   Only Steeler players and fans are crying conspiracy.   My gosh, Pittsburgh, grow up will ya, play within the rules and you won't get suspended... what part of that don't you understand?


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