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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: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

I say throw the flag at him early in the game. Keep him reminded he his a dirty cheap shot player. One more and we get him suspended. I'm a Pitt fan and hate this guy. He is a liability on our defense and had brought unnecessary attention to the team. Sit him or suspend him. Dirty cheap shot player only interested in hurting people. Back off.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2010 6:54 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

I have to laugh at "fans" that complain that the mean old Steelers hit way too hard.  You people need to back to watching golf or tennis.  Some folks must have missed the "Football" part of National Football League.




Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2010 6:36 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

The steelers are crying cause they cant play dirty anymore and take cheap shots. That is pretty much reason they are crying about it.




So says the Who Dey fan.. 

How is your season going this year?  Bwaa haa haaa!!!



Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2010 6:27 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

The steelers are crying cause they cant play dirty anymore and take cheap shots. That is pretty much reason they are crying about it.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 6:03 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

redrt88:  Nice year off the field for pittsburgh.

No kidding.  It's almost as bad as the Browns' on the field year!



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2010 6:03 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

If they suspend him I quit watching this so called tag football so we can play 18 games. Next will be
20 games and it will be tag football. If any refs out there are any good they should realize next big
thing won't be flag football. We the fans will be calling for a new sport like teams using some kind
of cage fighting to get to the end zone. Lets face it cage fighting is the new fun thing so we should
incorporate somehow into the football game. Not the sissy crap that is the opposite of what the new FANS
want to see. NFL not for long or national flag league. Its NOT FOOTBALL  So theres injuries and thats
WHY they get paid the BIG BUCKS. Hes in the endzone but will he get choked out! He's back to pass but will
he get closed lined by the no name new guy. Yes he does and he gets replaced by the kicker since the kicker
has been most effective kicking anyone that gets to close to him. Last 3 went out of game. Now that would be
very interesting even Harrison may not be able to play in every game. The best teams are the ones who's
coaches can reconize raw tallent. Geeze even Mike Tyson could play a few games. May have a few people with
loss of hearing after game but very interesting.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

Still have never understood the argument of "I played this game, so i know more".Really? the way the Games scrutinized today and you think just becasue you once played the game you are an expert? silly.
But, since I played peewee through 4 years at the university of Illinois, I guess I'm the stephen hawking of football....well at least in "Irregardless " world
 



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 5:51 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

AMEN TO THAT



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 5:49 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

Here is how bad it has gotten:  Hines Ward has ripped the league, Art Rooney II is getting ticked, Goodell has turned into a person WORSE than George Bush in the eyes of Steelers Nation, Dan Marino has supported his hometown team, and to top it off with a nice, FAT, cherry, TERRELL SUGGS, LB for the RAVENS, who, like Ray Lewis, HATES the Steelers, is SUPPORTING James Harrison.  If the NFL wants QBs to be safer, then they should just make a SAFER HELMET.  None of this BS about bad hits.  The only call I agree with that Harrison was fined for was the one on Massaquoi in Big Ben's return.  Other than that, WHAT THE HELL?!


P.S. - The Steelers are the all-time best team in the history of Football



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Casserly: Harrison flagrant away from suspension

But that's the Steelers the past few years, dirty. At least their teams way back were very good and could actually play the game unlike the latest group of punks. 

Oh you mean back when hits like these were considered good plays instead of "dirty". You mean back when the refs let them hit each other? You mean back when the game was played like it's supposed to be played?

The Patriots did beat the Steelers. They usually do. Brady is the king of dink and dunking the ball down the field. That's the best way to beat the Steelers. Not everyone can do it. The Patriots can. The Steelers are still a good team despite that beat down. I know you won't admit it, but what else can I do? Haters are gonna hate.



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