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Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:43 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:01 pm
 
Multiple NFL sources say Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will likely receive a hefty fine but not be suspended.

This could always change -- these things are never set in stone -- but there are strong indications from a variety of sources that Harrison is due for a fine that could be extremely significant, I'm told. Considering Harrison's history it would not be shocking if the fine approached six figures.

Harrison's hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy was crown to crown, but McCoy lowering his head beforehand helps Harrison's case, I'm told. But with Harrison's history, and the fact he struck McCoy with crown of his helmet, will lead to a significant fine.

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Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Football is a rough sport and should remain that way.
Right, because the high-speed, in-the-bracket collisions that happen every game feel like feathers and unicorn farts. Don't be ridiculous; football is a rough sport without the need to shorten another player's career so hit men can land an endorsement deal with Psychotic Rage Sports Drink.

Yawn.

Hey, you know what would toughen the game up for real? Guns. That's right; the bar has been raised. if you're not willing to get shot in the face to save 3 yards on a screen pass, then hang up your slippers, prima donna ballerina. James Harrison is a wuss until he takes a bullet. There. It's no less unnecessary, and it surpasses your insecure, arbitrary purity test for manliness.



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

I agree, that was a pretty stupid spelling mistake. I do disagree on the subject at hand. Football is a rough sport and should remain that way.



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Another brain child....where a tutu!.............you are almost as smart as BAGS.......try WEAR!    Anyone who thinks that trying to permanentley disable another player in any sport is cool or the right thing to do needs to talk with someone who has been paralyzed from such CHEAP SHOTS.  You both are ignorant ....so called....fans! 

 




Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Rock on Harrison! Continue playing real football and refuse to where a tutu.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

You are the purist.
"I know you are but what am I"? Seriously?! Wow.
You are assuming a lot when singling out Harrison.
Speaking of assuming a lot, I'm not singling out Harrison. Probably why I typed "players" in the plural so much. You know, because I was broadening the idea to include other players. And even if I hadn't done that, this article is about Harrison. Bringing him up isn't singling him out; it's discussing the article's main subject.

I hate to tell you, but, most players are playing for money not the love of the game.
I hate to tell you, but that was exactly what I said. Reading comprehension is not your strong suit, dude. That's twice in one very short paragraph you've completely missed what I said.

I believe you are way too far in the realm of idealistic to think otherwise.
I believe you need to reread what I wrote, look "idealistic" up in the dictionary, and try again.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Wow, insulting my intelligence is a laugh!! I love when you attack me, don't you see? It's cool!! I won't cry about it, nor will I attack you for it. I will be a man and say, if you want to meet me somewhere, some place, do it. I am game, are you? Now let's all agree we will never change anyones opinions on the hit whether you feel it was flagrant or not. So, with that being said, we should all just agree to disagree and move on. The players are all friends outside the lines and I doubt very highly that anyone will go head hunting for James as some of you people would want. They all know it was a clean hit, and have moved on. The Great Gazoo (Goodell) is a sham and should be fired for making football a pu$$y sport. Plus, us in the Steelers nation would love to pony up, and pay James' fine for him seeing as we feel it wasn't flagrant. We got his back :)



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

This conversation is ( look above ) about young Mr. James Harrison.    Not Gocong, etc. etc.

However, we all have taken it to another level - yes, they get paid ( "Big bucks" ) - but at what cost ???



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

You are the purist. You are assuming a lot when singling out Harrison. I hate to tell you, but, most players are playing for money not the love of the game. I believe you are way too far in the realm of idealistic to think otherwise.



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

It is my understanding that once outside the pocket, the QB IS considered to be as any other ball-player / running back and as such is "fair game".  

Not a football official, but, a former coach - I consider(ed) my QB the most important player on the field because he is the field general and must know what eveyone is doing - all for the success of the team.

That said - I know the officials are very "concerned" with the health of those playing QB BUT also recognize that a QB outside the pocket does so at his own "risk" and I, as anyone else, enjoys seeing and expects to see a QB dumped on his backside.   Done PROPERLY though !!!   

Shoulder hits.

Arm tackles.

Pushes out of bounds.

But, never spearing with the crown of the head.   In Thursday night's instance, I was pleased to see the hanky thrown and would not have been surprised to see young Mr. Harrions "run" from the game.   And, because he was "run", he may just very well avoid a suspension.................



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

When you tuck the ball away and start running, you're a RB; Colt made a bad decision.
So when he pulled up and threw the ball, who made the bad decision then?
...and never lower your head when taking on defenders.
Who did that? McCoy didn't.

I find it amusing that all the "purists" who whine and cry about softening the game never acknowledge the fact that the game has been altered by hit men. Players like James Harrison do not tackle; they hit. And they do so for a number of reasons, the first of which is that hitting is a lot easier to learn than tackling.

But the main reason is that a perfect-technique, open-field tackle doesn't make the highlight reels. Sports Products, Incorporated aren't going to throw multimillion-dollar ad deals at guys who wrap up their man and bring him down. They're selling sugar water and pipe-dream workout wear to idiots; they need someone who makes their moron clientele scream, "Jacked up!!" The highlight reel also comes in handy come contract time. Being a great player means you get resigned. Being a great player who is a 24/7 billboard for your team because you're too lazy to learn how to play the game means you get resigned for more.

That's what I find so funny. People who worship players like Harrison act like they don't know he's actually not that great a player, just good while being big and strong and wiling to hurt people and draw penalties. And the best part is, he does it for the money, not some abstract, arbitrary concept like "love of the game".


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