Originally Posted by silver & black
You guys have to quit with the "because it's the Steelers" BS. That doesn't fly with a Raiders fan..... NO ONE has been f**ked more than the Raiders by bullshit calls, obscure rules and/or phantom penalties.
You guys think the league is out to get you
. You are just rookies in that arena, compared to the Raiders!
No team was ever more hated and "gone after" by the league, than the Raiders.
Harrison didn't help his cause any with his remarks about wanting to hurt the guys he hits. Yes, I know what he meant, and I think he's right, but I'm sure it didn't sit well with Goodell. It's not right, but sometimes you gotta know when to "play the game", so to speak.
If Goodell wants to be taken seriously in his contention that player safety is the goal, then he shouldn't be concerned with how politically astute James Harrison is or isn't. A helmet-to-helmet hit is a helmet-to-helmet no matter what the guy says during his press conference the next day.