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Old 08-29-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default can james harrison get 12 sacks?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07241/812945-66.stm

i believe that pressure creates turnovers, and coverage creates sacks. if he does achieve his goal would it be due to improvements in the secondary?

what do you think?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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I find 12 sacks hidhly unlikely but I could see him getting maybe 6 or 7 this year.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: can james harrison get 12 sacks?

If Harrison achieves his goal, it is going to be because he has the self-motivation to excel at his position and also through hard work on the field.

It matters not what we think - if Harrison has set this goal for himself, I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that he can and will achieve it - with a little help from his "friends".

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Old 08-29-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: can james harrison get 12 sacks?

That's like saying "I'm going to be a top 10 sacker this year". How can one actually estimate that? It's unlikely that Harrison gets 12 sacks but it's something to shoot for.

Besides what would people say if he said "I'll get 6 sacks this year!".
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I like the optimism, go for it James, if you do it I'll but your jersey
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Default Re: can james harrison get 12 sacks?

Its not like he said he wants set the alltime season sack mark....So I think 12 sacks isn't impossible for James Harrison...You have the think the 3-4 blitz style defense is designed for OLBs to post double digit sack totals....

Another point I would like to add is Coach Tomlin said he will give Harrison and Haggans a breather at times this year.....In years past Coach Cowher didn't do that for his OLBs......So I think Woodley,Timmons and even Arnold Harrison will give Harrison and Haggans a blow from time to time to keep them fresher in games and the season....So that could also help Harrison in his reach for 12 sacks....
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Default Re: can james harrison get 12 sacks?

i dont think harrison will get the playing time to achieve that kind of number... of course if he is playing at a pace to get that number, i doubt he will be spelled by woodley or timmons very often. so in other words, if he starts out hot.. id actually give him a chance.. but if not, the rooks will get more and more playing time.
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Default Re: can james harrison get 12 sacks?

He certainly can do it! But like HTG said, "...with a little help from his friends." We all know that the pressure has to be there from both sides, and a good push from the Big Snack! I'll be counting!

Come on Silverback!! Time to smash some QB's!
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Come on Silverback!! Time to smash some QB's!
Hope he keeps in mind that QB's are china dolls these days......... no penalties allowed!

With that being said...........Here kitty, kitty, kitty........
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:18 PM   #10
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I've liked what I've seen in Harrison in what times I have seen him so far. I'm pulling for him and I think it's a possible, if unlikely goal. Now as a starter he'll have the time to possibly show us.
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