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Old 05-18-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

Just go back and look at game films - he held every play and it almost never gets called. Why has the league decided that it's OK to let OL hold JH? Why isn't Rooney going to Goodell's office and just camping outside his office until he does something to make this more fair?

It's insane.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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they finally started calling it in the playoffs thank god...hopefully it continues and i think it will since he is the DPOY
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

Pick your reason...

1. The league is committed to parity. We're not allowed to win EVERY game.

2. The league knows he'd get about 20 sacks a game if they didn't allow the holding, and that's not a statistic the NFL fan base is ready to digest.

3. If they didn't hold, they'd have to use snipers.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

We are the Steelers, not the Partricheats. It's O.K. to rape our pass rushers and cheap shot our quarterback.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

Man not just saying this cause Im a hommer, but I seen holding going down on Hampton, Farriror and Woodly seemed like at least one of them every single down....blatent shyte... Sometimes blatent holding on a freakin double team.
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

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We are the Steelers, not the Partricheats. It's O.K. to rape our pass rushers and cheap shot our quarterback.
I think that in order to make things fair for everyone else, they'll probably pass a new rule that every time someone is called for holding James Harrison, the Patriots are awarded a compensatory draft pick.
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Pick your reason...

1. The league is committed to parity. We're not allowed to win EVERY game.

2. The league knows he'd get about 20 sacks a game if they didn't allow the holding, and that's not a statistic the NFL fan base is ready to digest.

3. If they didn't hold, they'd have to use snipers.
I don't buy #1. Pat were allowed to go 16-0. Not saying the calls were made to allow it, but not enough calls/non calls stopped them from winning every game. So #1 not valid.

#2 is a joke - I mean purposeful joke.

and so is #3. So I guess the whole thing was. OK
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:39 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

It irritates me to no end especially because of some of the very questionable holding calls on our Oline that stop drives dead in the water. Especially when they call holding on Heath Miller. I have rarely seen him hold but he gets called way too much for it on bogus calls.
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there were weekly threads about this during the season. i expect the trend to continue.
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Default Re: Why is Harrison allowed to be held every single play?

Panthers fans ask the same question about Pep.
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