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Old 10-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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if james quits then i quit, the nfl has become so bad. no celebrating TDs but its ok for some yo yo to dance around after a 4 yard gain. no hitting above the shoulders, cant hit the QB anywhere but in the chest and even then it might be called. and a damned TV timeout everytime i sit down with a cold beer. i never thought id say it but hockey has moved ahead of football as my go to sport
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: Harrison: I might quit NFL

This is the link to the P-G story on Harrison taking the day off to contemplate current events

Bill Parise, Harrison's agent, confirmed that the linebacker is contemplating retirement, which is why he met with Tomlin this morning.

"That's exactly true,'' Parise said. "He met with the coach and left for today. He's in the process of contemplating is it possible to play football under these new rules . . . 'if I go to work and tackle somebody and get a fine.'"

Parise said there is "no fighting, no arguing," just discussions. He said Harrison has been talking with his coaches, the Steelers, his mother and the agent.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10293/1096626-66.stm

Some of the defensive players presumably will need to try and talk Silverback off the ledge and impress upon him the need for his presence

Farrior would be my guess, although perhaps Troy, who is stated to be asserting a greater leadership role, can seek to have a moment of zen about this with James
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:32 PM   #13
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if james quits then i quit, the nfl has become so bad. no celebrating TDs but its ok for some yo yo to dance around after a 4 yard gain. no hitting above the shoulders, cant hit the QB anywhere but in the chest and even then it might be called. and a damned TV timeout everytime i sit down with a cold beer. i never thought id say it but hockey has moved ahead of football as my go to sport
Yeah...I always liked hockey a little bit more than football as an overall sport, but Goodell is starting to make Bettman look like a freaking saint as far as handling a sport as a business is concerned. And that's saying a lot because I really despise Bettman.

I don't know how much longer I can watch this league crumble.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #14
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With all the new rules about roughing/unneccesary hits and helmet to helmet hits, the NFL is quickly becoming the new NBA - where the slightest touch of the pinky finger warrants a FOUL!

I hope James is not serious about retiring. He and every other defensive player are just going to start taking out dude's legs. And then the league is going to start crying about an increase in ACL injuries, and then you won't be able to hit low either (excluding the rules on QBs).
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:45 PM   #15
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This wouldn't be as bad (and I say that lightly) if there weren't so many stupid rules regarding endzone celebrations, twitter, QBs, etc. One or two rules is one thing.....dozens call for a boycott.
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what i heard this morning(here in Arkansas and they dont talk about the steelers much) is that he is going to retire any truth to that, and if its true that would really suck.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:36 PM   #17
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I don't know the answer to this, but are players required to talk to the media after games? I know for the SUper Bowl they are but what about regular games?
Usually captains are required to talk to the media.


But about the interview, it sounds like we wont be seeing Harrison next season. I doubt he will retire, he might just go to the CFL or that one semi pro league of football a couple players have gone when they didn't want to retire, but didn't want to return to the NFL.
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Watch out NFL - - - the backlash is coming....bet you won't see the NFL's mouthpeices running this story.

Cribbs defends Harrison's hit - - -“I have no bad will towards LB James Harrison. That's what he's suppose to do knock people out, it's what makes him one of the best,” Cribbs tweeted. I don't believe he intentionally wants to injure anyone, but it is a part of the game.” “He has been hitting people like that as my teammate at Kent State & now as my rival he still hits people like that... He is still my boy.”

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Massaquoi's agent, Brian Ayrault, doesn't believe even that's enough.

"Harrison has made $20 million over the past three years, and they only fined him $75,000?" Ayrault said. "To me, that's not going to be a deterrent. The Browns are probably going to be without a starter this week. I don't think that fine is a deterrent or fair to competitive balance.

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Maybe every Steeler fan should send a "flag" to the Browns organization (maybe black ones and gold ones) so they will have them available for the type of game they want to play when the Steelers come to town.

It was a hard hit, but it was a legal hit - no penalty. Even the veteran pros say, yes, in football there are hard hits and sometime players get injured. I like the one anonymous assistance coach's comment that, "No one sentences you to play pro-football"
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I can't really blame Silverback for being frustrated. I knew he would be fined, but $25,000 more than the others is a slap in the face.
Maybe it's time we call Ambassador Rooney in from Ireland so he can take control of this entire situation. Goodell is a douche, and we all know an ambassador outranks a commissioner, right?
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