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Old 11-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

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The NFL whacked linebacker James Harrison hard in the pocket again this week, fining him $20,000 for a late hit Sunday on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

Harrison has now been fined $100,000 for three hits this season.

"The hit on Drew Brees was not to the head and he didn't bury him or anything," said agent Bill Parise, surprised at how much his client was fined. "I don't think they know what they're doing and everyone's paying the price for it."...

It was not an egregious affair here. I think they're really missing the mark," Parise said. "I respect the fact they're trying to minimize injuries, but they're going about it the wrong way."


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10308/1100762-66.stm

I guess the meeting with Goodell could have gone better - with this latest fine I really believe Anderson and Goodell are trying to push the flag football/Indy Colts speed but non-physical brand of "football" on the league - this latest hit presumbaly is going to change Harrison's game


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Old 11-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

This is such BS. I'm so angry over this.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

late hits are always gonna draw a fine. nothing new here
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

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late hits are always gonna draw a fine. nothing new here
The $20K was what drew my attention - not the fact a fine that everyone knew was coming was imposed

Summoning Harrison to the principal's office yesterday before announcing the fine today was one more stream flowing into this river of PR bulls**t from Park Avenue

But Harrison is an easy target for Goodell based on Harrison's demeanor - let's see Goodell take on Polamalu, who has a great public image (virtually the only non-QB who has national endorsements) and seems to be spoiling for a fight with the league office
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

Sucks, but it is what it is. Not saying Harrison should change his tune completely.
But quit hitting with helmet first. Hit with shoulder, and wrap your arms to make tackles.
Just like they did back in the day when football was "real".
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

I can understand the penalty for the late hit, but Brees is really short for a quarterback. He's only about 6 foot, at that he could be a tad shorter. Harrison is 5'11-6ft also, and just running into brees, their helmets will colide if they are both standing up right.
Harrison can't go low, he knew he was late which is why he only bumped into Brees, what do they expect from him?
Like that's rediculous... especially since as a player its hard to go from full speed to stopping on a dime, plus many players are taught to always run through a play because stopping immidiately is bad for your knees.
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

What would happen if he refused to pay? He has the support of his coach and ownership...I don't think the refs are going to physically disallow him to play the next contest...Goodell is going to ruin the greatest game ever played....This sucks!!!
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

i'm as FURIOUS as i've ever been in my life right now.
This is ridiculous. They are ruining the game right before our eyes, we are watching it happen right in front of us.
It's getting to the point, you can't even hit anyone anymore. Hey Goodell....there's a thing called "momentum". Ever hear of it??
How are these players supposed to stop in time if someone decides to throw the ball quickly????

Well, it's official. Here we are. Flag football.

I hope there is some public outcry over this from players unions, ownerships, and coaches. This is truly unbelievable.
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

I think they expect him to jump over him or like fall down so he doesn't hit him...
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Default Re: Steelers' Harrison fined ... again - $20K this time

Fining a Pittsburgh player isn't going to change anything. This assault on Steeler-style football will continue.

The ONLY way this will get looked at seriously as being detrimental to the game is if they go through every play....every week.....from every team....and consistently and FAIRLY fine/suspend every player. Every one.
You wanna see how that goes over with the entire nation? It won't. Trust me. There will be a huge backlash against the Goodell office.

It's not right to continually pick on the Steelers. You have to be fair and objective (and they're not....we could go through the tapes of all the games just from last week and "fine" a lot of different players. If they were Steelers. they would have been).
If you're going to fine/suspend....you have to do it to EVERYONE. I hope Rooney takes this up with the league immediately.
BTW.....where's the fine for the N.O. player that helmet-to-helmeted Hines Ward last week??????
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