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Old 10-04-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

James Harrison: If one person doesn't get the job done, it looks bad for the whole squad
Steelers linebacker goes off on team again - this time on defense's effort in Houston
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dave Einsel
The Texans' Arian Foster (23) breaks away from Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley Sunday.
A perturbed James Harrison suggests that if the Steelers defense cannot play better than it has, they must make some changes. He did not say who should be involved in those changes, but made it clear the defensive scheme is not to blame.

"Every man needs to do his job, take care of his responsibilities," Harrison fumed after the Houston Texans gouged his defense Sunday. "It's not the scheme, it's not other BS; it's each man doing his job, and, right now, every man is not doing his job, period."

How's that?

"People are getting beat. You have to come out there and work the man who's in front of you, and we're not doing that right now."

Harrison pointed no fingers, at least not specifically, in the direction of any individuals.

"They came out there and did what they had to do," Harrison said of the Texans, who beat the Steelers, 17-10, to drop them into a three-way tie for second with Cleveland and Cincinnati in the AFC North at 2-2.

"They executed, they got us up out of there, they opened up holes, they opened up gaps. We didn't do our job, and they did theirs. Give them all the credit.

"Each man needs to nut up, look at himself and get in there and take care of his responsibilities. Each play is 11 individuals; if one person doesn't get the job done, it looks bad for the whole squad."

And then the four-time All-Pro linebacker came to his conclusion that something needs to change because he never has seen anything like it in games that count.

"Worried? No," he said. "Concerned? Yeah. We have to get things shored up. Whether that's changing this and changing that, I don't know, but we have to get something done because it's not working so far.

"I haven't seen it like this, maybe a preseason game here and there, but not like this the way it's going right now."


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Old 10-04-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

too bad it is not Tomlin talking like that.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

about time someone on the team told it like it is. james is entitled to say what he wants because he's one of the few people on the team who actually put in some hustle on the weekends
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too bad it is not Tomlin talking like that.
Who's to say he isn't behind closed doors?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

just guessing here but....

after james comments last week vs colts i though he might be talking about polamalu because he was out of position the most and doing more than the defense asks him to do.

even fans were bitching that polamalu was linned up 30 yds off the ball, essentially taking him out of the play (a gripe i dont agree with).

this week polamalu also was freelancing a great deal and seemingly trying to overcompensate everytime he lion leaped on a gazelle err... ball carrier.

troy has been amazing and made some great plays this season. he has also been caught out of position and rushing so fast to get into position he is easilly juked out of a tackle.

the rest of the defense could completely suck, but they are all (with exception of troy freelancing) playing within the system. important to note that polamalu is the only player given the green light to do what he does.

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:12 AM   #6
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just guessing here but....

after james comments last week vs colts i though he might be talking about polamalu because he was out of position the most and doing more than the defense asks him to do.

even fans were bitching that polamalu was linned up 30 yds off the ball, essentially taking him out of the play (a gripe i dont agree with).

this week polamalu also was freelancing a great deal and seemingly trying to overcompensate everytime he lion leaped on a gazelle err... ball carrier.

troy has been amazing and made some great plays this season. he has also been caught out of position and rushing so fast to get into position he is easilly juked out of a tackle.

the rest of the defense could completely suck, but they are all (with exception of troy freelancing) playing within the system. important to note that polamalu is the only player given the green light to do what he does.

Maybe, but I think Troy is allowed to play that way and the system lets him. He has always played this way and we've been pretty good. From what I have seen, My guess is he's talking about Woodley and Farrior and possibly Smith.
Who ever he is talking about, it's about time someone stepped up with some fire on this D. Glad to see it.
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

I have watched the interview after the game in which this came out of. He is not calling out any particular person. He is calling out the entire defense, including himself, saying that they need to step it up and get on the same page together!!!
One can only hope after their embarrasement this weekend someone steps up on defense and becomes a leader, and lights a fire under this teams ass!!!
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

Well, I'm glad he's speaking out about this. And someone (actually all of them) need to get pissed off real quick.

But who is the certain someone he called out? He didn't name any names, just gave an overall generalization, and you never gave your opinion on who you think he's calling out specifically lol.
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

James is a leader and a true competitor; on top of being a complete beast. I'm gald he's on my team.

I think he was just calling out the entire defense, or Woodley.
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Default Re: Harrison at it again. Calls out a certain someone on defense.

He was calling out the other players who were talking to the media and suggesting, or at least not discounting, that the problem was the defensive scheme that was being used. These were, at least, Farrior and Hampton.
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