Steelers released James Harrison
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12-29-2017, 09:54 AM

I think James Harrison overplays and pulls a hammie or back muscle as normal... Then sits on the bench. Book it >
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12-31-2017, 12:27 AM

Reads like he's angry. Maybe disappointed as well. If he signed with the promise of playing time he should be both. Never thought he was a participation trophy guy. Can't understand why tomlin might have thought otherwise.

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12-31-2017, 02:53 AM

It's ending ugly. He's coming off as the "I" guy rather than the team guy. "I" wanted this. "I" expected that. If this is a legacy push - this is the wrong way to do it. If it's a pride thing - hope it's working for him. He'll be remembered as a damn good Steeler linebacker. One in a great line, with one hell of a SuperBowl highlight.

On to the Brownies.
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12-31-2017, 03:29 AM

It's too bad. Harrison and Lambert, my 2 favorite bad asses from the Steelers. Good for him. But if the Pats win another Lumbardi. Im going to be pissed. And At this time can't blame Harrison. But it does Tarnesh his image as a Steeler in my book. He knows the problems we've had in the past with the Pats. As a fan this doesn't sit well. Reading more it sounds like Harrison is getting the Tomlin-Troy Polamalu- treatment. Troy is still not ok with how he got clipped. I still think if they kept troy another year or 2 he would have been better then what we had to deal with.
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12-31-2017, 05:51 AM

Yeah, but it never regularly really ends well with older players. Lambert's toe, Franco in Seattle, Bradshaw playing a 1/2 vs the Jets, Lloyd getting his last interception and sack in Carolina, Hot Rod ending up in San Fran, Oakland and Baltimore, Carnell Lake going to Jacksonville and Baltimore,
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12-31-2017, 01:22 PM

I agree that my admiration of Harrison is somewhat tarnished now, but on the other hand... what kind of coaching / leadership (or lack thereof) led him to go rogue on his team? I totall believe in the adage that people quit bad managers, not bad companies.


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01-01-2018, 09:11 AM

It's a combination of a young man's game and business. I was heart-broken when they let my 2nd favorite Steeler of all-time go, Rod Woodson.


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01-01-2018, 10:18 AM

(01-01-2018, 09:11 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: It's a combination of a young man's game and business. I was heart-broken when they let my 2nd favorite Steeler of all-time go, Rod Woodson.

I still haven't forgiven Tom Donahoe for the way he treated Woodson.
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01-01-2018, 10:23 AM

Harrison. Two sacks and four tackles
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01-02-2018, 03:55 AM

In garbage time, under 2 minutes left.

James wanted released, he asked 3 times for it. Didn't want a participation trophy.


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01-02-2018, 06:21 AM

(01-02-2018, 03:55 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: In garbage time, under 2 minutes left.

James wanted released, he asked 3 times for it. Didn't want a participation trophy.


I still give him credit for a great effort, garbage time or not. I have no bad feeling towards James. I will always have a special place in my heart for Debo. Hate that he's not a Steeler. I had visions of him coming off the bench during the playoffs and rekindling his past glory. Now I have to hope that doesn't happen.
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01-02-2018, 06:45 AM

I credit him for wanting to play, I agree. He's no hypocrite, he didn't want a participation trophy.


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01-06-2018, 04:44 PM

I just think this is a really dumb move by management that is likely to bite them in the rear end in about 3 weeks. If you don't like your situation with the Steelers just act like an ass and they will trade you to the Patriots and you will be rewarded with a super bowl ring.
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01-06-2018, 06:05 PM

Agreed. I would have suspended him for the rest of the year and sent him home.
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01-06-2018, 11:17 PM

well he'll get another ring this year and ride off into the sunset
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01-06-2018, 11:51 PM

(01-01-2018, 10:18 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 09:11 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: It's a combination of a young man's game and business. I was heart-broken when they let my 2nd favorite Steeler of all-time go, Rod Woodson.

I still haven't forgiven Tom Donahoe for the way he treated Woodson.

Or Gary Anderson, or Kevin Greene, or Neil O'Donnell after 1992, or ME when I pleaded with him to resolve the Anderson fiasco and to not bother with the awful Dean Biasucci, who was cut in camp anyway.   Thumbdown
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01-07-2018, 03:27 AM

(01-06-2018, 11:51 PM)Crash Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 10:18 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 09:11 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: It's a combination of a young man's game and business. I was heart-broken when they let my 2nd favorite Steeler of all-time go, Rod Woodson.

I still haven't forgiven Tom Donahoe for the way he treated Woodson.

Or Gary Anderson, or Kevin Greene, or Neil O'Donnell after 1992, or ME when I pleaded with him to resolve the Anderson fiasco and to not bother with the awful Dean Biasucci, who was cut in camp anyway.   Thumbdown

Yeah, Kevin Greene was absolutely broken hearted that he was pushed out. He would've done just about anything to remain a Steeler, I think. Donahoe just pushed him out. 

F--- Neil O'Donnell, who wanted nothing more than to get out of Pittsburgh IMO as evidenced by his constant speaking in the third person leading up to Super Bowl 30 ("Neil O'Donnell this," and "Neil O'Donnell that" in every interview he gave like we didn't already know his name). That said, I think we would've had a real shot at getting back to the Super Bowl had O'Dollar stayed considering how well the team played with ostensibly no QB after he left. Tomzcak was a fun, likable guy... but a terrible QB. O'Dollar was a fool to leave. He could've had a backfield with Bettis and that fantastic defense and a loaded arsenal of WR's... and he went to the shitty Jets and got beaten out by Vinnie. Shameful.
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01-07-2018, 06:06 AM

(01-07-2018, 03:27 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(01-06-2018, 11:51 PM)Crash Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 10:18 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 09:11 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: It's a combination of a young man's game and business. I was heart-broken when they let my 2nd favorite Steeler of all-time go, Rod Woodson.

I still haven't forgiven Tom Donahoe for the way he treated Woodson.

Or Gary Anderson, or Kevin Greene, or Neil O'Donnell after 1992, or ME when I pleaded with him to resolve the Anderson fiasco and to not bother with the awful Dean Biasucci, who was cut in camp anyway.   Thumbdown

Yeah, Kevin Greene was absolutely broken hearted that he was pushed out. He would've done just about anything to remain a Steeler, I think. Donahoe just pushed him out. 

F--- Neil O'Donnell, who wanted nothing more than to get out of Pittsburgh IMO as evidenced by his constant speaking in the third person leading up to Super Bowl 30 ("Neil O'Donnell this," and "Neil O'Donnell that" in every interview he gave like we didn't already know his name). That said, I think we would've had a real shot at getting back to the Super Bowl had O'Dollar stayed considering how well the team played with ostensibly no QB after he left. Tomzcak was a fun, likable guy... but a terrible QB. O'Dollar was a fool to leave. He could've had a backfield with Bettis and that fantastic defense and a loaded arsenal of WR's... and he went to the shitty Jets and got beaten out by Vinnie. Shameful.

After the season he had, those SB interceptions were.....inexplicable.   I spent a week going over every angle and just can't explain those two throws.
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