Attention James Harrison: Shut Up and Play Football

October 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There have been plenty of publicized responses to the NFL's new suspension policy on what they call "devastating hits and head shots". However, one in particular caught my attention. It came from one of the worst offenders last weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker James Harrison.
Harrison was excused from practice Wednesday because he was apparently too upset with the new policy. He said that this new policy puts restrictions on the way he was taught to play the game.
Now, one of the NFL's best linebackers is pondering retirement.
First of all, Harrison's objections to whether his hits on Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi warranted his $75,000 fine is ludicrous. The hits were not only fine-able, but due to the fact that there were multiple infractions, a suspension was possible.
Harrison, along with many others, claims that this change in policy goes against everything he has been taught as a football player. Before I dive into how wrong that is, let's examine ...

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