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JensK
12-01-2008, 04:32 AM
Harrison played the second half of the patriots game with a hyperextended back.. Man that guy is so tough. Just imagine what he could have done if he had been at full speed! Scary scary though.

It also sounds like he'll be ready to go against Dallas next week


Source: http://post-gazette.com/pg/08336/931927-87.stm

BlitzburghRockCity
12-01-2008, 07:50 AM
We're definitely going to need him big time, that Dallas OL is huge and they're tough so we need to have all guns blazing and full power with the pass rush.

ToothAche
12-01-2008, 09:06 AM
Bring on Dallas!! (Hope you feel better TG)

LatrobePA
12-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Does anyone else get sick in tired of seeing this monster being held all the damn time and never one flag thrown???? And he is still on record pace!!

JensK
12-01-2008, 09:26 AM
Yeah, there was some really obvious holdings against both Woodley and Harrison yet again against the Pats.. Especially seeing the holding that Hampton was called for.. That was freaking stupid. Im glad he got hes revenge to plays later.

BlitzburghRockCity
12-01-2008, 09:52 AM
Whatever that magic "heat" stuff they put on Harrison at halftime; they need to share that stuff I know I could use it now and then..LOL.

Honestly though, that's what these big, slow LT's do. They know that Harrison can power through them or beat them to the corner so they have to hold but the refs never call it and you've got the ump, the ref and a line judge right there to see it all the time. Yeah it pisses me off and it probably drives him nuts and fuels that competitive fire even more.

scott0326
12-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Harrison is just amazing, he played injured and had 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

HUNT4SEVEN
12-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Does anyone else get sick in tired of seeing this monster being held all the damn time and never one flag thrown???? And he is still on record pace!!
:cursin:I do an it makes me sick that these ref's aren't making the call:cursin:this hate for us is getting old fast, the Rooneys need to have an talk with that dick head Commish:cursin:

Dean Denton
12-01-2008, 12:42 PM
Yeah, there was some really obvious holdings against both Woodley and Harrison yet again against the Pats.. Especially seeing the holding that Hampton was called for.. That was freaking stupid. Im glad he got hes revenge to plays later.
I hate to say it, but its not going to be any better for them at home against Dallas. For some reason they dont call it, and against Dallas dont hold your breath. Even at home..how sad..

Black@Gold Forever32
12-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Ok I understand about the complaints about Harrison being held.....But that is the only way OL can stop him....lol They can't call holding on every play so I say let the players play the game....Harrison is still a bad *** and having a great year despite the constant holding.....

BlitzburghRockCity
12-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Any average player would have probably not come back or atleast not been as productive if they did. Harrison just sucked it up, played through the pain and had an outstanding 2nd half. Silverback is just the epitomy of Steeler linebackers, bar none.

Steelersfan
12-01-2008, 08:02 PM
He should be the short yardage back.......lol

greennick
12-02-2008, 12:24 AM
Ok I understand about the complaints about Harrison being held.....But that is the only way OL can stop him....lol They can't call holding on every play so I say let the players play the game....Harrison is still a bad *** and having a great year despite the constant holding.....

Exactly, how much better do we want him to be? Imagine how many sacks he would have without the holding....

JensK
12-02-2008, 04:03 AM
Ok I understand about the complaints about Harrison being held.....But that is the only way OL can stop him....lol They can't call holding on every play so I say let the players play the game....Harrison is still a bad *** and having a great year despite the constant holding.....

I agree, but the frustrating part is, when you see the holdings they call. The holding that was called on Hampton was gd rubbish compared to some of those that is not called on Harrison -.-

DIESELMAN
12-02-2008, 10:59 AM
Craig Wolfley focused his attention on the all-important James Harrison/Matt Light match-up in New England on Sunday. Wolfley watched from the sideline as Harrison and the Pittsburgh Steelers got the upper hand on the Patriots, 33-10.

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George Foreman had it. So did an old heavyweight by the name of Ernie Shavers. Between the two of them they left numerous men sprawled on the canvas in boxing rings from here to Las Vegas. Add James Harrison’s name to the list of men that understand the power, and the art, of the uppercut.

Yeah, I know that I’m presenting the uppercut in two very different formats. In boxing, the object is simply to render the man across from you senseless. In football, obviously that’s not the goal, but the aftereffect can sometimes be the same. Your opponent is senseless, or in the case of Patriot’s Pro Bowl tackle Matt Light, all common sense leaves you at the moment of contact. Hey, Matt, you’ve just been Silverbacked.

Watching from the sidelines on a wonderfully miserable day in Foxboro, I was anxious to see how Matt Light would attempt to block Harrison. Normally a slick field notches down the ferocity of an opponent’s pass rush and takes away the speed rush to the corner. But the edge rush was still in play because of the field turf which provides good footing in all weather conditions.

Matt Light is a very good player. Make no bones about it. He has good balance and sets well to take the corner from the edge rushers. He’s a strong man and has good, not great, but good athleticism. Light uses his hands well, and while not technically a puncher, he’s still good at locking on to a player and has escorted many a speed rusher harmlessly around the corner on a pass play.

Throughout the first half New England quarterback Matt Cassel got rid of the ball in a timely fashion -- all to the favor of the Light. But even then I got to see how Harrison started setting Light up with his bull rush. James has that uncanny knack of planting his noggin into your chin and then “climbing the body” as Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell likes to say. Having freakish strength such as James Harrison’s adds quite a bit to the overall effect. Time after time Harrison bull-rushed and then worked the corner. And pass rush after pass rush he closed the gap and started to shave the edge of the corner and get closer to the Patriot quarterback.

At 4:59 of the third quarter and the Steelers leading 20-10, boom, here it came. Harrison started up field on a rush. With a slight head bob to the inside and a slap with his right hand, Harrison went uppercut with that tremendously powerful left arm. Light, having been set up by the constant pressure of the bull rush, braced for the anticipated impact. Light dropped his head, making him “head heavy,” and he was late with his hands, because Light was anticipating catching Harrison, rather than punching him. That’s all Harrison needed to turn the corner on Light.

The uppercut was thrown deep under the outside arm of Light. Harrison dropped his hip a little and worked it under Light’s hip and then lifted with the power of his inside leg, hip, shoulder, and arm. Harrison is almost Judo-like in his precision of procuring all the necessary body angles and explosively wrapping it together in a burst of power and speed. Like a one-legged partner in a square dance, Harrison spun Light on the edge with a ballistic Do-ce do.

”Under and up, the rising blow” -- I’ve heard that so many times from Chuck Noll. And while I’m no Einstein, Chuck’s geometry is well taken. Whomever gets the leverage and creates the power rising from a lower vantage point will be the winner.
After the high velocity initial impact, Light stepped back and behind with his outside foot, thereby sealing his fate, and ultimately that of quarterback Matt Cassel on this play. Essentially, Light, by taking the ill-fated bucket step, opened the gate like a guardsman of the castle dropping the drawbridge under a heavy siege.

And not unlike the ancient 16th-century Samurai warriors swarming a castle intent on sacking and pillaging, Harrison turned the corner on Light, led the charge, sacked the “Cassel,” and pillaged the football. Fumble, lost ball. Second Samurai on the spot, Lamar Woodley, jumped on the ball and the battle was all but over. It actually ended moments later when the Silverback did it again.

Do I really need to say it? Lights out everybody.

Craig Wolfley
SteelCityInsider.com
Posted Dec 2, 2008The art of the setup, gotta love it.

ejsteeler
12-02-2008, 12:04 PM
Nice. He was bear, no doubt about it. Scary part, he keeps getting better. :yesnod:

HUNT4SEVEN
12-02-2008, 05:53 PM
Man Harrison is an Beast :yellowthumb:an he's playing like he is in his mid 20's:yesnod:imagine how many Sacks he would have if he wasn't being held so much:rant2, i just hopes he plays atleast another 5 years:yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
12-02-2008, 06:22 PM
Harrison has met and passed every test so far in his career and has played well against everyone he plays. Even when he doesn't get a sack he'll get a pressure or else Wood can bring the heat. He's effective when he gets to the QB and even when he doesn't. Matt Light is a solid LT tackle and one of the better ones in the league for some time now and Harrison just had him for lunch in the 2nd half and really into the 2nd quarter was able to start getting closer to Cassel more and more.