View Full Version : Poll shows James Harrison still most violent, dangerous player in NFL

08-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Wonder of all wonders, anybody actually shocked by this? I would say I am slightly surprised for lack of a better term, that it was NFL players that voted in this and even more so that Ray Lewis came in second. I have no doubt that Harrison is a monster on the field, we all know. He'll hit you if you look at him wrong, which I think is awesome.

Maybe it was all Ravens, Browns, and Bengals players that voted :bonk:

Harrison missed so many games last year and only had the 1 issue with McCoy in the Browns game. Yet all people ever see is those fines and issues from 2-3 years ago.

The belief that Steelers linebacker James Harrison (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/665/james-harrison) is a violent and dangerous player isn’t just a creation of the sports media or the opinion of Roger Goodell. It’s also shared by many of his colleagues.

In an ESPN poll that asked NFL players, “Who is the most violent, dangerous player in the NFL?” Harrison was the runaway winner, with 67.5 percent of the vote. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2246/ray-lewis) came in second, at 10 percent.
An interesting follow-up question would have been whether players view the “most violent, dangerous player” as someone to shun or someone to admire. The league office has repeatedly fined — and even suspended — Harrison for his helmet-to-helmet hits, but it’s probably safe to say that Harrison would wear the “most violent, dangerous player” designation as a badge of honor.

In fact, Harrison and Goodell might even find some common ground in saying that Harrison’s reputation as the “most violent, dangerous player” is a reputation he deserves.

ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/24/in-poll-of-players-james-harrison-named-most-violent-dangerous/)

Black@Gold Forever32
08-25-2012, 04:35 PM
I'm not shocked at all since James Harrison is the boogeyman of Goodell's NFL............

08-25-2012, 04:37 PM
Goodell's whipping boy. What will the furher do when James retires?

Big T
08-25-2012, 07:12 PM
I miss the days when being labeled the most violent/dangerous player was a good thing.

08-25-2012, 10:23 PM
I miss the days when being labeled the most violent/dangerous player was a good thing.

It was voted on by the players..so I'd guess it's a good thing in their minds.

Farrior Fan
08-25-2012, 10:28 PM
I bet the results of the poll would be about the same if you changed the wording to "who would you least like to try and block"

08-26-2012, 11:01 AM
It's a show of respect, at least I think it is. If somebody fears you or at the very least respects you for your violent play then you're doing something right.

08-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Ray Ray came in second. He's like a bad case of syphillus. He's annoying and won't go away easily.

08-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Man, wonder what they would think about him if he actually played.

08-26-2012, 08:53 PM
James would kick Ray Ray's *** in a back alley brawl. :OA02:

08-26-2012, 09:04 PM
James needs to play to be nasty..

08-26-2012, 09:32 PM
this just in... Goodell read that article and fined Harrison 50K

Big T
08-26-2012, 09:32 PM
James needs to play to be nasty..

Idk about that lol:

08-27-2012, 12:35 AM
Idk about that lol:
http://coedbc.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/james-harrison-eye.jpg The picture on the left is pretty scary. LOL I have seen Harrison close up and he is pretty intimidating looking. The only other Steelers player i would rate as scarier is Flozell.

08-27-2012, 01:19 AM
BIG BEN - Suspended 4 games for being accused not charged with sexual assault
Kenny Britt arrested at least 8 times no suspension.
Perrish cox actually charged with Rape no suspension
Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games for substance abuse violation
Tamba Hali 1 game for substance abuse violation
Marshawn lynch multiple DUI arrests no suspension
anyone see a pattern developing yet
James Harrison the only player suspended for an illeagal hit
elvis dumervil multiple arrests for violent felonies never suspended
the New England Patriots cheated to win 3 super bowls fined 1,000,000 championships never vacated
The New Orleans Saints head coach suspended 1 year gm 1 year for an incentive program that exists league wide