Ed Bouchette wrote an article today about how James Harrison will go down as one of the greatest linebackers ever in Steelers history.
Each decade there's one or two that rise above and get put into that elite class along with the 70's dynasty era players. Greg Lloy, Kevin Greene, Chad Brown, and I like to think Levon Kirkland as well. Jason Gildon and Joey Porter. Now Harrison, Farrior, and maybe one day Timmons and Woodley.
Do you guys think Harrison deserves to be in that same talk as the past greats? Personally I don't think there's any question about it.
He is 34 and at 33 he was as effective as he was at 29 and 30, so who is to say he won’t be as effective this year? As long as that knee holds up -- and there was a good sign yesterday that it’s off to a good start -- Harrison could make it six for six in Pro Bowls.
Again, it’s too bad we didn’t get to see him doing this at 24 as well, but even with his late start, he’ll go down as one of the Steelers’ best outside linebackers, right there in the post-70s years with Greg Lloyd and Joey Porter, as the three best that I covered.