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Discipline of Steel
11-07-2008, 09:09 PM
I understand that many of us are rightfully enamored with the play of #56 LaMarr Woodley this year. He is a flat out stud with sky high potential for years to come. His number and likeness is plastered all over this forum. But i ask you, what of the seemingly forgotten one? #92 James Harrison

Statwise, these two are nearly equivalent bookends in a library of woe for opposing QBs. But is that the only parameter by which they can be compared? While 56 may have the edge in future potential, I believe 92 has the edge on intangibles. So let me do a little crowing about some of the past contributions of my favorite current Steeler...

Mr. Harrison looks as mean as any Steeler player since The Immortal One, Mr. Lambert.
(and that includes Greg Lloyd)

Mr. Harrison made his name with stellar special teams play as he clawed his way on to the roster, then into a starting position.

Mr. Harrison made us forget about Joey Porter last year as he earned team MVP honors.

Mr. Harrison continued Steel Tradition when he body slammed that little Brownie fan as he fluttered about on the field a couple games back.

Mr. Harrison had his signature game last year on MNF when he beat the Ravens players down repeatedly in the best performance by an NFL defender Ive seen in many a season.

Mr. James Harrison carries the banner of intimidation for our defense game in and game out.

With all of that said, my question is why does #56 seem to be the favorite son at Planet Steelers?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-07-2008, 09:26 PM
I will wait for Asian Steel to answer, but for a preview take a look at his sig :Cheers

Iron Shiek
11-07-2008, 09:47 PM
Hey man nice breakdown. Definitely not forgotten in my book. I've been a big supporter of Harrison back before he was a starter. I loved his effort on special teams and the rare times he would get in and wreak havoc. Him slammin that Stain fan gave me such pleasure.

RuthlessBurgher
11-08-2008, 12:53 AM
I understand that many of us are rightfully enamored with the play of #56 LaMarr Woodley this year. He is a flat out stud with sky high potential for years to come. His number and likeness is plastered all over this forum. But i ask you, what of the seemingly forgotten one? #92 James Harrison

Statwise, these two are nearly equivalent bookends in a library of woe for opposing QBs. But is that the only parameter by which they can be compared? While 56 may have the edge in future potential, I believe 92 has the edge on intangibles. So let me do a little crowing about some of the past contributions of my favorite current Steeler...

Mr. Harrison looks as mean as any Steeler player since The Immortal One, Mr. Lambert.
(and that includes Greg Lloyd)

Mr. Harrison made his name with stellar special teams play as he clawed his way on to the roster, then into a starting position.

Mr. Harrison made us forget about Joey Porter last year as he earned team MVP honors.

Mr. Harrison continued Steel Tradition when he body slammed that little Brownie fan as he fluttered about on the field a couple games back.

Mr. Harrison had his signature game last year on MNF when he beat the Ravens players down repeatedly in the best performance by an NFL defender Ive seen in many a season.

Mr. James Harrison carries the banner of intimidation for our defense game in and game out.

With all of that said, my question is why does #56 seem to be the favorite son at Planet Steelers?

Don't forget this play too, my brother:

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AngryAsian
11-08-2008, 01:53 AM
They're two sides of the same coin. One thrives because of the other's play.... and vise versa. These two Titans co-exist and thrive because they spurn eachother's competitive spirit. It's them against the league, it is one against the other and both against their other LB team mates. It is this healthy competitive spirit that has brought forth the production and stellar play that has the NFL media focused on one area... the second teir of the Steeler #1 rated defense. I predict they finish one and two in the league after the regular season.

As for who the Planet is more enamored with... it is equal. I think DOS, you perceive the masses leaning more towards Woodley because last year we were singing the praises of Harrison, and now its Woodley's turn. IMO, they are equal and we are the direct recipients of this unbelievable tandem that I hope will be the most significant LB production in Steeler history.... and considering the history of the franchise at this particular position, that's a hefty compliment.

My prediction, we will break the sack team record and Harrison and Woodley will finish 1 and 2 in the league. Wouldn't it be great if both broke Strahan's record for a single season? I'd poop eggrolls if that were to happen.

Discipline of Steel
11-08-2008, 08:15 AM
My prediction, we will break the sack team record and Harrison and Woodley will finish 1 and 2 in the league. Wouldn't it be great if both broke Strahan's record for a single season? I'd poop eggrolls if that were to happen.

AHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Can you put THAT on youtube?

In honor of your post AS, I think we should dub them Ying and Yang! I have no doubt we will be breaking the Steeler record for sacks this season, on our way to the Super Bowl. :tt1 :tt1 :tt1 What is the NFL record for team sacks in a season?

I feel much better that Harrison was not left out. I just missed it last year...Im only a rookie.

Ruthless, that play is SIC! Thanks for reminding me. I would love to put together a file of Harrison highlights.

RuthlessBurgher
11-08-2008, 11:22 AM
My prediction, we will break the sack team record and Harrison and Woodley will finish 1 and 2 in the league. Wouldn't it be great if both broke Strahan's record for a single season? I'd poop eggrolls if that were to happen.

AHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Can you put THAT on youtube?

In honor of your post AS, I think we should dub them Ying and Yang! I have no doubt we will be breaking the Steeler record for sacks this season, on our way to the Super Bowl. :tt1 :tt1 :tt1 What is the NFL record for team sacks in a season?

I feel much better that Harrison was not left out. I just missed it last year...Im only a rookie.

Ruthless, that play is SIC! Thanks for reminding me. I would love to put together a file of Harrison highlights.

The NFL team record for sacks in a season is 72 by the Bears in '84.

The Steeler team record for sacks in a season is 55 in '94 and again in '01.

We have 32 at the halfway point and are therefore on pace for 64.


The individual record for sacks in a season is 22.5 by Michael Strahan in '01.

The individual record for sacks in a season by a Steeler is 15 by Mike Merriweather in '84.

James Harrison has 10 at the halfway point and is therefore on pace for 20.


The franchise record for sacks in a season by a linebacker duo is 24 by Kevin Greene and Greg Lloyd in '94 and again by Jason Gildon and Joey Porter in '00.

James Harrison and LaMarr would have a combined 19.5 sacks at the halfway point and are therefore on pace for 39.

SteelerNation1
11-08-2008, 02:17 PM
Not to poop in everyone's cornflakes but I think Wood might miss tomorrow's game :cry:

RuthlessBurgher
11-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Not to poop in everyone's cornflakes but I think Wood might miss tomorrow's game :cry:

I pity the fool that poops in my cereal!

http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/parenting/2007/10/07/t_cereal180x251.jpg

:lol:

pittpete
11-08-2008, 04:58 PM
I love em both
but
James is definitely nastier and seems to give 110% every play
Me thinks the Wood man takes a play off every now and then :stirpot