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01-28-2009, 12:51 AM
January 27, 2009, 5:12 pm
Steelers’ James Harrison in No Rush
By Jeffrey Marcus
Super Bowl XLIII
Harrison Changed His Fortune by Changing His Thinking

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2009 ... n-no-rush/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/27/steelers-james-harrison-in-no-rush/)

James HarrisonThe Steelers’ James Harrison, the defensive player of the year, took a circuitous route to NFL success, overcoming a couple of brushes with

Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison will not be the same ferocious, line-rushing player he was in the Steelers’ run to the Super Bowl, at least according to him.

“I won’t be rushing as much,” Harrison said on Monday. “Actually, I don’t think I’ll be rushing too much at all.”

Huh? The man who recorded 16 sacks this season is just going to hang back while Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner sits in the pocket deciding which of his game-changing receivers he wants to watch make a ridiculous snare (racking up YAC).

“Believe it,” Harrison said. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau may have other things in mind for the N.F.L. defensive player of the year. Since he has repeatedly drawn double-teams, Harrison said that the Pittsburgh defense would try to disguise a rush in an effort to fool the Cardinals’ offense. “We’re going to change some things up,” he said.

“We’re going to do a lot of stuff that looks like I’m rushing, but I’m actually not going to be.”


01-28-2009, 12:52 AM
smoke screen possibly...never know with lebeau though

sd steel
01-28-2009, 01:01 AM
Everything is hearsay or posturing until game day. I wonder if the cards (staff) watch our interviews and vice versa. Is James giving away secrets, or is he playing possum?

God I can't wait till the game!