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    James Harrison to Play vs Jets

    Pittsburgh Steelers five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison will play in the team's home opener against the New York Jets on Sunday, according to a report.


    Harrison, who sat out the entire preseason and the team's Week 1 loss to the Denver Broncos with a left knee injury, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday that he will return for this weekend's game.


    Coach Mike Tomlin had indicated earlier this week that Harrison, who underwent a minor procecdure on the knee last month, had a chance to play against the Jets.


    The 34-year-old Harrison has grown frustrated by lingering knee issues and has grown so tiresome of the subject he's promised only to address it one day a week during the season.


    Harrison called himself a "game-time decision" before the Broncos, but could only watch from the sideline in a yellow T-shirt and black shorts as the Steelers lost in Denver for the second time in nine months.


    The Steelers could certainly use him on Sunday against the Jets (1-0). New York exploded for 48 points while whipping Buffalo in its opener even with new acquisition Tim Tebow playing in a limited role. Tebow lit up Pittsburgh while beating the Steelers in the playoffs last winter as quarterback for the Broncos. He's firmly behind starter Mark Sanchez in New York, though Tomlin warned the Jets just showed "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to their plans for the versatile Tebow this season.


    Pittsburgh hasn't started a season 0-2 since 2002, though that didn't stop the Steelers from finishing 10-5-1 and making it to the divisional round of the playoffs. The Steelers haven't even lost consecutive games since a five-game slide in 2009. They pride themselves on their resilience, but will need it against New York.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/83...ison-says-play

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCrazy View Post
    Pittsburgh Steelers five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison will play in the team's home opener against the New York Jets on Sunday, according to a report.


    Harrison, who sat out the entire preseason and the team's Week 1 loss to the Denver Broncos with a left knee injury, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday that he will return for this weekend's game.


    Coach Mike Tomlin had indicated earlier this week that Harrison, who underwent a minor procecdure on the knee last month, had a chance to play against the Jets.


    The 34-year-old Harrison has grown frustrated by lingering knee issues and has grown so tiresome of the subject he's promised only to address it one day a week during the season.


    Harrison called himself a "game-time decision" before the Broncos, but could only watch from the sideline in a yellow T-shirt and black shorts as the Steelers lost in Denver for the second time in nine months.


    The Steelers could certainly use him on Sunday against the Jets (1-0). New York exploded for 48 points while whipping Buffalo in its opener even with new acquisition Tim Tebow playing in a limited role. Tebow lit up Pittsburgh while beating the Steelers in the playoffs last winter as quarterback for the Broncos. He's firmly behind starter Mark Sanchez in New York, though Tomlin warned the Jets just showed "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to their plans for the versatile Tebow this season.


    Pittsburgh hasn't started a season 0-2 since 2002, though that didn't stop the Steelers from finishing 10-5-1 and making it to the divisional round of the playoffs. The Steelers haven't even lost consecutive games since a five-game slide in 2009. They pride themselves on their resilience, but will need it against New York.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/83...ison-says-play
    This is great news! I don't expect him to be back full strength or anywhere close, but it's the first step in that direction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    This is great news! I don't expect him to be back full strength or anywhere close, but it's the first step in that direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Deebo at 75% is still better than the alternatives...
    Worilds did better on Sunday than Woodley. he at least got a lick on Manning.

    For all the hate Worilds gets, he does do well when given chances, e.g. #2 last year in QB pressures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Worilds did better on Sunday than Woodley. he at least got a lick on Manning.

    For all the hate Worilds gets, he does do well when given chances, e.g. #2 last year in QB pressures.
    Worilds was completely untouched on that play. Timmons and Worilds rushed together from the same side, and Knowshon Moreno was only able pick up one of them. Timmons was first, so Moreno attempted to block Timmons, and Worilds just came in right behind without a single Bronco laying a hand on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Worilds was completely untouched on that play. Timmons and Worilds rushed together from the same side, and Knowshon Moreno was only able pick up one of them. Timmons was first, so Moreno attempted to block Timmons, and Worilds just came in right behind without a single Bronco laying a hand on him.

    Must we always damn a good play by saying, "he was untouched, etc." Why did no one else find a way to come in untouched if it was as easy as that? Certainly there was some other occasion during the game when someone else could have done something similar. I think Worilds did show something on that play because he read the opening, timed it well and burst to the QB who had zero time to react and evade the rush or get rid of the ball. Everybody in the Worild couldn't do it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Worilds did better on Sunday than Woodley. he at least got a lick on Manning.

    For all the hate Worilds gets, he does do well when given chances, e.g. #2 last year in QB pressures.
    Meh. Worilds' sack was on a stunt/blitz where he came in totally unblocked.



    Further, I don't know who the source is with information on Harrison, but considering that James didn't even practice on Wednesday, I'm not sure how anything could be determined about how his knee is responding yet. Wishful thinking, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Meh. Worilds' sack was on a stunt/blitz where he came in totally unblocked.
    Exactly.

    Still, I was happy to see him make a play... something Chris Carter didn't even do once last week. Carter had a chance to make a statement last week (as a starter). The biggest statement he made is that he's not there (yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Meh. Worilds' sack was on a stunt/blitz where he came in totally unblocked.
    Joey Porter recorded most of his sacks the same way and people loved him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Worilds did better on Sunday than Woodley. he at least got a lick on Manning.

    For all the hate Worilds gets, he does do well when given chances, e.g. #2 last year in QB pressures.
    Nice try but he was unblocked, and Worilds has shown very little against the run. Seems to be one of these speed rushers that teams can simply run the ball at to negate.

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