how is this situation different than when Porter moved on? ... life goes on and we might find that Harrison made room for a future pro bowler in Worilds. Who knows?
I don't blame Harrison. He thought he was worth more (what one of us wouldn't), reality set in (he got cut), he went out in the open market and found out he isn't worth more, came crawling back and was told no thanks. As someone else said, what do you want him to do, sit at home?
Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!
I'm sorry, just don't see how the Steelers made this personal. They wanted an aging breaking down vet to take a pay cut to stay with the team. He wouldn't. He now will chase money and sign with a division rival because its all about the money. What am I missing.
Odds are Gilby's not gonna be able to block him and he'll fall akwardly on James' leg and end his career.
Seriously though, I remember loving Rod Woodson, but I loved it even more when Hines Ward got in his head and really f'd with him when he played for the Ravens. As much as I love James, I'm gonna love to see a current Steeler put him on his back and run right over him, at him, and through him. Too bad Hines isn't still around cause you know he'd be looking for James earhole the first second he wasn't paying attention.
For Harrison it might be personal because IT IS PERSONAL, it involves him personally.
Shawn you are right, but if I were JH, I would RATHER go to a rival EVEN IF MY LOGICAL MIND understood the Steelers POV.
You dont think Farve had something to prove when he played the Packers? Dude swept them his first year as a Viking dropping 30 and 38 on them, those two games the difference in winning the division.
Nothing could by more sweet!!!
Do you think JH would rather go to a team in the NFC and not play the Steelers?
Frankly, if I was JH or ANYBODY who got cut by my team I would RELISH the chance to show they made a mistake by staying in the division.
The move MIGHT make sense today, but if the Bengals dominate the division Harrison leads a dominant defense in tackles as the Mack LB (that is what Cincy is thinking of doing with him) that goes to the SB after sweeping the Steelers, I make a case that cutting me was a mistake regardless of what the market says.
Just like with Farve, it is understandable that the team would not pay him all that dough.
JH SHOULD have accepted the lesser deal, he will likely get LESS from the Bengals.
Nevertheless, you can bet JH will do all in his power to make this team regret letting him go.
There is no better way to do that than to stay within the same division.
It is not that the Steelers are being personal, but MOST PEOPLE in that situation WOULD take it personally because you are too close when it involves you.