I still think this is all leverage to use against Dansby. Harrison just doesn't fit to me. The Bengals decorated for the Harrison party but when it came to discuss numbers they served him cheese & crackers.
Retain Worilds or Sign Brandon Graham OLB
Sign FA RB (???)
1st Waynes CB/ Collins CB / Peters CB
2nd Eli Harold OLB
3rd Jesse James TE
4th Eric Rowe DB
5th Karlos Williams RB
6A Xavier Williams NT
6B Ray Drew DE
7th Max Garcia OL
Harrison doesn't hate the Steelers, but if he signs with another team and we play that team I'm sure his motivation would be off the charts to do well against us. Likewise The Steelers don't hate James either, they offered him a fair and reasonable contract considering their cap issues and his age. He thought he could get more or close to what he was going to make this season but found out different, in the meantime the Steelers signed Foster, got a deal done with Foote, Gay, and now Sanders.
If james would of accepted the original offer the Steelers may not have been able to sign these other players and give tenders to ones they wanted to keep.
I don't fault James or the Steelers in this matter, but I think Harrison and his agent made a mistake with the orginal offer. When they realized they made the wrong decision it was too late as the Steelers committed to signing their other players.
Last edited by Oviedo; 04-17-2013 at 12:03 PM.
Now I'm sure you will come back with the argument of what about when the organization rejects the player so isn't it all right for the player to reject the organization. Sure it is, but I'll still side with the organization because I'm confident they have the long term view whereas the player has the short term view.
I hate Harrison if he isn't a Steeler. I appreciate the memories, but as soon as he's gone, he's Ray Lewis to me. I'll still follow his career and stuff, but that's just cause I'm a glutton for punishment.