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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    sure about that?... Wallace left because he didn't get the offer he thought he was worth. Harrison left because he didn't get the offer he thought he was worth....
    You sir are incorrect.
    Wallace LEFT because the PAY RAISE the Steelers offered him did not meet his demands. We then extended Brown instead.
    JAMES WAS FIRED for not taking a PAY CUT to his EXISTING CONTRACT....BIG DIFFERENCE.

    Will there be boos? Perhaps. Some.

    But I guaranty you JH will get more love than Wallace because there is NO COMPARISON as to why they are no longer Steelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    You sir are incorrect.
    Wallace LEFT because the PAY RAISE the Steelers offered him did not meet his demands. We then extended Brown instead.
    JAMES WAS FIRED for not taking a PAY CUT to his EXISTING CONTRACT....BIG DIFFERENCE.

    Will there be boos? Perhaps. Some.

    But I guaranty you JH will get more love than Wallace because there is NO COMPARISON as to why they are no longer Steelers.
    agreed. James Harrison was a beast. Paid his dues early in his career...worked his tail off.. made the most of his opportunities, and became a pro bowl caliber OLB. Love him or hate him, as a steeler fan you have to respect him because he was a representative of the long standing tradition of excellent steelers linebackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    agreed. James Harrison was a beast. Paid his dues early in his career...worked his tail off.. made the most of his opportunities, and became a pro bowl caliber OLB. Love him or hate him, as a steeler fan you have to respect him because he was a representative of the long standing tradition of excellent steelers linebackers.

    true. lets also not forget the intensity, leadership and fear he brought to this team.
    the steelers made the correct business decision. harrison did not. he may enjoy a long playoff run. not sure if they will make up for the millions he lost out on tho. only he knows for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    true. lets also not forget the intensity, leadership and fear he brought to this team.
    the steelers made the correct business decision. harrison did not. he may enjoy a long playoff run. not sure if they will make up for the millions he lost out on tho. only he knows for sure.

    you are right. He was an intense, mean individual for the black and gold..

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    true. lets also not forget the intensity, leadership and fear he brought to this team.
    the steelers made the correct business decision. harrison did not. he may enjoy a long playoff run. not sure if they will make up for the millions he lost out on tho. only he knows for sure.
    I doubt he enjoys a long playoff run.... and I don't think he will miss a few million. I believe JH left over general principle. He played hard, gave his all and we approached him instead of Woodley or Troy when it came time for a paycut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    agreed. James Harrison was a beast. Paid his dues early in his career...worked his tail off.. made the most of his opportunities, and became a pro bowl caliber OLB. Love him or hate him, as a steeler fan you have to respect him because he was a representative of the long standing tradition of excellent steelers linebackers.
    Funny thing he is so lost in a 4/3.
    Frankly, I have always thought he would be an absolute beast at MIDDLE in a 4/3 looking at his particular skillset.

    He aint that good in space.

    James was unique at his position for how good he was against the run, he is extremely powerful and after facing OTs all these years, would eat lead blockers for lunch.
    I could see him wading through the inside traffic all day long to crush runners.

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    Head-to-head: Steelers LT Kelvin Beachum vs. Bengals LB James Harrison

    December 14, 2013
    By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



    The Bengals' James Harrison pauses during warmups before their game against the Steelers earlier in the season.

    James Harrison delivered his version of his amazing Super Bowl interception return for a touchdown with the Cincinnati Bengals, and it had the same incredulous effect on his teammates and coaches.

    Two differences: This return was for 21 yards against the Cleveland Browns, not 100 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

    And this one didn't count.

    Harrison's interception return against the Browns last month was negated by an illegal block penalty, but not before the former Steelers linebacker bounced off his own teammates and ran through two Cleveland linemen into the end zone. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called it "an Earl Campbell run."

    Even though the touchdown didn't count, his teammates were so inspired, they ran off 31 unanswered points to come back and beat the Browns, 41-20.

    Harrison hasn't made many big plays with the Bengals, not like he did with the Steelers, but he is playing more and having more of an impact than he did earlier in the season.

    "He probably doesn't have as much production as he probably wishes he had," Lewis said. "But he's doing a really valuable job in there."

    Harrison wasn't used a lot early in the season with his new team and, when he was, it was in a much different manner than with the Steelers. Instead of lining as the weakside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, the Bengals used Harrison on the other side in a 4-3 front with the Bengals, rarely having him rush the passer.

    And he came out of the game in sub packages, something he never did with the Steelers, significantly limiting his playing time. That's why Harrison played only 14 snaps in his first meeting against his former team in Week 2.

    "They're trying to get him on the field more in sub packages," said tight end Heath Miller. "I know early in the year he was just playing in base and a lot of teams were playing three wides, so he wasn't getting as much opportunities as they would like or he would like. They're figuring out ways to get him on the field more."

    The Bengals needed to make adjustments in the defense when Pro Bowl tackle Geno Atkins sustained a season-ending injury Oct. 31 against the Miami Dolphins. And one of the ways they looked to sustain their pressure was to play Harrison more -- and similar to how he played with the Steelers.

    Harrison has played 57 and 53 snaps in two of the past three games and gone back to lining on the right side as a stand-up rusher. He has only two sacks, but nine of his 13 hurries have come in the past four games.

    "They utilize him a lot more, especially where he's more comfortable -- on our left side," said right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

    That means Harrison will line against left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who is expected to start after missing last week's game against the Miami Dolphins.

    "He can set the edge, he can get after the passer, he can disrupt the middle," Miller said. "So they're certainly playing to his strengths. That's good for him, not for us."

    http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/s...#ixzz2naIjOAyu

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    James Harrison is solely responsible for a rule change. OTs can now basically hold the rusher. He was unstoppable so the rules had to change.

    Wallace on the other hand....changed nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyhawk View Post
    James Harrison is solely responsible for a rule change. OTs can now basically hold the rusher. He was unstoppable so the rules had to change.

    Wallace on the other hand....changed nothing.
    He changed tax brackets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    He changed tax brackets...
    only Federal, Florida has no State income tax...

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