In maybe the most predictable move of the season, the Patriots have signed former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker James Harrison, just two days after his release. It's really quite impressive how much the Steelers have outdone their recent stupidity with this move. A mere 9 days ago they were running the most predictable fake-spike play in NFL history, Big Ben threw into a blanket of about 13 Patriots defenders, and now they're throwing away franchise icons, only to be picked up by their biggest competition in the AFC. Sad!
Not only can the Steelers NEVER beat the Patriots, but now they're losing their all time sack leader to them as well.
It's going to be soooooooooooooooo sweet to tie their Super Bowl win record with one of their all time greats along for the ride.
As soon as Harrison cleared waivers you knew this move was coming. It made all the sense in the world. He still wants to play, and the Patriots front-7 needs all the help it can get. I bet James Harrison didn't even waste his time checking his phone or talking to his agent once he got the news he was released. I'm guessing he drove to the airport. got a ticket to Boston, landed, took a shit because he's wayyyy to big for an airplane bathroom, rented a car, started driving to Foxboro and walked in the facilities and was handed his playbook.
Now I'm sure Steelers fans who surely must be panicking now will tell you that James Harrison has only played about 50 snaps this season, accumulating 3 tackles and 1 sack, and is over the hill. That only makes me love this move more. As the great TB12 once said he's fresh as lettuce. Plus one sack would put him within shouting distance of the team lead here. Not only that, but I'm sure he's in meetings now giving the Patriots his years of insider Steelers knowledge, although knowing Bill and Ernie Adams track record they'll probably be teaching James Harrison a thing or two about the Steelers defense.
Sure James Harrison is 39 years old, but I think you could use his lack of playing time this season as a strength, plus we have this dude behind center who is 40 years old and he seems to be working out just fine. Speaking of working out just fine (maybe I still do have it!) If there's one thing James Harrison does its, work out, despite his advanced age the dude is still a freak show.
The Patriots don't need him to be 2008 James Harrison, if he can help their defense get some pressure on third down in the playoffs it's a win. My guess is he'll end up with some huge post season sack. Probably against Big Ben, man I still can't believe the Steelers allowed this to happen. Plus he's already making jokes. I cannot wait to see this man in a flying Elvis helmet! Blitz for 6 is back on! (never was really off but whatever)
This is hilarious