James Harrison a Cleveland Brown? No thanks.

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With two seasons left on his contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers released outside linebacker James Harrison. A part of two Super Bowl championship teams in Pittsburgh, with five Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams and an AP Defensive Player of the Year award, Harrison leaves with quite a resume. And he can take the resume and the baggage that

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Steelers cut Browns nemesis James Harrison

James Harrison has left a trail of broken bodies in Cleveland and I’m not just talking about guys on the roster. Sure, Mohamed Massaquoi, Josh Cribbs and Colt McCoy took their bumps (videos,) but remember that James Harrison also suplexed an unruly Browns fan who ran on the field during a game. Well now, James

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Animated: James Harrison personal foul headshot on Thaddeus Lewis

In case you missed it and want to follow along as the NFL offices levy fines against the notorious James Harrison, here is his all-too-typical hit on Browns quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.   [Related: Cabot: Shurmur, Heckert “Expected To Be Fired” Following Pittsburgh Game]

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Steeler returned to field after he “woke up”

The Pittsburgh Steelers could find themselves in hot water with the NFL regarding concussions, but this time it isn’t because James Harrison delivered one. Running back Chris Rainey was momentarily unconscious after a collision with Indianapolis Colt corner Jerraud Powers. See if any of this sounds familiar. “I didn’t examine (him),” Tomlin said. “I just go with the doctors.

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Colt McCoy Doesn’t Remember James Harrison Hit

In a Friday morning interview with long-time sports talkshow host Dan Patrick, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said that he has no recollection the infamous concussion-inducing hit by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. “I don’t remember the hit but I’ve seen it several times,” McCoy said. “I know the things that happened up to that

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Bounties are wrong, but it doesn’t really bother me that much

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To me, morality is fine, but fake morality isn’t. I’d be lying to all of you if I proclaimed that the bounties that are being reported for knocking players out of NFL games is shocking or even all that bothersome. In fact, it is so unsurprising that I am a little bit shocked it has

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No Excuses and Plenty of Blame in Colt McCoy Concussion Case

I was hoping after the Peyton Hillis situation finally went away that the Browns would be finished for this season with unnecessary non-football storylines for the year.  Technically, I guess sustaining a concussion on the football field is football-related, but the way Colt McCoy’s head injury has escaped the confines of game day and Berea

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Possible Suspension and League Review Reported In Response To Harrison Hit On McCoy

I was at the game on Thursday in Pittsburgh, seated approximately twenty rows from the top of the stadium.  Our seats were on the opposite side of the field from where the Harrison hit on McCoy took place. Without assistance of binoculars, the jumbotron, or slow motion replay from our living rooms, we all stood

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Not Breaking News: Steelers’ Harrison Doesn’t Understand the Rules

“From what I understand, once the quarterback leaves the pocket, he’s considered a runner,” Harrison said. “All the defenseless(ness) and liberties that a quarterback has in the pocket are gone and you can tackle him just as he’s a running back. The hit wasn’t late, so I really don’t understand why it was called.” -James

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How Will the Steelers React to James Harrison’s Rant?

Playing in the AFC North comes with a special set of challenges in the NFL because of how well run the Steelers have been historically.  Many Browns fans wish that the Browns had a fraction of the leadership and culture that the Steelers have had as they have won Super Bowls over the years.  This

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Colt McCoy Talks Browns, Steelers on The Dan Patrick Show

Dan Patrick caught up with Colt McCoy today on his radio show, and in case you missed it, I wanted to run down some of the stuff that Colt had to say.  If you would like to listen to the entire segment, you can do that on DanPatrick.com DP: “Are you the starting quarterback for

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The NFL, Injuries, Cutler and Cribbs

The culture of the NFL opens the league to a wide variety of opposite forces.  Players want to be viewed as warriors.  The league uses slow motion highlights to paint them that way.  Companies like Nike and Under Armour do everything they can to paint them that way too.  Ronnie Lott’s legend couldn’t be bigger

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Week 17 Open Thread: Steelers at Browns

And here we are folks, the NFL season comes to an end today for the Cleveland Browns (5-10) as they host the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) at 1 p.m. It is a rematch of a Pittsburgh win earlier in the season, and the Browns will hope to match their record from last year with another

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James Harrison Is Whining, Not Quitting

Anyone who seriously reports on James Harrison “quitting” the NFL is playing dumb. Nobody actually thinks the dude is quitting. I am a bit surprised that someone who has been spouting off at the mouth so vociferously since knocking two players out of last Sunday’s game would pull the drama queen card out of his

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While We’re Waiting… Fast Frontcourt, Commercial Cliff, Helmet-to-Helmet Profits

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Things are happening: “Okay, I’m a little bit excited. I’m not going to lie. This is the first look we got at the Hickson-Varejao

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Harrison’s Postgame Comments Show Ambivalence, Ignorance

In a game that should be known for the return of Ben Roethlisberger, Colt McCoy’s first start in the NFL or even the continued exploitation of cornerback Eric Wright, we unfortunately have a Browns blowout loss that is blemished by the helmet-to-helmet tackling of Pittsburgh’s James Harrison.  And while we have done our fair share

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While We’re Waiting… James Harrison, Helmet-to-Helmet Headhunter

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Paging Roger Goodell: “It’s time to decide, NFL: You’re either serious about the concussion issue or you’re not. If you are, something needs to

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James Harrison is a Repeat Offender

Hours after the game, one thing really sticks out in my mind.  Again, I don’t want you to think I have a vendetta against James Harrison.  I don’t.  I am almost more upset with the referees who have failed to throw flags.  After doing a bit of research, I uncovered this body slam of Vince

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McCoy Plays Well In Loss to Steelers

I will still say that there is no such thing as a moral victory in the NFL.  There is certainly no moral victory when you lose to a divisional rival like the Steelers 28-10, no matter how much of an underdog your team might be.  And so the Browns lose on a day when Browns

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While We’re Waiting… QB Competition, Dez Bryant and Jamario Moon

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering (even on the weekends) of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Digging into Holmgren’s comments about the QB position for the Browns: “Citing the fact that he isn’t a ‘big

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