Found December 07, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
PITTSBURGH -- The text messages bounced from old friend to old friend last week, from state to state, sharing the news that Mo Tipton had passed away. When the news reached Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, he had one immediate memory of his former coach at Coventry High School in Akron, Ohio. "Coach Tipton was the first guy that ever said one day I'd be playing NFL ball," Harrison said. Harrison, who was barely 16 and had never played a high school varsity game at the time, shot a sneer at Tipton upon hearing his coach's bold declaration. "I think he was just giving me a pep talk," Harrison recalled. "I didn't believe it all." Now, it all really is hard to believe. James Harrison, dumped and dismissed so many times, a guy too short at 6-foot with too short of a temper, ended up proving his coach right. The Steelers, who cut Harrison three times in 13 months in 2002-03, have reaped the rewards of calling him back the fourth...

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 Harrison Um, because you tried to put the...

James Harrison Knocked Josh Cribbs Out When they were College Teammates

Remember last season when James Harrison came across the field and threw a vicious helmet-to-helmet shot on Josh Cribbs as he was being taken to the ground?  It may be tough to recall any specific instances of cheap shots from Harrison since there have been so many like this one and this one, but the [...]

Headhunter: James Harrison flagged for vicious hit on Colt McCoy

James Harrison is never going to learn. Late in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers ugly 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns, the oft-fined linebacker drew a 15-yard penalty for a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on quarterback Colt McCoy. As the Browns QB ran up in the pocket, Harrison approached to prevent McCoy from running for a first down. McCoy released the ball quickly...

Colt McCoy Doesn't Remember What Happened After James Harrison Hit, Exposing NFL for Major Concussion Protocol Issues

With 5:53 left in Thursday night's Browns-Steelers game, quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled to his left and released a pass just before linebacker James Harrison lowered his head and hit McCoy directly in the helmet. McCoy remained prone on the field for a minute or two and made his way to the sideline, but shockingly, he only missed a couple of plays, returning to the field minutes...

Colt McCoy May Have Concussion

Quarterback Colt McCoy may have sustained a concussion on his helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker James Harrison in Thursday's battle at Pittsburgh, according to the Canton Repository. Fantasy Spin: McCoy took wicked hits all night in the loss. But if he is unable to go in Week 15 at Arizona, the second-year pro shouldnt be missed by fantasy owners as he carries a dull 74.6...

Steelers LB James Harrison disagrees with penalty for McCoy hit

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In the NFL, stomping on an arm is a worse crime than a helmet to helmet hit

The Steelers' James Harrison did it again. He nearly decapitated Browns QB Colt McCoy with another in a long series of vicious helmet to helmet hits. Now I'd like to know something. If an arm stomp gets this "habitual offender" a 2 game suspension... Why shouldn't this much more dangerous hit get another "habitual offender"suspended for the season...

More Steelers Browns Observations From Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 14-3 Thursday night at Heinz Field and here are some of my post game observations after going through the game again. Lawrence Timmons bit hard on the play action on the early long completion to Evan Moore and never recovered in coverage. On the second big completion to Josh Cribbs, Troy Polamalu guessed wrong and Cribbs was wide...

League’s explanation of hit on McCoy doesn’t bode well for Harrison

The Browns likely are in hot water for allowing quarterback Colt McCoy to play with a concussion.  Steelers linebacker James Harrison apparently will be in hot water for giving it to him. We explained earlier today that the rule book contains language supporting Harrison’s belief that McCoy was fair game for a helmet-to-helmet hit because…

PFT Live: Daily NFL rundown

Mike Florio discusses trending topics in the NFL, including the Steelers 14-3 win over Cleveland, James Harrison’s helmit-to-helmit hit on Browns’ QB Colt McCoy, a preview of Saints vs. Titans, and an update on Tebowmania through Week 14.

Colt McCoy’s Father Furious Browns Let Him Play with a Concussion

When Colt McCoy took this brutal hit from James Harrison on Thursday night, he reportedly suffered a concussion.  It is unclear at this point if the Browns knew he was concussed when they checked him out or simply didn’t pick up on it, but McCoy missed only a play before returning.  As you might imagine, [...]
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