Found December 09, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
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. Just as he did, Harrison launched himself at the quarterback, raising his helmet ever-so-slightly before contact. He led with the crown and never attempted to dip his neck. Harrison hit McCoy on the rise and made contact with his helmet, a textbook illegal hit. McCoy left the game for three plays but returned later in the drive. We've defended players getting flagged for dirty hits on this site a number of times. Sometimes it's impossible for a defender to change his trajectory or angle to avoid hitting a player coming at him at full speed. This wasn't one of those circumstances. Harrison ...

Cleveland Browns best chance to beat Pittsburgh Steelers didn't involve Colt McCoy - Bill Livingston

Pat Shurmur said injured Colt McCoy gave the Browns their best chance to win in the fourth quarter against PIttsburgh. It sure didn't look like it, though.

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...

Harrison’s hit on McCoy could fall into gray area of rulebook

The concussion that Browns quarterback Colt McCoy apparently suffered on Thursday night came after Steelers linebacker James Harrison lowered the crown of his helmet into McCoy’s face. Based on his history of fines for illegal hits, Harrison could be facing a six-figure fine or a suspension for his most recent transgression. But Harrison believes it…

Just James Harrison Being James Harrison

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Colt McCoy Played With Concussion

Just how hard did Cleveland Browns' quarterback Colt McCoy get hit by Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison? McCoy told the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram when asked about the vicious hit, "I honestly don't remember." How can Colt McCoy not remember the helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end that knocked him out of Thursday night's game? Even...

Browns' McCoy shows his toughness, too, after hit to the head

James Harrison was flagged 15 yards for unnecessary roughness for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

Browns' McCoy has concussion from hit to head

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended his team's handling of quarterback Colt McCoy's head injury in a loss to Pittsburgh.

Mayock: McCoy would benefit from longer throws, faster receivers

It's tough to decide if Colt McCoy can be the Browns' quarterback of the future, because he doesn't have a deep threat like Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace or Cincinnati's A.J. Green, according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.

Shurmur defends McCoy decision

Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended his team's handling of quarterback Colt McCoy's head injury in a loss to Pittsburgh.

Steelers vs. Browns

When the Browns have the ball: The offense doesn't have a playmaker, and RB Peyton Hillis has missed half the season with injuries. Yet he still leads the team with 321 yards rushing. Without a running game and no reliable receiving threats, QB Colt McCoy has still passed for 2,524 yards and 14 touchdowns, but has taken a pounding behind an offensive line that is weak on the right side.
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