Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was suspended a game for the helmet-to-helmet hit on Brownies’ QB Colt McCoy.
As a Steelers fan, I hate the fact that the NFL suspended one of our best defensive players. However, as they say, “rules are rules”.
Harrison knew what the rules were regarding what are deemed illegal hits. He knew that the NFL outlawed helmet-to-helmet shots. He also knew that the NFL was looking to make an example out of him.
Harrison should have used his head (no pun intended) and led his shoulder – not his head – on McCoy. All defensive players have to follow the NFL rules, no matter how “wussie” they tend to be.
Speaking of which, I think the NFL has gone too far in softening itself. I mean, football is a brutal sport, and players know that going in. I hate those “defenseless player rules” (what the hell does that even mean? Aren’t ALL players defenseless?). And I especially hate those rules protecting the QBs – particularly Tom Brady (Redskins fans know what I am talking about).
But I digress…