Green not bitter about Harrison hit, 1999 Rams season

You can’t look at Trent Green without thinking of Rodney Harrison and the tackle that knocked the quarterback out of the 1999 season and launched the storybook NFL career of Kurt Warner. Does Green hate Harrison? Does Green hate Warner? Nobody would blame Green if he would have gone Ray Finkle and held a huge grudge.

But that’s not Trent Green, who was pretty open to talking about Harrison and Warner in the NFL Network green room Thursday.

Green harbors no ill will towards Harrison and said that he roots for Warner — who led the Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII. One fan asked Green during his chat if he still thinks about that 1999 season, if he believes the St. Louis Rams would have won Super Bowl XXXIV with him and if he would have had a career similar to Warner’s.

“Yes, I think we still would have won the Super Bowl,” Green said. “It’s easy to play the ‘what if’ game. But I would like to think that we would have had many years of success in St. Louis had I stayed healthy.

“As far as career numbers, I think Kurt and I are pretty close in that regard. I’ve been fortunate to play a while and with a lot of good players and coaches.”

Green seemed to enjoy his chat, and if there was one thing he regrets, it’s that Pierce Faragasso in Greenwich, Conn., didn’t leave a phone number so he could deliver a birthday call like Tedy Bruschi did the other day.

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