Posts Tagged ‘James Harrison’
Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 | Pat Kirwan Tags: 2009 Training Camps, Ben Roethlisberger, Dennis Dixon, Dick LeBeau, Heath Miller, Hines Ward, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Limas Sweed, Matt Spaeth, Max Starks, Mike Tomlin, Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers, rashard mendenhall, Santonio Holmes, Shaun McDonald, William Gay
The Steelers return 20 of 22 starters, which makes them strong contenders to repeat as Super Bowl champions. They still have Dick LeBeau running the defense, and his players call him “The Wizard,” which reflects the schemes and creativity he brings. The offense still has Ben Roethlisberger under center and returns RB Rashard Mendenhall after a season-ending shoulder injury last year.
Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Ike Taylor, James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
The morning session was closed, but this afternoon it is open. More than 7,000 fans are here. They sit in bleachers, on hills and some bring their own chairs and blankets. A sea of black and gold on green.
Posted: Friday, July 10th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Andre Johnson, Asante Samuel, Ben Roethlisberger, Bob Bradley, Darren Sproles, DeMarcus Ware, Devin Hester, Drew Brees, Haloti Ngata, Iggy Pop, James Harrison, Jared Allen, Jason Witten, Joe Thomas, John Buzzeo, Johnny Thunders, Jonanthan Ogden, Larry Fitzgerald, NFL Total Access, Nnamdi Asomugha, Orlando Pace, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Randy Moss, Steve Smith, Tom Brady, Troy Palamalu. Adrian Peterson, Walter Jones
Pick your top 20 current players, regardless of position, as I did. It’s more difficult than you think. There’s one caveat — these aren’t ranked in order — but here’s a look at my top 20 as they popped into my head.
Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 | Jamie Dukes Tags: 3-4 defense, Adalius Thomas, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware, Greg Ellis, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Tampa 2, Terrell Suggs
The bar has been set with the recent success of the Cowboys, Patriots, Ravens, Chargers and Steelers’ 3-4 defenses, and now it has become vogue to run the scheme. As many as 15 teams are either making the switch or infusing elements of the 3-4 defense, but can they be successful? Here are five key ingredients that will make or break the transition.
Posted: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Ike Taylor, James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers, rashard mendenhall
Steelers starting cornerback Ike Taylor has restructured his contract to create more salary cap space.
Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison signed a six-year deal Monday worth $51.7 million with $20 million guaranteed, according to his agent, Bill Parise.
Posted: Saturday, April 11th, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware, James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
James Harrison and the Pittsburgh Steelers are closing in on a contract extension that could be finalized as early as Monday, according to Bill Parise, the agent for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Parise says all parties involved agreed to get past the Easter holiday before consummating the deal.
Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers team president Art Rooney II said he is “optimistic” that the team will reach a long-term deal with LB James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Friday.
Posted: Thursday, February 5th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers LB James Harrison made arguably the biggest play in Super Bowl XLIII to follow up winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Now comes the contract renegotiation. Harrison has one year left on his current deal, but his agent, Bill Parise, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he already has held discussions with the team. Parise said he’s hoping for $100 million for his client, though he said that with a laugh.
Posted: Sunday, December 28th, 2008 | Jim Loftus Tags: Dewayne White, Ernie Sims, James Harrison, Kellen Winslow, Kevin Smith, Nnamdi Asomugha
Carolina is not going to have an easy time stopping the run today, even though the Saints have deactivated running back Pierre Thomas. Panthers defensive tackles Damione Lewis and Maake Kemoeatu were both deactivated, leaving Carolina short-handed against the run.
DT Nick Hayden, a 2008 sixth-round pick from Wisconsin, should make his first NFL start for the Panthers.
Posted: Sunday, December 28th, 2008 | Adam Rank Tags: Cleveland Browns, James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers, willie parker
Missing James Harrison is huge for IDP players, but shouldn’t hurt the Steelers team defense which has a great matchup against the Browns. Coach Mike Tomlin wants to end the season on winning note, so he will play all of his starters, but for how long if the Steelers turn this one into a laugher?
Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2008 | NFL.com Staff Tags: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
A bit of good news for the Steelers — LB James Harrison, who left the game during the first quarter with a hip injury, is back on the field.
Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 | Jim Loftus Tags: Baltimore Ravens, James Harrison
As good as the Ravens defense is, it actually could have been even better.
Back in 2004, when Baltimore was finalizing the roster it needed to bring to training camp, it decided to release a linebacker it had allocated to the Rhein Fire that spring. But it felt it had little choice. The Ravens needed to bring another tight end to training camp so they said goodbye to linebacker James Harrison.