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Weighing in at 242 pounds and towering above most defenders with an NBA like six foot height advantage, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is certainly one of few figures you wouldn't like to meet in a dark alley late on a Friday night.
But away from Harrison's physical and intimidating stature, No. 92 is well known for being one of the nicer guys in the league, even though his hard hitting nature may lead some people to believe differently.
In the past two weeks since the NFL's recent attempt to knuckle down on head clashes and unnecessary roughness, many big name players have felt the pinch of a little discipline. Ray Lewis was one of many to emerge from the shadows and speak out, and it then became fairly predictable that James Harrison would be the next verbal leader.
So what did the Steelers main man have to say?
Nothing out of the norm. However, Harrison appeared to be notably ticked off with Roger Goodell and the NFL, stating that he wasn't going to change his defensive plan, despite the recent crack down.
Unfortunately, James Harrison went back on his word.
On the weekend against Miami, he played with his usual presence. But instead of targeting wide receivers and laying hefty hits on players, James Harrison chose to take a hesitant approach when a big play opportunity presented itself, and instead pulled back like a stubborn race horse.
Now, the question needs to be asked. Is James Harrison happy in Pittsburgh?
I guess it's fair to say that Harrison can't complain. He's had the luxury of winning the Super Bowl twice, and has also earned many recognizable awards in black and yellow.
Still, a hard hitting player wants to make big plays, and the fact that Harrison missed Steelers practice this week paints the whole story. We'll have to wait for further developments, but this is definitely a story to keep an eye on in the coming days.