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Thoughts on Harrison eating a roster spot.

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 86WardsWay, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Man, I'm torn here if they don't start using him soon. I expected a lot more than him riding the pine for 8 games and inactive the last 2. Don't know if it was a healthy scratch or his back was hurting from sitting so much.

    If we are saving him for a late season run then I expect he will be scratched again this week and then will see more time for the Cincy MNF game and then the Rats under the lights again and finally very active for the Patriots in Blitz packages with Watt on the field as well just to confuse Brady.

    Not sure what the plan is though but to this point it will be shame if they hold him back going into the most important games coming up.
  2. steelersfansince84

    steelersfansince84 Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    He will be unleashed in the cold weather games starting next month
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. turtle


    Jan 14, 2015
    HUGE fan of JH92, as I'm sure most are, but it seems the coaches are definitely sticking to their plan- give the young ones some experience. And Watt's performance is hard to argue. Could they put JH92 in on some late game drives....sure. But right now it seems giving the up and comers a full workload is trumping the fall back to ole reliable.

    Will Watt hit the rookie wall? If JH92 starts playing more in weeks 12 and further then we may assume they are letting Watt recover to a lesser degree.
  4. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Harrison has a back injury, that plays a part in him being inactive.
    • Agree Agree x 3
  5. DSteelerCT

    DSteelerCT Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    I'm sure his locker room, veteran presence brings value, even if he never sees the field again.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    For what he has brought to our team he can take up a spot this season. He will see action, mark it down.
    • Agree Agree x 4
  7. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    It's the Duce Staley syndrome......
    • Disagree Disagree x 3
  8. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    i'd like to see him eat tom tom. :smiley1::cool:
    • Agree Agree x 3
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  9. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    He showed he can still play. I honestly think the plan has been to unleash him once Watt starts to hit that rookie wall which I believe is starting to happen.
  10. groutbrook


    Oct 23, 2016
    It's another Tomlin mystery that doesn't make sense. No method to the madness.
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  11. knab70

    knab70 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Saving the best for last! Deebo will be tossed the hat when the wheels start spinning!
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  12. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    I like the way they are moving Watt around and I can certainly envision and would actually expect a few scenarios where JH and Watt start to see time on the field together either in place of Dupree or even more intriguing in place of VW on passing downs, either in coverage or rushing up the middle. Gotta find a way to increase our pressure especially up the middle using only 4 or 5 . It will be essential against you know who....
  13. 69-2now

    69-2now Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    I can't wait for Brady to look over and see James and have that scared little boy look on his face.

    That $hit puts a smile on my face.:smiley1:
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  14. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Harrison will be unleashed when he is needed most. No need to do so now.

    Besides, the more reps Watt obtains, the more rapidly his abilities develop.
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  15. 58stillers


    Nov 14, 2011
    I think he’s earned the right. Potential upside is better than some 3rd or 4th string rookie or special teamed that might never see the field.

    I’m surprised he hasn’t seen more action, but, I’m sure he’ll be ready and willing when the coaches do call on him.
  16. SteelerJJ

    SteelerJJ Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011

    Staley did have some really nice sweatsuits.

    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
  17. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Guess those hip thrusters with hundreds of pounds of weight didn't help his core.
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  18. Thigpen82


    Oct 17, 2011
    Along with the point about saving him for when needed, this is it, for me.

    If it was the case that we dropped a younger player with tons of upside to keep him here, then there would be more of a case perhaps. But there were no Derek Moyes’ this year.
  19. Coastal Steeler

    Coastal Steeler

    Oct 16, 2011
    Silverback is the reason we won SB XL111 with his Pick 100. He can retire whenever he wants in my book. Plus, other teams fear him still.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  20. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Has there ever been a player who was dominant from rookie on?

    Oh yea his brother JJ lol
  21. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    The whole situation with Harrison makes little sense. This notion that we are saving him for later in the season is silly.
    I'm not saying he should be starting, but if he at all figures into our plans then he needs to be at least getting a handful of snaps per game when healthy.
    We're not talking about a young guy who has his whole career ahead of him. Even if he's just insurance, he needs a handful of snaps. All the other back up OLB's are at least getting some ST reps.
    Either he's dropped off that much or the coaching staff is nuts?
    • Agree Agree x 1
  22. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Didn’t we have this conversation before the Chiefs game? James will be ready when called upon
    • Agree Agree x 1
  23. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Do not fear the man who has a thousand moves....
    Fear the man who has practiced the same move a thousand times...

    While I personally would love to see him out there and while I also agree he should be getting at least some reps.....there is no doubt in my mind that he will be ready when called upon......soon......

    Winter is coming........
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    • Agree Agree x 1
  24. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I feel better with him there and apparently they do too
  25. 65Toss-Power-Trap

    65Toss-Power-Trap Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    Landry Jones is eating a roster spot, not James Harrison.
    • Disagree Disagree x 1

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