As soon as a Steeler, now a Patriot, James Harrison is hitting again.
Harrison was ripped by his former Pittsburgh teammates after the Steelers minimize him and he signed with New England this week. On Friday, Harrison fired again.
“If anyone thought that I signed a two yr cope with a workforce within the NFL at age 39 to take a seat on the bench an acquire a test and a participation trophy, they’re mistaken,” he wrote on Instagram. “I didn’t signal as much as sit on the bench and be a cheerleader. I used to be clear about that after I signed, and I used to be advised I’d be on the sphere after I signed.”
Harrison solely performed in 5 video games this season. Teammates mentioned earlier within the week that he snored in conferences and left the stadium earlier than the tip of the Bengals recreation. Harrison has performed all however considered one of his seasons within the NFL as a Steeler. That is his 15th season out of Kent State.
Harrison added that he acquired no repetitions throughout coaching camp and solely acquired “lip service.” He additionally famous that he requested to be launched a number of instances, and that he visited Ryan Shazier, a linebacker who suffered a severe spinal harm in early December, within the hospital, regardless of a teammate saying he didn’t.
“Perhaps I don’t deal with my frustration one of the best that I may’ve,” he mentioned. “On the finish of the day, they made a enterprise determination and so did I.”
Earlier within the week, teammates took concern with Harrison crossing enemy traces to the Patriots, who’re competing with the Steelers for AFC supremacy.
“If he did that, that’d be actual fugazi, lame, L-12, pull-up-on-’em kind … you may’t simply take the entire playbook,” Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree mentioned, based on the Submit-Gazette. “Now you’re going too far. However he could have did that. You by no means know. He could also be at that time the place he’s so mad, he most likely simply mentioned, ‘All proper, I don’t actually know the playbook this yr, however I’m (gonna) take the entire playbook to Invoice (Belichick) and let him do what he does.’”