View Full Version : James Harrison unlikely to play in Steelers' opener

Bronco Rob
09-07-2012, 12:09 PM
It appears increasingly likely the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without linebacker James Harrison when they open their season on Sunday night.

Harrison missed practice for the second consecutive day on Friday. He later tweeted it "looks like" he'll be a gametime decision against the Denver Broncos.

"The knee didn't feel too good," Harrison said Friday, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "They want to let it rest and see if rest will help it and make the decision when the game comes."

But Harrison might be too optimistic. Kaboly reported Harrison is "highly unlikely" to play in Denver.

Harrison, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 15, was activated by the Steelers last week with the hope of having him ready for Week 1.

Kaboly reports Chris Carter will start at right outside linebacker in Harrison's place. The team will likely activate Adrian Robinson or Marshall McFadden from the practice squad.

At 34, any lingering knee issue for Harrison should be viewed as a significant big-picture concern for the Steelers.


Drunk Monkey
09-07-2012, 12:26 PM
woot woot

09-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Good I don't want any playmakers getting cheap shot

09-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Well there goes moving the ball for all those free 15 yards penalties.

SoDak Bronco
09-07-2012, 12:34 PM
I can already hear the excuses if we beat them...

09-07-2012, 12:35 PM

Garcia Bronco
09-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Could be massive lies.

Smiling Assassin27
09-07-2012, 12:42 PM
At first i was all:


but then I was all:


09-07-2012, 01:20 PM
Dang was hoping to get to see decker come in motion and crack down on Harrisons knee

Rulon Velvet Jones
09-07-2012, 01:28 PM

09-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Steelers Defense has not replenished their talent like you think they would have. Most of their Defense is under-performing, but hard-nosed...with the absence of Harrison, only Woodley and Polamalu are true stars, the rest are just solid role players.

I don't underestimate them, but we can do this.

09-07-2012, 02:47 PM

09-07-2012, 03:01 PM
Can't wait for the Steelers excuses...or at least from their fans.

09-07-2012, 03:42 PM
That's fine, they can have their excuses. We're without our starting right guard and team captain - Kuper.

So, whatevs you stupid yinzers...

09-07-2012, 10:39 PM
He still remembers the last play he was in on last year.

[Pulp Fiction] You feel that sting, big boy, huh? That's pride FRiCKIN' with you! You gotta fight through that sh!t! [/Pulp Fiction]

09-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Shouldn't he be suspened for a year... Oh, wait...

09-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Stay down, bitch.

Bronco Rob
09-09-2012, 10:36 AM