James Harrison is one of a kind. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
The notorious workout freak and physical specimen wasn't happy in Pittsburgh anymore, so he did what he could to get out of dodge.
Among ways Harrison tried to get himself out of Pittsburgh, one team source said Harrison was known to sleep in a recliner chair during position meetings and snore loudly while Joey Porter would teach.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 28, 2017
Harrison had played in the outside linebacker role for the Steelers since 2004 (with the exception of that weird 2013 season when he played for Cincinnati), but with his aging legs and the emergence of TJ Watt, Harrison was not getting the playing time he wanted. While he was still able to rush the passer, he was just too slow to drop into coverage and cover tight ends and running backs.
Now, Harrison has joined the evil empire in Foxborough.
Brady: “So a lot of the guys on the team do this mostly body weight workout I invented, the TB12 Meth...”— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) December 26, 2017
James Harrison: “That’s cute...how many 45 pound plates this facility got?” pic.twitter.com/zSJ3wCV1nK
It's going to be terrifying to see Harrison finally strap on that Patriots uniform.
Fun subplot: New England might play Kansas City in their first playoff game.
I know the obvious James Harrison/Steelers revenge angles are there ...— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) December 26, 2017
But Harrison absolutely owns Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher in his career
KC could be Patriots' first playoff matchup
He's a ticking time bomb that's going to go off in the postseason. Bet on it.