James Harrison has been the “poster-boy” for the new enforcement having to do with contact this season. On media day, Harrison let some of that anger out by taking a humorous strike at Roger Goodell.
Clearly, James was mocking the fines that have cost him so much money this year. I think Harrison should be expecting another fine in the mail for a head-to-head hit on the commissioner’s feelings. It is media day, and anything humorous is definitely allowed, but this is clearly a big accusation against Goodell’s new enforcement of the rules.
Although more humorous than the other protests, this will get the point across. If the whole pro-athlete thing doesn’t work out, he might have a fall back plan in stand-up comedy. His attack is not without reason, as anyone would be mad if they lost more than a hundred thousand dollars in fines over one football season. If a person with a normal job lost this much money they wouldn’t be “bitter” they’d be bankrupt.
Also at the Steelers media day, center Maurkice Pouncey said he is probably going to play in the Super Bowl. When asked if he would be playing in Super Bowl XLV he replied, “Most definitely, I feel positive right now.” He was also asked what the odds of him playing were and he put his odds at “75 percent”.