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Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:03 pm
Edited on: May 26, 2011 7:00 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Roger Goodell took to the podium at the NFL owners' meetings in Indianapolis on Wednesday to address the lockout. He also talked about the new rule changes in place to improve player safety.

Unfortunately, no one asked him specifically about James Harrison hopping on Twitter Tuesday night and calling the NFL's rule-makers "idiots."

"I'm absolutely sure now after this last rule change that the people making the rules at the NFL are idiots," Harrison tweeted.

Harrison was referring to the new "club accountability" rule the NFL announced Tuesday. Under that rule, teams with a certain number of players (currently undetermined) who violate player safety rules will be fined a certain amount of money (also currently undetermined).

Harrison wasn't the only Steeler who took umbrage to the NFL's recent decision.

"Thoughts on "the Steelers rule"??? lol im sorry that im not sorry we hit 2 hard," LaMarr Woodley tweeted Wednesday morning.

Referring to the NFL's implementation of club accountability as the "Steeler rule" probably won't win Woodley any fans on Park Avenue, but it's probably pretty accurate.
Safety Rules

After all, Art Rooney acknowledged that the Steelers would have been one of the "three or four teams" who received a fine in 2010 had the rule been in place.

And you can expect Steelers fans to get upset, and Steelers players to accuse the league of targeting their franchise. The reality is, though, that you'll be hard-pressed to find a team that more flagrantly violated the helmet-to-helmet and defenseless receiver rules than Pittsburgh in 2010.

Many people will call that "just playing real football" or some other cliche. But it won't matter if the league doesn't agree.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:27 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:36 am

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

Now, the question is: Once the lockout ends, will Harrison be fined for calling some NFL people idiots?  Will he defend by arguing that he can say whatever he wants while there's no agreement in effect?  Stay tuned.

Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:52 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

Big difference in watching the tonnado damage.  No one makes a choice to have a tornado rip their lives apart. 

What I meant is that they CHOSE to do this so it's not my business if they decide they'd rather damage their brains than "soften" the game.  As long as they don't complain later about the after affects, because they have all benn warned.

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:14 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

Yowsa, we are witnessing a name change, from the National Football League to the National Tiddlywinks League.O, boy, what fun!!!!

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 6:11 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

More proof of Roger Goodell's ruining of the NFL. First no endzone celebrations, then no hard touching now the D can't even 'pop' someone. I swear someone needs to give the NFL defense some teeth once again.

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 5:35 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

Pay the fine.  Keep kicking ass as you always have.

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:32 pm

Harrison: Rule-makers at NFL 'are idiots'

when you say you don't care it's not your health on the line do you sit around at night and watch the tornado catastrophies like it's it's cool entertainment,and laugh and say it's not my house that got destroyed. we've all got a choice to choose our occupation but if you knew that down the road you were exposed to unsafe conditions and you recieved health related problems from it don't call he cochran group and say I didn't know. We know and to sit there and say f*** it let em go for it  is just plain crazy. James Harrison don"t get brain trama symtoms when you retire and act like you didn't know . The evidence is out there. All these rah rah guys think it"s handcuffing thier game. we;ll check in with you 12 yrs down the road and see the results. This is for the benefit of all the players who love the game. If you wanna see personal tradgity and say what ever it's not me. Check youself before you wreck yourself!

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