A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation. And consider this your open thread for discussing the days events and, well, anything else that comes to mind about the Black and Gold.
– It’s all James Harrison, all the time. Almost all of Mike Tomlin’s press conference was dedicated to the man known as silverback, and almost all of the discussion Tuesday evening was centered on his $75,000 fine, the largest one handed out by the NFL on Tuesday. There’s really not much else to be said that hasn’t already been said, but plenty was still said…
– Ryan Clark (who is worth the follow if you’re on Twitter) had some thoughts on his Twitter account. [Twitter]
– If you followed my NFL Flow Chart on Tuesday I pointed out how the NFL likes to profit off of the hits it is so quick to fine. Here’s a good example: You can purchase a picture of the hit that resulted in Harrison’s fine. If that isn’t an example of an organization talking out of both sides of its mouth, I’m not sure what is. [Pro Football Talk]
– The agent for Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi wanted to see Harrison suspended, saying, among other things. “The Browns are going to be minus a starter. The Steelers should be minus a starter.” OK, and at what point does that line of reasoning end? Anytime a player is injured the other team should be without a player? I can totally see the NFLPA going for that. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
– In other news, Cotter at One For The Other Thumb managed to work a Steve Winwood song into his recap of Sunday’s game. [One For The Other Thumb]
Steve Winwood, for what it’s worth, could flat out sing, even when he was a scrawny 18-year-old white guy.
“That ain’t no Hank Williams song…”
Free Steelers Lounge subscription to the person that can name the movie that line (which was inspired by that song) is from…
And for your random YouTube of the day: Hey! Why aren’t the Browns and their fans screaming about T.J. Ward leading with his helmet at Rashard Mendenhall!? (second highlight) WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!! SUSPEND THAT MAN! Well, no. Not really. Like Harrison’s hit on Josh Cribbs, Mendenhall is a ball-carrier and thus not protected by whatever rules the NFL has in place (that nobody fully understands) for such hits.