I remember a play earlier this season, when Albert Haynesworth — the $100 million albatross for the Washington Redskins — was blocked, went to the ground, and instead of getting back up and re-joining the play, opted to remain on the ground doing … well … nothing. In the fourth quarter of Saturday’s epic at Heinz Field, James Harrison was in a similar situation. After attempting to strip-sack Joe Flacco and falling to the ground, Harrison instantly jumped back up, re-joined the play, and chased Flacco out of bounds for his third sack of the game. It’s the little things, people.
Here’s James Harrison doing what James Harrison does: Messing people up.
This next sack was, I thought, one of the turning points in the game. It was the first play after the Steelers cut the deficit to 21-14, the Renegade video had played, the crowd was going bonkers, and then Harrison runs over Willis McGahee and drops Flacco. It was almost as if Harrison and the defense said, “look, guys … we got this.”