Tag:Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:49 pm

Ndamukong Suh’s problem can be solved

The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh is one of the best defensive players in the NFL today. He is also said to be one of the dirtiest players in the game. After witnessing his actions in the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers, someone needs to really sit this young man down and talk to him. Without agression as a part of your game in the NFL, a player will not last five minutes. If Mr. Suh needs an example of how to be an intimidating force without being fined and ejected, is one person that can be presented to him - Mean Joe Greene.

Does anyone out there remember Mean Joe? A first round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 out of  North Texas State, Mean Joe played 13 seasons for the Steelers. At 6-4 and 275 pounds, Greene was a combination of size, speed, quickness, strength and intimidation. He was able to have a Hall of Fame career and win four Super Bowls. All without stomping on any of his opponents on national television. Greene faced multiple blockers, just as Suh does. The most striking difference between the two, other than the era that Mean Joe played in (late 60's - early 80's) is that Greene channeled his frustrations into sack and tackle totals. Suh is going to lead the league in fines and suspensions, if he's not careful.

Just a suggestion. Ndamukong, stop making excuses. Stop saying that the man upstairs or your mom will judge if you are a dirty player. Take responsibility for your actions, man up, admit you have made some mistakes, and talk to someone. Someone who has experience in the NFL. A man who can talk about the nuances of playing on an NFL defensive line. That man is Mean Joe Greene. Do it. Quickly.

Forget your reputation, that's already in the tank. I'm saying you should save your career. Now.


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Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:02 pm

Joe Paterno Has Full Support From Franco Harris

The sexual abuse scandal at Penn State continues to grow. Legendary ex-football coach Joe Paterno, who has support from the "heads stuck in the sand" student body, has hired a criminal defense attorney. It seems that Joe Pa may need to loan his attorney to some of the students who participated in violent protest after his firing. That being said, Coach Paterno has a famous alumnus who has come out in full support of his former coach. That person?  Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris. Harris is apparently upset by the manner in which Paterno was fired by Penn State's Board of Trustees.

Harris believes that the firing is an "over reaction" by the board. He told Ed Schultz on MSNBC that Paterno did what he was supposed to do in this situation. Harris said that Paterno "reported the allegation" and this resulted in the alleged child abuser, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky leaving the program. He was also upset that Paterno recieved a phone call, which served as his notification that his services were no longer needed, effective immediately. Is Franco Harris so blinded by loyality to Joe Paterno that he can't see the bigger picture? Is this the first postulate of Penn State football, do not snitch on a fellow member of the football organization?  You can not criticize Joe Pa?

Franco, being a member of the Football Hall of Fame does not translate into common sense, does it? The fact is that Joe Paterno did not fullfill a moral obligation to the young boy who was in the shower with Sandusky. He did not contact law enforcement. There are things which are more important than winning a college football game, and helping this young boy was one of those things. How dare Paterno attempt to come off as a victim. He lost his job as a football coach. What did those young boys lose Franco? Does that matter to you?

It's nice that you want to defend and support your legendary college football coach, Franco Harris. I would like to remind you one thing, Franco.

Victims do not reach out to criminal defense attorneys.

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