Your Knees Are A Little Safer Now That Rodney Harrison Retired
Called “the dirtiest player in the league” by many NFL players, Rodney Harrison has retired after 15 seasons. A majority of the complaints about cheap shots will disappear this upcoming NFL season, as well.
Although I’m a Patriots fan, even I, and hopefully every other Patriots fan, knows that Rodney Harrison is basically an asshole when it comes to playing football. Although I’ve never talked to him, I bet he’s an amicable guy and a nice guy. When he steps on a football field though, you could have saved his child from a fire, and he would still light you the fuck up if he’s supposed to.
Harrison’s not just dirty in the aspect of playing. He was also suspended for 4 games in 2007 for using illegal substances. I find the use of any kind of PEDs despicable, hence the reason I’m skeptical about baseball now, so Harrison wasn’t one of the players I liked in New England. In the end, though, he was a great defensive leader, and Tedy Bruschi won’t be there much longer, so there has to be another veteran that can step up and give this very old defense some kind of morale.
I probably would have liked Harrison more, had he not let this happen.
He is the reason, however, that Vince Young doesn’t want to play. Note: this was in a pre-season game, and look how seriously Rodney Harrison takes the play. You won’t find that in many players.