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    James Harrison - Pittsburgh Steelers - 2012 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com

    The Steelers are missing a lot of leadership this season both on and off the field with Ward,Smith,Kemoetu and Farrior and now add Harrison to the mix with a likely PUP 6 week absence on the horizon.

    I don't think the Steelers are going to be a problem for the Pats playoff seed quest for a top spot..in fact with all these guys gone,they may end up on the wrong end of the W L column.

    Thats alot of experience and leadership gone.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    That's two prominent AFC pass rushers down, one for the count and the other for just a few weeks. The Suggs injury obviously benefits the Pats, as they play the Ravens very early on in the season. Harrison's problem could linger if it's already giving him trouble, and that could benefit the Pats in a potential playoff showdown.

    The Pats need to get a handle on the offensive line. Some don't seem very concerned, but I am. Mankins is back and practicing, which is awesome. Vollmer, on the other hand, could be at a crossroads in his early career. Those back issues that were so prominent in the scouting report on him persist. Many feel the G spot (ha ha) will be okay, but the T spot is one worth monitoring closely.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I want the Steelers to destroy the Broncos on opening week, and then I want them to destroy the Jets week 2. After that, they can lose 14 straight for all I care.

    So here's hoping that his replacement can play well for at least 2 weeks! :eat3:
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I'll drink to that.:eat3:
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    minor knee surgery..ill say 3-4 weeks if all went well
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    Plus it's a new offense and the OL looked pretty shabby the other night.

    That's a team possibly in decline and needing to rebuild on the fly, maybe. It depends on how the aging process is going to manifest on the defensive side. They were pretty good last year. They are a great organization. They should be a tough out for anybody, but I don't see them winning that division. They could fall to third.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I'm going to say it, wait for it, wait for it..... GOOD. That is at least a couple weeks he won't be trying to hurt someone who doesn't actually deserve it.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    That's just about every report that I've heard today here in Pittsburgh.

    They're saying that in a worst case situation he may not play for the rest of the preseason, but that he definitely should be ready to go for game #1.

    Even if he had to miss a game or two, I don't think it'd matter that much, nor do I think they'd put him on PUP.

    profootballtalk.com has the same report (minor cleanup, expected to miss 2-3 weeks)

    Not sure where rotoworld is getting their info, but I hope that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    He won't miss 6 games. Now if he hurts the knee again...he very well could. But i bet 3 weeks.. MAYBE 4 at the longest
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I think the Steelers have some variables (some that you mentioned) that make them hard to predict this year. I certainly agree that they may be in for more of a "fall" than many expect--but I don't know how bad that may be.

    They very well can still win 9 or 10 games and be a very tough out in the playoffs with a WC spot.

    The AFCN is a tough division to predict, and there is some parity between the top 3 teams of PIT, BAL, and CIN. (depending of course on your personal opinion re: CIN this year. I do not see them making the playoffs this yr myself)

    I could easily see PIT winning the division still, just the same as I could see them going 10-6 or 9-7. I still think they are a serious competitor though, as they can be a very tough out at any given game. They are almost certainly a wildcard team at worst.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    Exactly. I think that maybe rotoworld is just speculating that since he's PUP eligible still (hasn't practiced this TC), that maybe a setback like a scope job/minor cleanup can potentially put him on the PUP list to start the season.

    Now if it somehow ends up being 4 games (per your worst scenario) It would all depend on whether or not Tomlin would see more value placing him on PUP or not, since it would tie up a roster spot.

    Either way it's obviously something to keep an eye on, but most of the beat writers and local news reports have he and the team claiming that he should be fine to start the season--or at worst miss the first game or two.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    If there's one thing that people should realize about the Steelers it's that they always find a way to be good.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    My thoughts exactly. After the Patriots they are for me anyways the second best franchise in the league at keeping things going at a very good level.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    You don't have to like the Steelers (believe me I don't) but I respect them for the very reason you've listed. Some organizations know how to win and Pittsburgh is one of those in the NFL.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    The Steelers have been going 2 playoff seasons, one non-playoff season since 2000. If the pattern holds, they would miss the playoffs this season.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I acknowledge that point and would also like to throw up they haven't had a losing record since their 6-10 2003 season. Playoffs or not, they should make life difficult for many teams.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I would certainly agree with this point, absolutely.

    The overall record and any potential slide from the PIT team is up for debate, as many variables are in play--injuries, age, the new offensive system, the status of Wallace, etc.

    Whether or not they would be a tough out is almost a given though.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    Word is the Steelers really like the Robinson kid they picked up as a UDFA, and you know how good they are at plugging people in at OLB. And that D-line looks pretty stout with Pats Draft section binky Alameda Ta-amu joining Heyward, Keisel, Hood and ex-Pat Kade Weston.

    They'll be fine defensively, they always aware. Their biggest area of concern is the O-line, and although Adams sucked the other night, the kid has talent, and they look to be moving away from the massive Road Graders they've always favoured, and moving towards a more finesse type system. DeCastro will be the best G in the league in a year or two.
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    At least 2 teams on average in each conference miss the playoffs after making them the previous year.....I think Pittsburgh will be one of those teams.

    8-8 for the Black & Gold is my prediction :rocker:
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    Re: Steelers James Harrison undergoes knee surgery...expected to miss at least 6 game

    I wouldn't worry about Week 2. An emaciated Kenyan child could probably generate a pass rush against D'Bustashaw Ferguson.
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