James Harrison gets 2 sacks in Patriots debut and that's OK

Beth Cruz
January 1, 2018

But I feel obligated to keep everyone up to date on the New England Patriots debut of linebacker James Harrison. After being released by the Steelers last week, it took less than a week before 39-year-old Harrison was in a different uniform.

For years, the only thing standing in the Steelers' way of a Super Bowl has been the Patriots.

Yes, if the Steelers and Patriots meet in the playoffs this while situation will once again be a huge story. "For the other one, I was able to cut back underneath the guard, and the quarterback was scrambling", Harrison said about his two sacks.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Harrison, who the team signed Tuesday after he was cut by the Steelers, had worked hard learning the Patriots defense. He is still learning the playbook that should limit the amount of playing time he sees in Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

Clearly, Harrison isn't looking for a bench role with any team. When Harrison lines up across from his former teammates, there's going to be some heated emotions on both sides of the ball. The ultimate verdict on the move remains yet to be determined, but first blood went to Harrison.

During his first presser with the media as a member of the Patriots, Harrison was quite contrite with his answers electing to avoid to answer any questions concerning his time with the Steelers.

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