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Browns facing Harrison without malice

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08:11 AM ET 12.29 | Colt McCoy, knocked from action by James Harrison, remains sidelined as his Browns teammates prepare to face the Steelers for the second time in four games. Harrison's suspension, which cost him about $73,000, was the first handed down by the league in over 20 years against a player making a play rather than intentionally kicking or stepping on an opponent. "We haven't even thought twice about [the Harrison hit] after that week," said Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson. "He's back playing. We're going to show up, just as usual. That Harrison situation is not a focus of ours, by any stretch." "We're not going into this game thinking about getting even with him," said Josh Cribbs. "We're going in thinking to win it."

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December 29, 2011  08:15 AM ET

They're going straight for the knees yo!

December 29, 2011  08:15 AM ET

It wasn't a dirty hit though.

December 29, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Payback Time, I would rest him!!!

December 29, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Translation: "Harrison is gonna catch a cut block on every snap, we're just smart enough not to announce that fact."

December 29, 2011  08:34 AM ET

I'd love to see Peyton Hillis truck him.

December 29, 2011  08:43 AM ET

There's malice, just wait until the game starts.

December 29, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There's malice, just wait until the game starts.

Heck yes. Harrison should be looking over his shoulder all game.

December 29, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Translation: "Harrison is gonna catch a cut block on every snap, we're just smart enough not to announce that fact."

I agree one hundred percent. Either they don't care about their quarterback, or they're just not going to go public with their hatred of Harrison.

December 29, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree one hundred percent. Either they don't care about their quarterback, or they're just not going to go public with their hatred of Harrison.

If they announce their intention, the NFL will warn them not to do it. Then when they do nail him the penalties will be harsher. Keeping quiet is the smart play. Either way, Harrison better have his head on a swivel.

December 29, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If they announce their intention, the NFL will warn them not to do it. Then when they do nail him the penalties will be harsher. Keeping quiet is the smart play. Either way, Harrison better have his head on a swivel.

And the situation regulates itself. No need for fines or suspensions.

December 29, 2011  09:15 AM ET

What position does Malice play, and why don't the Browns have him for the game? Is he on IR?

December 29, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Well, I'm pretty sure Josh Cribbs won't be the offensive player trying to even the score, but I bet all the Cleveland players spent lot of time seeing their QB getting rocked by Harriso and being told that can't be allowed to happen to their team.

December 29, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Well, I'm pretty sure Josh Cribbs won't be the offensive player trying to even the score

Motion a TE to whichever side Harrison plays, with the mission of nailing him as soon as an O-lineman engages him. It limits the gameplan, but what else does Cleveland have to play for? Might as well play for their QB and their dignity.

December 29, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Harrison will be just fine, but you might want to warn the Browns and especially Seneca Wallace not to do any boot-legging, fake run, option passes to the left.

December 29, 2011  09:50 AM ET

Let's see, last year Harrison took out two Browns (Cribbs included) in their first meeting and all the talk was about the Browns getting revenge when Harrison and the Steelers came to Cleveland. Final score: Steelers 41, Browns 9. So much for revenge. You don't want to anger the wild man from Kent State else he might quote from 'Tombstone'

"You tell them I'm coming . . . and Hell's coming with me! You hear?! Hell's coming with me!

December 29, 2011  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Let's see, last year Harrison took out two Browns (Cribbs included) in their first meeting and all the talk was about the Browns getting revenge when Harrison and the Steelers came to Cleveland. Final score: Steelers 41, Browns 9. So much for revenge. You don't want to anger the wild man from Kent State else he might quote from 'Tombstone'"You tell them I'm coming . . . and Hell's coming with me! You hear?! Hell's coming with me!

The Browns don't have much talent on the team, but they must have even less cojones.

December 29, 2011  10:19 AM ET

I would probably say Harrison is on his last **** -- one more stupid move and he will be done with the NFL ...

December 29, 2011  10:20 AM ET

I guess T&R have no idea what a "bus pass" is -- usually called a c-h-i-t ...

December 29, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I guess T&R have no idea what a "bus pass" is -- usually called a c-h-i-t ...

It's also probably the most common way people get around the block on that other four letter "-hit" word for fecal matter.

 
December 29, 2011  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There's malice, just wait until the game starts.

Word.

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