Well, you knew it was only a matter of time, right?
A few weeks ago when James Harrison finally stepped away from the gridiron, we are assuming for good, when he would be in front of a microphone and asked about his departure from Pittsburgh.
The next question would be none other than: Mike Tomlin or Bill Belichick?
This is exactly the scene which took place on the show “The Undisputed” with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.
I’ll just let Harrison do the talking...check out the clip below:
Better coach: Mike Tomlin or Bill Belichick?— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) July 19, 2018
"Belichick. Tomlin needs to be a little bit more disciplined. ... Man, I've seen Tom Brady running to a meeting scared to be late." — @jharrison9292 pic.twitter.com/9oA0lZ3XHM
If you can’t watch the video, you can see several segments Harrison provided for the show on their official Twitter page, but while praising Belichick he is throwing some serious shade on his former employer.
I have a feeling there won’t be a ton of Pittsburgh Steelers fans who will come to bat for Tomlin. After all, many see him as nothing more than a figure head, or a cheerleader as Terry Bradshaw put it, than they do a cerebral X’s and O’s coach.
However, you have to take Harrison’s words seriously considering the way he speaks about Tomlin’s handling of players. Without saying it, Harrison paints a picture where Tomlin plays favorites to the superstars, and handles everyone else differently. You could certainly connect the dots between Harrison’s comments and situations like Le’Veon Bell missing practice prior to the Jacksonville Jaguars playoff game.
Either way, this will just be another chapter not only in James Harrison’s history with the black-and-gold, but also another chapter in the Steelers vs. Patriots rivalry.
If you want to check out more of what Harrison had to say on the show, here is a clip below where he talks about getting to know, and liking, Tom Brady:
"I'm a Brady fan now; I'm not going to lie. I wanted to hate this dude. He's the ultimate teammate. ... Tom is a great QB -- the best ever. I've never seen anyone with his study habits, his preparation. He's filling up a whole notebook of notes with each game." — @jharrison9292 pic.twitter.com/awpILGJYP7— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) July 19, 2018
As I’m sure you will, let us know what you think of all this in the comment section below!
PODCAST discussing Harrison’s comments: