James Harrison makes a living hunting quarterbacks. He spends his free time hunting buffalo. I’m not referring to the kind who roam Ralph Wilson Stadium in upstate New York. I’m talking the big stinky 600 pound beasts who still populate certain portions of the United States and Canada. While I spent the bye week sitting on my couch eating junk food, Harrison was hunting bison with a 50 caliber military sniper’s rifle.
This weekend, the Silverback and his Pittsburgh Steelers will be going after significantly smaller game when they face the Cleveland Browns. Let’s face it, if the NFL were a lake, the Browns would be the guppy you threw back because it wasn’t worth your bait. Although the Brownies have played shockingly well under the direction of quarterback Seneca Wallace. His ankle injury was a huge blow to whatever slim chances they would have this Sunday.
Furthermore, the walking turnover machine that used to be known as Jake Delhomme also suffered a high ankle sprain last weekend. It appears that neither quarterback will be healthy enough to start so the Browns will be turning the offense over to rookie Colt McCoy.
Sunday probably can’t come soon enough for Harrison and Mister Woodley.
Let’s take a look at what Dick LeBeau and his defense does to young inexperienced QBs. I’ve looked over the past few seasons and found eight QBs with less than one year (16 games) of starting experience who started against the Steelers. Here’s how they performed:
Not pretty, is it? Needless to say, every one of those games was a win for the Steelers except against Clemens. He and his Jets somehow managed to pull off an overtime win.
Throwing a rookie quarterback making his first career start to the Steelers D is like throwing fresh ground hamburger into a lion’s cage. I would almost feel sorry for poor Colt except you see what his wife looks like. Oh, and the fact he plays for the Browns.
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