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Saturday, October 23, 2010

James Harrison Hold Count Stands at 7

Steel Curtain Rising is working to promote Neal Coolong’s effort to document incidents of blatant holding of James Harrison with no flag thrown.

After being quiet for a few weeks Coolong reports on Behind the Steel Curtain’s Pre Game Zone Blitz that the holding of James Harrison picked up a notch this past week.

According to Coolong’s review of the game tape, Harrison was held once at the end of the second quarter, and again at the end of the fourth quarter.

During the season commentators have noted that teams tend to score on the Steelers late in halves. We can see in this instance, that the officials are turning their head the other way as offensive tackles hold one of the league’s preeminent pass rushers.

Coincidence? Perhaps not in this case, as I do not think the Browns scored on either drive, but this does bear watching.

You can find the season-long tally below. “Harrison Holds” = a hold on Harrison not called.

Number times James Harrison was held last week: 2
Number of “Harrison Holds:” 2
Total “Harrison Holds” for 2010: 7

Get the Word Out

This is where you come in. Spread the word!

“Harrison Holds” have been down so far this season, but given the storm of public criticism that Silverback has weathered this week, you can well imagine that officials will be more inclined to look the other way when offensive players hold James Harrison.

So, if you have your own site or blog please link to it Neal’s Pregame Zone Blitz. ReTweet it. Facebook share it, Digg it. Do whatever MySpace users do to share articles.

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