Jeff Fisher To Rodney Harrison: “Coming From A Guy Who Was Voted Dirtiest Player 3 Times”
Rodney Harrison accusations about Jeff Fisher came Sunday after cornerback Lamarcus Joyner knocked Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of the game with a diving elbow to the head. Joyner said the hit wasn’t intentional and that he and Bridgewater are friends.
Well, Jeff Fisher responded and might I add: SHOTS FIRED!!!!
Calling Harrison’s comments a “personal attack,” Fisher simply said, “Consider the source,” before listing the myriad of penalties Harrison acquired during his 15-year career.
“You’re talking about a guy that had a great career and was hard to defend and was a really active defensive player. But this coming from a guy that had 18 unnecessary roughness penalties, seven personal fouls, four roughing-the-passer penalties, a total of 77 penalties in his career and was voted three times the dirtiest player in the National Football League, and was suspended for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jerry Rice in 2002,” Fisher said of Harrison, whose low hit of former Rams quarterback Trent Green during a 1999 preseason game ripped up Green’s knee and opened the door for Kurt Warner to help lead the Rams to a Super Bowl championship.
“This is where these comments are coming from,” Fisher continued. “I’ll just say this. Since 2000, it’s been an honor and a privilege for me to be on the competition committee and our main focus, as you guys know, has been player safety. So, for Rodney to come out and say that I did something like that is absolutely absurd.”
Shawne Merriman also said he was a victim of Jeff Fisher’s so called “Targeting”.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 9, 2015