Rodney Harrison and Jeff Fisher goin back and forth
Sunday night Rodney Harrison called Lamarcus Joyner's hit on Vikings Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a "dirty hit" before adding, "I wasn't surprised because it happened to me in 2006." Harrison went on to detail a hit from Titans WR Bobby Wade: "He chopped my knees and tore my knee up," Harrison said. "I'm lying on the ground, and I look at Jeff Fisher and he's smiling and laughing. So this is typical of Jeff Fisher-type teams."
Jeff Fisher responded by unloading a full verbal arsenal on Harrison. "This is 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," Fisher said. "And he was voted three times the dirtiest player in the National Football League and was suspended for a hit, a helmet-to-helmet his on Jerry Rice, in 2002. Okay? This is where these comments are coming from."
On Tuesday, Harrison responded to Fisher's response to Harrison.
"The bottom line is this, all I did was I spoke on an experience that I had," Harrison told Seattle's KJR Radio. "Bobby [Wade] came and hit me on my knee, I looked up to the sideline and those guys were laughing and joking. You don't laugh and joke at anybody's injuries because it can happen to any football player at any point in time. That's what I saw and I just spoke about it. He took things personally and made it what it was and then he started naming all these personal fouls and penalties and stuff like that. Basically saying, 'Look at the source.'
"Well, look at the source: A two-time Super Bowl champion, a guy that played in four Super Bowls, a guy that had a heck of a career, a guy that loves the game. And did I play on the edge? Yes, I did play on the edge. But if you're calling me dirty and you assume that I am a dirty player. ... Well, if I am a dirty player then guess what, I should know what a dirty hit is."