The San Francisco 49ers might have a huge break if the NFL decides to be extra tough on a player that seems to always get into trouble with the league.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was part of yet another controversial hit, this one coming on Thursday Night Football. Harrison went hard to the helmet of Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, which seemed to daze the young signal-caller. Harrison has gotten in trouble for these hits before, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he could be back in hot water again.
The debate about whether Harrison will be suspended will continue at NFL offices Monday morning. But at the very least, he will be hit with a hefty fine for his latest controversial hit.
Harrison being out against the 49ers could turn into a huge advantage for this football team. The offensive line struggled all game long against the Arizona Cardinals, and with Pittsburgh's defense being one of the best in the business, you have to figure that Harrison would be a major disruptor against Alex Smith and the 49ers pass protection. This decision could have a major impact on their crucial Monday Night Football tilt.