James Harrison: Orton Stepped in Front of the Train, Got What He Deserved

Kyle Orton a trash talker?  I wouldn’t have guessed that, but I suppose you never know.  James Harrison insists that the Broncos quarterback was talking smack during Sunday night’s Steelers-Broncos preseason game and ended up getting what he deserved as a result.  It may only be the preseason, but Denver’s quarterbacks are taking a beating.

Harrison recovered a fumble in the game (a call that was overturned) and Orton attempted to tackle him after he scooped the loose ball.  The result was exactly the one we’d expect to see when a quarterback tries to tackle a 250-pound linebacker (hint: something similar to what Ndamukong Suh did to Jake Delhomme).  Harrison felt no remorse, to say the least.

He was running his mouth and getting in the way of the train,” Harrison said after the game, per Mike Klis of the Denver Post.  “And the train wasn’t coming off the track.”

“He was popping off down there the first time they were about to score,” Harrison said.  “So you run your mouth, expect to get something.  Everything’s between the lines, so he got what he had coming.”

Orton should have known that only James Harrison is allowed to run his mouth, even if it’s about taking a trip to the White House.  Love the whole “getting in the way of the train” thing, too.  He should copyright that phrase.  I’ve never heard it before.

James Harrison says Kyle Orton “got what he had coming” [Pro Football Talk]

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L4QZENJKJJYFPRKYQRTZFAAW7M Mister

    That’s big talk for a defense that LOST the game! Maybe he should be an upstanding QB like Big Ben who never runs his mouth – just his johnson on underage girl – that’s much more upstanding. And BTW the train comment was cool!

  • Anonymous

    Orton was not going for Harrison’s knees. That’s how a small tackler brings down a big man. Go low.
    The train did not come off the track but it pulled up short of the station. The object of the game is to advance the ball. By definition Harrison’s action was unnecessary and he admitted so himself. He knows how to play the game like he did in the super bowl. He advanced the ball and is universally praised for it. This time he went for revenge because Orton said something mean to him.
    OK. Orton got what he had coming. Now Harrison gets what he has coming. There is a nice symmetry to it.
    Nobody is nicknamed ‘the assassin’ anymore in the league. The train did come off the track when Harrison decided to go after Orton. His natural instinct is to maim and hurt. That’s not football gentlemen. That’s something else. The track leads to the station but Harrison decided he wanted to hurt somebody instead. Then he brags about it. Now he should get a nice fine and a nice suspension — supervised so he can come off the steroids.
    Harrison should be slapped down and fined by the league for this latest action. Put the animal back in his cage otherwise he should pick up a weapon and stand a post, either way I don’t give a damn.
    Can anybody say ‘roid rage’?

  • Anonymous

    Why is everyone making a big deal about this? Orton turned into a defender as soon as Harrison picked up the ball. Orton has been playing football long enough to know that. He tried to tackle a man with the ball and he got jacked. Now, on the other hand Suh tried to rip Delhomme’s head off and nbody is saying anything negative about that play. What if that had been Tank Johnson trying to rip off Peyton Manning or even Drew Brees’ head? There would be fine, suspensions and all sorts of trash talk about Tank had he or any so-called “dirty” player done this, but because it was the all-mighty Suh, he was just playing football. BS!

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Jack Parkman thinks Harrison needs some original material.

  • Anonymous

    YES! I’m not the only one who remembers Major League 2.

    Mr. Parkman, your a great ballplayer and I just like to say, your standing on the tracks and the train’s coming through, butthead