There seemed to be a flurry of brutal, cringe-worthy hits around the NFL this weekend, several the fault of Steelers linebacker James Harrison who leads with his helmet as predictably as Billy Joel closes concerts with "Piano Man."
Harrison joked after the game about the way that Browns QBslashRBslashWR Josh Cribbs was "asleep" after one of his helmet-to-helmet hits. This wouldn't seem so strange if it had happened in the locker room with his teammates. But he said this to reporters. And coming the day after a Rutgers football player was paralyzed from the neck down it just couldn't have seemed more ignorant or mean-spirited.