Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Don't Forget About Marvin

Marvin Harrison is not your typical wide receiver. Harrison does not have a gold Mohawk or gold grill. He doesn't boast or perform choreographed touchdown dances. Nor does he overdose on pills. Harrison is a rare breed in a position that breeds outlandish personalities. It is easy to miss Harrison.

Especially when he disappears in the big game.

Gomer and Tony Dungy get a lot of heat for losing the big game, but realize that Harrison has done his fair share of going Copperfield in the big game.

Harrison has averaged just over 3 receptions for 46 yards and 0 touchdowns during his last six playoff games.

2006
Championship Game: 4 receptions, 41 yards, 0 TDs.
Divisional Playoff Game: 4 receptions, 45 yards, 0 TDs.
Wild Card: 2 receptions, 48 yards, 0 TDs.
2005
Divisional Playoff Game: 3 receptions, 52 yards, 0 TDs.
2004
Divisional Playoff Game: 5 receptions, 44 yards, 0 TDs.
Wild Card: 4 receptions, 50 yards, 0 TDs.

(And sports writers want to compare him to Jerry Rice. Harrison is more like Tim Brown.) When it comes to a team of chokers, you have to figure that Harrison stands the highest on the whole team.

12 comments:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

does harrison have a tongue? I don't think he can talk.

Scott said...

You can't compare Harrison to Rice yet because he isn't five years past his usefulness.

Eddie Van Halen said...

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Vegan Viking said...

People are finally looking Harrison's way when talking about Indianapolis's playoff shortcomings--during the year Indianapolis finally breaks through its playoff shortcomings.

But really, he's played in 13 playoff games, and he's failed to score a touchdown in 12 of them. That's ridiculous.

Art Monk said...

Harrison is basically John Taylor or Alvin Harper until he has a big playoff game.

Conrad Bain said...

This is good. I've been waiting for the sign. The THN Comments Monkeys are all lining up behind Chicago.

Memo to self: drain all bank accounts and pour every cent on Indy.

Doug Williams said...

Playoff/Super Bowl performances don't define your legacy. Your legacy is your legacy. I glad my MVP performance in the super bowl didn't define me.

Scott Norwood said...

I agree that we shouldn't look to one Super Bowl performance to judge a player's career.

Diane said...

It's not right to compare Harrison to Rice until Marvin proves that he too can Dance with the Stars

Seitz said...

Does Harrison ever get tackled in the middle of the field? I mean, is it considered tackling when you touch a guy who's already slid to the ground to avoid a hit?

NFL Adam said...

Harrison is going to play 20 years because he slides like a quarterback. You have to figure the Bears will take him out of the game.

Andre Reed, Art Monk, Michael Irvin said...

He's no Hall-of-Famer.