Reporter: What are your thoughts on his [James Harrison] career?
Bill Belichick: Good.
Reporter 2: Will James Harrison provide intelligence that might help the Patriots?
Bill Belichick: We’re playing the Jets this week. Don’t know what that has to do with it. Maybe I’m missing something. I don’t know.
Reporter 3: Was it important to meet him yesterday and get to know him a bit?
Bill Belichick: It’s always good to meet someone.
Billy B couldn’t have been more nonchalant about one of the most unlikely signings in professional sports since Kevin Durant joined the Warriors after blowing a 3-1 lead against the same team. Granted, you could make the case that the KD trade was a bit more cold-hearted seeing as OKC desperately wanted him to stay, whereas the Steelers cut one of its all-time greatest players right before the playoffs.
Regardless, Patriots signed a man who back in 2011 said “I hate those motherfuckers.” Who once called Patriots great Rodney Harrison a “steroid cheater” and Teddy Bruschi “straight-up simple.” Who once accused the Patriots of stealing the Steelers signs in the 2004 AFC title game and urged Roger Goodell to rescind their Super Bowls. The Patriots signed the Steelers all-time sack leader for a measly $59,000. Cut or not, that has to eat at Steelers fans, especially since we’re less than two weeks removed from a heartbreakingly controversial loss to the Pats at home.
So, lets let the jersey defacing of a two-time Super Bowl champion begin!
Some bonus worthy tweets…
The AFC Championship has the potential to be a blood bath.
This guy, however, did it with tact: