Most fans know it. Al Harris can’t hang with big and strong receivers. Against regular sized receivers, Al Harris is one of the best in the business.
He’s strong and wiley. However, against guys bigger and stronger than him, he’s just about useless.
Our defense is one of the best in the leagues, but our defensive backs worry me, and shockingly enough, it’s not the young guys. It’s Al Harris. Last year’s playoff game against then Giants brought Harris’ weakness to the forefront. If he isn’t bigger and stronger than the WR, he will be beat. Plaxico Burress knew it, and exploited it.
The Lions TRIED to exploit it in the first half, but couldn’t hang on to the ball. That’s understandable when Atari “spider monkey” Bigby is bearing down on you. Whoops. Then something happened. Bigby got a little banged up and left the game. Suddenly it was just Collins back there to lay the wood and the Lions didn’t respect it. It showed during the Lions touchdown pass to 38 yd TD pass to Calvin Johnson. Rouse, the replacement, missed a tackle after Tramon Williams decided we were playing two hand touch. Uh-Oh.
Al Harris and Charles Woodson. Who can beat that, right? Well, a lot of people apparently. Reputation only gets you so far. Charles Woodson stepped up in week two and made PLAYS. Woodson got a pick six and resulted in a T.D. that forced me to make a patented Packerslounge.com touchdown shot. Al Harris just shook his dreads around a little. Yeah, nice hair. Now make a play.
Next week we play the Cowboys, with Owens as their main wide receiver. Are you ready, Al? Odds are they try to move him as much as possible so YOU are the man who covers him. They’re on to you. We’re all on to you. Can you step up and answer the call? As a Packers fan, I sure hope so. Make them pay, Al.
The one person who has the biggest say on whether the Packers start 3-0 or 2-1 is Al Harris. You can do it, Al. Make the plays. We need you to. Good luck.
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