Linebacker James Harrison made it clear on the first episode of Hard Knocks that he wasn’t a fan of the camera or the added attention a show like that brings to an NFL team. Asked why he has such an aversion to the extra attention from Hard Knocks:
“I don’t feel they deserve to be here. They did nothing to be here other than they want to be here,” Harrison said. “They didn’t put no blood, sweat and tears into (any) of this. All these men here, they’ve done that. They did nothing. No one deserves to see this, to come inside unless you’re part of this.”
“I don’t like reporters too much,” Harrison said. “Nothing personal. It’s just the profession. You might be a good guy. I just don’t like your profession.”
As for who shined in practice, rookie dafety Shawn Williams had a good day, highlighted by a pick-6 of backup quarterback John Johnson.
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict and tight end Jermaine Gresham got into small scuffle, which should be viewed as great news, as it only shows the new mentality Gresham has come into camp with vs. past years.The normally timid and passive Gresham has suddenly got an edge to him that will hopefully play up to his full potential in 2013.
Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson were both out today, and it was the second-consecutive day for Johnson. He may have an injury the team isn’t ready to disclose yet until they determine the full extent of it, but it doesn’t appear as though it’s anything serious.
Cornerback Brandon Ghee returned to practice after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday’s game vs. the falcons, but he only predicted with a helmet and no shoulder pads as he was held out of contact drills.
A.J. Green, Vincent Rey and Andrew Whitworth are also still not practicing and it’s unclear when each player will be healthy enough to return. All three look doubtful for Saturday’s tilt with the Tennessee Titans.
Speaking of Whitworth:
Andrew Whitworth always taking care of his QB. Carrying pads isn’t just for rookies. pic.twitter.com/aELkERf2Ay
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 12, 2013