Today is ILB David Harris' birthday. Now, we don't generally make a big deal of these things around here, but as we all know, the Hitman is one of the most underrated linebackers in the league. The team MVP stays quiet and doesn't seek out attention. He is also about to become a free agent.
We are about to face the Pittsburgh for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. The Steelers have won two of those with the help of former Jets draft pick LB James Farrior. Gang Green let Farrior go after one of his best seasons, and his replacement couldn't live up to his predecessor. I remember 2003 as a year in which the Jets couldn't stop a nosebleed and opponents ran all over them.
In addition, just last year LB Jonathan Vilma played one of his best games in the Saints' Super Bowl win. It was bittersweet to watch another former Jets draft pick at linebacker shine somewhere else.
So what I'm saying is, I would really hate to lose David Harris. I hope we win the Super Bowl this year, and I hope we win some more with his help in the future. (Wow, what a shockingly brash and bold thing for a fan to hope for!) But anyways, I wanted to put up this post to give Hitman some love. Even though he didn't win the popularity contest which is the Pro Bowl, we here at Gang Green Nation know that he plays at an All-Pro caliber and we hope GM Mike Tannenbaum makes sure that we keep him for many years to come.