Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) prior to a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

James Harrison says Steelers lost their best offensive player


Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison is very familiar with his team’s next opponent for Monday Night Football in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison rose to stardom as a member of the Steelers defense, but some separation over money led to the former undrafted free agent bolting to his former AFC North rival.

As Harrison prepares for the upcoming game, he has discussed the offensive unit that he will be taking on and he believes that they took a devastating blow when All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey went down with a season-ending knee injury.

They lost their best offensive player they had in Pouncey,” Harrison said during a conference call.

As soon as Pouncey went down in the season-opener against Tennessee, the Steelers offense took a turn for the worse. They will hope to rely more on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger moving forward.

If they can’t and the offensive line continues to sputter, it is going to be a very long season in the Steel City.

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