You wouldn't think this is something that needs to be said. But there was Cincinnati Bengals rookie Jordan Campbell turning to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year at a linebackers meeting and asking, "You want some, too, James?"
Hard truth: James Harrison is not a man to be trifled with. And he's certainly not a man you should challenge to a feat of strength that doubles as a test of masculinity. Especially if it's in front of "Hard Knocks" cameras.
The result was obvious. I clocked Harrison crashing Campbell's hand to the table in 1.7 seconds.
It's hard to make out exactly what Harrison screams after he is victorious. There seems to be an "I'm the g-- damn man now!" There's almost definitely a "You will learn to respect me!" Everyone in the room is laughing ... save for James Harrison. This was serious business.
Harrison stalked back to his solitary area in the meeting room, a character in "Over The Top" come to life, his extreme alpha male status secure for another day.
Here's what else stood out in Episode 4 ...
Roster cutdowns still are no fun
When "Hard Knocks" introduced us to unknowns like Jheranie Boyd, Richard Quinn and, yes, ill-conceived arm wrestler Jordan Campbell, we knew they had no chance.
Silver: Prophecies for 2013
Michael Silver peers into his crystal ball, making eight predictions about this season. Who will be named MVP? More ...
It's like when a character is randomly introduced in the middle of a slasher horror movie. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the person's only use to the plot is to die.
By the end of the episode, all three players were gone, released as the Bengals cut their roster to 75 ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
Margus Hunt is a comedic genius
Hunt should be Lorne Michaels' replacement for Bill Hader on "SNL."
Jay Gruden delivers the coaching rant of the summer
"Concentration, poise. You gotta have it on every snap in this game. Otherwise, you're going to get your ass beat time and time again. You're going to be 18th-ranked in offense. You're going to be 9-7 or 8-8, and you're going to be f-----' watching the playoffs at home every year. Yesterday, we took a major step backwards, and now today, we gotta take two steps forward.
"You gotta have great attention to detail, not just on Sundays, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If you want to mull around at .500, f-----' then come out here and f--- around and f--- up. But if you want to be great, then you have to set your standards high and come out and go after it every f-----' day."
That's a good job by you, Jay.
And now, a tweet we can safely publish concerning Jordan Dalton
Ladies, the line forms to the right!
Your Obligatory Jerry Jones Cameo
We're guessing there were no jokes in Jones' suite at that moment.
Hey, what was that song during the practice montage?
There you are, A.J. Green!
Debate: Underrated/overrated teams
Green remains something of a premium cable wallflower, though we did enjoy one exchange (or at least half an exchange) with Dalton on the sidelines in Arlington.
Dalton: "Get a good play out there ... because I'm comin' right to ya."
We haven't seen chemistry like this since Montana-to-Rice, people!
» I shot a bird with my grandfather's BB gun once and had nightmares for a week. Mike Zimmer probably slept pretty well after gunning down that giant deer whose head now hangs above his desk. Still, shouldn't he take his rifle over to India and bag himself a bengal?
» It's a two-way tie between the plaintive wail "Get us out of here!" and the matter-of-fact dryness of "Yo, straight up, I don't play the lightning stuff" as the best reactions to the storm that sent players and coaches running for cover.
» Jheranie Boyd said he is the only person on Earth with that first name. He knows this because of Google. This further emboldens me to name my first son Jheranie Marvin Hanzus. Gotta get the wife on board, though.
» Actually Zimm, don't bag a bengal in India. They're totally endangered.