James Harrison will never be viewed as an impartial observer when it comes to matters involving Roger Goodell, but his comments about the NFL Commissioner are always good fodder for us media folks.
"If (Vilma) loses, it shows Goodell does have too much power," Harrison said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "and if he wins, it opens up the floodgates."
Harrison also shared his opinion on the league's approval of a proposal that players must wear thigh and knee pads beginning in 2013.
"I don't know how many guys end their career on a thigh or a knee bruise," Harrison said. "If they really want to do something, they should get rid of the high-low block. I thought that was illegal, but it isn't (on running plays).
"If you ask me, I think it's more dangerous in the run game. When it comes down to it, the (NFL) Competition Committee doesn't feel that way. Of course, a few of those guys that are on that (committee), their teams practice doing that, so they wouldn't feel that way."