Harrison on the Super Bowl, Brady v. Rodgers, Favre
Rodney Harrison of NBC’s Football Night in America joined the show to discuss last night’s Super Bowl.
– Harrison wasn’t suprised with last night’s result since he felt Green Bay was the better team. Aaron Rodgers did a good job of staying poised despite some big drops from his receivers. Pittsburgh’s pass rush came hard and Rodgers withstood it.
– Dan asked if Troy Polamalu looked injured, but Harrison felt it was more a matter of Polamalu making some bad decisions and taking bad routes to balls.
– He also though the Packers defense would blitz Ben Roethlisberger more instead of having Clay Matthews sit back and spy the Steelers’ QB. But the Packers felt he was most dangerous when he scrambles and doesn’t have to stay in the pocket, so that’s what they forced him to do.
– Harrison still thinks Tom Brady should have won the MVP because of what he had to endure this season. He also thinks the Packers are in better shape for next year than Pittsburgh. Green Bay has players returning from injury and should be the favorite next season.
– Harrison always thought Rodgers was a top-tier quarterback and his performance last night wasn’t a suprise.
– He also thinks Brett Favre did watch the game because he’s a NFL fan and it was the Super Bowl. He probably wasn’t rooting for the Packers.