James Harrison on Former Coach Mike Tomlin: “He Needs To Be A Little Bit More Disciplined”

James Harrison. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9123379fb)

During his recent appearance on Fox Sports’ Undisputed, linebacker James Harrison was asked to give his opinion on two of his former coaches; Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick.

Harrison, who decided to leave the Steelers towards the end of his career and play out his last season with the Pats, said that Tomlin is a good coach that “needs to be a little bit more disciplined.”

Mike Tomlin is good as a head coach,” – said Harrison. “He’s a players’ coach. I think he needs to be a little bit more disciplined.”

Harrison then proceeded on to say that Belichick is “by far” better coach than Tomlin.

The big thing with Belichick is he’s very regimented, he’s disciplined, everyone is going to be on the same page, there’s not going to be anything as far as someone doing their own thing. I think over there [in New England] their whole coaching staff is like that.” – he added.

James Harrison became a member of the Steelers in 2002 when he was signed as an undrafted free agent. During his time with the organization, he won two Super Bowls, had five Pro Bowl selections, two First-Team All-Pro honors and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. Harrison is also Steelers’ all-time leader in sacks.

His exit from the organization, however, wasn’t all that great like his time there. Harrison was released in December 2017, after he became displeased with his role on the team. He then joined the Patriots until the end of the season, before announcing his retirement in the offseason.

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