The leader of the New England Patriots secondary is back. ‘’I’ve been working out twice a day, pretty much doing everything from on-the-field work to [being in] the weight room to my usual yoga and Pilates,’’ Rodney Harrison said. ‘’I was just doing a lot of different things that I do in order to stay in shape. I’m ready to go.’’
When the Patriots needed to come up with big stops in the fourth quarter, safety
Rodney Harrison came through.
With the Patriots trailing, 24-20, and looking to get the ball back, Harrison tackled running back Willis McGahee on a second-and-8 play – dropping him for a 1-yard loss – that ultimately led the Ravens to punt. On the Ravens’ next drive, Harrison stopped McGahee a yard short of a first down on a third-and-2 pass play, forcing a punt and setting up the winning drive
Earlier in the fourth quarter, Harrison had an interesting exchange with Ravens coach Brian Billick. After safety James Sanders intercepted a pass, Harrison wound up in front of the Ravens’ bench and was apparently passing along some of his thoughts regarding Boller. Billick was within earshot and blew Harrison kisses.
After the game, Harrison described the defense as rising when it counted. “It was just a sense of urgency,” he said. “We were getting our butts handed to us from the run-game standpoint. Guys just looked at one another and said, ‘Forget about what’s happened in the past, let’s step up and worry about the here and now. Let’s make a play.’ “