We’re playing the Jets this week, Belichick said. I don’t even know what that has to do with it. Maybe I’m missing something, I don’t know.
Harrison, who remains the Steelers’ all-time leader with 80 1/2 career sacks, was released by Pittsburgh Saturday to make room for tackle Marcus Gilbert’s return but signed with New England following a visit to Gillette Stadum Tuesday.
Despite having to watch his former teammate join his rival’s roster, Roethlisberger has no hard feelings toward Harrison.
James has to do what James has to do, Roethlisberger said. It’s not like he called (and) asked me if he should or not. James was out there as a free agent. He has to do what’s best for his family. I wish him the best. I had a lot of good years with him.
Fleury was right in line with the average for the past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, sporting a penalty-kill save percentage over that span of .874. His hot start with the Golden Knights this season and continued strong play following a concussion have him sitting pretty with a penalty-kill save percentage of .930 so far this season. That’s almost assuredly going to bottom out. Combine that with Fleury’s even-strength save percentage of .938, also a near-unsustainable level, and his ratios are due for a dip. Not to mention, the workload is pretty equally shared with Malcolm Subban at this point.
The statement, in part, explained that the doctors hadn’t seen video of Savage in a so-called fencing posture, a response to a concussion in which the victim’s arms are flexed or extended after impact:
The review showed that following a hard tackle, Mr. Savage was immediately removed from the game and evaluated for a concussion. The Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant (UNC) and team physician reviewed the initial broadcast video, saw the play and Mr. Savage’s response and followed the Protocol by performing a complete sideline concussion evaluation on Mr. Savage, which he passed. The slow-motion video, which focused more directly on the fencing posture, was not broadcast until after the doctors had begun the sideline evaluation and thus was not seen by the medical staff prior to the evaluation. The Texans medical staff continued to monitor Mr. Savage after the initial evaluation and shortly after his return to the game, identified symptoms that had not been present during the sideline evaluation and took him to the locker room for further evaluation.