James Harrison already fitting in with Patriots organization

Ryan Hannable
December 29, 2017 - 3:28 pm

FOXBORO -- James Harrison has only been a member of the Patriots for a few days, but he's already fitting right in.

On Friday, in his first meeting with the Patriots media, Harrison spoke for just under two minutes and didn't have much to say. He wouldn't take any questions about what happened with the Steelers, as earlier on Friday he released a statement on Instagram. The outside linebacker cut the interview off after there were no questions about the Jets.

Here is the complete transcript.

Q: Is there anything you'd like to add to your comments to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and on Instagram?
James Harrison: "That's it."

Q: What motivates you as a 39-year-old?
JH: “I like to compete. That is my main motivation.”

Q: Do you anticipate having a role in Sunday's game?
JH: “I am going to go out whenever the coach puts me out there.”

Q: Did you consider signing anywhere else?
JH: “There were no other offers.”

Q: Do you hope to get a lot of playing time?
JH: “Hopefully.”

Q: What have the last 72 hours been like for you?
JH: “Different.”

Q: How much do you have left in the tank? Could you play every snap?
JH: “I’ll go out there whenever they ask me.”

Q: What has it been like being in the Patriots meeting room?
JH: “A little different. Have to learn a new scheme.”

Q: Does it hurt to see what the Steelers have been saying about you?
JH: "Any Jets questions?"

Q: What has it been like working with Patriots' leaders like Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon?
JH: "They have been very helpful, trying to [help me] learn the differences in scheme."

Q: Has it been overwhelming?
JH: “A little bit.”

Q: What has been the biggest surprise?
JH: "No surprises."

Q: I saw you speaking with Derek Rivers yesterday, do you enjoy teaching younger players?
JH: “What am I going to teach him? I don’t even know the playbook.”

Q: Was it nice getting No. 92 when you got here?
JH: “Good.”

Q: What was the deal [between you and Geneo Grissom]?
JH: “That is between me and him.”

Q: Does the No. 92 mean a lot to you?
JH: “Good.”

JH: "We have no Jets questions, huh? Alright, see you later.”

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