Will the Ravens really try and bring veteran linebacker James Harrison to Baltimore? Only time will tell on that, but there's no question the Ravens have something the former Steeler might like
Jamison Hensley talked about the link in one of his recent AFC North blogs on ESPN.com. Hensley wrote that defensive coordinator Dean Pees was the head coach at Kent State when Harrison play ed there.
Henlsey said that "after off-the-field issues scared away Ohio State and Notre Dame, Harrison went to Kent State without a scholarship and reportedly clashed with Pees early during his time there. Pees demanded that Harrison raise his grades and attend nightly study halls. With Pees' help, Harrison earned a 3.0 grade-point average and made the dean's list."
That could be something which might make Harrison think about becoming a Raven. Playing for his old college coach, someone he clearly admired, might be something the veteran would find appealing.
In the world of free agency, anything that a team can use to woo a player can be appealing. This would fit right into that category.
Right now, the Ravens would have to decide how serious they are about trying to get Harrison -- or someone younger. And that's something which will play out in the coming days.
But if the Ravens decide that they want to make a real push for the former Steeler, than having his old college coach in place certainly won't hurt matters. Harrison's had some issues off the field, but there's no question that Pees could handle things in that area, something that might help the situation if the Ravens decide they want him on this team.