As he struggles to return from reconstructive knee surgery, Harrison still strikes fear into the hearts of pass-catchers because of his penchant for vicious hits.
If he can catch them, he'll do his best to take them out.
And while most NFL players could come across as intimidating to the average American, only a select few have the ability to intimidate their peers and opposing coaching staffs around the league.
Here we show you the 10 most intimidating players in the NFL today.
Kennedy once famously said: “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” But try and tell that to NFL players who had to go against some of the intimidating, imposing, awe-inspiring, and cold-sweat inducing players in NFL history.
For the former, it wasn’t just about competing with the latter guys; it was the actual fear of god that the latter created.
Top linebackers today at the high school, collegiate and pro levels get honored with the “Butkus Award.” One of the other anchors of the Steel Curtain defense that helped deliver four Super Bowl titles to Pittsburgh, Lambert was a bit undersized for a middle linebacker but nevertheless one of the game’s hardest hitters ever and prided himself on pummeling the opposition and breaking their will. Jones claimed he coined the term “sack,” which the NFL officially began counting in 1982.
“It means I have to stay out there for three more plays.
I grab them around neck so I can get back to the bench and sit me down.” A true showman who always delivered the goods with a knock-your-wind-out hit from sideline to sideline, providing plenty of material for “jacked up” segments before player safety trumped snot bubbles.
There are plenty of intimidating players in the NFL, but there are some who particularly stand out.
Whether we're talking hard hitters, massive linemen, physical tight ends or bruising backs, intimidation takes plenty of forms.
A cornerstone of the Steel Curtain, Greene didn’t want to be remembered for being mean, but the defensive tackle was simply too intense, competitive and intimidating for him to be known differently. Third and fourth downs are tense times for coaches and fans, doubly or triply so when Moss was on the field.