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Rodney Harrison on Titans: ‘They’re dirty, they’re cheap’

11.29.10 at 6:49 am ET

NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison labeled the Titans a “dirty” team when discussing Sunday’s fight between cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Texans receiver Andre Johnson.

“This is no surprise to me,” said Harrison, who has a history of criticizing the Titans, dating back to when Harrison played for the Patriots. “This team, this is their personality. They’re dirty, they’re cheap. And whenever we played this team, the coaches would say before [the game], ‘Guys, beware. They’re going to tape a cheap shot at you, they’re going to try to provoke you [into] doing something.’ ”

Harrison wasn’t the only analyst to have negative things to say about Tennessee’s behavior.

“When I was at Indy, we played against Tennessee twice a year,” Tony Dungy said. “I always warned my players, ‘You have to keep your cool, especially against Cortland Finnegan. He’s going to try to get on your nerves.’ ”

Said CBS’ Shannon Sharpe: “Why is it I can close my eyes, and if there’s a team involved in a fight, I know it’s the Tennessee Titans? And if I keep my eyes closed, I know another guy is going to be involved, and it’s always Cortland Finnegan.

“I understand that [Titans coach] Jeff Fisher says, ‘We don’t coach this, we don’t condone this,’ but why is his team always involved in stuff like this?”

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