Al Harris Will Retire With Packers

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Al Harris

Al Harris

Al Harris, for all intents and purposes, was already retired. He took a gig as the Chiefs assistant secondary coach in January and didn’t play in 2012. However, the Green Bay Packers have announced that Harris will formally retire as a Packer.

There haven’t been any details on when this will happen or what will happen, but Ahman Green did something similar a couple years ago.

Harris last played for Green Bay in 2009. He was on the roster — the physically unable to perform list — in 2010. When he came off, the Packers released him, but they still gave him a Super Bowl ring. Harris played seven seasons for the Packers. He intercepted 31 passes with the club after spending his first five NFL seasons in Philadelphia.

Harris made the Pro Bowl twice — 2007 and 2008.

He also authored one of the greatest playoff moments in Packers history. We’re sure you’ve seen this before, but it really never gets old. “We want the ball and we’re going to score!”

Oh yeah, Matt Hasselbeck? Not if Al Fucking Harris has anything to say about it.

That was the longest interception return to win an overtime playoff game in NFL history, by the way.

Al Harris will always be a Packer. So if he wants to formally retire as a Packer, be our guest.

He’s earned it.

On a side note, I love how Larry McCarren is such a homer on the call of that pick. Doesn’t say anything or give any analysis, just yells out, “Yeeeeeessssssss!”

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18 Comments on "Al Harris Will Retire With Packers"

  1. Don Q

    After returning from Afghanistan I went to the Seattle playoff game. It was colder than a well diggers ass but well worth the pick 6 by Al. Great memory! It’s icing on the cake to see him retire a Packer.

    • Phatgzus

      “We want the ball and we’re going to score.” LMAO. 4 plays later someone did score. Maybe my all-time favorite Packer moment, perhaps moreso than the SBs. It contrasts perfectly to the 4th-and-28, in my mind.

  2. ballz

    Harris got burned all the time and was routinely called for pass interference which cost us big time. Sure he made some big plays, but I was never a fan of his. Kinda cool that he had #31 picks for us though.

  3. Iltarion

    Haha… of course Larry McCarren gave a homer call. It is Packer effin Radio! That’s his job!

    Ballz, get real, man. Al Harris didn’t go to 2 straight Pro Bowls because he “got burned all the time.” Larry Fitzgerald once called Al Harris the DB he LEAST wanted to face.

    He did get called for his share of pass interference penalties, but that’s because he played a physical style.

    He was a damn good CB for a short period with the Packers.

    • Phatgzus

      Yes he was; however, he is just as responsible for the loss to the Gigantes as Favre, in my eye, probably moreso since Favre at least scored some points. Plax ate him for dinner; was his last full season in GB if I’m not mistaken.

      • Iltarion

        Plaxico beat him up, yes. Toomer made some plays too.

        But no, Harris went to the Pro Bowl the following year- 2008. You’re talking about the Championship game following 2007.

      • Abe Frohman

        Yes, he did….but I blame the coaching for not putting a safety over the top to help out. They left him on that island.

  4. GrnMAchineCrushesQueens

    Stranded in a hotel during a snowstorm on the border of Illinois, I made sweet love to my first love for the 1st time during that playoff game. So yea Al, thanks for the memories!!!

  5. GrnMAchineCrushesQueens

    Oh, and congrats Ballz, you’re the only Packer fan that I have ever heard mention they didn’t like Mr. Harris and considered him a liability. I don’t what that gets you, but yeah, you’re the first…

  6. NachoDan

    Everyone knows if you make the probowl your the best. Anyway I’m still not sure Al had possession in that Seattle game.

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