James Harrison Compares Former Patriots, Steelers Coaches

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James Harrison at the 2018 AFC Championship game against Jacksonville. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Brief and former Patriots linebacker James Harrison finished his five-time Pro Bowl career in New England and, recently, appeared on Fox Sports 1's Undisputed. Harrison said in no uncertain terms Pats coach Bill Belichick's superior to his long-time leader Mike Tomlin, for whom he spent nine-and-a-half seasons playing in Pittsburgh.

"Mike Tomlin's good as a head coach, I think he's a player's coach," Harrison said. "I think he needs to be a little bit more disciplined. The thing about Belichick is, he's very regimined, he's very disciplined. Everyone is going to be on the same page. It's not going to be anything as far as someone doing their own thing. I think, over there, their coaching staff is like that, you're gonna know what you're doing--I mean, it's meetings after meetings, I've never been to so many meetings in my life."

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Tom Brady's been to his share of meetings in his nearly two decades in Foxboro, and still takes them very seriously, even in his early 40s.

"Man, I've seen Tom Brady running to a meeting scared to be late," Harrison said. "When you see that ... I don't even know what happens when you're late to a meeting over there."

You'd probably get sent home by a stone-faced Belichick, but Harrison said the coach isn't always so gruff.

"Belichick's actually funny," he said. "He's actually nothing like the guy you see on TV."

Training camp practices start Thursday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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