Najee, Damien Harris Praised for “Angry Runs”
Every week during the NFL season, Kyle Brandt of the NFL Network's Good Morning Football awards sifts through the most powerful runs of the week to award a steel-forged scepter for his Angry Run of the week.
In Week 2, the award was all about two Alabama Crimson Tide legends who share the same last name: Damien and Najee Harris.
Damien Harris has burst onto the scene behind his good friend Mac Jones in the New England Patriots backfield. A third-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Harris has taken the lead running back role in New England and made some special plays.
Harris will have a hard time following his most recent touchdown in terms of violence and power. Harris broke at least eight tackles on his way to a 26-yard touchdown against the New York Jets, his first of the 2021 season.
Harris's run was wild and came very close to winning Brandt's award, but Brandt ultimately decided to role with Najee Harris.
Najee Harris's run didn't even pick up a first down, let alone score points. However, there's no denying that Najee Harris's stiff arm sent Las Vegas Raiders safety Jonathan Abraham straight to the "Shadow Realm" and will go up for plenty of Stiff Arm of the Year awards.
Najee Harris would go on to score his first career touchdown on a 25-yard reception. He hasn't hit the century mark on the ground yet, but if he can stack up a few more angry runs, he'll be well on his way to eclipsing the expectations that surround him in Pittsburgh.