Rodney Harrison wasn't kidding about not holding back in his role as a football analyst.
On a conference call today for NBC -- which officially announced Harrison and Tony Dungy as analysts -- the topic of the Colts' assistant coaching issues came up (Tom Moore and Howard Mudd resigned), specifically in how Peyton Manning publicly expressed his frustrations.
Dungy answered first, before Harrison stepped in and said:
"This is something I've discussed with Coach Dungy and I think it gives Tom Brady the edge over Peyton Manning in terms of leadership. If this went on in New England, it wouldn't come out publicly. He wouldn't make a big fuss over it. So many guys are looking up to [Peyton] that once they sense panic, they get nervous. You have to control your emotions and not allow these things to get outside the walls. I have a lot of respect for Peyton Manning, but this is a guy that needs to control his emotions."
Dungy then stepped back in and said, "I'm not sure I would agree it was panic."
To which Harrison responded: "As a player, it's your job to play football. This is OTAs. It's not even minicamp yet. There is no sense of panicking. These things can be worked out. He's been running the same offense for 11 years, it's not like it's new to him. That disappointed me, for him to publicly come out and say things. I thought it was a sense of panic."