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10/28/2010 01:17 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

James Harrison: 'We Can Still Play The Game, But It's Not The Same'

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison told Josina Anderson on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" that because of the new rules on dangerous hits, he had his least productive game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

"That was my least productive game this year," Harrison reportedly explained. "We can still play the game, but it's not the same."

After "Inside the NFL" showed clips of Harrison avoiding contact on Sunday, he said he was thinking about getting suspended.

"If I shot in there I would have probably hit helmet to helmet, and I've already got one offense," Harrison said, according to the report.

Harrison, who contemplated retiring because of the new rules, was fined $75,000 for a pair of helmet-to-helmet hits in a game against the Cleveland Browns.

Ryan Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, praised Harrison on Monday for clean play against the Dolphins.