Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 11/3/14

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the game against the New England Patriots from the bench during the game on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
By Jeremy Hritz There is no question that Ben Roethlisberger is critical to the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, and that his absence from the lineup encumbers the unit’s potential. His unique skill set provides a variety of offensive possibilities that challenge defenses in ways that no other quarterback can. Troy Polamalu used to be Roethlisberger’s equivalent on the defensive side of the football, delivering the banger in the clutch to redirect fading momentum. Now, at age 32, Polamalu is entering his 11th season with the Steelers, and his ability to conjure up the splash Read more [...]
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