Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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According to nfl.com, during his appearance at this week’s OTAs, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said that he thinks about the end of his career “all the time”, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Thursday.

“People have asked me how many years do you think you can play?” Polamalu said. “My reaction is always, when you live day to day, it’s hard to talk years. It’s always been my mantra in life, whether it was my first year as a rookie or year 10, I just live day to day.”

Polamalu prefers to do workout own his own instead of with teammates during the off-season, but has decided that he will partcipate in voluntary workouts due to the release or retirement of veteran players. The soft-spoken Polamalu prefers to lead by example, with inside linebacker Larry Foote taking the vocal role once occupied by James Farrior, who is contemplating his own retirement following his release for salary cap purposes.

“You hate to put that kind of load on Larry,” Polamalu said last week. “You can’t say that even James Farrior was going to be exactly the same kind of leader Joey (Porter) was. And he wasn’t. I’m sure Larry can be a leader on this defense, but he won’t be the exact leader that James Farrior was, for sure.”

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1 Comment:
  • I'm pretty sure it's illegal to lead like Joey Porter used to lead. Too bad.

    How inspiring and enjoyable it must have been for the team to look over at the opposing team's sidelines before the game and see Porter kicking somebody's ass!
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