Originally written July 19, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Shamarko Thomas was drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and is expected to be the heir apparent to safeties veteran Troy Polamalu. Thomas’ reputation for being a smashing hitter is well known in the college football ranks and he brings his smashmouth style to a team that is a perfect fit. The hard working Thomas would tie a rope around his waist and pull cars as a training method, and his former coach Doug Marrone said he was the ‘hardest working player’ he has ever had at Syracuse. Thomas’ stock dropped in the 2013 NFL Draft due to his size, but as Steelers fans will find out, he doesn’t lack confidence or swagger. He admits his style of play will draw some fines from the NFL office, but that is just how he plays the game. “They’re afraid of the fines,” Thomas said, via Tom Robinson of PilotOnline.com.  “I don’t want any fines, either.” Still, he predicted in a matter-of-fact way, “I’m gonna get some fines, I’m not gonna l
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