Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/29/12
He’s the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense; they just aren’t the same without him. Steeler’s fans shutter at the thought of a Polamalu-less defensive unit, and with good cause. He’s the straw that stirs the drink, and this year he’s taken even a bigger leadership role, showing up for off-season training activities, something he normally doesn’t do. However, at 31, Polamalu does think about retirement “all the time,” and he’s getting into the greybeard portion of his career. Arguably the best safety in the NFL, Polamalu may be thinking about retirement all the time, but his time right now is more important. "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." The Steelers have some turnaround going on with new Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley taking over, and the release of key defensive veterans such as linebacker James Farri...
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