Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 12/1/12

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 10: Safety Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets a penalty for holding the face mask of tight end Bo Scaife #80 of the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of the NFL season opener at Heinz Field on September 10, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
By Jeremy Hritz Lost in this week’s discussion leading up to round two against the Baltimore Ravens has been the impact of Troy Polamalu on a defense that has played extremely well in the secondary over the last six games. Ike Taylor, Keenan Lewis, Ryan Clark, and Will Allen have become an obstacle for quarterbacks, not in the sense that they are picking off passes, but by limiting completions and big yardage through the air. While Dick LeBeau has said that Polamalu’s snaps may be limited on Sunday, it is uncertain whether or not his return will hurt or help the defense. The adage, if it Read more [...]
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