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S Shamarko Thomas: People might have these expectations for you, but your’s have got to be higher

The retirement of longtime Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu thrusts third -year safety Shamarko Thomas into the spotlight as the heir apparent to man the last line of defense for the team. Thomas hasn't seen extensive playing time in the past two seasons, but he said that being mentored by Polamalu since entering the NFL in 2013, has him ready for the challenge. â€...
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Numbers, Names At Safety Tied To Special Teams Play For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers made no bones about wanting to improve their defense during this offseason, as they stated during the draft after coming up with six of eight selections on defense, and three in the first four rounds. With the retirement of Troy Polamalu, the safety position in particular will have a different hierarchy this […] Numbers, Names At Safety Tied To Special...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy Polamalu During Wednesday Night Game

If you missed the Pittsburgh Pirates paying tribute Wednesday night to recently retired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during their game against the Minnesota Twins, you can watch the ROOT Sports coverage of it below. As you can see, Polamalu was in a private suite that belonged to Thomas Tull where he was surrounded by Franco […] Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? Donnie Shell

Today, I wrote an article in regards to Troy Polamalu making it into the Hall Of Fame as a first-ballot candidate. It’s a legitimate discussion, as he’s going to get in regardless, it’s just a question of when. However, as great as Polamalu was, he may not even be the first Steelers’ safety in-line when it comes […] Where Are They Now? Donnie Shell is a post from: ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Whether Polamalu Gets Into HOF As A First-Ballot Selection

Often viewed as one of, if not the greatest safety to ever lace up his cleats, recently retired Troy Polamalu, barring a Michael Jordan-esque comeback, will dance into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot lock in 2020, right? Fans in Steelers Nation will clamor yes, that he absolutely makes it in his first year […] Examining Whether Polamalu Gets Into HOF As A First-Ballot Selection...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Thoughts on the Retirement of Troy Polamalu

I have a question for Mr. Troy Polamalu. It’s a very serious question and it’s really the first and only one I’ve been able to come up with in the days and hours since he announced his retirement. My question is this; Who am I supposed to watch now when the Pittsburgh Steelers play defense? I’ll watch most Steelers’ games two or three times each but I can’t lie about...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fade to Black (and Yellow): Troy Polamalu calls it a career

The flowing mane was a homing beacon that signaled the inevitable. Its wearer would sit further back from the point of attack, waiting for a clear path. Offensive coordinators may..... The post Fade To Black (And Yellow): Troy Polamalu Calls It A Career appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Troy Polamalu reportedly retiring after 12 NFL seasons

For the first time in 13 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers will break training camp without Troy Polamalu on the roster. The 12-year NFL veteran and eight-time Pro Bowl safety informed Steelers brass that he will not return for his 13th year with the club. Citing family as one of the primary reasons he was retiring from the NFL, Polamalu had this to say to the Herald-Standard on...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers hoping Troy Polamalu retires

Troy Polamalu is one of the most respected players in Pittsburgh Steelers history, which is why the team is reportedly hoping he will retire. Otherwise, they will have to release one of their most beloved superstars. Polamalu, 33, carries a cap hit of $8.25 million in 2015. That is simply too much to pay a...Read More
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from Steelers-Eagles

After the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss, the team’s readiness for the regular season is questionable. Their listless performance a day after two key cogs were arrested led to a longer-than-usual appearance by the starting units and uncovered some potentially serious issues. Here’s what we learned from Thursday night’s game. Penalty problems A troublesome aspect for the...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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