Steelers need to bring back Polamalu spark at safety

Over the seasons, since the Pittsburgh Steelers and Troy Polamalu parted ways, the team has lacked the spark, athleticism, aggressiveness, and intensity at the strong safety position he provided. Strong safeties in the NFL are generally judged on their coverage skills, ability to step up in run defense, tackling skills and play-making, especially on conversion plays (third-down,...
Via Steel City Underground
February 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers ‘love’ Jabril Peppers at No. 30 overall

The Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled to replace the physicality Troy Polamalu brought to their defense, and it sounds like they are hoping Jabrill Peppers can bring it back.NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert “loves” Peppers at the 30th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Peppers, a former Michigan star who played multiple positions, was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Polamalu has snubbed Steelers since 'forced' retirement

Troy Polamalu was one of the most beloved Pittsburgh Steelers players in team history, but he was apparently not feeling all fuzzy about the franchise when he retired last spring. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Polamalu has avoided most Steelers-related events since his retirement, feeling that the team “forced” him into calling it a career. Most notably...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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

By Jason Clinkscales 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 have had their hands full with a front seven that foamed at the mouth, but it was this soft-spoken, yet hard-hitting, human heat-seeking missile that worried them the most. They weren...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Troy Polamalu reportedly retiring after 12 NFL seasons

By Vincent Frank 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 his family as one of the primary reasons for retiring from the NFL, Polamalu had this to say to the Herald...
Via Sportsnaut
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers hoping Troy Polamalu retires

By Steve DelVecchio 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 player who has rapidly declined and battled injuries...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers should target

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2015 offseason the same way they do each year: strapped to the cap. Despite the lack of cap room, the Steelers will likely make a few roster moves in order to free up cap space to sign a few free-agents, as the team has some areas that need to be patched up in order to make a deep playoff run next season. Pittsburgh is usually reluctant to be active...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Time Now To Reflect For Troy Polamalu, Steelers, And A Mutual Future

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed the last two games of the regular season due to injury, but he returned to the starting lineup when his team returned to the postseason for the first time in three years. In a somewhat unusual display, Polamalu relished the opportunity to participate in the opening coin toss, […] Time Now To Reflect For Troy Polamalu, Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers speak out against criticism of Troy Polamalu

There’s been a lot of talk about how Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu may be slowing down this season, and many have questioned if the defense is actually better off without him on the field. The Steelers’ players and coaching staff had a good laugh about that. They don’t see things the same way. Safety Mike Mitchell — who has been mentored by Polamalu — had a strong...
Via The Sports Daily
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The End Of Troy Polamalu’s Illustrious Career Might Be Very Near

The Pittsburgh Steelers have two games remaining in their 2014 regular season and should they fail to make the playoffs, there’s a chance that those final two contests could be the last ones played by safety Troy Polamalu. During a Thursday interview on 93.7 The Fan, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked to […] The End Of Troy Polamalu’s Illustrious Career Might...
Via Steelers Depot
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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