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Polamalu still not 100 percent

Posted on: August 25, 2010 11:54 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Troy Polamalu, known for his fiery on-field play and his tremendous instincts for the ball, feels a little apprehensive coming into this season. It’s because he missed 11 games last season with a torn knee ligament, and he honestly doesn’t know how the knee is going to react when he steps on the field for the regular season.

He’s felt fine in the first two preseason games, but still, his mind is not at rest.

“Maybe a little too much thinking,” Polamalu told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "In the back of your mind you always have those concerns. It wasn't in my consciousness at all as I was playing. That's a positive thing. … I did feel better. I take some comfort in getting out there and moving the knee in different directions."

One area Polamalu feels he needs to improve? His tackling, in part, he says, because his focus isn’t quite there.

Without Polamalu in the lineup last year, the Steelers secondary badly suffered, as they allowed opponents to throw 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions against Pittsburgh. Even a Polamalu that’s not quite 100 percent healthy – physically and mentally – should help the backend of the Steelers defense regain some of its swagger.

It’s better to have half a Polamalu than no Polamalu at all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:39 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

Outstanding generate. I really frequently go along having several kinds of items can include posted.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:33 am

Polamalu still not 100 percent

Extraordinary put up. Anyway i really consider what you may might have released.

Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:36 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

irregardless, you must be high.  Are you talking about the same Steelers fans that pulled for teams that won 6 super bowls, all by teams led by their defenses.  Does Steel curtain ring a bell?  Wow!!

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:09 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

That was absolutely the dumbest thing I have ever read on a football forum.  Nice job, irretardless, that was a new low, even for your pathetic standards......

I have yet to see any of these hypothetical Steeler fans that claim a QB is the only important guy on the field-- nor any of the other things you usually attribute to Steelers fans.  You are such a sad little hater that you cannot even win any real arguments or debates with anyone without having to completely misrepresent your opponent or put words in their mouth.

Sorry, tard, you still don't know a lick about football and your QB is still a playoff game killer....(that's why he has no "magic rings" yet).

Since: Aug 10, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:19 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

I hate the effing Steelers, but I would take Polamalu on my team even at 80%. He'll be fine this year.

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 7:28 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

Sure if you say so....

And then there are the charger fans. lol. Who can't even sell out the season opener most years. Unless a big drawing team like the steelers, cowboys, or packers are in town they have a hard time selling out. I think the NFL had to lift the 72 hour rule for about four of their home games last year. The team is contending every year and yet the fans can't support them. How sad. 

The bottom line is offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. 

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 7:04 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

This had absolutely no impact whatsoever.
There are Steeler fans on this site daily that contend QBs and QBs alone determine who wins games.
The other 10 players on offense, and none of the defensive players need to show up.

Silly fool sportwriter, you don't know football they way they know football.

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 6:13 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

Yup, i hope it doesn't happen to Brees, since he's one of the good guys in NFL. Also makes you wonder if Fitzgerald goes to church often. If i was a player, i would defintely stay away from the cover.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 12:22 pm

Polamalu still not 100 percent

Damn Madden curse.....

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