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Polamalu One Steeler With Plenty of Pressure Entering 2010

Yahoo! Sports has a list of players and teams under pressure as they enter training camp of the 2010 season, and one of the players on the list is the Steelers Troy Polamalu. Here is what they say about the Steelers wild man:

When Polamalu injured his knee in the season opener against Tennessee last year, the feeling was that he’d be fine after three or four weeks. He returned, but the knee was never stable and, as a result, neither was the Pittsburgh defense. In an era when great safeties aren’t always necessary, Polamalu is one of a handful of exceptions along with Ed Reed. Polamalu is one of the best students of the game in this era. His ability to read plays is uncanny. He can create plays behind the line and deep in the secondary. He is truly special to watch. Sadly, like Reed and Sanders, injuries are marring his career. He has missed 19 games over the past four seasons. The Steelers can’t afford that trend to continue.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Amanda

    July 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I live in Pittsburgh and I USED to be a big Steelers fan. Well, not anymore. I’m glad someone posted this about how much Polamalu is missing games. They should just get rid of him if he does it again this year. I don’t like the Steelers anymore, they get into too much trouble- Ben and the rape charges, Holmes busted for drugs. The only decent guy on the team is Hines Ward. Sorry Steeler nation, you lost a fan! (Go Pens)

    • Matt

      July 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      I don’t live there and can’t speak for your position. You hear all kinds of stories living there. But how can you SERIOUSLY suggest getting rid of #43?! Even if he’s not 100%, just the sight of him in the secondary will make opposing team’s OC (that’s offensive coordinator) come up with schemes to go away or around #43! Regarding #7 and #10, I agree those guys have cast a dark cloud over the franchise, and I’m not happy about that. But to abandon ship? C’mon, they basically gave #10 away for free! You need to look at what the organization is doing in response to these situations. If they do nothing or hardly anything, then ok, I see you turning in you Steeler Nation “card”. You live there, I don’t so you have the inside track. I live in Hawaii, don’t you wish you did!

    • art mchugh

      July 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      Admanda– glad you are GONE !!!

    • The Tony

      July 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

      Wines Hard is notorious for cheating on his wife, but as long as the Steelers continue to win on the field, off the field doesn’t matter to me. I don’t personally know these athletes so I don’t judge them. Go Steelers!

    • ibz

      July 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      First of all, ur clearly not a true sports fan. What do u mean “get rid of him if he does it again”? He injured himself playing for them, what has he done? and are you seriously suggesting they get rid of TROY POLAMALU? Quite possible their best player? That’s like asking the ravens to get rid of ray lewis. But hey, then again, I wouldn’t really expect more from a woman, who CLEARLY knows nothing about football, and probably rates players based on how good they look. I would say goodbye to u as a steelers fan but u were clearly never a true steeler fan

  2. mark

    July 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Amanda, I want to say one thing to you….. “Good-bye”.

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