How many more times am I going to have to tell you that Troy Polamalu is a choker? The guy played horrible against the Packers in the Super Bowl last season, choked twice against the Ravens in 2011 and his first playoff game of this season was atrocious.
Polamalu makes all the headlines for being a top safety in the NFL, but the overhyped defender showed fans more of the back of his jersey in Denver than I have seen in recent memory.
When critiquing a defensive player, it’s always tough to simply examine the box score and comment on his performance — unless of course you’re Ross Gore — but Polamalu finished with just two tackles against the Broncos. You tell me what kind of day it was for him.
On Tim Tebow’s game winning touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, Polamalu was spotted biting on the play action and then feverishly trying to help the embarrassed Ike Taylor and Ryan Mundy as they watched their post season slip away. He came no where near Thomas and even gave a half assed effort after falling five yards behind.
Can we stop comparing Polamalu to Ed Reed? It’s not fair to Troy.
Troy is getting old and Ed already is , both are past their prime , get over it……………..
Hate to admit it, but you may be right. He sucked yesterday. Had he played SS instead of Wannabe Linebacker, they might have won the game. I’m a Steeler fan from early 70’s, but can’t cry because my mind rooted for the Steelers yesterday but my heart rooted for Tebow due to the grief he’s been getting. They’ve made him an underdog and made me doubt my Steelers.
… couldn’t agree more … been a Steelers fan for 40 years … but Polamalu over-commits to the play in front of him and it ALWAYS out of position in deep coverage … completely undisciplined … sorry to say it.
If his last name was “Jones” and he had a man’s haircut, no one would even know his name outside of Pittsburgh. Didn’t Boy George make a living with his unique name and flamboyant hair style(s)?
I have never seen Troy and Lady GAGA in the same room………..
If yu are a Steeler fan you wouldnt blame one person and switch teams when they lose….a true fan sticks with their team no matter what….its football…a team sport…Polamalu is a great player…he cant do it by himself…..If you want to be mad be mad at the offense that choked last year and gave those idiots Green Bay the game and managed to lose the game again last night….love my Steelers….we will get em next year…dont hate on the hair….if it was a white guy you would not be saying crap….he has done a lot for the program….go watch tennis if you cannot handle football….he helped get the last two superbowl rings for the team…realtalk.com
Troy Polamalu must have had the wrost game I have ever seen a professional play in my life. He was totally out of control. After Ike Taylor was burned several times during the game you would have to think that Dick Labeau told the safties not to over commit to the run. I have to think that someone was supposed to help Taylor out to the inside and both safties bit like they did all day. Polamalu was out of position on the first big play down field. Ike had pretty good coverage but he needed help from the safety and Troy was way out of position. He was horrible and he made that secondary look really bad. I don’t care what kind of physical talent you have as a safety you have to be in position and you can’t always guess and that is what he did yesterday. However, the entire skeim was messed up they should have played their base defence and not changed things around for Tebow. Thew were horrible yesterday and made Tebow and his receivers look a lot better than they are. Still Ike should have talked him at the 50.
Not switching teams. Never been a bronco’s fan, but have rooted for this Tebow kid due to the anti-christian bashing he’s been taking. Heck, I despise Florida! My Black and gold goes back to Bradshaw, Stallworth, Joe and Rocky Bleier (My freaking HERO!)I freaking HATE the cowboys!
So I can’t hate Tebow, but I can be very disappointed in the Steelers for yesterday. Not the same team from a couple of years ago. He had Harrison jumping in his shoes, and I can’t blame Ike as he had zero backup.
Here we go… You got a clown, “LAT”, bringing up racism (if it was a white guy you would not be saying crap) when its not even about it. I can see “LAT” is one of those idiots that cries racism at the drop of a hat.
I hate idiots like “LAT” who need to start shit when it’s not called for.
Tell me “LAT”, how the hell can you call racism out of that article?
But of course you could be right “LAT” cause I read into that same article and saw where the writer called out Rashard Mendenhall, Bryant McFadden, Hines Ward, Antonio Brown and James Harrison for playing shitty while saying how great Roethlisberger, Keisel and Heath Miller played. Shit man, you might be on to something with this writer.
it’s funny how sports analyst or people who think they know about football can say a loss can be blamed on one person. maybe because you didnt watch or pay attention to the game, the offense didn’t move anything in the first half. if you did pay attenion then you will realize the whole defense was out of position. corners cover poorly, lack of pass rush, linebackers missing assignments and most important ben made crucial mental mistakes. three man rush, no qb should get sacked no matter what the situation is.. football is a team sport, so all you so called writers who never played organize football should just be careful what you say… loss is by the whole team and coaching staff
thou im a packer fan since 90. i dnt see anyone on the afc beating the patriots. so if u want to put high money on it and win. put it on pats vs. packers. ravens defense is overrated. flacco is overrated and i dnt see them getting pass the patriots. but i would to see ravens blitz like crazy on tom brady and watch tom tear theyre a** apart… jus sayin thou
Hair at half mast… but I resent the choke comment. I was having to carry the team!
Steeler fan of 30+ years & will be for life! But damn I’m so pissed at Dick for the D’, & delusional with anger after watching/analyzing the final play today that dare I say conspiracy??
Ok sure Troy bit on the fake hand off but recovered in plenty of time to help on the tackle of Thomas, HAD HE NOT JOGGED & MADE MORE THAN A HALF-ASSED EFFORT!! Absolutely inexcusable on his part & not the Polamalu I know & love, what the hell was he thinking? I better hear down the road that he was injured or something is all I can say. I SOOOO desperately wanted the Ravens for a revenge game 3 in January too, better do the AFC North proud now you clowns!!!
Polamalu a choker … he is the ratbirds biggest nightmare. And he has two Super Bowl rings. That’s how big of a choker he is.
If you really want to talk about choking, lets start with the ratbirds blowing that huge lead in last year’s playoff game. Now that, is a choke.
Yea, you tell em Stiller B…keep talking about what happened last year while your team sits on the couch!!!
lol… *cough* flacco *cough*
steelers did a hell good job…Troy did good, don’t blame it on one person its the whole team….so what Troy is good and people need to keep the hate out if you are a real steeler fan win or lose you’ll always support them no matter what:)
Zach… you need a smack.
lol a Ravens fan calling Polamalu a choker? What about his pick 6 on Flacco in the 08-09 Ravens-Steelers AFC championship game that basically ended any hope of your team reaching the superbowl? Or how about last year when he forced a fumble out of Flaccos hands in the 4rth quater which lead to an offensive touchdown and a first round by in the playoffs? Just admit it, you’re biased because you’re from Baltimore and you think Ed Reed is better…
Also, on that play your critisizing Troy for, the play was designed for him to stop Denver from running. Whether that meant blitz Tebow or tackle their RB…he was not supposed to play zone coverage…they had Taylor on man to man and Ryan Mundy to play zone. If you want to blame anyone for that play blame the defensive cordinator, moron.
Here you Steeler fans go, again. Constantly living in the past.
Let’s talk about THIS year.
I’m a Ravens fan in the middle of Steeler country, its amazing how many bandwagonners there are up here WOW. By the way it wasnt all Troy, the whole team sucked, they didnt even belong on that game, if it wasnt for a fluke play (fumble) they werent in it, The Steelers have always had a horseshoe shoved up their a–
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