troy polamalu

With the safety position such a glaring hole in the Giants' roster at this juncture in time, you would have to think that GM Jerry Reese is considering giving recently "retired" Troy Polamalu a call. It's not the most ideal situation, but a camp invite couldn't hurt anyone. Lets' see...

Polamalu is obviously not the same player he was just a few seasons ago, but the Giants wouldn't ask too much of him. He could be a situational player that adds depth and experience to a very green group of safeties.

But the questions that would need to be answered before such a move was to be made would start with Polamalu's health and how much desire he has to continue his career in a new venue. From Rotoworld:?

Polamalu said he made the decision (to retire) so he could spend more time with his family. The Steelers asked Polamalu to retire months ago to avoid the awkwardness of cutting him. The 33-year-old was a remarkable talent, appearing in eight Pro Bowls during his 12-year stay in Pittsburgh. Polamalu won two Super Bowls and was named 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Injuries marred the end of his career, but there's no doubt Polamalu is Canton bound. He was the rare (only?) safety around which a defense was built; Dick LeBeau specifically designed his defense to allow for Polamalu's highly-disruptive freelancing.
He may not be a fit for what returning DC Steve Spagnuolo is planning to do with the defense, but then again, in the right context he may be. Now, how healthy is he?

Tags: 2015 New York Giants, troy polamalu
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Even without Troy Polamalu, the Pittsburgh Steelers? defense lived up to the hype in their 24-20 win over the Giants.

Sure, the Giants had trouble mustering any offensive attack, but sometimes you have to tip your cap to a strong defensive effort for your opponent.

The Steelers? defense came into the game allowing 396.8 yards per game ? good enough for second best in the league. Against the Giants, Pittsburgh only allowed 182 total yards (114 passing, 68 rushing).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, giants, keenan lewis, manning, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, Steelers, steelers defense, troy polamalu, Victor Cruz
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Despite Hurricane Sandy hitting the New York-New Jersey area earlier this week, the Giants (6-2) and the Steelers (4-3) will still face off at 4:25 p.m. Sunday in MetLife Stadium.

It's a match-up of ?two traditional powerhouses, with the Giants and Steelers having made a combined five appearances in the Super Bowl since 2006.

Pittsburgh has won the most Super Bowl championships with 6 -- one for the other ring finger, and New York has -- of course -- two in the past five years.

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Giants-Steelers, jonathan dwyer, mike wallace, Philip Rivers, troy polamalu
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will Sunday's contest against the New York Giants.

Polamalu, who is nursing a torn calf, will miss his fourth consecutive game this week. Thus far, he has played in just one quarter of football.

Also joining Polamulu on the sidelines will be right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who will miss his third week in a row with a knee injury.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Giants-Steelers, Isaac Redman, jonathan dwyer, marcus gilbert, Rashard Mendenhall, troy polamalu
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James Harrison and Troy Polamalu have been fixtures in the Steelers stout defense in recent years and have been catalysts of chaos for other teams' offenses, but will they play against the Jets come Sunday? ?No one seems to know for sure, but?Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette writes that it ?appears as if Harrison and maybe even Polamalu too won't be playing come Sunday.

At noon Thursday, [Harrison] said, "I'm great, I'm full go, I'm playing on Sunday. Run it." He added, "I've been known to lie."

And then Harrison did not run at all and did not step foot on the practice field. He missed his fourth consecutive practice sandwiched around a missed season opener.

Tags: James Harrison, NYJets, Troy Polamalu, Brian Bassett
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