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01-25-2008, 10:29 AM
Polamalu won't play in Pro Bowl
Friday, January 25, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Safety Troy Polamalu has pulled out of the Pro Bowl, leaving the Steelers with three players for the Feb. 10 NFL all-star game in Honolulu.

Polamalu, who finished the season with a sprained knee, is the second Steelers player to withdraw from the Pro Bowl. Willie Parker, whose leg was broken in the 15th game of the season, was replaced by Jacksonville's Fred Taylor.

Safety Antoine Bethea of Indianapolis will replace Polamalu.

The three remaining Steelers in the Pro Bowl are linebacker James Harrison and guard Alan Faneca, both starters, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08025/852197-66.stm

Dino 6 Rings
01-25-2008, 11:22 AM
Good, rest up all you can Troy. We can NOT afford to have another year of injuries keeping you out of huge games or not being at 100% when we need you most.

stlrtruck
01-25-2008, 11:23 AM
I think they should all pull out of the Pro Bowl

The Duke
01-25-2008, 11:29 AM
good, just rest that knee for now

so Bob Sanders is also out and the colts get in Bethea now

BlastFurnace
01-25-2008, 11:31 AM
Best news this entire offseason....so far.

SteelerFanInCA
01-25-2008, 12:26 PM
I think that's a good call on Troy's part. We need him fully healthy, recovered and ready to go for next season. If they are still trying to determine whether his knee needs surgery or not, then it realty makes sense for him to sit out the Pro Bowl.

Elvis
01-25-2008, 12:33 PM
I also think that this is a good idea for Troy myelf. He really made the pro-bowl this year on his reputation anyway. But his future health is more important than a trip to Hawaii and the risk of more injuries anyway.
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verks36
01-25-2008, 12:41 PM
I think they should all pull out of the Pro Bowl

why would they all pull out?

Harrison had a great year and he is starting in his first pro bowl. Not that many people would have thought harrison would be in the pro bowl this year. He earned it and he should enjoy the free vaction to Hawaii.

Faneca has no allegiance to the steelers any more at all. He know he will be somewhere different next year why should he dwell on the steelers loss

fansince'76
01-25-2008, 12:43 PM
Faneca will still be playing in the B&G, getting the free trip to Hawaii and a nice little 5-figure check for a game that he didn't deserve to play in all the same. The only Steelers that truly deserved to go this year were Ben, Willie and Silverback. Period.

klick81
01-25-2008, 12:48 PM
Good job Troy.

lilyoder6
01-25-2008, 01:16 PM
well with all the rules the pro-bowl has i always thought players like troy, sanders and reed were pointless, since there game involve moving around, blitzing etc..

19ward86
01-25-2008, 06:14 PM
i understand troy withdrawing but bethea? wow, what a stretch.

HometownGal
01-25-2008, 06:18 PM
Good decision by Troy. No sense risking further injury to that knee playing in the Popularity Bowl.

SteelCityMan786
01-25-2008, 09:51 PM
Good decision by Troy. No sense risking further injury to that knee playing in the Popularity Bowl.

Yeah especially since if he regains his rhythm, I think he could be comeback player of the year.

Galax Steeler
01-26-2008, 03:43 AM
way to go troy no need to make the injury worser than what it is.

lilyoder6
01-26-2008, 09:10 AM
well.. who else would u replace him with??? there really isn'y any good safety left to pu tin his pos.. troy and sanders are out and i'm not sure if reed went or is going..

The Duke
01-26-2008, 11:39 AM
well.. who else would u replace him with??? there really isn'y any good safety left to pu tin his pos.. troy and sanders are out and i'm not sure if reed went or is going..

.........kerry rhodes, who in my opinion had a better season than Bethea

Rhee Rhee
01-26-2008, 03:07 PM
too bad... i was looking forward to getting troy sign his jersey for me... o well... i'll somehow find james harrison!

Rhee Rhee
01-26-2008, 03:09 PM
.........kerry rhodes, who in my opinion had a better season than Bethea


Agreed.. kerry rhodes is a true playmaker.. vastly underrated though... another option could have been chris hope... an ex-steeler... too bad he had that neck injury..