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03-23-2010, 07:03 PM
Tomlin expects Polamalu at offseason workouts

Posted: March 23rd, 2010 | Steve Wyche | Tags: 2010 NFL Annual Meeting, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu

Steelers SS Troy Polamalu is expected to work out with the team after a torn knee ligament kept him out of 11 games last season. (Kevin Terrell / Associated Press)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that strong safety Troy Polamalu shouldn’t be hampered by the torn knee ligament that kept him out of 11 games last season and that he will participate in some of the team’s offseason workouts.

The absence of Polamalu, who didn’t have surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament, greatly affected Pittsburgh’s defense and clearly played a part in the unit not being as consistent in the secondary as it had been in the past.

“He’s feeling good,” Tomlin said of Polamalu at the NFL Annual Meeting. “For him, he usually works out in California in the offseason, but he’s generally around for all team-oriented things such as minicamps. He’ll make an appearance at his share of OTA days. In terms of his health, he’s progressing fine, and I don’t see any reason why he’d be prohibited in 2010 with what hampered him in 2009.”

Tomlin also said medical reports have indicated that Polamalu’s knee problem won’t be chronic.

“If another 300-pounder falls on it during a blocked field-goal situation, it could be a problem,” Tomlin quipped.

03-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Troy = GOD

Fire Haley
03-23-2010, 08:32 PM
Make him lift weights - that yoga shit didn't help----signed, Troy's knee

03-23-2010, 08:49 PM
Troy = GOD

What a joke. I love Troy for sure and he is one of the very best SS in the NFL.. in my opinion he is the very best by far, but I am a little bias.. I hope he is there and the more I listen to the pros on Sirius Radio the more I think it means to each and every player to be there at as many as possible.. just as Payton Manning and his corp of WR's every offseason.

03-23-2010, 11:28 PM
How's that a joke? Troy has his own way of preparing for the season, I remember watching a whole segment on it showcasing his 'unconventional' training methods. A lot of it was aquatic resistance training and such. He still attends most of the team-oriented activities.

Galax Steeler
03-24-2010, 03:38 AM
I always thought him working out in California helped him more then when he worked out in Pittsburgh.

03-24-2010, 05:19 AM
“If another 300-pounder falls on it during a blocked field-goal situation, it could be a problem,” Tomlin quipped.

I'm going to have a heart attack every time someone touches him.

03-24-2010, 05:42 AM
That was a freak accident that could happen to anyone. Hopefully not to Troy ( or anyone else on our team for that matter) again. We need him healthy all season.

03-24-2010, 08:56 AM
That's exactly what it was, a freak accident.
This does not make him injury proned.

03-24-2010, 08:58 AM
Koooool... it'll be neat to have things back to normal again... especially with the return of Randel El and the other vets... gonna be a "real" interesting 2010...

03-24-2010, 09:27 AM
No amount or type of conditioning is going to protect you from Alge Crumpler coming down on the side of your knee.


03-24-2010, 10:26 AM
I just hope they have a better plan incase he goes down again

03-25-2010, 07:03 PM
Where would you rather work out, In the cold of Pittsburgh, or sunny Ca.......

The thing is, Troy and his wife are from Ca ,and she really gets home sick during the season. So it's a win win for them to be out there with family and all...........Ya gotta be with your family if you can........

We got great places to train out here........

03-25-2010, 07:31 PM
I just hope they have a better plan incase he goes down again

Well i'm pleased because we actually used FA as a tool for depth etc..

Now we'll see what we do come draft day.

Lately i had been having a good feeling that we may actually be trading up from 18 to get a targeted player should he fall.

03-26-2010, 09:04 PM
It sure will be nice getting back a healthy Troy and Aaron Smith for the 2010 season!

03-26-2010, 10:21 PM
man August is so far away! i feel so spoiled after the 2008 season watching run the gauntlet all season and the postseason to only 5 games :(

not much makes me happier than watching #43 do his thing on D. i hope that he has a healthy season this year and postseason as well :tt02::tt02::tt02:

on a side note, im looking for a video of Troy shutting down Chris Johnson in the backfield during the opening game from the past season. IMO, that was more impressive than the one handed grab. can anyone help me?

03-27-2010, 12:42 AM
Good to hear,the Steelers need him and the NFL Needs him,one of the top 5 players in the NFL!