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mesaSteeler
12-13-2010, 07:41 AM
Polamalu issues apologies after game
http://tribune-democrat.com/prosports/x1853595636/Polamalu-issues-apologies-after-game
JIM WEXELL For The Tribune-Democrat The Tribune-Democrat Sun Dec 12, 2010, 11:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH — On the field, Troy Polamalu was his usual self with two interceptions, one of which he returned for a game-changing touchdown.

In the locker room, Polamalu was also his usual self, bemoaning his mistakes, in particular a wild lateral while returning his second interception.

“First and foremost,” Polamalu started, “I want to apologize for that play at the end of the game. It was incredibly arrogant and selfish. I represent something bigger than myself – my faith, my family, and this team. I’ll try to never let that happen again. It was just a very arrogant play.”

(Wow Papa LeBeau must have really read him the riot act. - mesa)

But, he was asked, what about the touchdown?

“I don’t know,” he said in such a hushed tone that one would’ve thought the Steelers had lost to the Cincinnati Bengals instead of won 23-7.

“Let’s just focus on the negative,” he said before finally smiling.

As for the touchdown, well, ho hum.

“I know you guys can’t be surprised at what he does every week, because he does it every week,” said James Farrior. “We’ve come to expect it from him.”

It may not happen every week, but Polamalu’s on quite a roll. In the past four games, Polamalu has returned an interception 38 yards to snuff out an Oakland rally, recovered a fumble and later intercepted a pass at his goal line to hold off Buffalo, and in Baltimore his sack/forced fumble late in the fourth quarter turned the game around against the Ravens. Throw in his game-changing play Sunday against the Bengals and Polamalu is the common thread in the Steelers’ four-game win streak.

“I’m glad Troy is on my team,” said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. “No one is playing as good as Troy Polamalu in football right now.”

Polamalu’s first interception Sunday came out of a cover-2 shell. Bengals receiver Terrell Owens ran a skinny post that Polamalu jumped at the Cincinnati 45.

“In cover-2, it’s really hard for the safety to get underneath that play,” explained safety Will Allen. “A skinny post is designed to hit in between the linebacker and the safety. It’s designed to hit right behind the linebacker, so he just jumped it. And if you decide to go get the pick, you’d better get the pick.”

Polamalu got the pick off his old college roommate, Carson Palmer, and, as he had in 2004, Polamalu took aim at Palmer near the goal line.

“I wanted to see Troy bowl him over again,” said Farrior.

Palmer clipped Polamalu near the Cincinnati

5 and he needed to dive over the pylon for the tying touchdown.

Polamalu aggravated an ankle injury on the play but stayed in the game, albeit hobbled.

He wasn’t too hobbled, though, to read Palmer for the interception in the fourth quarter, his sixth of the season. Polamalu recklessly lateraled the ball, but it was recovered by teammate Bryant McFadden at the Pittsburgh 12.

“Troy was just trying to share the love a little bit,” said Brett Keisel. “He’s so used to having the spotlight I think he was trying to let someone else take it to the crib.”

A bit earlier in the fourth quarter, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was telling linebacker Larry Foote that Polamalu should win a second consecutive AFC Defensive Player of the Week award. Foote argued that the award should go to LaMarr Woodley.

“Then he got that second pick,” said Roethlisberger. “I looked at Foote and he said, “Co-Defensive Players of the Week.”

Polamalu would prefer the award go to the entire unit.

“I think our defense is playing good as a whole,” he said. “Whenever you get a good pass rush and whenever the D-line is stopping the run, we’re able to make a lot of plays on the back end.”

Deserei90
12-13-2010, 08:06 AM
Aww, I hate to see Troy apologizing for something like that, it makes me sad. Troy did nothing foolish or arrogant. No need to apologize Troy. Your still the best!!:hug:

grward
12-13-2010, 08:23 AM
Aww, I hate to see Troy apologizing for something like that, it makes me sad. Troy did nothing foolish or arrogant. No need to apologize Troy. Your still the best!!:hug:

Foolish yes, arrogant, not at all. And sop up the tears ... there's no place in football for crying.

steeltheone
12-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Woodley played good but one of his sacks nobody even touched him. Troy has to get the award for his superman type plays!

Deserei90
12-13-2010, 10:19 AM
Foolish yes, arrogant, not at all. And sop up the tears ... there's no place in football for crying.Sorry Just love me some Troy.:noidea:

StainlessStill
12-13-2010, 10:31 AM
That's just Troy being Troy. One of the most humble human beings on the planet. For him to come out and apologize after doing something great is a testament to his character not only as a player, but as a person. TROY FOR MVP!

SoCalFan
12-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Yea,Troy being Troy! I grew up in Carson,this city has the largest Samoan population anywhere,some say even more here than on the island!They are a wild bunch,ive even had my head knotted up by a few growing up:ouch:.I wish they were all as nice as him!!!

TRH
12-13-2010, 12:50 PM
thats pretty gracious but he has nothing to apologize for. We should just be thanking him.
He can admit it was a bit dumb trying to lateral the ball and move on. No apology needed.

Fire Arians
12-13-2010, 12:52 PM
i'm just glad he didn't get hurt on that play. he took a big shot when he wasn't even looking and appeared to hobble off the field after it.

BengalDestroyer
12-13-2010, 06:01 PM
We all Troy knew he didn't make a wise decision when LeBeau sternly grabbed his shoulder pad and said something...and not too much longer the cameras were on Troy looking for LeBeau. When he found him he put both arms around him and (probably apologized) and then LeBeau put his arms around Troy (probably forgave him). Either way Troy knew, Dick knew, Tomlin knew (and knew to stay out of it by the looks) the fans knew.... but the hug between the two at the end of the game showed the respect, encouragement and drive this defense and Dick have for and with each other.

It's ok Troy, I think I speak for a lot of Steeler Nation when I say - we forgive you!!!!!!

MDSteel15
12-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Every self-centered S.O.B. in the NFL should look to Troy and say "I wish I were as much of a man as he is"

SH-Rock
12-13-2010, 06:55 PM
Hey Desean Jackson, you reading this?

huntingteacher
12-13-2010, 06:58 PM
The comparison to Michael Jordan is spot on. I've never seen any defensive player dominate like him. I might buy me another dog just to name him Paulamalu.

stb_steeler
12-13-2010, 07:39 PM
Thats the second time Troy flipped the ball off to some one else, i can remember Joey gettin on his case for the same thing in 05.

gostillerz
12-13-2010, 07:49 PM
Reading Troy's remarks is not the same as watching him deliver them in the locker room after the game. The depth of emotion cannot be conveyed by the printed word. I can't seem to find a video for anyone who missed it. If I do, I will post it. Troy, the football player, is phenomenal. Troy, the man--I can't come up the right words to describe his greatness.

LVSteelersfan
12-13-2010, 08:14 PM
I wish all players were humble like Troy. Watching all the grandstanding after one sack or even just one tackle is pathetic. Play like you have been there before. Troy, you have nothing to apologize for. It was not the smartest thing to do, but it worked out all right in the end.

bobby jr
12-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Well he is a great player and a humble man. But let's face it there is a certain amount of luck involved with his being in the right place at the right time the last 4 games. Nobody is that good.

The Baltimore sack-fumble play for example. That was a Ravens mistake that let him come in without being blocked at all. It wasn't so much what Troy did, from my point of view, as what the Ravens did not do. Here in Baltimore there has been much discussion about that defensive failure, and that is the focus, not on what Troy did but the Ravens failure to block him. That will not happen again should the teams meet in the playoffs, the mistake has been corrected.

Any fast man could have come in and hit the QB if not blocked at all.

I'm glad the Ravens have gotten over the Steelers loss and have rebounded with a win today. We may see the Steelers and Troy again in the playoffs this year for the rubber match.

jasonpirkle
12-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Yeah, focus on that defensive mistake.

UF-Steeler
12-14-2010, 09:16 AM
HAHA @ Bobby Jr.

Is this guy serious? The Ravens were squawking before the game with Pittsburgh that watching where "the hair" went was the most important thing on offense. The defensive scheme on that fumble that won the game was the reason that Troy got through. The offensive line was confused and Troy was able to disguise it relatively well.

Also, Troy set up his interceptions on Palmer. The guy knows how to set up big plays and that is why he is All World. Ravens are mediocre at best.

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 09:45 AM
Well he is a great player and a humble man. But let's face it there is a certain amount of luck involved with his being in the right place at the right time the last 4 games. Nobody is that good.

The Baltimore sack-fumble play for example. That was a Ravens mistake that let him come in without being blocked at all. It wasn't so much what Troy did, from my point of view, as what the Ravens did not do. Here in Baltimore there has been much discussion about that defensive failure, and that is the focus, not on what Troy did but the Ravens failure to block him. That will not happen again should the teams meet in the playoffs, the mistake has been corrected.

Any fast man could have come in and hit the QB if not blocked at all.

I'm glad the Ravens have gotten over the Steelers loss and have rebounded with a win today. We may see the Steelers and Troy again in the playoffs this year for the rubber match.

You're a :troll:

Luck my ass. One of the stupidest things I've ever heard.

WTG on letting Schaub drive 99 yards and 95 yards to tie the game. That was pretty lucky that he threw that pick in OT. Wilson must have just been in the right place at the right time. :rolleyes:

the mistake has been corrected.

You can hope the mistake gets corrected. But saying it has been corrected is false. Pollard was coming off the safety blitz a ton last night and was rarely getting picked up. It's like Cam hasn't figured out what a safety blitz is yet.

Enjoy Nawlans next week! :wave:

bobby jr
12-14-2010, 09:47 AM
HAHA @ Bobby Jr.

Is this guy serious? The Ravens were squawking before the game with Pittsburgh that watching where "the hair" went was the most important thing on offense. The defensive scheme on that fumble that won the game was the reason that Troy got through. The offensive line was confused and Troy was able to disguise it relatively well.

Also, Troy set up his interceptions on Palmer. The guy knows how to set up big plays and that is why he is All World. Ravens are mediocre at best.

Polamalu was standing on the line before the play even started. Suggs, on the sideline, said he noticed, and hoped he would be blocked. The Ravens should have picked him up and blocked him. This was not some genius move by Troy, it was a mistake by the Ravens. The Ravens defensive coordinator took responsibility and said that he would not be unblocked again.

That is one reason I believe the Ravens will win the rematch in the playoffs should there be one, even in Pittsburgh. We've won one game at Heinz field this year, we can do it again when all the chips are on the table in the playoffs. And if Troy tries to blitz again he had better be ready to fight off blocks before he gets to the QB.

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 09:52 AM
Polamalu was standing on the line before the play even started. Suggs, on the sideline, said he noticed, and hoped he would be blocked. The Ravens should have picked him up and blocked him. This was not some genius move by Troy, it was a mistake by the Ravens. The Ravens defensive coordinator took responsibility and said that he would not be unblocked again.

Why would it be the D coordinator take responsibility? It's Cam's responsibility...and he proved in the Houston game that they just don't have an answer for the safety blitz. So genius or not...it's a great move until someone on the Ravens offense figures out how to pick it up.

This thread isn't about the Ravens game though...so if you have nothing to add about Troys performance against Cincy, I suggest you stop trying to take this thread off topic (like you do with nearly every thread you post in).

That is one reason I believe the Ravens will win the rematch in the playoffs should there be one, even in Pittsburgh. We've won one game at Heinz field this year, we can do it again when all the chips are on the table in the playoffs. And if Troy tries to blitz again he had better be ready to fight off blocks before he gets to the QB.

Nobody cares about your predictions anymore.

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 09:53 AM
This will be my last post here, at least until the Ravens meet the Steelers in the playoffs (if the Steelers get that far).

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=876684#post876684

Oh...and you lied to us :troll:

UF-Steeler
12-14-2010, 09:58 AM
Sorry about responding to off-topic trolling. The guy just makes me laugh.

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 10:04 AM
Sorry about responding to off-topic trolling. The guy just makes me laugh.

Lol...it's ok. No harm no foul (since I enjoy proving him wrong constantly too).

I guess we should just hang our heads and be glad that Troy has been so lucky for all these years though. Isn't it great that we have "intelligent" Ravens fans to point that out for us? :chuckle:

bobby jr
12-14-2010, 11:11 AM
http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=876684#post876684

Oh...and you lied to us :troll:

My post was not off topic It was on topic, because the original article in this thread was about how Polamalu was on quite a roll lately. The Baltimore game was specifically mentioned in that article.

I said that was true and he was a great player, but I also pointed out that the Baltimore game involved a defensive mistake by the Ravens, and that Cam had taken responsibility and pointed out it would not happen again. This was very relevant to the original article in this thread.

While I did say I wouldn't post here until the playoffs I had some spare time, was surfing the internet, and saw an interesting topic on the forum so I responded. Anyway I can see that some people don't want to hear the viewpoints of other teams fans on this forum, even if they are related to the topic at hand. I don't stay where I am not wanted. So as you wish I am out of here, until such time as the two teams meet in the playoffs (if that occurs). Adios.

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 11:40 AM
I said that was true and he was a great player, but I also pointed out that the Baltimore game involved a defensive mistake by the Ravens, and that Cam had taken responsibility and pointed out it would not happen again. This was very relevant to the original article in this thread.

Yeah, Cam did a great job taking responsibility. That's why Pollard came in unblocked multiple times last night. :doh:

Do you even know what you're talking about? As usual, I doubt it.

While I did say I wouldn't post here until the playoffs I had some spare time, was surfing the internet, and saw an interesting topic on the forum so I responded. Anyway I can see that some people don't want to hear the viewpoints of other teams fans on this forum, even if they are related to the topic at hand. I don't stay where I am not wanted. So as you wish I am out of here, until such time as the two teams meet in the playoffs (if that occurs). Adios.

I don't mind viewpoints from other teams fans...as long as said fan has half a clue as to what they're talking about. You pretty much don't. Not to mention the fact that the whole week leading up to the Ravens/Steelers game you did nothing but thump your chest...only to make excuses and whine after they lost. And you expect to be respected on a Steelers board after that showing? Get a clue.

Anyway...adios. :wave:

SteelMember
12-14-2010, 11:57 AM
Well, Mom... You should know that the offense making a defensive mistake seems very reasonable. :chuckle:

SteelCityMom
12-14-2010, 12:06 PM
Well, Mom... You should know that the offense making a defensive mistake seems very reasonable. :chuckle:

Don't worry...Mattison has already corrected the mistake. Just ask Pollard. :sofunny:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/houston-texans/09000d5d81ce3f5a/Texans-defense-sack-10-yd-loss
http://www.nfl.com/videos/houston-texans/09000d5d81ce3943/Texans-defense-sack-6-yd-loss

MDSteel15
12-14-2010, 12:49 PM
To all trolls and non-believers, even 3x Super Bowl Champion Rodney Harrison confirmed that Troy Polomalu, NOT Ed Reed or any other player, is the BEST safety in the game, hands down!!! :thumbsup:
And I used to think he was an idiot.... :noidea:

caplovestroyp43
12-14-2010, 03:08 PM
Polamalu was standing on the line before the play even started. Suggs, on the sideline, said he noticed, and hoped he would be blocked. The Ravens should have picked him up and blocked him. This was not some genius move by Troy, it was a mistake by the Ravens. The Ravens defensive coordinator took responsibility and said that he would not be unblocked again.

That is one reason I believe the Ravens will win the rematch in the playoffs should there be one, even in Pittsburgh. We've won one game at Heinz field this year, we can do it again when all the chips are on the table in the playoffs. And if Troy tries to blitz again he had better be ready to fight off blocks before he gets to the QB.

I wished you'd just STFU!!! Don't you be hating on Troy. Instead why don't you try to follow his example and you yourself BE humble. Well you will. All of you Ratsasses when we serve you a piece of HUMBLE pie in the rubber match (if you're lucky enough) in a few weeks.

:mad::mad::mad:

stb_steeler
12-14-2010, 04:03 PM
My post was not off topic It was on topic, because the original article in this thread was about how Polamalu was on quite a roll lately. The Baltimore game was specifically mentioned in that article.

I said that was true and he was a great player, but I also pointed out that the Baltimore game involved a defensive mistake by the Ravens, and that Cam had taken responsibility and pointed out it would not happen again. This was very relevant to the original article in this thread.

While I did say I wouldn't post here until the playoffs I had some spare time, was surfing the internet, and saw an interesting topic on the forum so I responded. Anyway I can see that some people don't want to hear the viewpoints of other teams fans on this forum, even if they are related to the topic at hand. I don't stay where I am not wanted. So as you wish I am out of here, until such time as the two teams meet in the playoffs (if that occurs). Adios.

What are u a 3rd grader?????/:offtopic: