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Atlanta Dan
05-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Maybe making it through only 1 of the last 5 seasons without missing significant time is causing Troy to rethink his usual offseason workout approach

If Steelers safety Troy Polamalu doesn’t switch coasts in the coming weeks it won’t stem from a lack of lobbying on Ike Taylor’s behalf. The veteran cornerback has been trying to persuade Polamalu to join him and a handful of other Steelers at Tom Shaw Performance Camp in Orlando ...

Efforts to reach Polamalu have been unsuccessful but Shaw said the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year has told him that he plans to go to the Orlando area in the coming weeks. “Troy said, ‘I’ve been injured for the last three years. Ike, James, William Gay haven’t missed a play so I’ve got to find out what they’re doing,’ ” Shaw said. “I can guarantee that we’ll do things that will strengthen his weaknesses because we do a whole body training, we don’t just do one thing. We sprint, we run, we backpedal turn and run. We add resistance to it. Well pull that sled with your arms.”

http://blog.triblive.com/view-from-the-press-box/2011/05/19/taylor-to-polamalu-come-to-orlando/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+triblive%2Fblog%2FViewFromThe PressBox+%28View+from+the+Press+Box+Blog%29

If Troy needs further motivation he can read this diss from Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com - Prisco explains his ranking of Troy as #28 of the top 100 NFL Players as follows

28. Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh Steelers: He is a tad overrated: and some will scoff that he's not in the top 10, but I think he is off some in coverage at times. He also played poorly in the playoffs and the Super Bowl.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/14966135

SoCalFan
05-29-2011, 02:18 PM
Playing poorly in the playoffs & superbowl was CLEARLY due to injury!What a moron!Im all for Troy making a change!Anything to stay healthy!

DanRooney
05-30-2011, 12:07 AM
Manning always plays poorly in the playoffs, yet Prisco has a big boner for him.

stb_steeler
05-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Troy trains differently than others......

steeltheone
05-30-2011, 01:50 PM
The man makes plays unlike i have ever seen before...

StainlessStill
05-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Troy can literally account for EVERY member of that Steelers defense and bail them out of their mistakes time and time again. Not only does he make ground for their mistakes, but he makes their PLAY as well. The dude is a phenom. He was injured, and we got scorched. Plain and simple.

austinfrench76
05-30-2011, 06:05 PM
If you read Prisco regularly, you will notice he takes contrarian veiws just becasue. His ratioanle is usually flimsy because he doesn't always write based on fact, it's usually his opinion and that aint worth s@#t! Troy #28 and Pete Prisco knows what he is talking about! F him!

jwmann2
05-30-2011, 09:58 PM
A lot of these so called sports "analysts and experts" are just like you and I presenting arguments. They have their own opinions but are able to follow the players and teams more closly becuase all of us are putting in our forty hours. Polamalu overrated. Funny.

thumper
05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
A healthy TP is not overrated; he is amazing. But the player, as a whole, considering
how often he isn't healthy, may be overrated when you factor that into the big picture. And,
the totality of the perceived total value of a player does need to factor in how often the
player misses time - or play is effected negatively - by said player. Prisco didn't specify
this is his overrated comment, but I am . If TP is hopping around on one leg, or not on
the field at all, then placing him among the very best players in the NFL is probably not
just.

thumper
05-31-2011, 05:43 PM
If you read Prisco regularly, you will notice he takes contrarian veiws just becasue. His ratioanle is usually flimsy because he doesn't always write based on fact, it's usually his opinion and that aint worth s@#t! Troy #28 and Pete Prisco knows what he is talking about! F him!

I agree to a point, BUT I also feel Prisco also offers more insight than most
all talking heads out there. He has been right far more than the avg. sports
media person. He called out the 2005 and 2008 Steelers as underrated
teams that were good enough to make noise in the post season and he
made those calls before the seasons even started. And he is _not_ a
Steeler fan; as a matter of fact he doesn't like them, but does respect them.

thumper
05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Troy can literally account for EVERY member of that Steelers defense and bail them out of their mistakes time and time again. Not only does he make ground for their mistakes, but he makes their PLAY as well. The dude is a phenom. He was injured, and we got scorched. Plain and simple.

But he is injured too often. Period. I am sick of seeing him not playing
or hopping around on one leg. If a player can't stay healthy, then their
value is dropped. We can't value a player just based on how they play
when they are healthy, if they are hurt for such a large % of the time.

SacknificentStew56
06-01-2011, 04:22 AM
The things Troy doesn't on the field are things that can't be taught. His instincts are unheard of. He will be in the Hall while Pi$$co will continue to hate.

thumper
06-01-2011, 03:32 PM
The things Troy doesn't on the field are things that can't be taught. His instincts are unheard of. He will be in the Hall while Pi$$co will continue to hate.

He didn't look like it in the Super Bowl. He was a liability. He was hurt
again. If he was healthy, we win that game.

steelerdave1969
06-03-2011, 06:53 AM
I think its a good idea for Troy to try something new for sure. I love Troy and his style for the most part . . . but his running up and hitting someone all the time and watching 50% or better keep going on to atleast to gain some more yardage . . I just wish he would go in and Wrap Someone Up.

stlrtruck
06-03-2011, 09:44 AM
Maybe Troy is injured more because he gives more on the field. Putting it all out there to make the next play his best play ever.

Just a thought.

Riddle_Of_Steel
06-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Troy should NOT change his offseason training program. Have any of you watched vids of it?

His constant injuries are a product of his playing style, and his training. His offseason workout is all about training your muscles to move fast-- that accounts for his seeming superhuman stunts and abilities.

Unfortunately, a frequent effect of launching your body like a missle on every play is some expected injuries.

We have to learn to take the good with the bad. Troy tried changing his offseason workout to a more conventional weight-lifting/running back in 2006-2007, and the result was he got injured even more than previously, and the dynamic play we were used to from him was more pedestrian and conventional.

If he changes his offseason workout, we can expect him to change his playing style on the field as well, and not for the better.... It is nice that Ike, James, and Gay have not missed a play, but except for Ike, Gay and Farrior cannot cover my mother and routinely get burnt by rookie Tight Ends.

I prefer the injury prone Polamalu that leaps over offensive lines to sack the QB and makes backwards tackles behind his back. Much of that uniqueness is a product of his unique offseason workout program here in San Juan Capistrano.

As for Pete Prisco, he knows less about football than my wife and mother in law.....his opinions are best ignored or laughed at for their apparent foolishment.

thumper
06-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Maybe Troy is injured more because he gives more on the field. Putting it all out there to make the next play his best play ever.

Just a thought.

If that makes him too injured to play to his level for 1/2 the time,
then it is still stupid.