posted by Dale Lolley
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2012
@ On the subject of Polamalu, it's ridiculous that some are ready to jettison one of the team's greatest players.
"He's too injury-prone, blah, blah, blah," the critics say.
I pretty much tune them out when they start that garbage.
Last I checked, Polamalu played all 16 games in 2011. He played 14 games in 2010, when he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Yes, he missed 11 games in 2009, but really, that was the exception, not the norm.
This is a player who is as special as any man who has ever put on a uniform, not just for the Steelers, but for any team.
He'll go out on his own terms. And he will be back this season and will again be a difference maker.
In fact, many of the same bozos saying this is the end for Polamalu were probably the same people saying the Steelers should release Mendenhall.
Polamalu's all-out style of play is going to lead to an injury here or there. But he's still one of the biggest difference makers in the league.