Originally Posted by tony hipchest
they just showed the steelers defensive stats with and w/o polamalu since 2009. something like 28-9 with him averaging 14 ppg. and 8-9 w/o him averaging 21 (a full td more).
i think that is the most significant factor and i think troy in his prime is that great of a player.
LT/reggie white/ ronnie lott/deion sanders type of impact.
Yeah but the trouble is that Troy is past his prime, he can't stay healthy for longer than one game and no defense should be so dependent on one player that his absence virtually guarantees a loss.
Also, stats don't win football games.
Other than that, I agree with everything you wrote!