I thought this was interesting. Tomlin was asked at his press conference last week, "Why is Troy Polamalu not making plays?" This was his response:
There are no reigns on what he is capable of doing. He is doing what he is supposed to do and he is where he is supposed to be. Big plays happen when technique and opportunity meet. Those are two of the things that I sell, because I think when you don’t sell it that way, guys step outside of the box and try to much to make plays, particularly guys as talented as Troy. All he has to do is continue to play his game, execute his assignments and technique and opportunity will meet.