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Old 06-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Interesting quote from Polamalu

I found this on yardbarker.com.




Troy Polamalu: We could put Usain Bolt and the whole track team out there, but that doesn't make us a good football team



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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is enjoying preparing for the upcoming 2014 season healthy and ready to team up with new addition Mike Mitchell.

"I think it's tough to be really near-sighted in the offseason," Polamalu said, via Dale Grdnic of the Associated Press.

"The goal always is to be healthy for 16 games during the season. So, I was doing my best (the past few weeks) to prepare for that."

Polamalu, who received a contract extension this offseason, understands that chemistry overrules talent and if the Steelers are going to get back to the playoffs, the players who mesh the best are the best options.

"We could put Usain Bolt and the whole track team out there, but that doesn't make us a good football team," he said. "So, we'll see how everything works out. . Once we put the pads on we'll really find out who's made of what."

"The strength of this organization has always been in the camaraderie and the relationships of the players off the field, and then we stand up for one another on the field," Polamalu said. "(So), it's not about putting your best, most-talented 11 out there, but the 11 that work best together."
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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

i wonder what the local headlines will read based off this single sentence...

Troy Hates New Team Mates

Polamalu Lacks Faith in New Speedy Players

Troy Not On Board With Coaches Shift for Speed

Troy Makes Excuses for Being Older and Slower

Troy Skips OTA's Then Preaches About Building Relationships and Camaraderie
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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

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i wonder what the local headlines will read based off this single sentence...

Troy Hates New Team Mates

Polamalu Lacks Faith in New Speedy Players

Troy Not On Board With Coaches Shift for Speed

Troy Makes Excuses for Being Older and Slower

Troy Skips OTA's Then Preaches About Building Relationships and Camaraderie

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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

Troy hates Jamaicans.
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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

Troy hates Mitchell and wants to be traded to the Redskins (am I still allowed to use that?) so he can play beside Clark
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Troy hates Mitchell and wants to be traded to the Redskins (am I still allowed to use that?) so he can play beside Clark
It isn't trademarked anymore so no chance of getting sued.
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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

I stumbled upon this and had to post it. I figured I'd give everyone fair warning about the quote because you know someone is going to run with it to paint him as a malcontent.

I see it as Troy saying: Great....the new players are fast. Let's see if they can play football before we anoint them as the future stars of this team.

End of story
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I see it as Troy saying: Great....the new players are fast. Let's see if they can play football before we anoint them as the future stars of this team.

End of story
Same way I see it. I happen to completely agree as well.
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Same way I see it. I happen to completely agree as well.
I think he's challenging the new players to learn the "Steelers way", and to understand that just being a great athlete doesn't guarantee you anything in the NFL. It's a challenge to see how quickly this suddenly young and fast team can come together to be great again.
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Default Re: Interesting quote from Polamalu

I thought the most interesting quote was at the end:

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[b]"(So), it's not about putting your best, most-talented 11 out there, but the 11 that work best together."[/b[
Says a lot about the Steelers' philosophy, especially when you start looking for answers as to why we havent played rookies as often as some would like.
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