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Old 02-03-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

just got this alert from MSN..

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5...40813162&ATT=5

DETROIT (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed a portion of practice again Friday because of a sore ankle, but remains listed as probable for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Polamalu woke up Thursday with a sore ankle and, after being examined by team trainers, underwent an MRI exam.

"There was nothing really there," coach Bill Cowher said Friday. "Now he'll feel better. He'll be fine by Sunday."

Before practice began Friday at the Silverdome, Polamalu playfully lined up as a quarterback with several teammates and simulated throwing passes.

Wide receiver Hines Ward sat out the last half of practice with a sore shoulder, but only for precautionary reasons, according to Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett. Ward was not added to the team's daily injury report, the last before Sunday's game against Seattle.

Defensive end Travis Kirschke (groin), fullback Dan Kreider (knee) and linebacker James Harrison (ankle) also missed part of practice, but Kirschke and Kreider were upgraded from questionable to probable. Harrison remains listed as probable.

Friday was the Steelers' final full-scale practice before their second Super Bowl in 26 years. They will be limited to a walkthrough session Saturday.

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Old 02-03-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

I assume (hope?) this sort of news would not even be reported if it was a regular season game.

As other posters have noted, Troy obviously will play - however, it is his burst that makes him a force of nature on the field, not his size or strength. If his ankle is sore that can't help.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

I think the whole Troy thing has been blown way out of proportion by the media, the guy woke up with a sore ankle!!!! who hasnt woken up with a crick in their back or a sore arm from just sleepin on it wrong?!?! So I'm not worried about it at all...
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

Yep, but you know the NFL, any kinda hype they can find.. even if its that Travis Kirschke wakes up to find any empty pizza box on his floor, is gonna make breaking new..

Im not worried about any of them, and it will especially be good to get Harrison back on defense and ST.
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Much ado about nothing...
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Default Re: Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

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As other posters have noted, Troy obviously will play - however, it is his burst that makes him a force of nature on the field, not his size or strength. If his ankle is sore that can't help.
def true, hope its jus hype. check out what bill simmons wrote in his article

I kept the Pittsburgh-Indy game on my TiVo and watched the fourth quarter about 10 times before finally erasing it...Somewhere along the line, I started trying to figure out why the Colts had such a problem blocking the Steelers in that game, since it seems logical that any accomplished NFL team should be able to contain a blitz. So I'm studying each play, even slow-moing some of the blitzes, and eventually, I realized something...

It was all Troy Polamalu.

Manning's fatal flaw is the way he audibles at the line like an OCD victim who can't leave his kitchen until everything on the counter is perfectly arranged. Against most teams, this would be fine; he's almost always going to come up with the right read. But someone like Polamalu is Manning's Kryptonite, and here's why: No defensive player in the history of football can sprint from Point A to Point B faster than Polamalu. There's no way for someone like Manning to prepare for him, no audible that can be called. Polamalu would wait until Manning received the snap, wait for the Indy blockers to commit to their assignments, then unleash his delayed blitz into the open area. The thing is, even on a delayed blitz, he could still reach Manning faster than any other Steeler. Since Manning can't move around, he was screwed. More importantly, he knew he was screwed. And once Polamalu got into his head, the Manning Face kicked in, and that was that.

I have watched some memorable safeties over the years, with Ronnie Lott being the best. But I can't remember anyone playing like Polamalu during these playoffs. He's a freak of nature. So is he slowly redefining the safety position the same way LT redefined the linebacker position once upon a time? Or is he just having a really good run? These are the things I want to know.

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Troy will be fine
Hines will be fine
All 53 players will be fine.......with or without the help of drugs to numb any type of pain.
Same goes for Seahawks.......
all players will be fine and will play in this game........
Its gonna be a great one.......
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I sure hope so, Troy is needed very much so...i dunno I just hope he is cool.
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I assume (hope?) this sort of news would not even be reported if it was a regular season game.

As other posters have noted, Troy obviously will play - however, it is his burst that makes him a force of nature on the field, not his size or strength. If his ankle is sore that can't help.
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Default Re: Troy and Hines miss practice, still probable..

We all know that even if his ankle's still sore, they'll shoot him with painkillers and he'll be the same old Troy we've seen for the last 4 weeks.
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