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Old 11-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen this guy lately? When is he going to make a play? Seriously, with all the talk about how great this guy is, why hasn't he made any game changing plays? Since last years regular season, he has been nowhere to be found.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Has anyone seen this guy lately? When is he going to make a play? Seriously, with all the talk about how great this guy is, why hasn't he made any game changing plays? Since last years regular season, he has been nowhere to be found.
You don't see Troy running backside, flying down the line of scrimmage and picking up the tempo of the defense when hunting down and making fired up tackles? Just because Troy doesn't have 3 picks a game doesn't mean he isn't doing his job. In fact, he didn't play that bad of a game. He wasn't even targeted much and like I said, he had some nice plays running Rice down on backside, the same backside Rice killed us in game 1. Troy can't do it all, It would be VERY nice to see somebody other than Troy Polamalu, James Harrison or LaMarr Woodley actually FORCE something for once. Just sayin.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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i actually think Troy, along with Harrison, and Woodley, are the 3 causing havoc by our defense. However, a defense on the field consists of more than 3 players (in the case of last week, 2 because Woodley was out). He's not playing at a "10" level but he HAS been all over the place.
That said, it would be nice if he caused a few more turnovers like intercepting some passes or not just spearing people, but spearing them where they're holding the ball, jarring balls loose. This team doesn't seem to be able to do that.
I would say if someone should be steppin' it up to make some game changers, its Timmons. Even though he's moved, he really has been fairly invisible.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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lets not forget not only Troy but a few others had chances at interceptions this season and didnt come up with them.
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lets not forget not only Troy but a few others had chances at interceptions this season and didnt come up with them.
Foote had a chance at one on the last drive as well. We're not getting the breaks on defense like we're so use to seeing. Thank God Harrison's back and Woodley could come back fresh because #92, #56 and #43 are the only ones at the moment that have a shot at causing something.
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wow... i guess if he isnt scoring people fantasy points he goes unnoticed by some. just ask wes welker or matt hasselbeck if he makes impact plays.
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All I'm saying is that he has cost us more touchdowns that he has given us. Green Bay, Baltimore (1st game) and Houston this year. He takes terrible angles and is often out of position.

I just think that maybe he has lost a step or two and is not the same Troy he once was.
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I think its more of the Revis effect,teams tend to play around that guy as much as possible! I see him making plays all the time,especially coming up stuffing the run,his closing speed is incredible!Didnt he make a huge heads up play last week batting the loose ball into the end zone causing a safety!Were you not watching?Why are we even having this discussion???
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He constantly terrorizes opposing teams either at the line or behind it; he returned a fumble to put us ahead of Indy; he was the one who (inadvertently) punched the fumble into the end zone to secure the win over the Pats. He's still on top of his game. Remember that it's supposed to be 11 guys out there, not 3. And when two of those other three are alternating being out with injuries then maybe he seems less effective and slowed down by carrying that D.

Chin up, realdeal, we're only half way through the season with a winning record. Granted we're currently third in the division and got swept by you-know-who, but we're still in good shape.
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As a Ravens fan, I'd love to see Troy go away. Are you kidding, he's one of the most disruptive players in the league. He gets my wholehearted respect.
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