Tag Archives: Troy Polamalu

Steelers Must Address Defensive Woes Early and Often in 2015 NFL Draft

A primary architect in the development of the 3-4 scheme, Dick LeBeau is arguably the greatest defensive coordinator in the history of the NFL. Statistics support such a lofty claim. In LeBeau’s first 11 seasons as the Steelers’ defensive coordinator … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Sack: Keisel vs. Gabbert

JJ’s recent post on the intricacies of Dick LeBeau’s defense inspired me to break down a Blaine Gabbert sack from last Sunday’s Steelers win. Clearly, my knowledge of Xs, Os, line play and pretty much anything else in which the … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #56: Texans Recap – Ray Mansfield

So, yeah, that was a barrel of monkeys. It’s one thing for the offensive line to be in shambles — we’ve come to expect that. But when the defensive front seven gets so convincingly manhandled that any running back can … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #55: Colts Recap — Joey Porter

We suppose it only makes sense that we’d dedicate this podcast to J. Peezy, who probably played one of the best games of his career against the Colts during that January 2006 AFC Divisional get-together. Thing is, we coulda used … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #53: Seahawks Preview — Brian Hinkle

Wait, what’s that? The season isn’t over? Weird. With the Ravens game  in the rearview we’re all about getting on with the rest of our lives. Which means that the Seahawks are next on the schedule and that’s the only … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #52: Ravens Recap — Mike Webster

Mike Webster certainly deserves a better fate than this, and the Steelers now have 16 weeks to make it up to him. Hello, downtrodden Steelers fans, it’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast. In this episode we’re tasked with finding the silver … Continue reading

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Chattin’ Thread for Week of Sept. 12 (a.k.a: Post-Ravens Beatdown Thread)

Consider this your thread for reliving the magic of Sunday’s thrashing… Perhaps I was a tad optimistic with the Ravens game thread. Carry on…

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Extend Timmons Now, Worry About Troy Later

Troy Polamalu, perhaps the best safety of this generation, is in the last year of a four-year, $30 million contract he signed before the 2007 season. Lawrence Timmons, the Steelers’ first-round pick in ’07, has a year left on a … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #47: Juan vs. Troy — Mel Blount

We’re more than a week into training camp, there’s a new CBA, and everybody’s now eligible to practice. The problem, of course, is that injuries have plenty of guys hobbled, particularly those who could most use the reps. Like, say, … Continue reading

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Pete Prisco Calls Troy Polamalu NFL’s Most Overrated Player

Normally I wouldn’t care about columns like this, but because there’s absolutely nothing else NFL-related going on right now (hell, we’re analyzing arena football around here) it caught my attention. Pete Prisco, NFL writer for CBS, penned a column this … Continue reading

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