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Troy Polamalu is overrated

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by dallasfan4lizife, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    i hear constant praise of him. greatest safety to play blah blah blah...but i've watched him for many years now and he doesn't seem like a GOAT. he's good but hes hyped up because of his big hair and big hits. he's always been fairly weak in pass coverage and i think the super bowl showed that. i still think ed reed is more of a game changer and ball hawk. troy polamalu skills are amplified because of the defense skill and scheme they run as well.
  2. EchoBrain22

    EchoBrain22 beWaredizzle

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    I completely disagree, overrated? That's crazy. There are not 5 better safeties in the game. By the way, he was playing with an achilles injury during the super bowl.
  3. kidcrook

    kidcrook Member

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    No, he's not.
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Um, no. Have you seen the pittsburgh defense without him? I'm still pretty peeved about Harrison over Ware for Defensive player of the year in 08... Harrison isn't even the best defensive player on his team. Without Polomalu, that defense doesn't work. Witthout Polamalu, the Steelers don't work.

    I'd say play the injury card to prove your point (that he's injured so often), but that just kind of proves everyone else's... they are mediocre without him.
  5. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    he was injured in the super bowl? i dont care because he's a no show in the playoffs year in and year out..stats prove it. also; i think he's the 2nd best safety in the league. but i just dont consider him a top 5 player like the nfl network.
  6. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I'll take that overrated safety in Dallas... Ed Reed and Troy P. are still the best in the business.
  7. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Its not all about Troy ... their D coordinator get the most out of all his players. And also Tory was hurt last season. Which is actually a concern because he has gotten hurt the last 2 season in a row now.
  8. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    Im not a fan of Troy....Like Ed Reed tho...

    The mediots have hyped Troy up so much that he ended winning DPOY one time.

    Yes Troy is a very good player....makes some big plays.....the scheme makes him look better then he really is IMHO. Put Troy on Dallas and we would all complain that he couldnt cover

    JMHO ....bias maybe......Steelers get all the mediots love and can do no wrong....
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    He's a great player but he's no Ronnie Lott
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He needs a hair cut.
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    There is a difference between GOAT and overrated.

    The guy can ball. Period. GOAT? Ronnie Lott may have something to say about that.
  12. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    He is Somoan American and their long hair is a symbolic thing but if I'm wrong correct me on it.
  13. dadymat

    dadymat I'm kind of a Big Deal

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    you been smokin what Eli has been smokin?
  14. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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  15. EchoBrain22

    EchoBrain22 beWaredizzle

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    Nice picture of a guy playing with a partial tear in his achilles. Have you even tried running around with an achilles injury? My friend tore his earlier this summer, its an incredibly debilitating injury.

    He is a top 2 safety in this league, anyone who says otherwise does not watch many Pittsburgh games or does not know football. The Steeler D is completely different with him out of the lineup. I understand he's been injured the past 2 seasons, but hey injuries are part of the game.

    I would love to see him on our squad instead of the guys we have in our defensive backfield. We have had issues back there since Woodson left.
  16. proline

    proline Active Member

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    What's wrong with long hair and big hits? ;)
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    He gave up like 2 passes in that game.

    The one TD against Green Bays #1 WR and a 3 yard pass to some other guy.

    According to PFF, that's what he did in that game.

    Also, they don't have him credited with giving up a TD all season prior to that one and QBs have a rating of 39.2.

    Seems pretty solid to me.
  18. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    there's your proof right there.
  19. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, Polamalu return to play in the Super Bowl, but he wasn't fully healthy.

    But I love how posters pick one touchdown(s) to prove someone isn't elite. Newsflash, even Deion had receivers catch touchdown passes on him.
  20. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    You're wrong...I know plenty of Samoan dudes with short hair.

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