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  • Polamalu Resigned-Highest Paid Safety

    Steelers, Polamalu agree to 5-year contract extension
    Monday, July 23, 2007

    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    (Published: 3:40 p.m.)

    The Steelers agreed to a contract extension today with safety Troy Polamalu, assuring one of their best players will remain in Pittsburgh for a while longer.

    Polamalu signed a five-year contract worth $33 million, making him the highest paid Steelers and highest paid safety in the NFL. He will receive bonuses -- including signing and roster -- of $15,375,000.

    Polamalu, who has made every Pro Bowl since he became the Steelers starting strong safety in 2004, had one year left on the contract he signed as a rookie in 2003.

    At 5-10, 207 pounds, Polamalu plays a unique brand of safety, lining up in various positions on defense. Coordinator Dick LeBeau has designed many of his defenses to take advantage of Polamalu's ability.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07204/803807-66.stm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFpnxVrT8Js

  • #2
    Steelers have opened up the checkbook this week and have gotten their future signed and ready to go. Troy deserves this deal, and I like what Steelers management has done this week.


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    • #3
      The only thing that would concern me is, doesn't Polamalu have a pretty extensive concussion past? Still, he is a key clog on their D and should be for the forseeable future.
      Is that a rash?



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      • #4
        You mean he is getting more money that Archuletta? What a Joke!!!! :)
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        • #5
          It's a 4 year extension.

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          • #6
            Maybe they should do the same thing for Faneca now.

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            • #7
              I hope this doesn't make Ed Reed holdout for more dough.
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              • #8
                This guy is severely overrated, IMO. He is good, but he isn't the top safety in the league because he has long wavy hair.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Smokey Joe View Post
                  This guy is severely overrated, IMO. He is good, but he isn't the top safety in the league because he has long wavy hair.
                  I agree but not many people share our sentiment. He's a good player but when people start saying he's better than Ed Reed it's pretty over the top...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EdReedUnstoppable View Post
                    I hope this doesn't make Ed Reed holdout for more dough.
                    Ed already got his deal. 30 mil or somethin.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by America View Post
                      Ed already got his deal. 30 mil or somethin.
                      Yeah but Polamalu is making more now, and Ed can't be happy about that.
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                      • #12
                        I bet if Polamalu had normal length hair, the casual football fan wouldn't even know who he was cause ESPN and NFL Live wouldn't talk about his hair whenever they showed steeler clips.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Moses View Post
                          I agree but not many people share our sentiment. He's a good player but when people start saying he's better than Ed Reed it's pretty over the top...
                          The really don't have similar styles of play so its kind of a bad comparison
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by steelernation77 View Post
                            The really don't have similar styles of play so its kind of a bad comparison
                            I agree, Polamalu is more of the textbook strong safety, he is more of a hard hitter then a finesse type safety like Ed is. But I also think no one should ever say Polamalu is as good as Ed is.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by EdReedUnstoppable View Post
                              I agree, Polamalu is more of the textbook strong safety, he is more of a hard hitter then a finesse type safety like Ed is. But I also think no one should ever say Polamalu is as good as Ed is.
                              I agree that they are different players with varying skillsets however...

                              Put Ed Reed in the Steelers' system and I bet they get better. The same cannot be said about Troy and the Ravens.

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