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Old 07-23-2007, 05:25 PM    (permalink
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If its 5 years 33 million thats not a bad deal considering what players are getting paid today. He could have easily made over 50 million in the open market.
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It's going to be very interesting to see how Tomlin uses Polamalu in his Cover 2 scheme. Troy has never really been asked to do the deep cover role, not at USC and certainly not in Pittsburgh. This signing indicates that Tomlin obviously thinks he can make Troy fit, and it'll be something I'll watch closely.
I'm thinking he'll be used more in a John Lynch/Bob Sanders type of role.
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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...
Well KC Joyner did have Ed Reed as the most overrated safety in the NFL.
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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 don't know, Reed hits like a Mack truck when he wants to. Ask Koren Robinson.
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that cant be more than Reed

Reed got a 6 year $40 mill

Polamalu got 5 year $33 mill

Reed makes slightly more
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Taylor's contract is up in two years I believe. Snyder has a pretty penny saved for him lol.
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that cant be more than Reed

Reed got a 6 year $40 mill

Polamalu got 5 year $33 mill

Reed makes slightly more
Polamalu's deal is 4 years $30.19 million with $15.38 million guaranteed.
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well it says 5 years $33 on the front page.
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well it says 5 years $33 on the front page.
It's 4 years per ESPN.
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It's going to be very interesting to see how Tomlin uses Polamalu in his Cover 2 scheme. Troy has never really been asked to do the deep cover role, not at USC and certainly not in Pittsburgh. This signing indicates that Tomlin obviously thinks he can make Troy fit, and it'll be something I'll watch closely.
Does anyone realize we're sticking 3-4. And as for the cover 2. Troy may not be a perfect cover safety. He's more like a LB/SS. We use him as a rover. I Hate to hear how he's "Overrated" because he has long hair.... or stupid stuff like that.

Yea I hear Madden talk about it, but you guys using that as the reason he's overrated? Thats a joke. Learn football.

Apparently every steeler is overrated. Troy is the best SS in the NFL. Ed Reed is the best FS. They play two different positions.. On 2 different teams.. with 2 completely different set of responsibilities.

I'm sure Troy wouldn't be as good on the ravens doing Ed Reeds job. But I'm just as sure that Ed Reed wouldn't be just as good being the Steelers SS/Rover.


I'm not going to deny that I think Ed Reed is the best "Safety" in the league. But I won't say 1 other person is better than Polamalu. He's definitely the most Versatile Safety in the league. He can cover solidly, he's a big hitter, and he's able to blitz/play the run like no body can.


But saying he's overrated is ridiculous. Sheesh.
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polamalu is so overrated. he is a personailty along with a football player. if it wasnt for the hair and heritage, he would just be another safety and he would be making 10 million less.
You seem to have a huge grudge against the Steelers. Every time the Steelers or a Steeler player is brought up, you always chide in with some negative remark. I would expect this from a Brown, Bengal, or Raven fan, but I'm just curious where this hate comes from with a Vikings fan. Is it that the Steel Curtain overshadowed the Purple People Eaters? That we helped continue your streak of Super Bowl losses? Is it that we took over the Metro Dome a couple years ago? What's your deal?
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Does anyone realize we're sticking 3-4. And as for the cover 2. Troy may not be a perfect cover safety. He's more like a LB/SS. We use him as a rover. I Hate to hear how he's "Overrated" because he has long hair.... or stupid stuff like that.

Yea I hear Madden talk about it, but you guys using that as the reason he's overrated? Thats a joke. Learn football.

Apparently every steeler is overrated. Troy is the best SS in the NFL. Ed Reed is the best FS. They play two different positions.. On 2 different teams.. with 2 completely different set of responsibilities.

I'm sure Troy wouldn't be as good on the ravens doing Ed Reeds job. But I'm just as sure that Ed Reed wouldn't be just as good being the Steelers SS/Rover.


I'm not going to deny that I think Ed Reed is the best "Safety" in the league. But I won't say 1 other person is better than Polamalu. He's definitely the most Versatile Safety in the league. He can cover solidly, he's a big hitter, and he's able to blitz/play the run like no body can.


But saying he's overrated is ridiculous. Sheesh.
The hair thing is because he stands out on film because of it. Guys with more generic looks are harder to spot and notice.

How is Polamalu more versatile than Reed? I don't get that sentiment at all. Reed is better in coverage by a wider margin than Polamalu is better close to the line of scrimmage. Hence, Reed is more versatile.
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The hair thing is because he stands out on film because of it. Guys with more generic looks are harder to spot and notice.

How is Polamalu more versatile than Reed? I don't get that sentiment at all. Reed is better in coverage by a wider margin than Polamalu is better close to the line of scrimmage. Hence, Reed is more versatile.
Reed is better in coverage.. Polamalu is better against the run and blitzing.

We're comparing apples to oranges. Your argument is bad though...

Reed is better in coverage... Polamalu is better at the Line of Scrimmage... therefore Reed is better? I said Polamalu is more versatile, he can cover, but he can also play a LB like role at the line of scrimmage.

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Reed is coverage only really... Polamalu is more "Versatile"
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well it says 5 years $33 on the front page.
I think that includes the one year remaining on the contract.
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[quote=Mr. Stiller;527189]Troy is the best SS in the NFL.
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That, IMO, would be Adrian Wilson. I'd also say Wilson is the superior rover.
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I think that includes the one year remaining on the contract.
yeah its 33mil over the next 5 years... 1 year is his current contract the other 4 are this new one
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[quote=BamaFalcon59;527266][quote=Mr. Stiller;527189]Troy is the best SS in the NFL.
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That, IMO, would be Adrian Wilson. I'd also say Wilson is the superior rover.
thats a matter of opinion. I find that Troy is a key cog on our defense. I wouldn't have traded Troy for Ed Reed or Adrian Wilson.

However, I hate seeing that every Steeler player is overrated. Especially when the excuse is "He gets noticed because of his long hair"..

It's not because of his ability or his great plays. Remember the Indy play he got ripped off of? That would've ended the game there. He's made tons of other plays like that. He does it all the time. Yet now he's overrated.
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you can't really compare troy to other safties as far as coverage and whatnot goes

the roles he plays are not the tradition safety roles, he is not usually in traditional safety places, i mean the guy is blitzing just as much as he is covering so to compare him to reed would be pointless
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I don't know, Reed hits like a Mack truck when he wants to. Ask Koren Robinson.

No no I know he hits like a mack truck, but I'm saying Ed is asked to be a more finesse coverage getting INTs constantly kinda safety instead of the big hittin run support guy. Ed Reed can support the run with the best fo them, no doubt about that.
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I think Polamalu, as a traditional safety, is overrated. He is not one. Some people seemingly fail to realize that. But, when used properly he can be deadly. He has such good speed and is a hawk to the ball.

IMO, when I first realised he could be seriously exposed was the Ravens game last year. Not sure which one, but he looked lost on some big pass plays for touchdowns and just got beat. He shouldn't have those responsibilities, though. As a Rover he can make the most plays. Fortunately it looks like ya'll found a gem in Anothony Smith. My friend raves about him.
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Do you realize that that decision isn't permanent, and the Steelers drafted two players in the first two rounds that could be potential future stalwarts of a Tampa 2 defense in Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley? Isn't LeBeau's contract up at year's end?
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Reed is better in coverage.. Polamalu is better against the run and blitzing.

We're comparing apples to oranges. Your argument is bad though...

Reed is better in coverage... Polamalu is better at the Line of Scrimmage... therefore Reed is better? I said Polamalu is more versatile, he can cover, but he can also play a LB like role at the line of scrimmage.

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Reed is coverage only really... Polamalu is more "Versatile"
Reed is coverage only? That is laughable. Reed is a better all-around player.

He's better in man coverage. He's better in zone coverage. He's better at making reads. He has more range. He has a better nose for the football. He has a better knack for making game-changing plays. Both are great tacklers. Polamalu may be slightly better at the line of scrimmage and blitzing. Reed is clearly more versatile.
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Reed is better in coverage.. Polamalu is better against the run and blitzing.

We're comparing apples to oranges. Your argument is bad though...

Reed is better in coverage... Polamalu is better at the Line of Scrimmage... therefore Reed is better? I said Polamalu is more versatile, he can cover, but he can also play a LB like role at the line of scrimmage.

ver·sa·tile (vûr'sə-təl, -tīl') pronunciation
adj.

1. Capable of doing many things competently.
2. Having varied uses or serving many functions: “The most versatile of vegetables is the tomato” (Craig Claiborne).
3. Variable or inconstant; changeable: a versatile temperament.
4. Biology. Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the antenna of an insect, the toe of an owl, or the loosely attached anther of a flower.

Reed is coverage only really... Polamalu is more "Versatile"
IMO if Reed job was to blitz more he would be better vs the run and blitzing. He never given the chance to run around like Polamalu has because Polamalu had Chris Hope covering behind and it shown this year.
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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...
I don't know if I would call him severely overrated, but I don't rank him as high as a lot of other people do.
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I think Polamalu, as a traditional safety, is overrated. He is not one. Some people seemingly fail to realize that. But, when used properly he can be deadly. He has such good speed and is a hawk to the ball.

IMO, when I first realised he could be seriously exposed was the Ravens game last year. Not sure which one, but he looked lost on some big pass plays for touchdowns and just got beat. He shouldn't have those responsibilities, though. As a Rover he can make the most plays. Fortunately it looks like ya'll found a gem in Anothony Smith. My friend raves about him.
I'm not saying Anthony Smith will be the next Ed Reed. But he's amazing in coverage... and He hits like a Mack truck.

I remember watching him kill JR Reid in the pre-season, then TJ Houshmanzadeh in the regular season.

I think if Smith is ready to play in the Centerfield... Troy can successfully play Rover.

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