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hawaiiansteel
10-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Steelers hold on after losing Troy Polamalu

Posted by Josh Alper on October 16, 2011


The Steelers held on to beat the Jaguars 17-13 in Pittsburgh after a sluggish second half, but they might have lost safety Troy Polamalu.

Polamalu left the game after making a tackle on Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on a key third-and-one early in the fourth quarter and did not return. His status for the future isnít known, but coach Mike Tomlin said he was experiencing concussion-like symptoms after leaving the contest.

The concern over Polamalu will likely mute some of the concern over the Steelersí offense sleepwalking their way through the second half after building a 17-3 lead at halftime. Ben Roethlisberger completed just one pass in the second half and was under pressure throughout the final two quarters as the Steelers dealt with yet another injury on their offensive line. Doug Legursky left in the first half and did not return for a Steelers team that has suffered plenty in that area.

The Jaguars scored their touchdown on a nearly 10-minute, 17-play drive that was extended by a roughing-the-kicker penalty deep in Jacksonville territory. That drive ended with Blaine Gabbert throwing an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jason Hill against a stiff Steelers pass rush. That pass rush remained the best thing the Steelers had going in the second half as Maurice Jones-Drew found better running room as the game progressed but it wasnít enough for Jacksonville to pull out the victory after digging such a big hole for themselves in the early going.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -polamalu/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/16/steelers-hold-on-after-losing-troy-polamalu/)

DukieBoy
10-16-2011, 04:47 PM
Should have been up by 21+ points, and Troy could have rested and not had to be in late in the game when he made that big tackle and got dinged.

Steeler Shades
10-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Will Troy play next week. Will he play in all the games this season like he did in......
8)

flippy
10-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Anyone notice Ryan Clark head butting Troy after he made that play and was coming off the field.

I always think someone's gonna get hurt when those guys head butt one another. Wonder if Clarks helmet shot on Polamalu had any impact?

hawaiiansteel
10-16-2011, 07:31 PM
how many concussions has Troy now had since becoming a Steeler? I know he had problems with concussions while at USC also, maybe he's gotta stop putting his head down so often when he goes to make a tackle...


@jimwexell via twitter:

Tomlin: Legursky dislocated toe; Polamalu concussion-like symptoms.

http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/ ... 0603151360 (http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/125670890603151360)

grotonsteel
10-16-2011, 07:38 PM
how many concussions has Troy now had since becoming a Steeler? I know he had problems with concussions while at USC also, maybe he's gotta stop putting his head down so often when he goes to make a tackle...


@jimwexell via twitter:

Tomlin: Legursky dislocated toe; Polamalu concussion-like symptoms.

http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/ ... 0603151360 (http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/125670890603151360)

Offesne went downhill once Essux started playing LG. I hope Kemo and legs are healthy next game.

I don't blame Essux for 4thQ meltdown by the Offense but i would still prefer Legs or Kemo over Essux.

DukieBoy
10-16-2011, 08:12 PM
how many concussions has Troy now had since becoming a Steeler? I know he had problems with concussions while at USC also, maybe he's gotta stop putting his head down so often when he goes to make a tackle...


@jimwexell via twitter:

Tomlin: Legursky dislocated toe; Polamalu concussion-like symptoms.

http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/ ... 0603151360 (http://twitter.com/#!/jimwexell/status/125670890603151360)

Offesne went downhill once Essux started playing LG. I hope Kemo and legs are healthy next game.

I don't blame Essux for 4thQ meltdown by the Offense but i would still prefer Legs or Kemo over Essux.

I am guessing it took several running plays out of the game plan. Some running plays in which Legs was pulling to lead through the hole seemed to go away to not work. I doubt Essex is a capable pulling guard.

Herewegosteelers!
10-16-2011, 08:13 PM
He might get in trouble too.... :?

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DukieBoy
10-16-2011, 08:17 PM
Just said on NBC that Troy's injury is not serious and he'll probably play next week.

hawaiiansteel
10-16-2011, 08:18 PM
reportedly the phone was handed to Troy by the Steelers team physician and there is no way that he gets fined by the league...Florio is once again only trying to stir things up.

as for Troy's health, per Peter King on the tv post-game show Troy only suffered a mild concussion and should be fine to play next week against the Cardinals.


Polamalu could be facing fine for in-game cell-phone use

Posted by Mike Florio on October 16, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/polamaluap.jpg?w=250

After Steelers safety Troy Polamalu got his bell rung on Sunday, his phone apparently was ringing.

So he answered.

Highlights of the game shown during NBCís Football Night in America show Polamalu talking on what appears to be a Blackberry smart phone.

The next call could come from the league office, since players and staff are prohibited from using cell phones on the sideline during games. More than five years ago, former Falcons coach Jim Mora was fined a whopping $25,000 for using a cell phone during a game against the Buccaneers.

In 2003, former Saints receiver Joe Horn also was fined $30,000 for using a cell phone as a prop during a touchdown celebration.

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DukieBoy
10-16-2011, 08:23 PM
reportedly the phone was handed to Troy by the Steelers team physician and there is no way that he gets fined by the league...Florio is once again only trying to stir things up.

as for Troy's health, per Peter King on the tv post-game show Troy only suffered a mild concussion and should be fine to play next week against the Cardinals.


Polamalu could be facing fine for in-game cell-phone use

Posted by Mike Florio on October 16, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/polamaluap.jpg?w=250

After Steelers safety Troy Polamalu got his bell rung on Sunday, his phone apparently was ringing.

So he answered.

Highlights of the game shown during NBCís Football Night in America show Polamalu talking on what appears to be a Blackberry smart phone.

The next call could come from the league office, since players and staff are prohibited from using cell phones on the sideline during games. More than five years ago, former Falcons coach Jim Mora was fined a whopping $25,000 for using a cell phone during a game against the Buccaneers.

In 2003, former Saints receiver Joe Horn also was fined $30,000 for using a cell phone as a prop during a touchdown celebration.

This is a ridiculous amount of fine for a comically ridiculous behavior. Both make the league look ridiculous.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... phone-use/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/16/polamalu-could-be-facing-fine-for-in-game-cell-phone-use/)

How did Florio ever get that job? Certainly not by merit.

hawaiiansteel
10-16-2011, 09:22 PM
Ed: Polamalu Should Be OK for Next Game

SUNDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2011 WRITTEN BY ED BOUCHETTE


Before I get into the game, I want to tell you that it appears Troy Polamalu's wooziness was not serious and that he will play next Sunday in Arizona. Coach Mike Tomlin described it as "concussion-like symptoms,'' and not a concussion. I spoke with some people who told me Polamalu will be "okay.''

Onto the show:

Will the real Pittsburgh Steelers please reveal themselves? Were they the ones who ran out to that 17-0 lead or the ones who barely hung on for a 17-13 victory?

That wasn't Baltimore they were playing and it wasn't on the road. Those were the Jacksonville Jaguars out there in Heinz Field, ripe for the taking, especially after falling behind 17-0. Actually, they were ripe for the taking when the Steelers reached a first down at the two with a 14-0 lead.

This was their third series and they moved in for an early kill today. Rashard Mendenhall had just scampered 68 yards for a first down and then a facemask penalty put it halfway to the goalline, at the two.

It was time for Isaac Redman to come in and do his short-yardage thing, but as we know, the Steelers only use their best short-yardage back when its short-yardage that does not include the possibility of scoring a touchdown. Mendenhall got them down there and dad-gum it, he would get the "glory" of scoring the touchdown.

Usually, when a back runs 68 yards and there is no timeout or TV break or something, they put another back into the game so the one with the long run can catch his breath. Not the Steelers, not on this day.

"We made eye contact," Tomlin said as to why Mendenhall stayed in the game. "He nodded that he was good.''

Okay then. Mendy stays in, Mendy gets the carry and is thrown for a 1-yard loss, back to the three. Then came two incomplete passes and a short field goal to make it 17-0.

You put Redman in there and run the ball three times up the gut and then if you don't score, okay, kick it. I'd take my chances on that. But, nope, got to give those touchdowns to the right guy.

Then there was the blocked punt try. You have a team down by 14, you have them on fourth down with 21 yards to go on at their 20 on their first drive of the second half. You have them ready to punt into the wind. And that's where you call for the blocked punt?

It wasn't blocked, but Ryan Mundy did dive into the punter for a 15-yard penalty and automatic first down that jump-started an 80-play drive that ended with a touchdown and gave the Jaguars life with a full quarter and change to go.

Sorry, they won, right?

Okay, but the Jaguars were 13-point underdogs. The Colts were big underdogs too, and the Steelers had to come back and win there there after running out to a 10-0 lead. It makes you wonder about the quality of their four victories. The others came at home against clueless Seattle and a Tennessee team that just did not seem interested. But at least the Titans came in at 3-1.

Now they get a crack at another one-win team, Arizona, and they have to do it on the road against a team coming off a bye. I'm not sure I like the Steelers in this one, and I especially don't like them if the team I saw in the second half is the one that, you know, is the real Steelers team.

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SteelCrazy
10-17-2011, 09:09 AM
Ed: Polamalu Should Be OK for Next Game

SUNDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2011 WRITTEN BY ED BOUCHETTE


Before I get into the game, I want to tell you that it appears Troy Polamalu's wooziness was not serious and that he will play next Sunday in Arizona. Coach Mike Tomlin described it as "concussion-like symptoms,'' and not a concussion. I spoke with some people who told me Polamalu will be "okay.''

Onto the show:

Will the real Pittsburgh Steelers please reveal themselves? Were they the ones who ran out to that 17-0 lead or the ones who barely hung on for a 17-13 victory?

That wasn't Baltimore they were playing and it wasn't on the road. Those were the Jacksonville Jaguars out there in Heinz Field, ripe for the taking, especially after falling behind 17-0. Actually, they were ripe for the taking when the Steelers reached a first down at the two with a 14-0 lead.

This was their third series and they moved in for an early kill today. Rashard Mendenhall had just scampered 68 yards for a first down and then a facemask penalty put it halfway to the goalline, at the two.

It was time for Isaac Redman to come in and do his short-yardage thing, but as we know, the Steelers only use their best short-yardage back when its short-yardage that does not include the possibility of scoring a touchdown. Mendenhall got them down there and dad-gum it, he would get the "glory" of scoring the touchdown.

Usually, when a back runs 68 yards and there is no timeout or TV break or something, they put another back into the game so the one with the long run can catch his breath. Not the Steelers, not on this day.

"We made eye contact," Tomlin said as to why Mendenhall stayed in the game. "He nodded that he was good.''

Okay then. Mendy stays in, Mendy gets the carry and is thrown for a 1-yard loss, back to the three. Then came two incomplete passes and a short field goal to make it 17-0.

You put Redman in there and run the ball three times up the gut and then if you don't score, okay, kick it. I'd take my chances on that. But, nope, got to give those touchdowns to the right guy.

Then there was the blocked punt try. You have a team down by 14, you have them on fourth down with 21 yards to go on at their 20 on their first drive of the second half. You have them ready to punt into the wind. And that's where you call for the blocked punt?

It wasn't blocked, but Ryan Mundy did dive into the punter for a 15-yard penalty and automatic first down that jump-started an 80-play drive that ended with a touchdown and gave the Jaguars life with a full quarter and change to go.

Sorry, they won, right?

Okay, but the Jaguars were 13-point underdogs. The Colts were big underdogs too, and the Steelers had to come back and win there there after running out to a 10-0 lead. It makes you wonder about the quality of their four victories. The others came at home against clueless Seattle and a Tennessee team that just did not seem interested. But at least the Titans came in at 3-1.

Now they get a crack at another one-win team, Arizona, and they have to do it on the road against a team coming off a bye. I'm not sure I like the Steelers in this one, and I especially don't like them if the team I saw in the second half is the one that, you know, is the real Steelers team.

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What a Debbie Downer...

Shoe
10-17-2011, 07:37 PM
The statistic we aren't talking too much about is 2 takeaways... TWO. Among other things, that speaks to the suddeness of the defensive players. Most times, a player forces a fumble, or picks a ball, because he's in a position he wasn't expected to be. i.e. that means team speed. It seems we don't have it.

hawaiiansteel
10-21-2011, 04:14 PM
Polamalu fined $10K for using cell phone

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Friday, October 21, 2011


Strong safety Troy Polamalu has been fined $10,000 for using a cell phone on the Steelers' sidelines.

Polamalu borrowed the phone from a Steelers doctors last Sunday to call his wife after he left the Steelers' 17-13 win against Jacksonville with concussion-like symptoms.

Polamalu has a history of concussions, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week that the perennial Pro Bowler wanted to let his wife, Theodora, know that he was OK.

Tomlin said earlier this week he did not expect the league to fine the All-Pro safety, saying he hoped common sense "would prevail" when the league decided whether or not to fine Polamalu.

The NFL prohibits the possession of cell phones in teams' bench areas 90 minutes before kickoff until the end of the game.

Polamalu, who passed a concussion test at the beginning of the week and is expected to play Sunday at Arizona, had no comment about a possible fine following the Steelers' practice today. He was fined $15,000 earlier this season for making a horse-collar tackle.

Also, the league opted not to fine linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Woodley was involved in a skirmish with Jaguars running back Greg Jones early in the third quarter.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1bRRofND2 (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_763160.html#ixzz1bRRofND2)

Pahn711
10-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Polamalu fined $10K for using cell phone

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Friday, October 21, 2011

Strong safety Troy Polamalu has been fined $10,000 for using a cell phone on the Steelers' sidelines.

Polamalu borrowed the phone from a Steelers doctors last Sunday to call his wife after he left the Steelers' 17-13 win against Jacksonville with concussion-like symptoms.

Polamalu has a history of concussions, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week that the perennial Pro Bowler wanted to let his wife, Theodora, know that he was OK.


Out-RAGEOUS, thats all I have to say. :moon Roger Goodell

steelfin
10-21-2011, 10:12 PM
I think you meant to say that is it ass-inine... :moon