I heard Jerry Dulac say the same thing on the radio a few weeks back. Polamalu isn't the player he once was, but he is still an asset. He got fooled by Tom Brady. It happens. Years ago, Champ Bailey got faked out by Cedrick Wilson.
I think the Steelers may try to work out an extension with Troy, at a lower future salary, to decrease the cap hit this year. I think that would be the prudent move.