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Troy Polamalu Reflects On Life, Football, Junior Seau’s Suicide & Samoan Culture


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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Joe Starkey of Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN sat down with Troy Polamalu and talked about everything from the turnover the roster saw this offseason, to the suicide of Junior Seau.

Troy took a trip back to American Samoa and held a football camp there this off-season, and told Joe what an experience it was for him to get back to his roots.

With OTA’s recently finishing up, Troy told Joe why he chose not to forgo the optional practices like he usually does saying that the franchise saw more change this off-season than it has during his time here, and he felt it was important to be around the team and provide some consistency.

Troy talked about the importance of his family to him and how he balances his spiritual life and football career, and said if his son ever wanted to play football even with all the concussion issues, he’d be more than happy to let him play because of the life lessons it teaches you.

Given Troy’s Samoan background, he told us about meeting with the Seau family after Junior Seau committed suicide, and told us about the Samoan traditions they performed and what it was like being there to comfort their family.

Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Sports Talk Shows, Steelers, Watch + Listen Tagged: Hines Ward, James Farrior, Junior Seau, Troy Polamalu

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Chris Hoke Reflects On Playing Days With Hines Ward

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Steeler Chris Hoke joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about Hines Ward’s career as a Steeler coming to an end.

Hoke said Ward taught him how to be a true professional and that everyone who played with him was better off because of what a great influence he was.

When it comes to whether or not the Steelers made the right move releasing Ward, Hoke said that even he knew the Steelers needed to get younger, and that’s what they’re in the process of doing right now.

Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Sports Talk Shows, Steelers Tagged: Chris Hoke, Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Chris Hoke Reflects On His 11-Year Career

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Recently retired Steeler Chris Hoke joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN after announcing his retirement.

Hoke talked about the past 11 years with the Steelers, and when he started out if he ever would have been able to dream of things working out this way.

Always a team first guy throughout his career, Hoke told us what it meant to have some of his teammates at his announcement today, and what a brotherhood he has formed with those guys.

Hoke was always one of the smaller nose tackles in the league, and said the reason he was able to stick around is because he always made sure nobody outworked him and he always took one more rep than everyone else.  We also got Hoke to give us the one moment in his career that will always stick out to him.

We wrapped things up with Hoke by getting his thoughts on the guys that are going to replace him and how prepared they are to step up.

Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Steelers, Watch + Listen Tagged: Chris Hoke, Retirement

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Ravens quarterback Flacco reflects the criticism

Despite his success, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has found it easier to dodge blitzing linebackers than fend off his critics.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Steelers Safety Ryan Clark Reflects On Loss To 49ers

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Andrew Fillipponi is once again joined live at Nakama by Steelers safety Ryan ClarK. 

Ryan states his case for sticking around for Panthers Preview basketball show which will begin in an hour.  Ryan got back into town at 7:15 a.m. from the loss out in San Fran and he has yet to sleep. 

Ryan maintains that Alex Smith is not on Ben’s level, but Harbaugh puts him in a position to succeed.  Andrew and Ryan agree that it is more than a little suspicious that Candlestick had a couple power outages. 

Ryan’s great passion in life other than football is giving relationship advice.  Ryan sees nothing wrong with breaking off a relationship this time of year.  Ryan is cool with dating multiple people at once. 

Ryan is ready for Christmas and looking forward to home-made gifts from his kids. 

Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Steelers Tagged: Football, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

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