Yesterday in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla the Steelers beat the Buccaneers 38 -13. The Steelers improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2007, despite playing without Roethlisberger, who’s serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
To date, Polamalu has interceptions in each of the first two games. This game was a little different, he recorded 4 solo tackles to aid the Steelers in their victory. When asked about Polamalu’s playing style, the responses speak for themselves.
“On third down, you better be looking for him and know where he is on the field,” Farrior said.
The Buccaneers had to plan to be ready for Polamalu, who no matter what is going on is everywhere on the field, and in the air.
“He’s like the Where’s Waldo — you got to know where he is on the field,” Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris said. “He does a bunch of different, dynamic things. He can blitz; he can play man-to-man, he can shut down a guy, he can be used in certain situations to do different things. You better account for him, and you better know what you need to do to deal with him.”
Here is a video that nicely shows how dedicated and focused Troy is, even when NOT in the game he manages to show us that NOTHING gets past him!