Aug 21

Troy’s Time: Polamalu taking step forward in locker room as veteran leader on changing defense

By Associated Press (via Washington Post) LATROBE, Pa. — The most famous hair in football is now flecked with more than a few strands of gray, and Troy Polamalu knows it. Entering his 10th season, the perennial All-Pro Pittsburgh Steelers safety talks openly about being closer to the end of his Hall-of-Fame career than the [...]

Aug 03

First Public Practice Draws Thousands of Steelers Fans

By Dan Gigler (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) As tourism slogans go, “come spend a gloomy humid morning in a rural Western Pennsylvania town, waiting hours to watch other people work” isn’t exactly a pitch that a travel agent might make to sell a vacation. But it might entice Robert Hausman, his wife and three sons of [...]

Jul 25

LYFE in the Community: LYFE Kitchen Volunteers at Hidden Villa Organic Farm

This is one of the reasons I joined up with the good people at LYFE Kitchen.  For them, it’s not about just starting a restaurant, it’s about a way of life. They realize the importance of good philosophy permeating and impacting every part of their lives, and that way of approaching life — from a [...]

Jul 12

Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu Best Safety Combination in the NFL

by Neal Coolong (via Behind The Steel Curtain) If Seahawks fans were upset over our tongue-in-cheek evaluation of a recent Pro Football Weekly feature which pitted the Steelers defense against Seattle’s in a vote-to-win contest (and believe me, they were), they’ll get even more agitated about this. SB Nation’s Ryan Van Bibber ranked the Steelers‘ [...]

Jul 01

Top 10 Troy Polamalu Plays

By Joshua Hayes (via Bleacher Report) Some say that you’ve “arrived” in the NFL when you earn a nickname. Certainly, considering his resume of fancy aliases, Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers has arrived and then some. The Tazmanian Devil. The Samoan Headhunter. The Flyin’ Hawaiian. The “Head n’ Shoulders” Honcho. OK, so that one [...]

Jun 20

Troy Talks About Peaking At Right Time

By Jamison Hensley (via Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu, who usually skips the voluntary workouts, said being at the Steelers’ offseason practices this year doesn’t allow him to train as well as he could in California. “It’s nice to be around the team,” Polamalu told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, via “Obviously, it’s [...]

Jun 12

Polamalu Goes Deep

By Joe Starkey (via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) The Steelers finally made their new offensive coordinator available to the media Tuesday. But rather than listen to Todd Haley talk about David Johnson’s blocking technique, I opted for something a little deeper. OK, a lot deeper. I opted for a chat with Troy Polamalu. I’ve spent nearly a [...]

May 29

May Student of the Month Announcement

Hi all, This month I’ve chosen 8th grader Dahkota Brown of Jackson Jr High as my May student of the month. He has demonstrated a great deal of dedication, leadership and achievement beyond most his age, and will surely achieve great things and bless many around him in the years to come. Please take a moment to read the [...]

May 28

How Did Troy Perform in His First NFL Start?

(via Bleacher Report) Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu never received a start in his rookie season, as he had to wait for his sophomore season to gain that NFL starting debut. The first start was in the opening week of the 2004 season against the Oakland Raiders. Polamalu made seven tackles in the game, four [...]

May 17

Troy makes Bleacher Report’s “Best NFL Team of All Time”

(Via Bleacher Report) Career: 2003-present Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers Stats: nine sacks, 29 INTs Achievements: seven pro bowls, five-time All Pro, 2010 Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Super Bowl champion Runner-Up: Ken Houston This is probably the first “controversial” pick on this list, but it’s justified, especially if you do put several other safeties, specifically [...]