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    Steelers S Polamalu hopes to play at least 1 game
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    PITTSBURGH (AP)—Troy Polamalu(notes) hopes to play at least one more game this season, even though the slumping Pittsburgh Steelers have only a slim chance of making the playoffs.

    Polamalu has missed eight games and most of two others with a pair of ligament injuries in his left knee. He hasn’t played since the opening series against Cincinnati on Nov. 15 and probably won’t play against Green Bay on Sunday, when the Steelers (6-7) will try to end a five-game losing streak.

    The five-time Pro Bowl safety said Monday he wants to return “at least” for the regular season finale at Miami on Jan. 3, even if the game is meaningless to Pittsburgh. The Steelers also play Dec. 27 against Baltimore.

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    “Why not?” said Polamalu, who is wearing a large, protective brace on the knee. “I’m a football player. I’m not a coach, I’m not a cheerleader. What I love to do is play football and be out there with my brothers. That’s why. It’s always been irrelevant for me whether or not we go to the Super Bowl or playoffs. It’s something I enjoy.”

    Asked last week what it would take to play again this season, Polamalu said, “A whole lot of healing (in the knee). A whole lot of prayers.”

    Losing one of the NFL’s best defensive players has significantly affected the Super Bowl champion Steelers. They are 4-0 when Polamalu is on the field for at least one quarter—beating Tennessee, Minnesota and Denver—but 2-7 when he is out or plays only a handful of downs, as he did against Cincinnati.

    Polamalu, who helped lead Pittsburgh to its second Super Bowl victory in four seasons in February, missed the Steelers’ second through fifth games with a sprained anterior cruciate ligament. He sat out the last four games with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament that was initially expected to be less severe than his earlier injury.

    As the offseason approaches—one that is likely to arrive much sooner than the Steelers anticipated when they were 6-2—Polamalu is looking for more off-field work.

    Polamalu has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, looking to expand on the commercial work he’s already done for Head and Shoulders, EA Sports, Nike and Coca-Cola. He also hopes to do some television work.

    “It’s a lot tougher than it looks. It’s hard for me to come out of my shell in the first place,” said Polamalu, who speaks softly and is known for his lack of ego and pretentiousness. “It’s just not you and the camera, it’s you and the 50 people behind the camera. Not only that, it’s long hours just to do a little commercial, it takes a lot of time.”

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    I hope he doesn't,nothing good could come from it.
    Are these morons getting dumber or just louder-Mayor Quimby

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    Well I guess we won't be 6-10.....7-9 here we come! lol

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    Well I guess we won't be 6-10.....7-9 here we come! lol

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    Nice, him playing against Miami and keeping them out of the playoffs would be the most devastating thing to happen to them since Snowflake was kidnapped by Ray Finkle.

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    Please no. If anyone on this staff has a brain you shut Troy down for the year. Place him on I.R. and take the decision away from him.

    He needs to get healthy and come back 110% next year. If Tomlin is still the coach we are going to need all the playmakers we can get our hands on to help hide Tomlin's ineptude.

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    I can see it now. He comes back for the last game and gets the game winning interception, which will knock us down in the draft far enough that we will miss out on the top group of players. That would be a fitting ending to this cluster**** of a season.

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    Personally, I hope he does not return this season... Period...

    “Why not?” said Polamalu, who is wearing a large, protective brace on the knee. “I’m a football player. I’m not a coach, I’m not a cheerleader. What I love to do is play football and be out there with my brothers. That’s why. It’s always been irrelevant for me whether or not we go to the Super Bowl or playoffs. It’s something I enjoy.”
    This attitude is great to hear, but unfortunately useless at this point in the season...

    BTW, if anyone is looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for friend/family, I highly reccomend "Steeler Nation" written by Jim Wexell... It has chapters dedicated to various players, and is one of the better reads I've had (along with Dan Rooney's book)....





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    If we still had Anthony Smith we wouldn't be having any of these problems!

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    If we still had Anthony Smith we wouldn't be having any of these problems!


    IMO it depends on where we are at the last game of the year. If we still statistically have a chance of making the playoffs, the doctors say he's alright, and he wants to play by all means let him play. We all know we have a hell of a lot better chance of playing with him in than out.

    However, if the fat lady has sung keep his *** out. There's no point in risking him.

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    Well I guess we won't be 6-10.....7-9 here we come! lol

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    Was it so funny that you had to laugh at it twice??

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    Seriously,at this point,who ****ing cares if he plays??We'd have a hard time making the playoffs if every other team in the league up and vanished for the next month................and even if we did,we'd be slaughtered.

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    Seriously,at this point,who ****ing cares if he plays??
    ... I just don't want to see him re-injured and have a shortened rehab time due to it...

    ... Shut it down for the season and come back next year with a vengance.
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    Oh no, better for Troy to risk injury again so as to help the Cheatriots win their division.

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