Steelers still waiting to see the big-play Polamalu they drafted
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers were so convinced strong safety Troy Polamalu would upgrade their deficient defense, they traded up in the first round for the first time in their history to draft him.
Nearly halfway through his first NFL season, Polamalu's impact has been minimal. He doesn't have an interception or a forced fumble, and the big hits he so often delivered at Southern Cal haven't been visible even in practice.
Polamalu, a backup strong safety, hears the rumblings ...
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