Polamalu is leader of the new school
Troy Polamalu, Roy Williams and the rest of the safety contingent at the Pro Bowl are helping to usher in a new era.
HONOLULU -- The man who perhaps first represented the "New Age Safety" in the NFL glanced around at the assemblage of talent here following a Thursday practice, nodded and smiled, then agreed that, yeah, the ongoing evolution at the position continues to go pretty nicely, indeed.
Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Dawkins, with creative defensive coordinator Jim Johnson using him as a versatile wind-up toy, was a catalyst for the makeover of the safety position. For years, he was the face of change, ...
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Pro Bowl Coverage
ESPN.com senior NFL writer Len Pasquarelli was in Hawaii all week covering the Pro Bowl.
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• Motion: Brooks earns honor
• Alexander willing to test market
• Pasquarelli: Safeties in numbers
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• Pasquarelli: Owens a hot topic
• Pasquarelli: WR gets life in order
• Pasquarelli: Colts looking forward
• Pasquarelli: James done in Indy?
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• 2006 Pro Bowl TV schedule