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Troy plays leap frog

Sep 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) is greeted by teammates as he takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Buccaneers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

I could probably do a list of the 30 greatest Troy Polamalu moments alone. You can’t think of one Polamalu moment without thinking of five more to go along with it. The Steelers knew before even drafting Polamalu that he was going to be a special player.

The team had initially looked to sign Dexter Jackson in the offseason of 2003 to fill their need at the safety position and actually had a verbal agreement with him but he changed his mind last minute and signed with the Arizona Cardinals. That, in combination with the San Diego Chargers passing on the opportunity to take Polamalu at the 15th spot led the Steelers to trading up from the 27th spot to sign the USC star.

In a game early in the 2010 season Polamalu made one of the plays that Steelers fans would learn that only he could make. With a Steelers lead at Tennessee late in the game the Titans were threatening a score and had a 1


and goal on the Steelers 1-yard line.

Polamalu timed the snap beautifully and leaped over the defensive and offensive line to sack Titans quarterback

Kerry Collins

for a 1-yard loss. It was a thing of beauty. It was one of those plays that instant replay was made for just so you can watch it over and over again.

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