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    Does the Steeler "D" Play better without Polamalu?

    Hey, don't shoot the messenger here .... I'm just say'in cause the question needs to be asked since we're undefeated every game he's been out. Yep, that's right .... every single one.

    Ty Carter has been playing solid football in his absense and seems to be covering a lot of real estate on the field. The corners seem to have more confidence knowing Carter isn't up on the line and all over the place trying to confuse the offense. He's playing a straight-up Safety role the way it's supposed to be played.


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    I've said it a hundred times, Troy is a great ball player, but I do believe he confuses our D as much as he used to the other team.
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    It makes you wonder.....


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    The rest of the D backfield should know what their assignments are no matter what Troy is doin. Maybe the D just steps it up a notch when they know he ain't out there. Troy is doing what the defense is designed to do, they are only playing what Lebeau is calling,




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    I don't know if we play better, but we do play more disciplined.

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    thats not true...our defense knows its assignments, they just get left out on an island when troy plays...which is ok sometimes since he is a dynamic player, but hes got to play with some discipline

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    Do you honestly think that Troy isn't doing what his assignments are? Lebeau wouldn't stand for it. I agree with Dom they definitely play more disciplined.




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    I think Troy was playing hurt for a bit. I will agree he has not had the impact this year that he has in previous years.


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    Troy has been playin pretty much every game he took the field banged up so I think he was hurting them because he wasn't the Troy we know.......... Once he comes back 100% we will have all but forgotten those games

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    Let's no mistake about it, Troy is a pro bowl type of player and he didn't get that big *** contact extension for nothing. He has been playing hurt virtually all year long but even putting that aside the guy is a top flight safety and one of the best in the league hands down. He has been over playing the ball carrier and missed some tackles this year that he hasn't done in the past. Perhaps Lebeau puts so much on him to make plays that he ends up out thinking himself instead of just playing the game like he's done in the past. Regardless though we need him to get healthy and be rady for the post season because we'll need every available body to be out there for us for this stretch run.

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