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Steelers look to extend Troy Polamalu

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In 2007, with Troy Polamalu heading into the final season of his contract, the Steelers locked him up through 2011 with a five-year, $33 million extension. Now Polamalu is heading into the final season of that contract, and the Steelers want to lock him up again.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Steelers will turn their efforts toward a long-term deal with Polamalu that could be the final contract of Polamalu’s career.

“My only comment is, because I know things can really get misconstrued a lot, is that everything regarding our contract talks will stay between the Rooneys and my agent,” Polamalu said. “Other than that, I would love to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler.”

Polamalu’s agent said last month that he expected contract talks to commence soon, and Polamalu made clear that he wants to get it done.

“I’d love to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler,” Polamalu said.

The 30-year-old Polamalu has played his entire eight-year career with the Steelers.

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  1. mr4thand1 says: Aug 7, 2011 8:37 AM

    Bravo Troy, and bravo Black & Gold!

    “Here we go STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!”

  2. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 7, 2011 8:37 AM

    He needs to retire a Steeler. That system makes him look great.

  3. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 7, 2011 9:29 AM

    He will retire a Steeler. No way he ever wears different colors. 6 rings. Here we go Steelers here we go! Stairway to 7

  4. jw731 says: Aug 7, 2011 9:33 AM

    Let’s see……he doesn’t ply underage coeds with alcohol, he doesn’t hang out in Vegas with hotel room skanks, doesn’t tweet idiotic thoughts, doesn’t try an fight reporters, doesn’t throw his teammates under a bus, doesn’t beat up his girlfriend, doesn’t ummm “dance” on TV, doesn’t drive drunk…And is actually one of the best safties in the league, and a trueprofessional……Give him 100 million at least…

  5. flakazoid says: Aug 7, 2011 10:12 AM

    packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears

    Football is a team game. Everyone who is successful is a product of everything that goes on around them. If Aaron Rodgers wasn’t in Mike McCarthy’s system throwing to all those great receivers he’d be Carson Palmer.

  6. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 7, 2011 10:27 AM

    Well at least we know he’s only worried about the big payday instead of winning another ring ,considering the Stealers are on the downward spiral. Here we go Stealers here we go Elevator to the Basement, stuck on six! WOOO

  7. steelcurtainn says: Aug 7, 2011 10:43 AM

    Lock him up with a new contract Pittsburgh. He’s been the consumate Pro for the Steelers. Sign him to another 4-5 year contract and he should then retire a steeler. My only knack on Troy is he seems to be injured way to much. He needs to stay healthy in order for him to get that 3rd superbowl. “Come on Troy sign on the dotted line””Here we go Steelers, Here we go”

  8. Move Them Chains says: Aug 7, 2011 10:47 AM

    Second best safety in the league.

    -Ed Reed

  9. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 7, 2011 10:57 AM

    bensstinkyfingers

    Nice screen name.
    It screams “I am owned”.

  10. flakazoid says: Aug 7, 2011 11:05 AM

    bensstinkyfingers

    Who knows what the future will bring. But I’d rather be stuck on 6 than wherever your loser-of-a-franchise is stuck.

  11. packafan4life says: Aug 7, 2011 11:17 AM

    Troy who? I didnt notice he even played in the superbowl

  12. johnnycamparm says: Aug 7, 2011 11:30 AM

    Nice! Now sign Timmons next!

  13. medtxpack says: Aug 7, 2011 11:31 AM

    he needs to stay a steeler, he will always get more out of them than he would another team, starting to be injured alot

  14. blahblahblah333 says: Aug 7, 2011 11:36 AM

    Troy would do pretty good in any system. Troy played with a partially torn achillies in the Super Bowl. Probably good reason why he didnt have a stellar game. Love when people say hes overrated, or is not that good…..unless he was on their team. Then they would own his jersey and claim hes the greatest.

  15. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 7, 2011 11:38 AM

    packafan4life says:
    Aug 7, 2011 11:17 AM

    Raji who? I didnt notice he even played in the superbowl

  16. flakazoid says: Aug 7, 2011 11:41 AM

    packafan4life says:
    Troy who? I didnt notice he even played in the superbowl

    he was injured. partially torn achilles tendon. it’s still not 100%.

    Look at his stats from the beginning of the season to til where he hurt it in the 2nd Bengals game–picks, tackles, FF galore. Then nothing the rest of the season. Someone that good just doesn’t all of a sudden start to stink in the span of a week…

  17. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 7, 2011 11:52 AM

    flakazoid says: Aug 7, 2011 10:12 AM packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears Football is a team game. Everyone who is successful is a product of everything that goes on around them. If Aaron Rodgers wasn’t in Mike McCarthy’s system throwing to all those great receivers he’d be Carson Palmer.

    No, he wouldn’t be Carson Palmer. And yes, the Packers have great receivers, but Aaron Rodgers practicing with James Jones and Jordy Nelson for 3 years is what made them great. But anyways, to say Aaron Rodgers would be Carson Palmer without McCarthy and his receivers is completely idiotic. Aaron Rodgers as a quarterback has never had a bad year and has had a very average running game and overall a below average offensive line. When I was referring to how the Steelers make Troy great, I was saying that because of how LeBeau uses him. Troy rarely has to cover and is basically allowed to go and attempt to make plays all day. If he was in more of a conventional defense like Ed Reed, I believe he would still be good, but no where near as flashy as he is now. He would just be a hard hitting ball hawk.

  18. kalispellmt says: Aug 7, 2011 12:04 PM

    How can you not like watching this guy? Too bad he’s on the wrong team.

  19. jw731 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:05 PM

    johnnycamparm says……..
    ———————–
    Nice…..now sign simmons next…..with exclamation points…..And Stiller fans wonder why the rest of the world thinks you are the 3rd stage on the evolution scale……

  20. kalispellmt says: Aug 7, 2011 12:08 PM

    flakazoid. thanks for trying to help the mental process of packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears . Aaron Rodgers is the real deal.
    Typical packers fan.

  21. holeinone09 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:21 PM

    While the Steelers rarely sign big name expensive free agents, they do a great job of retaining their key players and making a commitment to them. Locking up Troy is another example of that strategy. He has a number of very good years left, and should retire as a Steeler, as Hines will.

    GO STEELERS!!

  22. bensteeler29 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:23 PM

    This is not the Steeler way. As a Steeler fan, I say let the Chargers sign him for 4 years and let him be great for 7 games during the season, and non-existent for the rest.

    That is the trend, let him walk and move on.

  23. aldashex86 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:30 PM

    @Packerswaytoolongofaname

    To say Troy is only great because of the system he is in and then turn around and basically say Ed Reed would be great in any defense is ridiculous. 80% of Ed Reed’s picks are tips by one of his teammates. Please show me highlights of Ed Reed covering someone because, just like Troy, he rarely is playing man. But, unlike Troy, most of his picks are handed to him. He is a great returner after the fact, that can’t be denied. Maybe, I’ll have more respect for Reed when he actually does something against the Steelers besides whine about how Hines picks on him.

    I don’t understand why Packer fans on here are so bitter toward the Steelers when you won the game….or are you and gregjennings85 one and the same? I like the Packers, they are my favorite NFC team. But, it seems to me I overestimated the fanbase. It seems to be just as bad and bias as most of the Steelers fanbase. Sad.

  24. trickbunny says: Aug 7, 2011 12:42 PM

    mr4thand1 says:
    Aug 7, 2011 8:37 AM

    Bravo Troy, and bravo Black & Gold!

    “Here we go STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!”
    —————————————————-

    “Bravo”? What, are we at the opera? Ha ha, what a “feminine” term.

    Sorry, but it’s black and “pee-pee YELLOW”, not gold. If you’d like to see what GOLD looks like on a football uniform, please refer to the Saints, Rams, or 49ers. The Steelers wear yellow, just like the Washington Redskins (another team who thinks yellow is gold.)

  25. Exiled1 says: Aug 7, 2011 1:30 PM

    @ 6ringsofsteel

    Do you just copy and paste the same postings everyday?

    Cool, we get it you’re a Steelers fan. Please indulge me with something intelligent other than witless homerisms, day in,day out.

    I love my Packers ,but I don’t need to vomit my patronage on everybody on every post.

    Change it up bud. Contribute to the greater good.

  26. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 7, 2011 1:35 PM

    trickbunny says:
    Aug 7, 2011 12:42 PM

    ““Bravo”? What, are we at the opera? Ha ha, what a “feminine” term.
    Sorry, but it’s black and “pee-pee YELLOW””

    Hilarious. You chide him for saying “Bravo”, right before you say “pee-pee”.

    You can’t make this stuff up…

  27. hoobsher says: Aug 7, 2011 1:49 PM

    so what theyre saying is, without him, their defense isnt half of what it is now.

  28. trickbunny says: Aug 7, 2011 2:43 PM

    FoozieGrooler says: Aug 7, 2011 1:35 PM

    trickbunny says:
    Aug 7, 2011 12:42 PM

    ““Bravo”? What, are we at the opera? Ha ha, what a “feminine” term.
    Sorry, but it’s black and “pee-pee YELLOW””

    Hilarious. You chide him for saying “Bravo”, right before you say “pee-pee”.

    You can’t make this stuff up…
    —————————————————-

    Right. He used “bravo” in a completely serious manner and I used “peepee yellow” as an insult, fully meaning to use any goofy sounding words that demean the Steelers.

    I suggest you practice your reading comprehension skills. Hilarious indeed, “foozie.”

  29. mr4thand1 says: Aug 7, 2011 4:19 PM

    @trickbunny…………..

    I’d like to share the history of the Steelers colors to you as told by Wikipedia………please enjoy, sir.

    The Steelers have used black and gold as their colors since the club’s inception, the lone exception being the 1943 season when they merged with the Philadelphia Eagles and formed the “Steagles”; the team’s colors at that time were green and white as a result of wearing Eagles uniforms. Originally, the team wore Gold-colored helmets and black jerseys. Unique to Pittsburgh, the Steelers’ black and gold colors are now shared by all major professional teams in the city, including the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball and the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey. These also are the colors of the city’s official flag.

    I see no mention of “PeePee Yellow” in here, but if you insist, then by all means insult away. Get your head off the pillow, and put a book in it.

    “Go Steelers!!!!!!”

  30. dmobey says: Aug 7, 2011 5:16 PM

    Bad sign when you start paying up to resign over the hill players.

  31. 4ever19 says: Aug 7, 2011 5:34 PM

    Isn’t Troy extended these days tyring to cover a decent tight end.

  32. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 7, 2011 8:23 PM

    @packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears :
    so you do realize that Ed reed and Troy play different positions right? and fyi, most (if not all) d coordinators try to keep their safeties out of coverage, and on the other side of the ball, offensive coordinators try to force safeties into coverage. ever heard of a great “cover safety”?? maybe safeties who can cover competently, but no such thing as a cover safety.

    @jw731:
    maybe you should practice reading before commenting.

  33. Deb says: Aug 7, 2011 10:01 PM

    You’d never know their team won the Super Bowl by the way those Pack fans are so obsessed with our Steelers. I love it! :)

    @bensteeler29 …

    Does the acronym DPOY mean anything to you? I hate fake fans.

    @trickbunny …

    Honey, I hope your pee pee isn’t really that color. I’d worry about you ;)

  34. marilynpost says: Aug 8, 2011 10:29 AM

    palomalu #43 is second in idiocy to roethlisberger- two dumb men who mistakenly thought and made some fools think, extraordinary football plays were themselves–Palomalu can’t play football- I’ve watched the same games where he has been used by Lady Luck in HER game- but ask yourself this: where has his game gone? Palumalo ever the injured player (USC trojan list is huge) is just pinned down by his meager talent…
    Palomalu is overpaid but no longer over-rated as Lady Luck abandoned ego maniac steelers to their own idiocy. too bad Hines Ward must play with inferiors.

  35. 6ringofsteal says: Aug 8, 2011 11:15 AM

    I’ve come to terms that my Steelers are declining rapidly, so I think I will switch my allegiance to the up and coming Browns. Woo Woo 6 rings is far in the past.

  36. dmobey says: Aug 8, 2011 9:40 PM

    Hardly a Steeler, no?

    **************************************
    jw731 says:
    Aug 7, 2011 9:33 AM
    Let’s see……he doesn’t ply underage coeds with alcohol, he doesn’t hang out in Vegas with hotel room skanks, doesn’t tweet idiotic thoughts, doesn’t try an fight reporters, doesn’t throw his teammates under a bus, doesn’t beat up his girlfriend, doesn’t ummm “dance” on TV, doesn’t drive drunk…

  37. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 9, 2011 8:37 PM

    He is a bit overrated, and getting older, but still a helluva football player and a credit to his team and the game.

    He is where he belongs for the rest of his playing days.

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