Well Deserved: Troy Polamalu Wins NFL Defensive Player of the Year

February 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Troy Polamalu has been named AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year.  In a year where Ben Roethlisberger missed the first four games and the Steelers offense was lethargic at times, Troy and the defense stepped up and helped the Steelers go 12-4 and get into the playoffs.
Troy, who was also voted to his fifth Pro Bowl this year, was absolutely electric for most of the season. He impacts the game unlike any defensive player I've ever seen.
The play he made early in the season against the Tennessee Titans, jumping over the offensive line to tackle Kerry Collins, who was trying to do a quarterback sneak, was incredible. Nobody makes that play besides Troy. He also had an interception in that game and has six picks on the season, despite not playing in every game. 
Polamalu practically defeated the Cincinnati Bengals single-handedly in the teams' second meeting. He intercepted two of Carson Palmer's passes and returned one for a touchdown. T...

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