Steelers Troy Polamalu attempts dirty hit on Lions Reggie Bush, but misses (Video)

Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) reacts to a play during the third quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won the game 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It’s never fun to see great players like Troy Polamalu fall to grace from stardom, but that’s exactly what has happened to the former Pro Bowl talent. Now a shell of his former self, Polamalu reportedly will have to ‘play well’ in the Steelers’ final handful of games to be guaranteed a roster spot coming into the 2014 season.

That said, despite a reduction in physical gifts, that doesn’t mean Polamalu’s constant motor has given out though he may need to calm himself before he gets a call from the NFL.

During the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Detroit Lions, Polamalu decided to unleash a fury to Reggie Bush, though thankfully somewhat whiffed on what would have been an extremely dangerous play.

Football or not, that play was well over before Polamalu left his feet, let alone how he launched himself into Bush.

H/T Chris Littmann

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Topics: Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Bush, Troy Polamalu

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  • bk

    You lost… hahahaha to a crappy Steelers team… basically 1 guy beat you…
    Detroit rock city or crack city?

  • Carl Eagan

    So this must be the first NFL game you’ve ever seem the play was legal and common in the NFL. They don’t show yellow cards in this game.

  • jayman419

    Troy has always jumped or hopped over people when he’s late getting to a play. He’s not trying to hit Reggie Bush, he’s trying to miss (who is that? Ike?) the Steelers defender.

    He stutter-steps and then turns his hips *away* from the impact, rather than setting himself and launching *towards* Bush.

    Reggie just happened to be nearby. Troy’s also hopped and jumped over opposing players before, especially if they’re going to ground in front of him he’ll just dive over.

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