Troy Polamalu is a legend and there will be plenty of stories for NFL players to share. Here is Pat McAfee’s story about Troy.
Indianapolis Colts P Pat McAfee is absolutely hilarious. He gets on his twitter rants and will have us all dying with the jokes and stories that he shares. This time around he shared a story of how Troy Polamalu stopped him from scoring a touchdown to give honor to the Pittsburgh Steelers great.
Here is what he wrote (I added the spacing for more readability):
"Troy Polamalu is the reason I didn’t score a TD this year… Let me explainBelieve it or not, a lot of film study happens for special teams as well. Each week we watch the team’s tendencies, player tendencies, alignments, everything really just to see if we can steal a possession or possibly a score…We noticed an alignment opportunity when we were preparing for the Steelers. A particular gap was left wide open every single field goal… We all agreed “If we get in this situation, we’re running it”… We never even discussed a way to check out of the call, because for, I think 2 years straight, every rep, it was wide open…Low and behold, we get into the situation, and whammy it was called… I jogged onto the same field I won the Punt Pass & Kick when I was younger with the mindset that I was about to score my first touchdown since Midget football… We get on the field… Everything looks good… I peak my head up and see the curly black haired man bouncing around, back and forth and then line up directly in the gap that hasn’t been covered in 2 years…The gap that was supposed to be wide open… I screamed “Gosh Darnittt”… I was so bummed out… It was as if Troy took my dreams and punted them to “ZeroFunSirLand”… I had to get up and scream to everybody that we weren’t doing the fake…“Hey… Hey… We’re not doing it… I know there wasn’t a planned check out of this particular call… But things have changed… Because of Troy freaking Polamalu… We’re not doing it”… Although he absolutely ruined my once in a lifetime moment… It was that type of unpredictability and insanely impressive instinct that made Troy such a fun player to watch all of these years…The NFL and its fans will miss that man, but for selfish reasons, I wish this retirement happened last year, because my celebrations would’ve been EP-IC… Have a great retirement, Troy, you deserve it."
That is Pat McAfee for you. He is a great storyteller and he wanted to give honor to the great player that Troy Polamalu was in the only way that McAfee knows how. He had to share an amazing story for all of us to hear. I love how Pat automatically assumes that he would have scored a touchdown on the play and I also loved the way that he checked out of the play since he had no way to check out of it. It would have been epic to see the fake field goal play for McAfee to score that touchdown. Too bad Troy freaking Polamalu smelled it coming.
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