Out of the Rafters
- Aug 18, 2008
- Reaction score
Fair enough. It's not something I can defend, especially at this point in his career. But there's just something to the way he plays the game that I'm really high on. Size, athleticism, ability to play both coverage and in the box, with super high football IQ? I eat that shit up. Polamalu's definitely the better player around the line of scrimmage, but Adams is very good down there, and superior in coverage.Yikes.
Adams over Polamalu is just a bad take.
Maybe I'm misremembering Troy's coverage ability and completely selling the second best SS to ever play the game short. I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I went back to watch his film. I'm going off memory here. I remember him as a guy who was absolutely special in the box, but wasn't fantastic dropping back into man coverage. The Steelers were zone blitz heavy back then, and I remember him being the guy who would come up to show that he was attacking the line, then drop into a shallow zone rather than run with anyone down the field.
If that's the role you're looking to fill, then Polamalu's the best to ever do it. But I think Adams has a lot more versatility that plays up in today's NFL.