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Troy Polamalu talks about not feeling deserving of being a semi-finalist for the Hall of Fame

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ legendary safety talks about not feeling worthy of being a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ask any fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers if Troy Polamalu should be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his first ballot, and 100% of fans will respond with a resounding, “YES!”

Too bad Polamalu doesn’t feel that way.

In a recent interview with CBS Sports’ host Jim Rome, Polamalu was asked about his feelings regarding being a first ballot semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His response was on par with his humble demeanor. He spoke about how football is such a team game, and he wouldn’t be in the position he finds himself without others around him.

What if he didn’t have players like James Farrior, James Harrison, Ike Taylor and Ryan Clark around him? What if someone other than Dick LeBeau was his defensive coordinator?

Would he still be a semi-finalist?

Again, ask most Steelers fans and they would say absolutley he would be, but he brings up a valid point.

During the segment Polamalu also talked about football in Pittsburgh. The organization, the city and the overall environment. He also adds what he thought when he visited Pittsburgh while on a pre-draft visit. Let’s just say the weather had him hoping he was drafted elsewhere!

Check out the clip below, and be sure to following BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14.

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