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Carson Palmer compares Tyrann Mathieu to Troy Polamalu

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06:21 PM ET 06.10 | The first thing you notice about Mathieu is his size -- at 5-9, he's probably three inches shy of what's optimal for the position -- and the second is his instinct. He's clearly at home on the practice field, pointing out coverages pre-snap and changing direction smoothly. "He reminds of Troy Polamalu with his closing speed,'' said Palmer. "He might not be the fastest guy out there, but he can change directions and get to the ball really fast, like Troy.'' So far so good for the 69th pick in the draft, but June, obviously, isn't the time to make any judgments on rookies.

Peter King - Sports Illustrated

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June 10, 2013  07:00 PM ET

That's awesome praise for a rookie. I think he starts immediately/no dry run, just in the mix from preseason on.

I wish him well.

June 10, 2013  08:12 PM ET

Good For Him everyone deserves a Second Chance!!! Skills were not his problem!

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June 10, 2013  11:04 PM ET

So... did Troy Polamalu only do 4 bench reps at the Combine?

Honestly, who is the honey going to tackle with that kind of upper body strength, the kicker?

June 11, 2013  12:13 AM ET

Riiiiiiiiiight.

June 11, 2013  12:29 AM ET

What a joke.

TP has displayed excellence for a decade, Honey can't keep his paw outta the beehive.

June 11, 2013  01:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What a joke.TP has displayed excellence for a decade, Honey can't keep his paw outta the beehive.

Troy's last two seasons weren't particularly strong.

June 11, 2013  04:03 AM ET
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Troy's last two seasons weren't particularly strong.

Hard hitters wear out, true, but he was Pro Bowl and All Pro last in 2011 and Def POY in 2010 - so mostly just last season.

June 11, 2013  05:40 AM ET
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Hard hitters wear out, true, but he was Pro Bowl and All Pro last in 2011 and Def POY in 2010 - so mostly just last season.

2011 was the first season I don't recall having seen Polamalu make any of the game changing plays he became famous for. I believe he finished with around 90 tackles so he clearly wasn't a bad player but he wasn't the Troy Polamalu we've grown accustomed to seeing.

And then 2012 was a nightmare, between missed games and overall subpar play.

I'm a huge Polamalu fan but I fear we've already experienced the beginning of the end.

June 11, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Slow down there Carson.....

 
June 11, 2013  10:10 AM ET

However, Troy is typically the fastest guy out there...

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