Why was Troy Polamalu held out of practice?
"He has a contusion of the birth certificate." - @CoachTomlin on why @tpolamalu got the day off from practice. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 4, 2013Oh, I see ... he's fine. Just old! Apparently, the Steelers are taking a more cautious approach with the 11-year-vet. Polamalu has missed 22 games since 2009 and appeared in just seven in 2012. As a result, the Steelers are giving him plenty of time to rest and want to make sure the long-haired weapon is at full strength for the start of the season. Makes sense. Meanwhile, check out this video of Mr. Polamalu preaching about the spirituality of shampooing.