"So why was Polamalu nearly in tears afterward, apologetic to a fault about a rare error in judgment?
After making his second interception, Polamalu — about to be tackled — sailed a spiraling lateral across the field to teammate Bryant McFadden. The ball bounced around before McFadden fell on it, and the Bengals easily could have recovered it.
To Polamalu, one lapse ruined an afternoon's worth of mostly exceptional work.
'It was incredibly arrogant and selfish,' Polamalu said. 'I represent something bigger than myself — my faith, my family and this team. I'll try to never let that happen again. It was just a very arrogant play.'"
Friday, December 17, 2010
A little football for your weekend... Troy Polamalu represents!
ASSOCIATED PRESS PLAYER OF THE WEEK