Don't underestimate the importance of Sunday's win against the 2-11 Bengals and the quarterback formerly known as Carson Palmer. This had "trap game" written all over it. Lose this one, and the epic battle last week in Baltimore meant nothing. Once again though, Troy Polamalu made the play of the game. How does he do it? Why does he do it? The answer is simple, per Ron Cook. So this morning, we're kicking it old school with "Today in Ron Cook Poetry."
It's something much simpler.
"You can't keep him down."
Did I mention he cares?
The two interceptions against the Bengals.
The fourth-quarter sack of Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco and forced fumble that led to the winning touchdown against the Ravens a week earlier.
The diving interception at the Steelers' 1 in Buffalo the week before that.
The rest of us are lucky to be watching him.
So true, Ron. Did I mention Steelers Get To Our Postgame is coming? No? Well, it is.