Nos. 99 and 98: Troy Polamalu and Brian Dawkins
There’s a moment in the 2008 AFC Championship Game between Pittsburgh and Baltimore that might explain, just a little bit, what it means to play modern safety in the NFL at the genius level, to play it at a level that goes beyond coaching, beyond game plans, beyond anything that makes easy sense.
It was the end of the first quarter, and Pittsburgh led Ba…
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