Today, the NFL announced the eight finalists for the 2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year award and the Steelers’ Troy Polamalu is one of them!
Week 5: Jason Campbell leads Oakland to the win
Week 6: Deion Branch sparks a comeback win in return to New England
Week 10: David Garrard’s prayer answered in miracle finish
Week 11: Ryan Fitzpatrick directs Buffalo to a largest comeback in 13 years
Week 13: Troy Polamalu’s sack-fumble leads to a game-winning score
Week 15: DeSean Jackson seals the Eagles’ miracle comeback
Week 16: Tim Tebow leads Broncos’ comeback
More on the Week 13 Finalist, Troy Polamalu –
In a battle for first place in the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens led the Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-6, with just over three minutes remaining the fourth quarter.
On second down, S Troy Polamalu came off the edge and sacked Ravens QB Joe Flacco, causing a fumble that was picked up by LB LaMarr Woodley and returned to the Ravens’ 9 yard-line.
QB Ben Roethlisberger then found RB Isaac Redman for a 9-yard TD to give the Steelers the lead en route to a 13-10 victory.
You can vote here through 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 27th.
The winner will be presented the 2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year award during a press conference in North Texas, the site of Super Bowl XLV, on Wednesday, February 2nd.
From an article by the AP’s Alan Robinson on Mike Wallace:
When Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger steps into the pocket and looks downfield for Mike Wallace, he’s knows one thing for certain.
He’s not overthrowing one of the NFL’s fastest players, unless he somehow launches the ball 10 yards beyond the end zone.
“Can’t do it,” Roethlisberger said.
Roethlisberger constantly kids Wallace. He calls him Burn. Not because of his speed, but because of his first name, which is Burnell. At the same time, Roethlisberger is pushing Wallace to get better, to add this trick or this move or this skill to his resume.
No matter who the Steelers play in the NFL divisional playoffs next week, defending Wallace will be a priority for their opponent.
“We understand that this is the playoffs, and we expect things to happen pretty quickly there,” Wallace said. “I just want Ben to know I’ll be ready for him when he needs me. I’ll make the big plays, just like I did during the regular season. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t been in the playoffs before.”
You can read the entire article at the Washington Post here.
Ben is scheduled to appear on the Jerome Bettis Show on Saturday, January 8th at 12:30 p.m. on WPXI-Channel 11.