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Troy Polamalu, Safety: B+
Polamalu had a very typical game for him on Sunday. He was used in a variety of ways, but it appears the Steelers feel very comfortable using him more in and around the line of scrimmage, where he can better impact the game.
Whether it was as a pass-rusher or run-stuffer, Polamalu was once again all over the field.
William Gay, Cornerback: B+
Gay had a solid game in coverage and showed a ton of tenacity and effort. He is fearless and never minds sticking his nose into a run play. But on Sunday, his game was more about playing solid coverage.
Cortez Allen, Cornerback: B+
Allen turned in another solid performance on Sunday, especially in tackling. When you play a team like the Ravens, being able to tackle well is key against a wide receiver group like Baltimore's. Allen did a nice job not letting players get behind him and tackling well.
Ryan Clark, Safety: C-
It's pretty clear Clark's coverage skills are slipping and his time with the Steelers is coming to an end. I respect all he's done for this franchise, but he has become a liability on coverage. And with a talent like rookie safety Shamarko Thomas on the roster, it might be time for a change.
Shamarko Thomas, Safety: A-
Speaking of Thomas, he had another very good game. The box score reads seven tackles, but it's really his coverage ability that impresses. He is so instinctual and absolutely fearless against bigger players.