How close does the Packers’ Atari Bigby match up with Troy Polamalu of the Super Bowl champion Steelers? Closer than you think.
I think Bigby can be our Polamalu. In 2007 he showed he was the man. He would fly all over, hit people, even get picks. He had more picks than Troy in 2007.
More importantly, you could count on him and the mistakes were minimal. Atari was coming onto the scene. In 2008 he got hurt and didn’t play much. In 2009 though, get ready for Atari Bigby.
Both men, Bigby and Polamalu, have the same body type. Bigby is one inch taller and five pounds stronger than Polamalu, but they’re very similar. Atari is very smart for a young player. This allows him to put himself into position to make huge plays. He always seems to pick the right time to go all out on something, unlike Collins, who gets that right only half of the time.
I think we'll see Atari and Troy together at the 2010 Pro Bowl.
The first thing people think of when they hear “Polamlu” is “hair” and “hard hits.” Those are the first things I think of when I hear “Bigby.” Bigby is younger, faster, and stronger. I think he can be the X factor of our 3-4 defense. If Capers is looking for someone in the backfield to send, send this guy. We’ve seen him HURDLE blockers just to get to the quarterback. This playcall would be followed up by not sending Bigby the rest of the game.
Those days are done.
You probably thought this whole thing was going to be me comparing Troy’s big hair with Atari’s dreads. No, but since you brought it up, they both have sweet hair. I say Atari’s is better. He has the whole predator thing going on.
In 2009, the Atari is making a comeback.