Polamalu says he won’t change playing style



PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Polamalu says he fears one day he will take a blow to the head that will result in serious long-term negative effects on his brain.

But the Pittsburgh Steelers safety said Friday he isn’t going to change his style of play or torpedo-like manner of tackling, and suggested the amount of attention head injuries have received in recent years might be somewhat overblown.

Speaking to the media for the first time since being knocked out of a win against Kansas City due to concussion-like symptoms five days ago, Polamalu said he feels good.

Polamalu went through his second consecutive full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday’s AFC North showdown between the Steelers (8-3) and Cincinnati Bengals (7-4).