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PFW recently caught up with former Steelers and Jaguars safety Mike Logan for his perspective on former teammate Troy Polamalu's wonderful season, among other topics. Here are our questions and his answers:
PFW: In your estimation, where does this season stack among Troy Polamalu's finest seasons, and in what area has he improved the most over the years?
Logan: I think this has been one of Troy's best seasons. Statistically he would have had his best season had he played all 16 games. However, he missed a few due to injury. Troy's ability to make his teammates better is where I think he has improved. Troy has become more vocal and taken responsibility to teach younger players such as Ryan Mundy. (FS) Ryan Clark has benefited by Troy's ability to cover mass areas of field in a short period of time.
PFW: How has Ryan Mundy fared filling in for Polamalu?
Logan: Ryan Mundy has shown major improvement. Ryan is very intelligent. He has incorporated that into his football knowledge. He played nervous his first few seasons. Now he is able to fill in when Troy is out. The reason Ryan has been successful is that he understands that he is not Troy Polamalu. He plays his role and doesn't try to do too much.
PFW: Give us a prediction and final score for Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.
Logan: I think this game will be competitive. The Browns are playing for pride and maybe their coach's livelihood. The Steelers are playing for playoff seeding. They are also thinking about last year's loss to the Browns. I think it will be a physical game with the Steelers controlling the line of scrimmage. Steelers 24, Browns 16.
Mike Logan can be followed on Twitter @mlogan31.