View Full Version : If you could Clone a Former Steeler?

06-04-2007, 10:37 AM
If you could clone one former Steeler player to play for our team this year, who would it be?
My Answer:
Mean Joe Greene:tt02:

06-04-2007, 10:41 AM
This is funny because I just read how you wish we could clone Jack Lambert and Mean Joe for the Def and I was gonna start a thread asking an interesting hypothetical. Since this sort of applies I'll ask it here.

This kind of goes with your question Wedo. Do you think the Steel Curtain of the 1970's could thrive in today's NFL?

As to answer your question. I would go say Rod Woodson would make our secondary hands down the best in the NFL.

Polamalu, Smith, Woodson, Ike.

06-04-2007, 10:53 AM
Since Wedo already named my 1st choice (MJG), gotta go with Iron Mike, especially considering the big question mark we now have at center.

The Duke
06-04-2007, 10:55 AM
Definetely Mean Joe.

06-04-2007, 11:46 AM
Mike Webster could have played in todays game, I believe. He was the greatest Center to play the game in my opinion. Too bad his life had to end the way it did
:tombstone Mike Webster

06-04-2007, 11:48 AM
Lambert.....with All of his teeth.

06-04-2007, 11:53 AM
I was thinking Iron Mike too. But Rod is the man. That quad party in the def backfield would be helter skelter for offensive coordinators.

But since others took some of my answers, let me go back and pull one out of the tables
TE - Weegie Thompson

But on defense...Donnie Shell

As for the Steel Curtain, I feel confident that they would have success in today's league. I mean let's face it, that group played as a cohesive unit before that was a term. Each player knew what the other was doing - and they were the definition of aggressive defense!

06-04-2007, 11:55 AM
Lambert.....with All of his teeth.

Well that about takes all the fun out of it.

06-04-2007, 02:15 PM
We could use a WR that Ben could just throw it up for and they would make the catch, Swann!!

06-04-2007, 02:18 PM
Wow, wedo. My very first thought was Mean Joe Greene. That was the guy who started it all the first time.

I loved watching all those other guys; but Joe Greene was the one who was the anchor of it all.


06-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Can I clone a team full of Lambert hearts....and give everyone a transplant?
...and while I'm at it....is it possible to clone intimidation?

06-04-2007, 02:33 PM
Lambert and Woodson were my first choices for obvious reasons.

Next, I'd have to go with Rocky Bleier. Who didn't love the Rock? Tough as nails, gritty, fierce competitor, team first 'tude and not only could he lead block with the best of 'em - how many FBs in NFL history have rushed for 1,000 yards? He would be a great partner for FWP! Truly one of my fave all-time Steelers. :tt02:


06-04-2007, 03:15 PM
Great choice, HTG...we could use more players like Blier in the NFL period!

As for my choice....I'd say Mel Blount....he could lower the boom on folks! :headbutt:

06-04-2007, 03:24 PM
Hard to choose just one. I'd have to say all of them on the above posts and add a young Bettis.:helmet:

06-04-2007, 03:35 PM
I'd have to go with Lambert. It's a hard choice, but to me Jack stands for everything that was dominate about the 70's Steeler's.

As for the no teeth, just ask John Elway how he felt about that look in his first game.

06-04-2007, 04:17 PM
I'll take two and they would be Jack Ham and Mel Blount.

06-04-2007, 04:42 PM
Lambert.....with All of his teeth.

No doubt! Teeth or no teeth!

06-04-2007, 04:42 PM
If you could clone one former Steeler player to play for our team THIS year, who would it be

Not surprisingly, there were many votes for Mean Joe and Lambert, but look at the actual question. Though they were both great players, both excelled in the 4-3 defense. Since we're playing the 3-4 defense this year, neither Greene nor Lambert would be as effective. I think Greg Lloyd would be the better pick for this year's team. His pass rush skills would make our good secondary look great.

If I were to go offense, I'd go with Dawson. The line is where we need the most help on offense IMO. I'd pick Dawson over Webster only because Dawson was better at guard than Webby, and he'd give us more versatility.

06-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Of the more recent players I would take Woodson in his prime for help in the secondary and also use him for kickoff returns. Out of the players from the 70's I'd want Franco Harris.

06-04-2007, 06:16 PM
Greg Loyd on defense.We need that pass-rushing presence.

Mike Webster on offense.Our biggest weakness last year was the offensive line,and having Webby would improve the o-line 400000000000000 fold.

06-04-2007, 07:11 PM
For sheer guts and determination... 9 time pro bowler Ernie Stautner.

06-04-2007, 09:04 PM
Mike Webster could have played in todays game, I believe. He was the greatest Center to play the game in my opinion. Too bad his life had to end the way it did
:tombstone Mike Webster

Love the Mel support. He is also a great person. MJG was amazing. I guess I think OL needs most shoring up so I agree & will pick Webster.

tony hipchest
06-04-2007, 09:17 PM
this is sort of like asking 49er fans who they would clone. alot of great players would be mentionned but montana and rice will get the majority and probably split the vote. mean joe and lambert are the defensive version of montana and rice. 2 of the greatest persons at their position, on the same team, at the same time.

06-04-2007, 10:59 PM

tony hipchest
06-04-2007, 11:08 PM
LAMBERT!!!lambert woulda been a general in gehngis khaans army

06-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Blount on one corner and Woodson on the other. :tt02::tt02:

Da Steeler Soprano
06-05-2007, 02:36 AM
JEROME BETTIS without a doubt!!!!!!!!

06-05-2007, 04:23 AM
I was gonna say Rod Woodson of course. But at this point in the thread it's probably been said already. Along with the fact that when i think about,.....if we had Bussy in his 'PRIME' along with Willie providing the home run threat,....i don't think oppossing offenses would see the field enough to take full advantage of our suspect corners.

So,,.... i'm gonna say a young Jerome Bettis.

06-05-2007, 06:00 AM
I would clone one of the two winningest (is that a word?) QBs in SB history...Bradshaw.

Steel Pit
06-06-2007, 02:02 AM

06-06-2007, 05:03 AM
My knowledge of steeler history is limited so I will go with who I know and trust.

Rod Woodson is the best I have seen and he would lock down one side. Returning kicks and punts wouldnt be bad either.

I would love to have a greater knowledge of steeler greats. I am guessing my pick would be very different if I could go back another 20 -30 yrs

06-06-2007, 06:47 AM
Ausie... wether you new to being a Steelers fan or not, you made an awesome choice. Dont let your knowledge of Steelers football end here though, go to either the Steelers.com website or NFL.com and check out our history. You will learn alot and figure out who is who that has made a Great Impact on the NFL as a Steeler...

06-06-2007, 06:47 AM
A. J. R.

06-06-2007, 08:03 AM
Rod Woodson

06-06-2007, 08:08 AM
A. J. R.

:thumbsup: :tt02: :cheers:

06-06-2007, 08:41 AM
It would have to be Shell. No, Woodson. Wait, MJG. No, no, Lambert. Then maybe TB. Oh, yeah, Lloyd. Unitas?