View Full Version : Top 5 Steeler Teams post-70's.

11-16-2007, 07:29 PM
For the sake of not spiting the football Gods, I won't lump the current 2007 group until their season is finished. But they look pretty dangerous so far...

What were the Top 5 best Steeler teams Post-70's? My choices...

1) 2005 Steelers. They won it all.
2) 2004 Steelers.
3) 1995 Steelers
4) 1994 Steelers
5) 2001 Steelers

11-16-2007, 08:17 PM
your choices are perfect.

i put the 1997 team as #6.

and the 95 team is very close if not better than the 04 team.

11-16-2007, 08:55 PM
I would put the '94 squad as the best post-'70s Steelers team. That defense was the closest we've come to fielding a D that was as good as the '70s Steel Curtain. After all, Art Rooney himself thought the best Steelers squad in team history was the '76 team, and that team lost in the AFCCG, as did the '94 team. The '05 team won it all, but a lot of what they did was on pure emotion, not dominating talent. I believed then as I believe now, and will continue believing to my grave, that if we would have drafted Marino in '83, the '94 and '95 teams would have won it all and we'd have 7 Lombardis in our trophy case as opposed to 5. I love these kinds of discussions - great thread, Edman! :cheers:

11-17-2007, 05:31 PM
I've only watched since 04, so I can't say much, but I'd definately say the teams of 95, 04, 05 and 07 (I know the season isn't over yet) are at the top of the list.

Black@Gold Forever32
11-17-2007, 05:40 PM
I'm with 76 that I hold the 94 team in very high regard......That 94 blitzburgh defense is the best defense I have ever seen......even better then the 2000 Ravens....I was born in 79 so I don't go back that far...lol

But I can't put the 94 team as the best post 70s Steelers team.....The 2005 team won it all and with the way they did it...By winning 3 straight road games in the play-offs is why I have them number 1.....Plus I would put the 2004 team 2nd...The only AFC team to go 15-1.....What hurts the 94 team to me is the offense...I feel the 04 and 05 had better offense.....True the 94 team has the better defense but the defenses were very good on the 04 and 05 squads....

1. 2005
2. 2004
3. 1994
4. 1995
5. 2001

So really I only would flip flop the 94 and 95 teams that the original poster had on this thread....

I agree the 97 team should be 6th.......