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Elvis
12-30-2007, 09:42 AM
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I have been a Steelers fan for pretty much 25 years or longer and I have seen alot of great Steelers players come and go.
Who do you think is the Greatest All-Time Steeler Player?
Just a few names I can think of right off the top of my head include:
Terry Bradshaw Mean Joe Greene John Stallworth Rod Woodson Carnell Lake Greg Lloyd Troy Polomalu Hines Ward Eric Green Neil O'Donnell Barry Foster...
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Michael Keller
12-30-2007, 10:00 AM
Nominees are Franco Harris, Jack lambert, Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Heinz Ward, Rod Woodson.

My Choice without a doubt is JOE GREENE. Everything has been said.

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-30-2007, 10:18 AM
Jack Lambert...big surprise

Mosca
12-30-2007, 10:32 AM
My personal vote goes to Joe Greene; his personality set the tone for the Steelers we know today.

But it is telling that the Steelers of the '70s say that it was Franco Harris.

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12-30-2007, 10:49 AM
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I have been a Steelers fan for pretty much 25 years or longer and I have seen alot of great Steelers players come and go.
Who do you think is the Greatest All-Time Steeler Player?
Just a few names I can think of right off the top of my head include:
Terry Bradshaw Mean Joe Greene John Stallworth Rod Woodson Carnell Lake Greg Lloyd Troy Polomalu Hines Ward Eric Green Neil O'Donnell Barry Foster...
Have some fun with this and Happy New Years to all
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Dear Lord? Neil O'donnell? I threw up in my mouth a but just there. To me there's one answer. It's Jerome Bettis. He personified a city. No former player has done more for the city than JB.....

GBMelBlount
12-30-2007, 11:02 AM
Nearly 25% of the NFL 75th Anniversy All-time defense is Steelers.

Greene, Ham, Lambert, Woodson & Blount. Plus Dawson on Offense

I pick Blount.

SteelSurf
12-30-2007, 11:18 AM
The man who most exemplifies the heart and soul of everything that is STEELER is










#58 Jack Lambert.

Bill
12-30-2007, 11:32 AM
Mean Joe Greene - everything started with him. He was the Steel Curtain and set the tone for the dominating defense in the 1970's.

Most recently, it would have to be Hines Ward. He plays with the same aggressive spirit that Mean Joe had.

Steeldude
12-30-2007, 11:44 AM
didn't we already do this? it was a thread with some 100+ pages where fans voted for the best player.

jack lambert won

HometownGal
12-30-2007, 11:49 AM
didn't we already do this? it was a thread with some 100+ pages where fans voted for the best player.

jack lambert won

That was a while back, Steeldude, but it's OK - we have a lot of new members who might like to participate in this thread. :thumbsup:

It's a toss-up for me between Mean Joe and Lambert, but I'm going to say Mean Joe Greene. :tt02:

Preacher
12-30-2007, 11:53 AM
Kordell Stewart


HTG.. I know you just LOVE him right?

RIGHT? . :couch:

:sofunny::sofunny: :wink02:


Hope you... and all of my fellow SF friends have a great New Year!

cubanstogie
12-30-2007, 11:55 AM
Mike Webster

ohiosteelerfan20
12-30-2007, 12:05 PM
The 70s players are before my time so I will go with one from the 90s. Greg Lloyd

PisnNapalm
12-30-2007, 12:12 PM
The answer is easy.

Ernie Stautner. The only Steelers player to have his number officially retired.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Stautner

fansince'76
12-30-2007, 12:15 PM
Mike Webster

Although my personal choice would be MJG, it's nice to see some variety here. Great choice. :cheers: I wish we had a "Webby" on the OL right now.

HometownGal
12-30-2007, 01:18 PM
Kordell Stewart


HTG.. I know you just LOVE him right?

RIGHT? . :couch:

:sofunny::sofunny: :wink02:


Hope you... and all of my fellow SF friends have a great New Year!

If the title of the thread was "Greatest Waste of Athletic Ability", I'd have to choose Kordodo. :thumbsup:

Happy New Year to you, too, Father! :hug:

Atlanta Dan
12-30-2007, 01:45 PM
All he did was do his job but until he injured his ankle in 1979 nobody was better at doing what was asked of him (in stopping the run, pass D, and taking away the screen pass) than Jack Ham

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-30-2007, 01:45 PM
Kordell Stewart


HTG.. I know you just LOVE him right?

RIGHT? . :couch:

:sofunny::sofunny: :wink02:


Hope you... and all of my fellow SF friends have a great New Year!

:banging:

here ya go Preacher......:tomato:

pittsburghgirl8786
12-30-2007, 02:31 PM
Very tough choice,all are excellent player but I have to go with Franco Harris

Preacher
12-30-2007, 04:16 PM
If the title of the thread was "Greatest Waste of Athletic Ability", I'd have to choose Kordodo. :thumbsup:

Happy New Year to you, too, Father! :hug:


:wink02: :party:

Thanks..

And yeah.. you're very right about Kordell!

ZIGGY0246
12-30-2007, 08:00 PM
offensive side of the ball Mike Webster, Ifeel that he was the offinsive sides answer to the steel curtain and would most likely have played 2-way ball like they did on the early days of the league. The defensive side is much tougher to pick but i see a 3-way tie with Mean Joe Greene , Jclk Ham and Jack Lambert

Steeler in Carolina
12-30-2007, 08:34 PM
I say without a doubt-----Jack Lambert

4xSBChamps
12-30-2007, 08:48 PM
My personal vote goes to Joe Greene; his personality set the tone for the Steelers we know today.

But it is telling that the Steelers of the '70s say that it was Franco Harris.

..... with all due-respect to any and all of the players who'll be named in the thread, and to the Rooneys, THE most-important Stiller of all-time never played a down as a member of the Black & Gold, yet his personality set the tone for the last 38 years.

http://www.autographedtoyou.com/CelebPics/chuck_noll1.jpg

The day before he was hired, the organization was the laughing-stock of the League, but nobody has laughed at the Stillers since:
in 10 years, he'd built a team that nobody could beat, and the League changed the rules of the game because of that team (so-said none other-than Sports Illustrated in the late 1980s ).

ShutDown24
12-30-2007, 08:51 PM
I think Greene from what I have seen and heard.

OX1947
12-30-2007, 08:53 PM
I would believe that if you are going to talk about greatest Steeler of all time, one of the guarantee criteria has to be that he played for the steelers his entire career.

Steeldude
12-30-2007, 10:12 PM
Very tough choice,all are excellent player but I have to go with Franco Harris


pittsburghgirl8786 was banned after just 11 posts?

fansince'76
12-30-2007, 10:17 PM
pittsburghgirl8786 was banned after just 11 posts?

Yes - she was only 13 years old and instead of showing proof of a parent's approval to post here as requested of her by another mod, she deleted the birthdate out of her profile altogether.

Big7BenHOF
12-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Lambert.

Busman
12-30-2007, 11:59 PM
Hines?

Nominees are Franco Harris, Jack lambert, Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Heinz Ward, Rod Woodson.

My Choice without a doubt is JOE GREENE. Everything has been said.

Busman
12-31-2007, 12:03 AM
Well I am going with Lynn Swann and Jerome Betis..

Both of these individuals in my eyes exemplify what it means to be a stiller\

Stlrs4Life
12-31-2007, 12:19 AM
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Steelerfan58
12-31-2007, 12:31 AM
Jack Lambert I wish they would hire him to beat some fight into this team.

fansince'76
12-31-2007, 12:42 AM
Jack Lambert I wish they would hire him to beat some fight into this team.

I don't know - I think reducing a 20-point deficit midway through the 4th quarter to a 6-point deficit with a good chance at winning inside of 2 minutes left to go in what turned out to be a meaningless game anyway with backups at key positions actually does show some fight, but what do I know?

Busman
12-31-2007, 01:35 AM
And this would be good reasoning if we did not have our first string defense playing


So then the backups become CB, CW and NW ND

Busman

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QUOTE=fansince'76;348311]I don't know - I think reducing a 20-point deficit midway through the 4th quarter to a 6-point deficit with a good chance at winning inside of 2 minutes left to go in what turned out to be a meaningless game anyway with backups at key positions actually does show some fight, but what do I know?[/QUOTE]

fansince'76
12-31-2007, 01:39 AM
And this would be good reasoning if we did not have our first string defense playing


So then the backups become CB, CW and NW ND

Busman

My point was that they could have curled up into a ball and completely given up. They didn't. That shows fight. And the unit that orchestrated the near-comeback was the one with mainly backups playing in key positions - Batch, Washington, Wilson, Davenport, Russell, and Davis, namely.

Elvis
12-31-2007, 05:39 AM
Well I am going with Lynn Swann and Jerome Betis..

Both of these individuals in my eyes exemplify what it means to be a stiller\
:coffee: Lynn Swann makes 3 or 4 great catches and that makes him the greatest all-time Steelers player? Not a Chance in my mind.
John Stallworth was 10 times the reciever that Swann wishes he was. As far as longevity and toughness.. Hines is Better than Swann.
The names that I mentioned are not the only ones up for mentioning.. you can add your own into this aquasion.

Rick5895
12-31-2007, 07:04 PM
MY pick Lambert, however Mean Joe is very close and so is Iron Mike [B]Webster but in my mind an honourable mention has to go to Rocky Bleier, He had tremendous heart!!

steel striker
12-31-2007, 09:51 PM
For me it is Mean Joe Greene.:tt02::tt02::tt02:

Mosca
12-31-2007, 10:40 PM
Jack Lambert I wish they would hire him to beat some fight into this team.

So, Lambert wasn't on the '77 and '80 teams that fell apart? And '81, '82, '83....

Would you beat your kid for not winning his Pee Wee league game, too?

Sheesh.

Rhee Rhee
12-31-2007, 10:52 PM
mean joe or jack lambert... mel blount gets some consideration but mean joe!most dominant player eveer in the NFL

Steel Warrior
12-31-2007, 11:04 PM
Tough question in a team game. What would Bradshaw have done without Franco, Swann, Webster, etc., and vice versa. What would Lambert have done without Greene, Blount, Ham, etc., and vice versa. I'm gonna go with a split between the most intense guys that ever played for the team, Jack Lambert and Greg Lloyd, Blount gets my 3rd.
:smoker:

geo123
01-01-2008, 07:51 AM
This is no easy decision. The best arguments can be made for Lambert, Greene, and Bradshaw.

Galax Steeler
01-01-2008, 08:44 AM
I would have to lean toward lambert but the argument could be made about greene as well.

desertsteel
01-01-2008, 11:37 AM
Why is Kordell Stewart getting no love? Seriously, the real challenge would be to name a post-70s All-Steeler Team.

a few off the top of my head...

QB- Ben
RB- JB
Receiver- Hines
C- Dawson
TE- Heath
LB- Porter, Greene, Lloyd
DB- Woodson,
DL- Hampton, A. Smith

iloveben7
01-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Here are my Top 5:
Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Greene, John Stallworth, Terry Bradshaw and Hines Ward

Dino 6 Rings
01-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Joe Greene, only because drafting him, at the time they did was the "catalyst" for the team of 70s to begin its construction and its dynasty. Everything comes from that draft choice.

But truly, the greatest Steeler of all time is Art.

geo123
01-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Why is Kordell Stewart getting no love? Seriously, the real challenge would be to name a post-70s All-Steeler Team.

a few off the top of my head...

QB- Ben
RB- JB
Receiver- Hines
C- Dawson
TE- Heath
LB- Porter, Greene, Lloyd
DB- Woodson,
DL- Hampton, A. Smith

You must be too young to remember the 70's. Not one of these guys would have seen any playing time back then. My suggestion is you get some old videos.

The Duke
01-01-2008, 10:36 PM
You must be too young to remember the 70's. Not one of these guys would have seen any playing time back then. My suggestion is you get some old videos.

except Hines. he could play in any era of football :tt02:

I agree with the poster who said Art Rooney is the best steeler of all time. without him the steelers would probably wouldn't be what they are today

GBMelBlount
01-01-2008, 10:37 PM
You must be too young to remember the 70's. Not one of these guys would have seen any playing time back then. My suggestion is you get some old videos.

I think he was referencing post 70's but just a few I think could have contributed to the 70's Steelers (of those mentioned) are Ben, Woodson, Lloyd, Ward and possibly some of the others as well.

zoneblitz43
01-01-2008, 11:02 PM
Mean Joe Greene. I know he came before my time (I was born in 1981) but I have seen a lot of his film and to me he embodies Steelers football. He is a pro football legend.

SteelersMongol
01-02-2008, 03:56 AM
We've done this before. Jack Lambert won fair & squire.

2 me, my man Jerome will always b my favorite Steeler of all time.

Steel Pit
01-02-2008, 04:02 AM
I'm going with Art Rooney. :old:

Blonde Bomber
01-02-2008, 07:22 AM
I still love Bradshaw, but hey the 70's teams were dominant everywhere. I feel bad for those of you that did not get to witness the 70's, it was a great era!!!! If you look up videos, check out some Fran Tarkenton, Staubach, Plunkett, Ken Stabler ( these guys made up there own plays in the huddle), The Juice ( he was running the ball all over the place, of course he was their only offense ), Mercury Morris, Csonka, Chuck Foreman, Charlie Taylor, and maybe for a few good laughs check out some Co ckroft attempts :smile: funny wouldn't even let me put that Brownie name on here.

Funny that Foster got mentioned, I always liked him, albeit a very short lived career, but 92 he was great.

Mel Blount 11 INT in 75.

I will add Andy Russell here, didn't he play on like 7 Pro Bowl teams? But hell we had 11 Pro Bowlers in 75.

Cronos
01-02-2008, 03:28 PM
Art Rooney

SteelersJW
01-02-2008, 04:49 PM
What about Ernie Stautner? Only Steeler ever to have his number retired...