View Full Version : Toughest Steeler pound for pound

tony hipchest
10-05-2008, 01:15 PM
i think hines ward may win this but ben is getting hammered every game. he takes a lickin and keeps on ticking. he's never afraid to get hit, and is almost always playing through some pretty severe hits and injuries.

polamalu plays with absolutely no discretion to injury. when at 100%, he sacrifices and throws his body around, with out a care in the world about getting hurt. he too has played through a ton of injuries.

ward is ward. always willing to lay the wood, and plays through his share of injuries too. he plays like troy on offense. if his hands and offensive skills werent absolutely amazing he couldve possibly been 1 of the best free safeties in the league.

10-05-2008, 01:16 PM
James Harrison is a monster.

Stu Pidasso
10-05-2008, 01:18 PM
James Harrison eats babies before games. DEFINITELY the toughest.

Troy doesn't even deserve to be on that list.

10-05-2008, 01:19 PM
No doubt Hines is my choice. Not just because he is the best blocker in the league and messes people up, but WR take nasty hits in the NFL and when you have been playing as long as Ward, its nothing new.

10-05-2008, 01:22 PM
Hines. How many other guys playing a position that leaguewide has become filled with loudmouthed soft prima donnas go over the middle fearlessly like he does and pancake LBs on blocks? And do it all with a perpetual smile on their face, no less?

The Duke
10-05-2008, 01:23 PM
common tony, where's the kuhn option ? :chuckle:

definitely hines. ben is a close 2nd though

Stu Pidasso
10-05-2008, 01:24 PM
Yeah, but Hines doesn't play special teams, and kill returners either. +1 to Harrison.

tony hipchest
10-05-2008, 01:28 PM
harrison probably shoulda been on the list, but thats why i put the "other" option. when doing this poll it heavilly considered injury factors.

james is the steeler i would most want with me in a dark alley though (much like porter and lloyd). well, them or casey hampton....

10-05-2008, 01:31 PM
harrison probably shoulda been on the list, but thats why i put the "other" option. when doing this poll it heavilly considered injury factors.

james is the steeler i would most want with me in a dark alley though (much like porter and lloyd). well, them or casey hampton....

Exactly - the way I approached it is who is the "toughest" relative to their position around the league. LBs are supposed to be intimidating badasses - it's part of the job description.

10-05-2008, 01:45 PM
I voted Ward, could've went Aaron Smith. But like '76 said, relative to position, Ward no question. Both would play unless something is hanging off, even then they would probably try duct tape.

10-05-2008, 01:50 PM
hines is a beast plain and simple.

10-05-2008, 02:37 PM
James Harrison

10-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Pound for pound goes to the Original Steeler Enforcer:
Jack Lambert #58.

There are Three toughest men in the World.
...and Jack Lambert gets Christmas cards from the other two.

10-05-2008, 04:59 PM
It WAS John Kuhn.

10-05-2008, 05:02 PM
It WAS John Kuhn.


So many smart alecs on this board!! :wink02:

10-05-2008, 05:02 PM
Though it was a tough choice, I had to go with Ben. With him getting beat up for the last 2 seasons because of our lackluster OL, and at times still being able to make a huge play, he's more than proven that he's one tough mofo.

10-05-2008, 05:04 PM
Hines Ward. Hands down.

Avoid LLoyd1975
10-05-2008, 05:16 PM
Pound for pound Hines. But str8 up no matter the size, I gotta go with Silver back. Bettis once said in training camp that Silverback was "The Meanest" man that he had ever met or played with in his entire life.

10-06-2008, 12:24 AM
James Harrison obviously...can't believe he's not even mentioned on the list! :tt03:

10-06-2008, 12:39 AM
harrison for sure

10-06-2008, 01:38 AM
weegie thompson

Galax Steeler
10-06-2008, 05:06 AM
I voted troy pound for pound he can hit you and Ward is a close second in my book.

10-06-2008, 07:22 AM
I picked Hines. I would give it to ben, but hines never showes hes hurt. Ben is hurt and you can tell every game...........Hines just smiles and walks away

10-06-2008, 08:22 AM
Hines Ward, hands down! How many WR's go looking for a LB or SS to hit, not many that I have seen in the NFL lately.

Michael Keller
10-06-2008, 09:39 AM
A good case could be made for every one of these players. The point I would like to make is that I am extremely greatful for the fact that Big Ben is a Steeler.

I would never want to be a fan of a team that Ben is playing against. He is carrying this offense lke no other quarterback i have ever seen . Not in the pure style like Brady , Manning any many before them. Physical and mental courage at a higher level than even Favre because he is bigger & stronger
than Brett. He can do what no other QB has done before him.

I can only imagine what he would be like if he had a good offensive line.

This is the time Ben must take charge (leadership) over the team. Specfically the offensive team , which includes game planning , audibles and half time adjustments. The man is capable both mentally , emotionally and physically. You can see it finally coming. He may save some coaches behinds.

10-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Pound for Pound it has to be Hines... but Toughfest Steeler no doubt is Silverback... He is friggin strong, tough and plays with a mean streak...

El-Gonzo Jackson
10-06-2008, 11:16 AM
Currently its gotta be Harrison.

All time I think its gotta be

1. Joe Greene (especially his early years)
2. Greg Lloyd
3. Lambert
4. Harrison

10-06-2008, 11:20 AM
I'm torn between Woodley and Harrison....they are both beasts!!!

10-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Jimmie Harrison, hands down. At training camp he was walkin around with his shirt off. Guy is a fricken tank

10-06-2008, 12:38 PM
it depends what is meant by "tough". is it how many hard hits you can take and still get up or is it the amount of damage you expel?

if it's receiving hits then my choice is ward. ward gets nailed a lot harder than BR.

if it's delivering damage then it's james harrison.

10-06-2008, 02:09 PM

10-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Pound for pound? I'm going to write in Ryan Clark. He was "too small" for the NFL but he's in his seventh year in the league and can still lay the wood to much bigger players. And he came back from having to get his spleen removed.

10-06-2008, 07:43 PM
James Harrison eats babies before games. DEFINITELY the toughest.

Troy doesn't even deserve to be on that list.

James eats em' with cheese on top, definetily Harrison

10-06-2008, 07:51 PM
If the defenition is taking shots AND giving them, then it's Hines Ward, who got my vote.

But he's starting to decline in the area some. He takes the shots, but now he drops the ball. But then he picks off a linebacker with a key block on the next play to make up for it.

If it's giving hits,oh man there is SIlverback, Woodley, Polamalu, Clark, Ike, Hampton...hell the entire fricken defense can hit!

10-06-2008, 11:26 PM
I voted Hines. He's the toughest SOB alive.

James Harrison eats babies before games. DEFINITELY the toughest...

:chuckle: What he meant was Harrison eats OLs, RBs, WRs & QBs before games. :wink02:

10-06-2008, 11:49 PM
but u can't deny that ben takes some hard hard hits and just get back up.. ben showed he is one tough sob

10-07-2008, 12:49 AM
Gotta go with Hines. Who else can get hammered like he does and get back up with that smile on his face.

10-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Harrison is a beast but nobody can jolt and just throw their own body at any cost like Palomalu!

Rhee Rhee
10-07-2008, 03:08 AM
james harrison is pound for pound the strongest but that's not what he asked.

toughest would have to be big ben. who can survive a motor cycle accident AND an emergency apendectomy and still play?

10-07-2008, 03:34 PM
pound for pound @ 205...Hines "emergency" ward. As in, put 'ya in the emergency ward. :crutches:

I looked at the steelers.com stats for Ben/Harrison and they both weigh in about the same,@ 242, but James is giving up about 5" in height.
So I'd say Harrison. That's one tough sum b!tch. :thumbsup:

10-07-2008, 05:56 PM
Ben-the toughest QB around