View Full Version : Who is your favorite current Steeler...that is not considered a star of the team?

12-09-2008, 11:26 AM
Mine is Chris Hoke. Just a big guy who has a high motor that gets the job done. He is solid wherever we put him on the D'line. IMO, we are lucky to have him for depth.

Patrick Bailey is beginning to become one of my favorites as well.

12-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Jeff Reed :tt02::tt03::tt02:

12-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Ryan Clark.

12-09-2008, 11:30 AM
Aaron Smith :thmbup:

El-Gonzo Jackson
12-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Anthony Madison. I love the hussle that he shows. He is a young Chidi Iwuoma.

12-09-2008, 11:33 AM
Mich Berger :chuckle:

I would say B-mac, played great when healthy this year and his potential is still sky high at this point...

12-09-2008, 11:35 AM
ryan clark, hes one of the main reasons why Polomalu can fly around the field like he does all the time.

Dino 6 Rings
12-09-2008, 11:37 AM
Jared Retkofsky the Long Snapper.

As long as our punt snaps aren't going out of the back of the end zone, I'm a happy camper

12-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Does Heath Miller count as a star of the team? Because that guy always seems to be in exactly the right place when it counts.

If not, then definitely Clark. Besides his own play, having a competent veteran back there seems to do wonders for our defense by freeing up Troy to do what he does best.

12-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Mine would have to be.....hmm.... Matt Spaeth :thumbsup:

12-09-2008, 11:50 AM
William gay or Matt spaeth both are playing very well IMO and have a huge upside.:tt03:

12-09-2008, 11:55 AM
Jeff Reed :tt02::tt03::tt02:

I would agree with this...he and the D are usually the key in keeping us in close games.

12-09-2008, 11:57 AM
I would say Clark or Gay on Defense. Fox is good on Special Teams. And I would say M. Moore for his great year filling in for Fast Willie.

12-09-2008, 12:01 PM
KEMO. I think he soon will be a beast

12-09-2008, 12:01 PM
They are all stars to me. I'll take the lunch pail guy. A. Smith, no not Anthony, Arron. Blue Collar no nonsense.The D starts with the boys up front. :helmet:

12-09-2008, 12:02 PM
casey hampton

12-09-2008, 12:25 PM
either moore or gay.

12-09-2008, 12:29 PM
Reed and Miller

(The whole D are stars, so couldn't pick one of them :thumbsup: :tt:)

12-09-2008, 02:23 PM
Charlie Batch

Michael Keller
12-09-2008, 02:28 PM
Chris Hoke as I consider Heath MIller and Aaron Smith stars. If they aren"t Smith.

Da Steeler Soprano
12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
Def Clark but since alot of people said him already Im going to go with Stapleton. It seemed to me atleast that our line has gotten considerably better the instant he stepped in for Simmons.

The Duke
12-09-2008, 03:21 PM
Willie Gay

12-09-2008, 03:37 PM
Nate Washington

12-09-2008, 03:38 PM
woodly was considered a star when he passed the 10 sacks 4 this season... lol

i would have 2 say that i like russell... he has been getting better and better... he seems to be a good short yrdage back 4 us now, and he has been getting some good returns of kick-off

12-09-2008, 03:46 PM
Aaron Smith,...hands down.

12-09-2008, 04:42 PM
Heathe Miller if he's "eligible" for the topic....If not, Aaron Smith HANDS DOWN.

12-09-2008, 05:03 PM
Ryan Clark, without question. He and Aaron Smith are the unheralded heroes of this defense.

12-09-2008, 05:17 PM
Dan Sepulveda. :drool:

12-09-2008, 05:28 PM
Clark or Spaeth...or Moore.

12-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Reed,Keisel and Foote

12-09-2008, 05:43 PM
he is a beast

12-09-2008, 05:58 PM
SWEEEEEED :chuckle:

The Duke
12-09-2008, 06:06 PM
SWEEEEEED :chuckle:



12-09-2008, 06:41 PM
SWEEEEEED :chuckle:

Exactly. It's "SWEEEEEEEEEED!" with ten "Es" and an exclamation point at the end of it. Get it right! :chuckle:

12-09-2008, 06:52 PM
Keisel and Russell

12-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Exactly. It's "SWEEEEEEEEEED!" with ten "Es" and an exclamation point at the end of it. Get it right! :chuckle:


12-09-2008, 07:03 PM
Casey Hampton.

he's not quite a star, but he's an icon on that D-line and he's a beast. he can't be stopped and he's bound for more glory than what is coming to him. he'll retire a Steeler and be a keystone of this franchise for years to come. he has gully and pride and he can rock witht he best of them. he gets his teammated fire up and he's a great role model. i REALLY like Hamp cause he's an all around good guy.

god..it sounds like we are dating and i'm trying to explain him to my parents. haha!

what a fan i am...obsessed! haha!

12-09-2008, 07:37 PM
I thought Ryan Clark was a star. 4 me it's Matt Spaeth.

12-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Clark. He comes off a possibly career-ending spleen injury fired up and plays fearless.

His talent may not be on the level of Polamalu, but there's nothing wrong with his heart.

12-09-2008, 08:16 PM
Clark. He comes off a possibly career-ending spleen injury fired up and plays fearless.

His talent may not be on the level of Polamalu, but there's nothing wrong with his heart.

Very well-said, and I agree completely. There was a great article written about him in the off season last year about his determination to regain form after his horrific experiences last season, and my respect for him grew by leaps & bounds.

He's impressed me since we first got him from the Redskins, honestly, but the tests of his character since then have defined him, in my eyes.

He hits like a truck, too, which is a plus. :)

12-09-2008, 08:51 PM
Willie Parker, it's been pointed out that he is not a STAR.

12-09-2008, 08:54 PM
Can't answer that realistically, as imho, every member of the team is a star in his own right. Every one of them plays a part in the team's successes. :hatsoff:

12-09-2008, 08:56 PM
Dallas Baker, he's under rated and could be really good given the chance

12-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Ike Taylor..... so underated

12-09-2008, 11:04 PM
brett keisel......even though he has had a tough injury season,i just like how tough he plays,i mean all the defense plays tough, but just dont think he gets the credit he deserves.....#99 in your program but #1 to me.....:tt:

12-09-2008, 11:09 PM
I loooooooove Brett Keisel!

12-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Ike Taylor

Nate Washington

Gary Russell