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03-13-2005, 04:23 PM
Who's ur favorite current Steelers player and who's your favorite Steeler Great of the past?

Current Steelers for me are Hines and Jerome ! Steeler great of the past woud have to be Greg Lloyd, and also Jack Lambert. But damn, there's so many it's hard to choose, they all rock !

03-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Blitz, this is so ironic, I was just hinking today about this and was going to start a thread, but wasn`t sure if it has been done.
Terry Bradshaw is one Jack Lambert is another, I could go on and on but you said two.
Its really hard not to like your two picks of present players, who wouldn`t want them on their team? But I`m going to go with Porter, and Troy.

03-13-2005, 05:44 PM
Past=Rod Woodson

Present=Hines Ward

Honorable mention= Troy Polamalu, Greg Lloyd

03-13-2005, 08:37 PM
Now:Porter and hines


past:Lambert and Swann

03-13-2005, 10:00 PM
its a tough one but i would have to say

Now: hines ward and troy polamalu

Past: Joe Greene and Franco Harris

03-13-2005, 11:48 PM
I really love Porter as well. That man is the soul motivator of that team, he fires everybody up, and is never at a loss for words. He's been the guy that we lacked in that dept, since Lloyd left. Yes, there have been others that are vocal, of course...but none the likes of Porter or Lloyd.

03-14-2005, 12:56 AM
past - Lake and Stallworth

present - well, you got to like ward, i also like reed. i know he is a kicker, but he has done a great job for us and we don't have an easy place to kick. Just ask Kris Brown.....lol

03-14-2005, 08:08 AM
for me it's easy:

in the past, it's the man who never smiles (#58)
and in the present, the one who's always smiling (#86)

03-14-2005, 10:25 AM
Carnell Lake, man was he one of the best around in his day.. the guy was a pro bowler at safety, then turned Cb and still made the pro bowl. I still have my Lake #37 home jersey.

03-14-2005, 03:21 PM
You guys are forgettin about joe greene. this guy was a monster, he wasnt human.

Plus, you gotta love Franco harris and the "immaculate reception"

03-14-2005, 06:20 PM
I`m not really forgetting, it`s just we can`t place evryone on our list. I`d love to put Glenn "The Assassin " Edwards but we can`t go on and on.

03-15-2005, 11:47 AM
true we could bring up players from every year hehe.

03-15-2005, 12:39 PM
You guys are forgettin about joe greene. this guy was a monster, he wasnt human.

Plus, you gotta love Franco harris and the "immaculate reception"

yeah, no doubt hines... Greene was a beast beyond all beasts on the DL. But there's just so many, its hard to choose.

03-16-2005, 01:42 AM
Past: 2 stories...

Lambert - as a rookie was once ridiculed to made sing his school alma mater in front of the team. He slammed down his stuff, walked away and said, " I aint singing anything." Classic. He just played football, and played it very hard.

Bryan Hinkle - This one is just something you may never see nowadays. Mid way during his career as a Steeler, he was going to become a free agent or such but we couldn't afford him. He went to the staff and said cut me. Don't worry I'll be back. After we cut him and found enough money we resigned him. I would guess he turned down at least five teams to take less money to play for the Steelers.


Ben and Ward. Someone who manages to do everything right on and off the field as a rookie and a man who isn't afraid to cry when his friends mean just a little more than the game.

03-16-2005, 03:03 PM
My favorite player must come from the unselfish mold, basically the guy that gives it up for the team. Mike Webster comes to mind. I just love total team players, not the ones who talk about being team players, but the ones who's action speak louder than words. Hiens Ward is right up thier in that catagory, tell me why more recievers dont lay punishing blocks down field like he does?

That being said, my favorite Player is Rocky Bleier. This guy comes back from Vietnam with a bullet in him (giving it up for our country!) and through shear guts gets the job done!! He did everything he was asked without complaint or regard to personal glory, he did it all for the team!!


btw. I have his book Fighting Back autographed by the man himself!!

03-19-2005, 04:45 PM
of all time my fav player of all time would have to be," breaks down i cant just pick just 1" i would have to say my fav is who every players for the pittsburgh STEELERS!

03-19-2005, 05:21 PM
you can make a case for a favorite player..from just about anyone in the 70's man! everybody was just plain awesome!

03-19-2005, 05:28 PM
i voye the whoel team >:)

03-19-2005, 09:34 PM
too bad i wasnt alive in the 70's.... or the 80's :o

03-21-2005, 05:19 AM
Hines , I love the Steelers of the 70`s but I wish I were 15 again, at least your a fan now, and hopefully Big Ben will be the next qb of our new dynasty.

03-21-2005, 09:29 PM
yup enjoyng my teenage years while it last, its not like we are bad now, we've had a couple AFC championship appearances but we cant quite get to the next level, the only year we did, dallas won, and again, becuase turnovers (o'donnel's interceptions)

03-22-2005, 11:49 AM
Well, I must say I think most of the players are great. But if I had to pick one it would be Hines Ward.

03-22-2005, 12:54 PM
It's difficult to single out one player. I love them all! :bouncy:

Current: Hines Ward, Jerome Bettis, Ben Roethlisberger

Past: Greg Lloyd, Rod Woodson

03-22-2005, 03:15 PM
There all great picks so far, we are lucky to have so many great players to choose from.

But you can tell our ages by our all tome picks. The younger guys weren`t even born during the superbowl years.

I`m just waiting for someone to say thier player is Ernie Stauntner ,

03-22-2005, 05:29 PM
Hey everybody, I'm new to the site. I was just glad to find it so I can talk Steeler football with all you great fans! My favorite player right now has to be one of these 4 guys: Polomaluza (hence my username), Roethlisberger, Hines and Bettis. As far as the all time fav's go, you gotta love Lambert and Franco.

03-22-2005, 05:30 PM
I meant Polamalu of course.......got carried away with my screenname!

03-22-2005, 05:57 PM
Would have never known, I hope he is the next in line for a hall of fame future

03-22-2005, 07:30 PM
HInes wardddddddddddd

03-22-2005, 07:31 PM
It's hard to say but, current: Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Antwaan Randle El and Jerome Bettis. Past: Jack Lambert, Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann and Franco Harris. But I love all of my Steelers!


03-23-2005, 03:59 AM
Good call all amer

03-23-2005, 07:02 AM
I would have to say my favorite player presently is Troy Polamalu, and my all time favorite is no other than Greg LLoyd. I've never seen anyone hit, and be a leader as LLoyd. Miss you playing #95.

03-23-2005, 10:16 AM
My favorite all time player is Jack Lambert. If you are old enough to have ever seen him play this takes no explanation.
Present favorite is Hines Ward (why do you think they call it Heins Field ?)

03-23-2005, 10:21 AM
Steelers49 you should try the intoduction forum, and introduce yourself, welcome anyway

03-23-2005, 06:06 PM
i think i ahvetn read anybody say jack ham hehe

03-27-2005, 01:39 PM
John Henry Johnson was one heck of a runningback.

03-29-2005, 05:48 PM
Without a doubt, my favorite player is the Bus.

03-29-2005, 06:05 PM
i think i ahvetn read anybody say jack ham hehe

no doubt.. Ham and Lambert were one of the best tandems at LB of all time!

03-30-2005, 08:41 PM
John Henry Johnson was one heck of a runningback.

A punishing runner for the 49ers, Lions, Steelers, and Oilers during his 13-year career, Johnson finished with 6,803 yards rushing and 48 touchdowns and was inducted into the HOF in 1987.

Just thought he needed a bigger mention. Two trivia facts:

1) JHJ was the 1st Steeler to rush for 200 yards in a game.
2) JHJ lived in Pittsburgh, PA and Pittsburg, CA

Its the offseason, I thought I do a little color commentary on SF.

07-15-2006, 12:32 AM
My favorite of now are Porter who is the motivator of the team. And Ward, who i think now is the mentor of the team.

07-15-2006, 12:58 AM

07-15-2006, 01:14 AM
For me... its quickly becoming MAX STARKS

While I like 'em all... Casey Hampton might be the one in front right now.

All-Time. Just too many too pick.

07-15-2006, 02:06 AM
Past = Franco Harris

Present = Big Ben

07-15-2006, 06:19 AM
You know the more I see interviews with Ben and his style on the field, its hard not to like him. He has a ****iness on the field that a QB should have, although usually I`m a defensive guy. Troy and Joey rock

07-15-2006, 06:50 AM
All time: Lambert

Now: Ward (although I love Parkers story and how he has achieved despite the odds)

07-15-2006, 07:18 AM
Troy. I love to watch him running around like a wild man - hair flowing in the breeze. You know that he knows exactly where he wants to be and what his objective is but his opponents (and often the fans) have no idea! I love it! :cool:

07-15-2006, 09:45 AM
Troy Polamalu

Jack Ham

07-15-2006, 10:22 AM
Tough choices......

All time?...wow...gotta be Bradshaw....with Lambert a CLOSE 2nd....

Now?...wow...gotta be the collection of all 4 LB's...*Linebackers gone wild*

07-15-2006, 10:36 AM
lol I'm such a nerd, the other day I was just thinking about how much I love all the guys on the team, and that says something about the Steelers organization. usually there's a guy or two that you're kinda "eh" about, but I love them all.
Hines is definitely my top, has been for years. Heath is probably my second favorite then my third favorite (I have a thing for making lists, don't mind me :blurp:) is basically the rest of the team...Foote, Farrior, Porter, Troy, Faneca, etc etc

Black@Gold Forever32
07-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Its hard to pick a favorite. I love all the Steelers. But growing up my favorites were Rod Woodson and Greg Lloyd. But I was also a big Darren Perry fan. I never thought he got the full credit he deserved. Of course when we traded for the Bus he was high on my list.

But on the current team. My three favorites on offense are Hines Ward, Ben Roethlisberger and Alan Faneca. My three of defense are Troy Polamalu, Joey Porter and Casey Hampton.

07-15-2006, 03:16 PM
Past: 1st Bradshaw & 2nd Harris
Present: 1st Ward & 2nd Polamalu

07-15-2006, 04:02 PM

The ones that stick out Most Hines and Big Ben.(Best QB Receiver Pair in all of the NFL) On O
Defense would be Porter and Polamalu
Special Teams Reed and Ricardo

Of The Past
Franco, The Bus, and Woodson

They're too many to pick from. So I just say they're my every Steeler are my all time favorite players

07-16-2006, 02:41 AM
Like everyone else it's hard to pick .For me present-Farrior- as solid as can be.Past-It's a tie-Woodson-broke my heart when he left!!/ Greg llyod-just plain nasty!!Honorable mention to B.Hinkle.

07-16-2006, 09:11 AM
Present: Hines Ward
Past: Rocky Blier

07-16-2006, 12:23 PM
Once again, I will not choose! I love them all. :smile: I never really did dig Tommy Maddox, and Kordell was okay until he started bawlin' like a baby when Cowher benched him.

07-17-2006, 12:39 PM
OK..first of all S Darren Perry got beat on so many plays I was glad when he left. He is a decent coach with what he has done with our safetys but Chris Hope was ok... he is no AllStar but he was better than Perry.
My favorites are present..Troy Polomalu and Big Ben..with Heath Miller close behind
and past favorites... RB Franco Harris and Carnell Lake/Rod Woodson
God Bless

07-17-2006, 06:17 PM
past= Franco

07-22-2006, 07:15 AM
Past: Lambert
Present:Hines Ward

07-22-2006, 07:52 AM
after watching Ike last night on "Quite Frankly"..He is quickly climbing my list as a favorite...He handled himself VERY well..and was bright enough not to be led around by the nose during the interview