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Midnightwriter1
04-04-2006, 11:39 PM
****Bettis is not on this list cause was done in a trade .... so dont mention him please lol

1993: QB Mike Tomczak, LB Kevin Greene.

1994: DE Ray Seals, FB John L. Williams, G Todd Kalis.

1995: G Tom Newberry, DB Chris Oldham, P Rohn Stark, CB Alvoid Mays, K Dean Biasucci, K Norm Johnson, RB Erric Pegram.

1996: OL Will Wolford, G/C Tom Myslinski.

1997: WR Courtney Hawkins, DE Nolan Harrison, CB Donnell Woolford, TE Mitch Lyons.

1998: CB Dewayne Washington, G/C Roger Duffy.

1999: OT Wayne Gandy, FS Travis Davis.

2000: DL Kimo von Oelhoffen, G Rich Tylski, QB Kent Graham.

2001: C Jeff Hartings, LB Mike Jones, QB Tommy Maddox, S Mike Logan.

2002: LB James Farrior, QB Charlie Batch, K Todd Peterson, CB Chidi Iwuoma.

2003: OT Todd Fordham, TE Jay Riemersma, LB Clint Kriewaldt.

2004: RB Duce Staley, P Chris Gardocki, CB Willie Williams, DE Travis Kirschke.

2005: Cedrick Wilson.

Midnightwriter1
04-04-2006, 11:40 PM
I have to say is between Kimo, Hartings, Farrior.....

I go with Hartings because he had shored up one of our very weak positions at the time and has consistantly played at a Pro Bowl level ... (While Having a Bum knee i might add)

tony hipchest
04-04-2006, 11:44 PM
. kevin green. hartings has been cowhers/ kolberts most important f.a. signing though. but kevin green has been my favorite. aint he still the all time leader for sacks amongst linebackers? perfect fit for the steelers.

MasterOfPuppets
04-05-2006, 12:28 AM
:iagree:

MattsMe
04-05-2006, 01:35 AM
Chris Gardocki

Steel Pit
04-05-2006, 03:37 AM
I'll go with James Farrior with Wayne Gandy and Will Wolford running a close 2nd. Farrior was a steal. A very productive LB who can cover. We did however get some very productive years from OT's Wolford and Gandy.

coachspeak33
04-05-2006, 08:17 AM
At first I was going to say Farrior:
- If it wasnt for Ed Reed, he may have joined the elite club of Steelers to win NFL Defensive MVP!!!!!

But how about Kevin Greene:
- Was a big big part of a defense that carried a pretty average offense to the Super Bowl.
- In that Super Bowl the D held a Dallas team that has to rank among the 6 or 7 best teams ever in relative check
- Greene was also part of a revival for the Steelers.... Cowher was able to create "Blitzburgh", and Greene may have been the biggest piece of the puzzle (no disrespect to the headcase/animal Greg Lloyd).

clevestinks
04-05-2006, 08:23 AM
Greene was awesome, but Farrior is great and played in the Burgh alot longer

MichiSteeler
04-05-2006, 10:23 AM
Hartings.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
04-05-2006, 10:38 AM
Ray Seals and James Farrior

Avoid Lloyd
04-05-2006, 10:46 AM
Hartings and Farrior.

SteelerFanInCA
04-05-2006, 02:38 PM
Jeff Hartings

BB2W
04-05-2006, 04:30 PM
1. Jeff Hartings
2. Kevin Greene
3. James Farrior

I always liked the John L. Williams signing... his career in Pittsburgh was short, but I always thought it was a good move. At that time he was one of the best weapons at fullback in the NFL. He got the ball quite a bit for a fullback in Pittsburgh and he even had over 50 receptions in 1994.

WWIIOwheelz
04-05-2006, 05:26 PM
I like Farrior, both for the good play and maybe more importantly the positive chemistry he brings. He has an excellent attitude and great sense of humor.

Suitanim
04-05-2006, 06:34 PM
Hartings and Farrior, but only because they were lynchpins on both sides of the ball for SB win #5.

BCEDGE
04-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Greene was awesome, but Farrior is great and played in the Burgh alot longer

And Farrior has been light years ahead of what I think most fans expected. It was a rather ho hum signing when we made it but he has far exceeded expectations.

tony hipchest
04-05-2006, 08:34 PM
And Farrior has been light years ahead of what I think most fans expected. It was a rather ho hum signing when we made it but he has far exceeded expectations. i always looked at it as he was the #8 over all player selected in the draft. not only do the steelers rarely get to draft that high, they would never take a linebacker. i think farrior signed for a little above the vet minimum that year. definitely cowher and colberts finest move yet (as far as signing f. a.'s goes).

steelerdude
04-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Tommy Maddox. Even though he stunk it up on the field last season, he played an important role for two reasons:

1. His forth quarter entry into the 2002 home game against the Browns and subsequent success throughout the season signaled the end of the Kordell Stewart era. :thmbup:

2. His injury (sad, yes) against the Ravens in 2004 helped usher in the Ben Rothlisberger era.

Midnightwriter1
04-06-2006, 12:30 PM
ohh good point lol ... Tommy served a purpose, as short as it may have been ..... If we have had more success the prior year, we might not have picked up Big Ben. As much as i TRY my best to love all Steeler players as long as they are in the black and Gold... i just could not tolorate Stewart anymore. How he did not give Cowher a heart attack or a stroke is beyond me.