View Full Version : Our Best F/A signing in Cowhers tenure was ?

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.

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.

04-05-2006, 12:28 AM

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.

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).

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

04-05-2006, 10:23 AM

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.