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Midnightwriter1
04-04-2006, 11:43 PM
1993: OT Tunch Ilkin, DE Aaron Jones, LB Hardy Nickerson, LB Jerrol Williams.

1994: DE Kenny Davidson, DE Donald Evans, WR Jeff Graham, S Larry Griffin, RB Merril Hoge, CB DJ Johnson.

1995: K Gary Anderson, TE Eric Green, S Gary Jones, G Duval Love.

1996: LS Kendall Gammon, LB Kevin Greene, G Tom Newberry, QB Neil O'Donnell, OT Leon Searcy, G Ariel Solomon, FB John L. Williams.

1997: LB Chad Brown, CB Deon Figures, WR Andre Hastings, WR Ernie Mills, DE Ray Seals, CB Willie Williams, CB Rod Woodson.

1998: S Myron Bell, CB Randy Fuller, OT John Jackson, OL Tom Myslinski, LB Jerry Olsavsky, WR Yancey Thigpen.

1999: DT Oliver Gibson, WR Charles Johnson, LB Donta Jones, S Carnell Lake, S Darren Perry.

2000: LB Carlos Emmons, S Chris Oldham, DE Orpheus Roye, QB Mike Tomczak.

2001: LB Mike Vrabel.

2002: LB Earl Holmes, WR Bobby Shaw, DB Jason Simmons, K Kris Brown.

2003: OT Wayne Gandy, S Lee Flowers.

2004: RB Amos Zereoue, DE Rodney Bailey.

2005: WR Plaxico Burress, OT Oliver Ross, G Keydrick Vincent

Midnightwriter1
04-04-2006, 11:44 PM
Although there are certainly many choose rom and very debatable thread.... I think Chad Brown was the one i really hated losing that i was hoping would be a Steeler forever.

tony hipchest
04-04-2006, 11:47 PM
if im building a foresome for a few rounds of golf? the great g duval love. otherwise gimme rod woodson and erase the ravens sb year.

Midnightwriter1
04-04-2006, 11:51 PM
after looking over all the players, the players we have lost would have a pretty damn good team !! lol

tony hipchest
04-04-2006, 11:51 PM
1996: LS Kendall Gammon, LB Kevin Greene, G Tom Newberry, QB Neil O'Donnell, OT Leon Searcy, G Ariel Solomon, FB John L. Williams.

1997: LB Chad Brown, CB Deon Figures, WR Andre Hastings, WR Ernie Mills, DE Ray Seals, CB Willie Williams, CB Rod Woodson.

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the 2 biggest reasons cowher wasnt fired after the steelers missed the playoffs 3 years in a row.

MasterOfPuppets
04-05-2006, 12:25 AM
hey!!! you left korkie off the list!!!:sofunny:

Steel Pit
04-05-2006, 12:26 AM
I'll take the obvious choice in Rod Woodson. He proved to have a lot more football left in him than the Steelers expected. I believe that the comments Woodson made prior to his leaving, refering to the city as being racist because they wouldn't eat at Woodson's All-Star Cafe, sealed his fate with the Steelers. It would have been nice to have had him playing FS for the Steelers.

OX1947
04-05-2006, 02:40 AM
Yah, Rod Woodson was the worst one by far. We had lost half our team those two years and would have loved to have had Woodson playing SS/FS for us to finish his career. Everyone else we lost doesnt really bother me...

schoondog
04-05-2006, 03:24 AM
easily rod woodson

clevestinks
04-05-2006, 06:33 AM
Woodson, so that he could have retired a Steeler.

Duval Love because he was an animal still

BB2W
04-05-2006, 06:48 AM
Besides Rod Woodson... I would have to say Hardy Nickerson, and Plax.

clevestinks
04-05-2006, 06:50 AM
Besides Rod Woodson... I would have to say Hardy Nickerson, and Plax.
Nickerson is a great choice, and Plax would have been nice for one more season, but we did win the big one once he was gone, he seemed to be the last bad attitude in the lockerroom

coachspeak33
04-05-2006, 07:59 AM
My heart says Merril cause he was my dude when I was just a youngster comin up (and cause he shows those Steelers colors nearly every ESPN broadcast he is on).... but my brain says Leon Searcy. Any guy who can play that important of a position on a team that used to be called the Clevland Browns and go to a Super Bowl is pretty good in my book.

I would also like to have kept Eric Green, of the blow that is, he could have been the most dynamic offensive player we have had in the last 15 or so years. That guy was well over 280 lbs. and he could move well (he was the Levon Kirkland of offensive players)... Damn there is another one we lost who was pretty special.

Stlrs4Life
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Vrabel.

tony hipchest
04-05-2006, 04:57 PM
Vrabel. but we already had m. breuner, and j. tuman :sofunny:

BBC
04-05-2006, 05:12 PM
Vrabel.

Agreed.

Suitanim
04-05-2006, 06:31 PM
Hardy Nickerson had a great career after he left...

John L. Williams was always a favorite of mine.

Ummmm...where's?

http://www.steelertribute.com/LLOYDBIL.JPG

Atlanta Dan
04-07-2006, 09:02 PM
Chad Brown - that one hurt because he was entering his prime, was perfect for the 3-4, and I believe might have had a HOF career if he had stayed in Pittsburgh. Steelers had to choose between Brown and Greg Lloyd before the 1996 season and took a legitimate chance by signing Lloyd. They then saw Lloyd blow out his knee against Jax in the first game of the 1996 season, after which he was effectively done as a player.

I always thought the Steelers were too cheap to sign Woodson until I read Woodson went to the 49ers for less money because Cowher wanted to move Woodson to safety for 1997 and Woodson thought he still should play CB. Cowher had that one right.

tony hipchest
04-07-2006, 09:05 PM
I always thought the Steelers were too cheap to sign Woodson until I read Woodson went to the 49ers for less money because Cowher wanted to move Woodson to safety for 1997 and Woodson thought he still should play CB. Cowher had that one right. good point. steelers mgmt. has always taken heat for letting him "slip" through their fingers.

SteelerDan43
04-07-2006, 09:18 PM
I gotta go with Woodson, I did like going to his restaurant when I was little. Has anyone been to Hines' bar??

BigSteelThrill
04-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Chad Brown
Yep Chad Brown, especially with hindsight.
Rod Woodson too, but at the moment he left, it wasnt so bad.
At the moment he left I thought losing Yancey Thigpen was terrible, but injuries took its toll.

Justin Otstott
04-07-2006, 11:44 PM
Randle El!!!!!! He was a great player for our team, I still can't belive he left.

schonrph
04-07-2006, 11:47 PM
rod woodson, the best all around defensive back to ever play this game

will always be a steeler to me

BigDude66687
04-08-2006, 02:32 AM
Despite not being on your list Chris Hope

MichiSteeler
04-08-2006, 01:25 PM
Rod Woodson, easy.

Haiku_Dirtt
04-08-2006, 01:44 PM
Although there are certainly many choose rom and very debatable thread.... I think Chad Brown was the one i really hated losing that i was hoping would be a Steeler forever.

Definately Chad Brown. He was on the front side of the curve looking up. Woodson still had alot of game left but I think Brown had much more left.

And to think...he still could of had a ring as a Steeler if he were only willing to come in as a back-up. He still would of had plenty of playing time. :dang:

SteelerFan1
04-12-2006, 11:15 AM
CHRIS HOPE??!!! Pass the crack rock my friend...

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Rod Woodson.

clevestinks
04-12-2006, 02:52 PM
How about Brenston Buckner, just figured I would throw that name out

Midnightwriter1
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
i definately wish he would have stayed !! I always liked him.

clevestinks
04-12-2006, 07:18 PM
Plus his better years were when he left!