View Full Version : Top 4 Linebackers All time
05-03-2005, 03:11 PM
Just wondering what everyone thought about hand picking the best 4 linebackers on the steelers roster all time. How about this...
I think that is the only way to do it.......you could make an arguement for Gildon and Ham
05-03-2005, 05:40 PM
if bell stayed a steeler his whole career and stayed away from injuries he could have been one
05-03-2005, 05:54 PM
I don't see how you can leave Ham out.
05-03-2005, 05:55 PM
but i think lambert was better than the other 3 by alot. Jack Lambert was probably in the top 5 ever maybe
i think dick butkis was the best ever at the linebacker spot
05-03-2005, 07:17 PM
Where to start??
1.Lambert,He is the best ever.
2.Llyodd, I don`t know who was more feared than these two.
3.Ham, Another HOF`er
4.Baby Llyodd, Gildon started a little late.
6.Kevin Greene was a great NFL player just not a Steeler long enough for top four.
7.Hardy Nickerson, Ditto from Kevin Greene.
9.Joey Porter, 9 and moving up
10. Levon Kirkland
12.Chad Brown, wasn`t a Steeler long enough
I could go on, there are so many All Pro Steelers Linebackers, I think one time for fun I counted and there were on like three out of the past 35 years that a Steeler linebacker wasn`t on the probowl team or selected a probowler. 32 out of 35 years many more than one, and you can compare that to the browns not having any probowlers since the late eighties.
05-03-2005, 10:46 PM
Definately gotta give props to James Farrior so far in his time w/ the Steelers.. the guy is just a complete LB that does everything you ask and more.
I always like Holmes, but he constantly got beat in coverage, and u just cant have that.
05-04-2005, 03:02 AM
sticking to my original all time Steelers team list(had to search for that thread):
Lambert, Ham, Russell, and Lloyd. Good we can pick four, cause Pro bowl still only 3.
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