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steelerchad
02-21-2012, 09:07 AM
Different defensive backs, but which guy would you rather have in his prime? Woodson had the better career, but Troy's not done yet. I doubt he'll put in the years that Rod put in though.

Give me Woodson.

FrancoLambert
02-21-2012, 09:15 AM
Different defensive backs, but which guy would you rather have in his prime? Woodson had the better career, but Troy's not done yet. I doubt he'll put in the years that Rod put in though.

Give me Woodson.

Talk about splitting hairs.
This is a tough one, I think Woodson by half a hair.

stb_steeler
02-21-2012, 10:22 AM
It is a tough call, but ya have to admit Troy puts on a hell of a show. I dont think i ever seen Woodson leap over the line like Troy.

madtowndrunkard
02-21-2012, 10:38 AM
It is a tough call, but ya have to admit Troy puts on a hell of a show. I dont think i ever seen Woodson leap over the line like Troy.


Remember that game against Buffalo ? I think in 1994? Maybe 1995. Woodson completely took over the game and just thumped the Bills. It probably was the most impressive game I've ever seen by a corner or safety in my entire life.

vasteeler
02-21-2012, 10:42 AM
troy......woodson was a rarbird

Fire Arians
02-21-2012, 10:50 AM
hard decision but i'll say woodson wins because of durability issues. troy is a risk every year to be out of important games due to injuries.

Millers the sh!t
02-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Take em both. Corner and SS

madtowndrunkard
02-21-2012, 10:57 AM
Take em both. Corner and SS


When all is said and done... I think both players will be thought of as arguably the best at their respective positions EVER.

madtowndrunkard
02-21-2012, 10:58 AM
troy......woodson was a rarbird


That wasn't Woodson's choice. You can bet the FO regrets letting woodson go more then any roster move they've made.

realdeal
02-21-2012, 11:19 AM
That's Easy!! Rod the God Woodson!!

Big mistake allowing him to walk away!!

Curtain_of_Steel
02-21-2012, 12:07 PM
VASTEELER

That is exactly what popped into my head soon as I read the first post. He went to the Sh!tbirds and therefore he lost some luster.

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The FO has done pretty good knowing what to cut a player loose. Woodson became the exception, but they did pretty good in thinking hey its about time to get rid of this guy or that guy do to age.
Woodson just got angry and showed the FO they F'ed up, lol

Rick5895
02-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Woodson, in addition to being a hall of fame DB he was also a probowlKR

lipps83
02-21-2012, 10:23 PM
That wasn't Woodson's choice. You can bet the FO regrets letting woodson go more then any roster move they've made.

Rooney pretty much already admitted to that being a huge mistake.

Its tough but I think I would take Rod any day over Troy. I think with Rod you have the absolute complete package as a football player. Troy disappears for long stretches at a time it seems and his injuries really concern me.

ggoldman
02-22-2012, 01:49 AM
I would want Troy Woodson, or Rod Polamalu

Steeldude
02-22-2012, 06:55 AM
Woodson.

dbsfgyd1
02-22-2012, 07:06 AM
Woodson, probably one of the best defensive players of his generation period., and played FS as well as Troy, when he was about to wrap up his career.

harrison'samonster
02-22-2012, 07:09 AM
I'd have to go with Woodson

MDSteel15
02-22-2012, 07:25 AM
Rod Woodson is probably the best athlete to ever wear the Black and Gold! And that is putting him just a HAIR above MEL BLOUNT!!! Then Troy.... These are 3 of the top 10 DBs in footballs history IMHO... wait, make that top 15...

lloydwoodson
02-23-2012, 03:17 AM
I'd take Troy. Had a better career with the Steelers. People forget that he is a SS. 7 ints in a season is almost unheard of for that position. Also Troy has come up with so many huge plays in big games. His numbers in the playoffs are unreal.

Bayz101
02-23-2012, 03:18 AM
With Woodson in your name, that was not what I was expecting. Troy's probably one of then greatest players at his position, EVER.

ricardisimo
02-23-2012, 03:33 AM
Mel Blount.

plenewken
02-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Woodson without hesitation.
Troy's style is pretty much all or nothing. Big play or big miss. Plus, he's prone to injuries.

Steel Peon
02-23-2012, 09:38 AM
Wow, this is a tough one........I guess I'll just have to reference a record book:

These are the All-Time individual records Woodson has.

Most career yards returned after an interception: 1,483, Rod Woodson, 1987–2003
Most career interceptions returned for touchdowns: 12, Rod Woodson, 1987–2003

BTW, the margin separating Rod and the guy in the #2 spot in these 2 categories is roughly 25%, and that is one hell of lead when you consider an entire career. These stats tell me one thing........Rod Woodson will win you games all by himself.

I love Troy, but right now I gotta go with Rod.

Edit: Whoops, I guess it's been a while since I checked these stats, but Ed Reed is very much closing in on Rod's yardage record, with 1,463, and Darren Sharper got pretty close before he retired. The one category he was still very much in the lead of (career int. TDs/points), was also cut down by Sharper, who has 11, but Charles Woodson, who is still active, also has 11, and could tie and overtake him shortly. Guess I should check the record books more frequently than every 10 years.

Edit #2: I am however comforted that even though Rod is #3 on the All-Time Interceptions list with 71, Ed Reed and Charles Woodson are way down the list in that category.
#3 Rod - 71
#11 Reed - 57 (tied with 5 other players, including Mel Blount)
#20 Charles - 54 (tied with 3 other players, and 1 ahead of Deion Sanders)

Only Sharper came close at #6 with 63.

4xSBChamps
02-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Mel Blount

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OX1947
02-23-2012, 01:40 PM
One was a corner, the other is a safety. How can you compare really?