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fujirama24
03-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Just thought with all the recent great steeler retirement's I'd make this thread. I know 5 isn't alot but didn't want to get ridiculous. Here's mine.

1. Donnie Shell
2.Joey Porter
3. L.C. Greenwood
4. John Stallworth
5. Jack Lambert

mesaSteeler
03-21-2012, 06:36 PM
1. Lambert
2. Bleier
3. Greene
4. Ward
5. Dawson

Atlanta Dan
03-21-2012, 06:42 PM
1. Lambert
2. Ham (arguably the best player on that defense - just took care of business)
3. Franco
4. Ward
5. Greene

bac151rum
03-21-2012, 06:50 PM
1. Lambert
2. Webster
3. Greene
4. Dennis "Dirt" Winston
5. Greg Lloyd

Think I might have a fondness for Defense.

pittpete
03-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Lambert
Lloyd
Woodson
Blount
Ward

zcoop
03-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Greene
Shell
Swan
Greenwood
Holmes

tanda10506
03-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Lambert
Ward
Bettis
Lloyd
Big Ben

ETL
03-21-2012, 07:46 PM
William GAY's
Duval LOVE
Randy Grossman (TIGHT end in 70s)
Gabe Rivera (senor SACK)
WEEGIEs Thompson

Fire Arians
03-21-2012, 09:05 PM
William GAY's
Duval LOVE
Randy Grossman (TIGHT end in 70s)
Gabe Rivera (senor SACK)
WEEGIEs Thompson

lol, I'm surprised you didn't mention ROD woodson

Fire Arians
03-21-2012, 09:06 PM
my list
1. hines ward
2. jerome bettis
3. rod woodson
4. greg lloyd
5. james harrison
5-t. troy polamalu

Sean95m
03-21-2012, 09:33 PM
Art Rooney (The Chief)
Lloyd
Lambert
Harrison
Polamalu

ETL
03-21-2012, 09:55 PM
lol, I'm surprised you didn't mention ROD woodson

I'm glad u got my "cryptic" message

fujirama24
03-21-2012, 11:27 PM
Art Rooney (The Chief)
Lloyd
Lambert
Harrison
Polamalu

I guess I should have said which players because we all love the chef. He was great. Love the Weggie Tompson post. I also love Delton Hall. Still remeber him playing against houston oilers. Doring a play that Earnest Givens caoght a ball. He grabbed him by the face mask and dragged him across the field. Priceless.

Millers the sh!t
03-22-2012, 01:06 AM
Greene
Dawson
Polamalu
Farrior
Miller

LambertWardSteel
03-22-2012, 01:58 AM
1.Lambert
2.Ward
3.Ben
4.Bleir
5.Bennie Cunningham

Rick5895
03-22-2012, 03:07 AM
This is difficult, but I can narow it down

Lambert
Greene
Webster
Blount
Bleier

Steeldude
03-22-2012, 06:33 AM
1. Lambert

The rest aren't in any particular order:

Greene
Bradshaw
Swann
Webster
Ham

You can tell which members on the board are on the younger side with the players they chose.

ElectricSteelers
03-22-2012, 07:30 AM
Greene
Lambert
Polamalu
Woodson
Bettis

MDSteel15
03-22-2012, 09:19 AM
1. Terry Bradshaw
1. Rod Woodson
1. Hines Ward
1. Jack Lambert
1. Mean Joe Greene
1. Greg Lloyd
1. John Stallworth
1. Jack Ham
1. Mel Blount
1. Franco Harris
1. Mike Webster
1. Ben Roethlisberger
1. Dwight White
1. LC Greenwood
1. Rocky Bleier
1. Louis Lipps
1. Gary Anderson
1. Troy Polomalu
1. Heath Miller
1. Merril Hoge
1. Duane Woodruff
1. Tunch Ilkin
1. Levon Kirkland
1. Jon Kolb
1. Aaron Smith
1. Mike Wagner
1. Brett Keisel
1. Ike Taylor
1. James Farrior
1. Larry Foote
1. Lamarr Woodley
1. Joey Porter
1. Donnie Shell
1. Kordell Stewart
1. Carnell Lake
1. Alan Faneca
1. Andy Russell
1. Dermontti Dawson
1. Jerome Bettis
1. Bryan Hinkle
1. Delton Hall
1. Hardy Nickerson
1. Jerry Olsavsky
1. Bennie Cunningham

I hope you get the point........

vasteeler
03-22-2012, 09:32 AM
ben
bradshaw
polamalu
lambert
mean joe greene

LayingTheWoodley56
03-22-2012, 10:09 AM
I became a Steeler fan around 2000-2001 when I was 10 or 11, so I'm going to list my top five contemporary Steelers as well as five historical Steelers that appeal to me.

1. Hines Ward
2. James Farrior
3. Troy Polamalu
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. Jerome Bettis

Hon. Mentions: Hampton, Townsend, Clark, Woodley, Heath, Harrison

1. Jack Lambert
2. Joe Greene
3. Terry Bradshaw
4. Greg Lloyd
5. Lynn Swann

55BaileyFan
03-22-2012, 02:29 PM
1- Fuamatu-ma'afala
2- Ward
3- Pouncey
4- Bleier
5- Dawson

steelbad@50
03-22-2012, 06:17 PM
1. Art Rooney

2.Chuck Noll
3.Jack Lambert
4.Hines Ward
5. Every Steeler before and after 1 thru 4

QCbeauBlak
03-22-2012, 06:52 PM
I am only 27 and my favorite steeler changes about every four years so here are my favorite players from various ages of my life..


1.) Kevin Green - around 1994 when I was 10 and really started understanding the game, he was my first favorite steeler.. the hair, the wild style, he made me want to be a linebacker

2.) Jerome Bettis - late 90's. I wasn't a Bam Morris guy. I think I perceived him to be kind of lazy. I have no idea if that was true. But when we got the Bus and his wheels really got going when he had Kordell and Thigpen, those were some of my most bittersweet times as a Steeler fan.

3.) Ben Roethlisberger - early 00's. Ben's rookie year... nuff said

4.) James Harrison - mid to late 00's. When my dad describes the old great Steeler LB's, I picture a guy like James Harrison. Someone with total disregard for everyone, even his own teammates. "That's just Debo," they say referring to Debo from Friday who just didn't GOF.. James might go down as one of my all time favorite football players ever. I support James the way a tebowmaniac supports Tebow.

5.) Antonio Brown (2010-present) - This dude reminds me of a young Hines Ward but with more natural talent. I love the kids attitude the most. I respect his upbringing and his crazy story that led him to the NFL, much less the Steelers.



Maybe or maybe not in this format, it would be cool to know when and why certain players are or were your favorites.

BKAnthem
03-22-2012, 07:43 PM
1- Franco Harris
2-Jerome Bettis
3- Rod Woodson
4- Dirt Dawson
5-Greg Lloyd

Bayz101
03-22-2012, 09:04 PM
I am only 27 and my favorite steeler changes about every four years so here are my favorite players from various ages of my life..


1.) Kevin Green - around 1994 when I was 10 and really started understanding the game, he was my first favorite steeler.. the hair, the wild style, he made me want to be a linebacker

2.) Jerome Bettis - late 90's. I wasn't a Bam Morris guy. I think I perceived him to be kind of lazy. I have no idea if that was true. But when we got the Bus and his wheels really got going when he had Kordell and Thigpen, those were some of my most bittersweet times as a Steeler fan.

3.) Ben Roethlisberger - early 00's. Ben's rookie year... nuff said

4.) James Harrison - mid to late 00's. When my dad describes the old great Steeler LB's, I picture a guy like James Harrison. Someone with total disregard for everyone, even his own teammates. "That's just Debo," they say referring to Debo from Friday who just didn't GOF.. James might go down as one of my all time favorite football players ever. I support James the way a tebowmaniac supports Tebow.

5.) Antonio Brown (2010-present) - This dude reminds me of a young Hines Ward but with more natural talent. I love the kids attitude the most. I respect his upbringing and his crazy story that led him to the NFL, much less the Steelers.



Maybe or maybe not in this format, it would be cool to know when and why certain players are or were your favorites.

I like the way you did this, and I love every player you listed. Good post.

Wallace108
03-22-2012, 09:28 PM
Narrowing it down to 5 is kind of hard. There's been so many great players over the years and it's hard to put one above another, especially when we're talking about different eras. But here's what I've got:

1. Ward
2. Lambert
3. Bettis
4. Greene
5. Lloyd

Bayz101
03-22-2012, 09:39 PM
1. Hines Ward
2. Jack Lambert
3. Lynn Swann
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. James Harrison

Hon. Mentions:

Franco, Jerome and Fast Willie Parker.

Favorite Plays:

5. Randle El pass to Ward youtube.com/watch?v=srcqADaO8og
4. Stallworth 73 yard TD catch in the Super Bowl youtube.com/watch?v=c3PVhF25v1g
3. Lynn Swann TD in Super X youtube.com/watch?v=j9s-EFNz0i4
2. Big Ben Shoestring Tackle youtube.com/watch?v=MFoT7FpEAcs&feature=p­layer_detailpage#t=139s
1. Immaculate Reception youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0

Millers the sh!t
03-22-2012, 10:41 PM
I like the way you did this, and I love every player you listed. Good post.


IMO Bens rookie year was the most exciting season ever. I have the remarkable run disc but if anyone knows where to get full games/seasons I'd love to have a link.

Bayz101
03-22-2012, 10:50 PM
IMO Bens rookie year was the most exciting season ever. I have the remarkable run disc but if anyone knows where to get full games/seasons I'd love to have a link.

Yeah, I second this. I'd love to go back and watch the entire rookie season again.

3rdandlong
03-23-2012, 08:55 AM
1. Bettis

2. Ward

3. Colbert

4. Lebeau

5. Polamalu

Colbert has built this team and continues to restock the Steelers with talent, making them competitive nearly every season. I had to include him on this list

FanSince72
03-23-2012, 09:03 AM
Hard to pick just five but here goes (in no particular order):


Bradshaw
Lambert
Bettis
Ward
Stallworth

effyou515
03-23-2012, 10:01 AM
mean joe greene
mel blount
jack lambert
jack ham
john stallworth

Steelerfreak58
03-23-2012, 11:10 AM
1. Brister
2. Malone
3. Maddux
4. Tomzack
5. O'Donnell

:rofl:

GMU Steeler
03-23-2012, 11:38 AM
1.) Jerome Bettis
2.) Troy Polamalu
3.) Hines Ward
4.) Mean Joe Greene
5.) Franco Harris

Bayz101
03-23-2012, 11:51 AM
1. Brister
2. Malone
3. Maddux
4. Tomzack
5. O'Donnell

:rofl:


:chuckle::chuckle:

Fire Arians
03-23-2012, 12:09 PM
1. Brister
2. Malone
3. Maddux
4. Tomzack
5. O'Donnell

:rofl:

bubby brought the bomb back to pittsburgh son! :chuckle:

steelfury02
03-23-2012, 01:03 PM
5. Franco Harris
4. Jack Lambert
3. Troy Polamalu
2. Hines Ward
1. Jerome Bettis

Honorable mention - Bradshaw, Ben, Rod Woodson, Kordell Stewart, Willie Parker, and last but not least - Myron Cope

Kingmagyar
03-23-2012, 01:28 PM
Hines Ward
Jerome Bettis
Greg Lloyd
Terry Bradshaw
Jack :Lambert

stb_steeler
03-23-2012, 03:04 PM
1. Brister
2. Malone
3. Maddux
4. Tomzack
5. O'Donnell

:rofl:

You left out Stewart.....:(

BengalDestroyer
03-23-2012, 03:12 PM
1. Hines 'Psycho' Ward
2. James 'Hittsburgh' Harrison
3. BIG Ben Roethlisberger
4. Jerome 'The Bus' Bettis
5. Levon Kirkland

IamTheSteelGod
03-23-2012, 03:41 PM
1) Bettis
2) Ward
3) Smith
4) Harrison
5) Farrior

Men of Steel
03-23-2012, 04:14 PM
1. Hines 'Psycho' Ward
2. James 'Hittsburgh' Harrison
3. BIG Ben Roethlisberger
4. Jerome 'The Bus' Bettis
5. Levon Kirkland

what? Levon didnt have a cool nickname? :chuckle:

Fire Arians
03-23-2012, 04:33 PM
what? Levon didnt have a cool nickname? :chuckle:

captain kirk lol

Men of Steel
03-23-2012, 04:47 PM
captain kirk lol

NICE!!! :thumbsup:

Fire Arians
03-23-2012, 05:08 PM
NICE!!! :thumbsup:

i can't remember which player said it, but it was an actual quote from a steelers player during training camp in the early 2000's. the reporter asked something like 'who do you think is the most impressive player on that defense?', and the player replied "levon kirkland without a doubt, captain kirk"

so i can't take credit for that one :)

Bayz101
03-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Kirk signed his autographs "Lev Kirk #99 Capt Kirk"

Men of Steel
03-23-2012, 06:15 PM
Kirk signed his autographs "Lev Kirk #99 Capt Kirk"

:chuckle:

http://cdn.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-product-image/levon-kirkland-pittsburgh-steelers-8x10-photo-inscribed-capt-kirk-autographed-1-t427221-500.jpg

Bayz101
03-23-2012, 06:20 PM
:chuckle:

http://cdn.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-product-image/levon-kirkland-pittsburgh-steelers-8x10-photo-inscribed-capt-kirk-autographed-1-t427221-500.jpg

Nice find!

fujirama24
03-23-2012, 11:01 PM
1. Hines Ward
2. Jack Lambert
3. Lynn Swann
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. James Harrison

Hon. Mentions:

Franco, Jerome and Fast Willie Parker.

Favorite Plays:

5. Randle El pass to Ward youtube.com/watch?v=srcqADaO8og
4. Stallworth 73 yard TD catch in the Super Bowl youtube.com/watch?v=c3PVhF25v1g
3. Lynn Swann TD in Super X youtube.com/watch?v=j9s-EFNz0i4
2. Big Ben Shoestring Tackle youtube.com/watch?v=MFoT7FpEAcs&feature=p­layer_detailpage#t=139s
1. Immaculate Reception youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0

I Love how you did your top play's and I would agree with them. But the play that D. Townsend made on Dallas a couple years ago after they played renegade is one of my favorites. I think we were down like 17-6 late in the 4th and scored 2 td's within a couple of minutes. Just remeber Heinz Field going crazy. Love that video on youtube.

Bayz101
03-23-2012, 11:46 PM
I Love how you did your top play's and I would agree with them. But the play that D. Townsend made on Dallas a couple years ago after they played renegade is one of my favorites. I think we were down like 17-6 late in the 4th and scored 2 td's within a couple of minutes. Just remeber Heinz Field going crazy. Love that video on youtube.

mh3FKURFtyo

ricardisimo
03-24-2012, 04:58 AM
Lambert
Blount
Lipps
Franco
Bettis

In no particular order.

VTsteel
03-24-2012, 08:07 AM
Lambert

Polamalu

Woodson

Lloyd

A. Brown (Special kid . . . not yet as prolific as some Steeler greats . . . just right now he's one of my fav's)

steelersflow
03-24-2012, 01:31 PM
1. ward
2. bettis
3. woodson
4. lloyd
5. harrison

Steelerfreak58
03-24-2012, 06:41 PM
You left out Stewart.....:(

I only had room for 5! :toofunny:

FrancoLambert
03-25-2012, 08:54 AM
1) Lambert
2) Franco
3) Greene
4) Stallworth
5) Hines

Heinz Hitman
03-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Well, it seems to change yearly , but right now it's:

1. Bettis
2. Woodson
3. Lloyd
4. Ward
5. Polamalu

And while we're at it, here is my BOTTOM five:
1. Limas Sweed
2. Jonathan Scott
3. Jamain Stephens
4. Sean Mahan
5. Duce Staley

Bayz101
03-27-2012, 12:32 AM
Good lists. I'm liking it.

tony hipchest
03-27-2012, 01:17 AM
john kuhn
dan kreider
jerome bettis
john kuhn
tj duckett

seriously, i cant even come up with 5... i wish kevin greene woulda played his whole career with the steelers. my shit as a kid was always bradshaw and franco. i dont know how i could leave polamalu and woodson off any list.

lambert, lloyd, and harrison belong on any list just for their tradition of violent brutality.

mean joe is larger than life, and even his career,( if that is even possible.)

johnny unitas was a steeler. :hunch:

VaDave
03-27-2012, 08:33 AM
1. Gerry Mullins ( best right guard we ever had)
2. Joe Greene ( how can you leave him of the list)
3. Jack Lambert ( like this needs a comment)
4. Dermonti Dawson ( best center we'll ever see)
5. Jeff Reed( Yeah, he's a nut case, but the guy was money, no small feat kicking 1/2 a career at Heinz field)

MDSteel15
03-27-2012, 02:29 PM
1. Gerry Mullins ( best right guard we ever had)
2. Joe Greene ( how can you leave him of the list)
3. Jack Lambert ( like this needs a comment)
4. Dermonti Dawson ( best center we'll ever see)
5. Jeff Reed( Yeah, he's a nut case, but the guy was money, no small feat kicking 1/2 a career at Heinz field)

Nice list... :thumbsup: but I'd switch Gary Anderson and Mike Webster with those 2....

fujirama24
03-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Well, it seems to change yearly , but right now it's:

1. Bettis
2. Woodson
3. Lloyd
4. Ward
5. Polamalu

And while we're at it, here is my BOTTOM five:
1. Limas Sweed
2. Jonathan Scott
3. Jamain Stephens
4. Sean Mahan
5. Duce Staley

Love your bottom 5 except I would include either dwanyn washington or chad Scott. As bad as some of are corners have played games lately. None could go through such a terrible season as these two goofs.

fujirama24
03-27-2012, 10:02 PM
Nice list... :thumbsup: but I'd switch Gary Anderson and Mike Webster with those 2....

I love jeff Reed. If it were me I would resign him before next year. Just make sure he has a couple of beers before he plays and he will be just fine.

LambertIsGod58
04-06-2012, 11:52 AM
1) Jack Lambert
2) Franco Harris
3) Ben Roethlisberger
4) Terry Bradshaw
5) Joe Greene

Goldsteel86
04-06-2012, 05:16 PM
You know what amazes me by this thread is the fact that you see the same names alot, but two of those names that aren't seen alot are Stallworth and Bleier, that being said here would be my top five:

1. John Stallworth
2. Rocky Bleier
3. Lynn Swann
4. Art Rooney Sr.
5. Chuck Noll

fred
04-09-2012, 03:23 AM
1) Lambert
2) Polamalu
3) Ward
4) Woodson
5) Harris

Go 'Lers
04-09-2012, 09:25 PM
1. Neil O'Donnell
2. Kent Graham
3. Limas Sweed
4. Duce Staley
5. Kordell Stewart

Haha sorry all, my real list is...

1. Terry Bradshaw
2. Hines Ward
3. Troy Polamalu
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. Jerome Bettis

CENTRALPA007
04-10-2012, 07:48 AM
1 - Jack Lambert
2 - Rod Woodson
3 - Jerome Bettis
4 - Hines Ward
5 - tie - Franco Harris and Lynn Swann

Dino 6 Rings
04-12-2012, 12:23 PM
First 4 SBs
Bradshaw
Joe Greene
Lambert
Rocky
Blount

after that, modern days
Lloyd
Woodson
Bettis
Ward
Harrison
Polamalu


My favorite all time Steeler is Terry Bradshaw.