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Indy_Steelers 08-09-2007 10:20 PM

Pre 1970 Steelers
 
I am wondering what Steelers fans here know of the Steelers players and coaches before 1970. I have learned a lot but want to learn more.
By the way does anybody know who this is?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/...0bbc18342c.jpg

It is Steelers Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson(1960-65).

I have also learned a little bit about "Bullet" Bill Dudley and that the Steelers have actually retired 1 number in the franchise. #70 Ernie Stautner. There are many Steelers in the HOF that played before 1970.

Bill Saul was the first player to wear a microphone for NFL Films.

PisnNapalm 08-10-2007 08:34 AM

Re: Pre 1970 Steelers
 
Get and watch the Steelers' History DVD set. It is well worth the money.

http://www.amazon.com/NFL-Films-Pitt...6752825&sr=8-3

Mosca 08-10-2007 08:37 AM

Re: Pre 1970 Steelers
 
I do. We had some great guys then. Gary Ballman was a WR in the hines Ward mold. Buzz Nutter was a pretty good center. In addition to JHJ we had Cannonball Butler and Dick Hoak. On defense there was Big Daddy Lipscomb, as great a DL as you'll find in the modern era. Ed Brown passed for almost 3000 yards in '63.

The problem was the culture of losing. Once Noll changed that, there was no looking back.

Tom


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