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Avoid LLoyd1975 05-03-2005 02:11 PM

Top 4 Linebackers All time
Just wondering what everyone thought about hand picking the best 4 linebackers on the steelers roster all time. How about this...

1. Lambert
2. Lloyd
3. Greene
4. Kirkland

BB2W 05-03-2005 02:15 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
I think that is the only way to do could make an arguement for Gildon and Ham

HinesWard4Life8682 05-03-2005 04:40 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
if bell stayed a steeler his whole career and stayed away from injuries he could have been one

hardwork 05-03-2005 04:54 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
I don't see how you can leave Ham out.

HinesWard4Life8682 05-03-2005 04:55 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
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

clevestinks 05-03-2005 06:17 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
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.
5.Andy Russell
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
11.Bryan Hinkle
12.Chad Brown, wasn`t a Steeler long enough
13.Mike Merriweather
14.James Farrior
15.Earl Holmes

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.

BlitzburghRockCity 05-03-2005 09:46 PM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
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.

ironcitychef 05-04-2005 02:02 AM

Re: Top 4 Linebackers All time
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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