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Old 01-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #24
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Default Re: Greatest Steelers by Position

Originally Posted by Neil-Still-Rules-14 View Post
Alright Bradshaw played with 8 HOFers (and not to mention a HOF Coach):

Joe Greene
Mel Blount
Jack Ham
Franco Harris
Jack Lambert
John Stallworth
Lynn Swann
Mike Webster

Ben Roethlisberger has played with probably two:

Hines Ward
Troy Polamalu

(I refuse to count Bettis since Ben only played two seasons with him)

You mentioned the playoff efficiency stats but not the career marks. In that category, it is a monstrous difference.

Completion Percentage
Ben: 63.1%
Bradshaw: 51.9%

QB Rating
Ben: 92.7
Bradshaw: 70.9

Interception Percentage
Ben: 2.9%
Bradshaw: 5.4%
Who cares about regular season stats? I was told those aren't important. Your entire argument is that Ben puts up better regular season stats than Bradshaw. Who cares? Is Peyton Manning better than Joe Montana?

Would any of the Steelers you mentioned be in the HOF if Bradshaw hadn't won 4 superbowls? I don't think so. Roethlisberger has had a consistently better defense than Bradshaw. Swann got into the HOF because of great postseason performances- he caught more than 50 passes in his career once.

Let's look at Bradshaw's superbowl ratings (where you say he only had 1 good game) 108, 122, 119, 102.... clutch!

I already pointed out that you cannot compare stats from the 70s to stats now. Stats are greatly inflated now.
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