Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
IMO the 70s teams would have trouble without being able to bump and run receivers but still would have shut down Bettis and Parker
OTOH I can only imagine what Bradshaw, Swann, and Stallworth would have done under the current rules
Because we know the passing game was so good once the rules loosened up that 70s team still is superior to the second generation of multiple SB Steelers teams
It's hard to compare teams 30 years apart. Some how I don't think a 220lb like Jim Clack would be real effective landing a trap block on 350lb Casey Hampton....
Truth be told, different game/different era/different player build. As much fun as it is to imagine, in reality, there is no comparison. Our current team would beat them to smithereenes.....not saying the 70's crew wouldn't make a respectable showing, but eventually the size and power of today's better equiped, better trained, much larger, and faster players, would win in a rout.