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Old 02-15-2014, 03:29 PM   #19
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Default Re: Sports illustrateds "footballs greatest" features right steelers.

Originally Posted by CNEW View Post
No Jack Ham? Never saw him play but don't many consider him to be the best OLB ever?
Ham always gets overlooked for all time OLBs since the OLB position changed after Lawrence Taylor to be much more attacking off the edge to get the passer than pass coverage and run support at which Ham excelled

Of all the dominant Steelers IMO he was the most dominant at his position

First team all pro every year from 1974 - 1979 (playing on the left side behind Mean Joe and LC - good luck going against those three). He was never the same after he had a bad leg injury at the end of the 1979 season but in his prime teams tried to stay away from him.
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