Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
Pleased to see Cook went with Jack Ham as his all-time greatest Steeler.
Ham does not make it on a lot of the retrospective TV shows, but until he injured his ankle late in the 1979 season (after which he lost his burst and was never the same) he was so good teams just stayed away from him.
I agree. I also list him as the greatest Steeler. While he wasn't as vocal or had that mean look to him as Lambert did (which I believe helps Lambert's cause to this day), the guy's instincts were something that no other LBer in the league could match or in my opinion, has matched since. 32 INTS, 25 sacks, 21 fumbles recovered, All-Pro for seven years and eight straight Pro-Bowls says it all.
By no means am I taking anything away from our other LB's, but I'll take Ham anyday of the week if I'm going to start up a defense.