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Old 02-17-2014, 09:38 PM   #41
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Default Re: Sports illustrateds "footballs greatest" features right steelers.

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Here's some logic.

He changed the rules for blocking. We put Mel Blount on a high pedestal for changing the rules so Hines deserve the same.

He's a SB MVP.

Until Santonio, he was really the only sure, consistent WR we had.

Toughest ever.

Greatest blocking WR ever.

And has all WR records on a franchise with 2 HOF WRs.

He's got too many GOAT credentials for certain scenarios to take him off the list.

SI explained these were the reasons why he was on there. Traditional WR stats are great but Hines deserves recognition because he is the greatest non traditional WR ever.
All of that said, I'd take AB at this age over Hines in his prime.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #42
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1978 Steelers were #10

Full list

1. 1985 Bears
2. 1972 Dolphins
3. 1984 49ers
4. 1962 Packers
5. 1989 49ers
6. 1992 Cowboys
7. 2007 Patriots (only non-championship team on the list)
8. 1966 Packers
9. 1991 Redskins
10.1978 Steelers


IMO the 1975 team was the best of the Steelers championship teams (the most talented team that probably would have been favored over any of the other 70s teams was the 1976 team, but not getting to the Super Bowl due to injuries and starting off 1-4 takes them out of the running)

I am more in agreement the NFL's rankings when it ran the America's Game series featuring all Super Bowl winners in 2006 (which leaves out the pre-Super Bowl 1962 Packers, the best team of that dynasty)

01 1972 Miami Dolphins
02 1985 Chicago Bears
03 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
04 1989 San Francisco 49ers
05 1992 Dallas Cowboys
06 1966 Green Bay Packers
07 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers
08 1984 San Francisco 49ers
09 2004 New England Patriots
10 1976 Oakland Raiders


I think the 1972 Dolphins would lose to the 70s Steelers champs (Steelers gave them a game in the 1972 AFC championship before teh Steelers had Swann, Stallworth, Webster & Lambert). But all you can do is win them all and the only team to do that was the 72 Dolphins.

And FWIW I have not seen team since 2006 that belongs on that list until the Seahawks string some championships together - every team on the America's Game list other than the 85 Bears won multiple championships and the 85 Bears were a force of nature.

What is up with NFL networks top ten and it's 49ers bias? Everybody and their grandma on NFL top ten acts as if joe Montanna is the obvious GOAT. Hello? Ever heard of Johnny U? I get that many feel he is no 1 but please don't act like its so obvious that Joe was the GOAT like he's the jerry rice of QBs.

I wanted to shoot myself after they aired that dumb "team of the millennium" show and had the 80s 49ers beating the 70s steelers.
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These lists are usually garbage. The 70's Steelers were so good for so long that other teams fans simply hate them. Woodson was a better player than Deon but he always got the backseat in rankings. Every Steelers 70's championship teams should be in the top 10. Haters gonna hate!
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And FWIW I have not seen team since 2006 that belongs on that list until the Seahawks string some championships together - every team on the America's Game list other than the 85 Bears won multiple championships and the 85 Bears were a force of nature.
The only teams who have had a case since 2006 have been...

2008 Steelers (somewhat aided by the 'legacy' of three SBs in 6 years; or two under Tomlin)
2013 Seahawks

The 2007 Pats would have been the undisputed #1 if they had pulled out the W vs. the G-men (*phew*).

The 2011 Pack also blew a chance to make the list (went 15-1 on the heels of their 2010 Championship before getting thrashed by the Giants).
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The only teams who have had a case since 2006 have been...

2008 Steelers (somewhat aided by the 'legacy' of three SBs in 6 years; or two under Tomlin)
2013 Seahawks

The 2007 Pats would have been the undisputed #1 if they had pulled out the W vs. the G-men (*phew*).

The 2011 Pack also blew a chance to make the list (went 15-1 on the heels of their 2010 Championship before getting thrashed by the Giants).[
Agreed 3 Super Bowls in 6 years with 2 wins for the 2005-2010 Steelers is impressive - but that team will always be in the shadow of the 70s Steelers and it is tough for 2 generations of one franchise to make the top 10 (e.g. - the 70s Dallas teams won 2 Super Bowls and appeared in 5 but are not ranked while the 90s Cowboys are)

Share your relief the 2007 Patriots lost
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1978 Steelers were #10

Full list

1. 1985 Bears
2. 1972 Dolphins
3. 1984 49ers
4. 1962 Packers
5. 1989 49ers
6. 1992 Cowboys
7. 2007 Patriots (only non-championship team on the list)
8. 1966 Packers
9. 1991 Redskins
10.1978 Steelers

Do they actually think that those nine teams on top of the Steelers would beat them? I'm not saying that we would go 9-0 against them if we played the full schedule. Probably 7-2. What I am saying is that in a single game matchup like the Super Bowl we would beat each of those teams. Hands-down.
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Do they actually think that those nine teams on top of the Steelers would beat them? I'm not saying that we would go 9-0 against them if we played the full schedule. Probably 7-2. What I am saying is that in a single game matchup like the Super Bowl we would beat each of those teams. Hands-down.
The most egregious ones are the 1991 Redskins (good and all, but Rypien and Byner would not have bested the 70's Steelers in any era's rules) and the 1972 Dolphins (the 72 Steelers lost to them 21-17... so you're telling me that the superior 78 squad doesn't win that game by at least 6 points?). I would also question why the 07 Patriots, who got knocked around vs. an aggressive pass rush like the Giants (and Ravens on MNF), would be ranked above a team like the Steelers who were notorious for a fearsome front four.

The reasons are understandable due to the results bias (teams like the 07 Pats scored at a historic clip/set records, which leads one to believe that they're superior to a team like the 78 Steelers), but still frustrating.
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