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Old 05-31-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Steelers players who won't be HOFers, but were every bit as good as current HOFers

Perhaps one day, these guys will make it, but it doesn't look good right now for them.

1. Levon Kirkland - IMO, the 2nd best MLB the Steelers have ever had behind Lambert. Was the best MLB in football for about 5 years. He was a freak of nature...cound run down any RB, Cover out of the backfield, hit like a ton of bricks. One of my favorite Steelers of all time. Probably didn't do it for long enough, but was awesome when he did. It's a shame he couldn't control his weight.

2. Donnie Shell - Isn't in the HOF, but should be. One of the best 3 safeties the Steelers ever had. His tackle of Earl Campbell..knocking Earl out of the game with broken ribs...is legendary. He was great at covering and run support...and did it for a very long time.

3. LC Greenwood - Another member of the 70's defense that is getting squeezed by the voters. Every bit as good as any DE that played in his era and did it for a long period of time. Great pass rusher and great against the run in...arguably, the most famous D'line that ever played the game.

4. Carnell Lake - Could cover, run support, hit, blitz as good as any safety I have ever seen play. Allowed the Steelers flexibility on defense with all he could do. Did his part to save the Steelers season in 1995 by switching positions and played it at Pro Bowl level. Did it again in 1997 and played just as well. Should be a HOF'r.

5. Dermonti Dawson - Best Center in Football for many years. How he hasn't gotten in by now, is beyond me. I know Center is not a sexy position, but this is ridiculous. I hold out hope for Dermonti, but it may be awhile before this happens.

There are probably others, but these are the one's I immediately thought of.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers players who won't be HOF'rs, but were every good as current HOF'rs

dawson will def. get in eventually
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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Look at my avatar to see who I put at top. All great players. Kirkland was incredible.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:00 AM   #4
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I have to agree I think Dawson will definetly get in. He was one heck of a player for the steelers.
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I have to agree I think Dawson will definetly get in. He was one heck of a player for the steelers.
I probably should have left Dermonti off this list. I think he will get in, but it sure takes a while for players at his position to get the recognition they deserve.
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I probably should have left Dermonti off this list. I think he will get in, but it sure takes a while for players at his position to get the recognition they deserve.
I disagree. He should have been at the top of your list. The current group of Hall of Farce voters are a bunch of douce bags...and I have no faith that they'll put him in.
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Look at my avatar to see who I put at top. All great players. Kirkland was incredible.
He wasn't great, he was a freak of nature!!!! Somebody that big should never be able to do the things he did.... Love Levon
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Dermonti Dawson - Best Center in Football for many years. How he hasn't gotten in by now, is beyond me.
Simple: zero rings. Thanks again, Neil. A secondary factor, and most likely the main reason L.C. still isn't in there is due to "Steelers saturation," and that many HoF voters seem to feel that you can't have "too many" players from one team in there (see also: Jerry Kramer/Lombardi Packers). But the biggest strike against Dirt is still having no rings.
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Simple: zero rings. Thanks again, Neil. A secondary factor, and most likely the main reason L.C. still isn't in there is due to "Steelers saturation," and that many HoF voters seem to feel that you can't have "too many" players from one team in there (see also: Jerry Kramer/Lombardi Packers). But the biggest strike against Dirt is still having no rings.
dwight stevenson ......former dolphin center, only played 8 years and went to 5 probowls....it took him a few years, but he got in. bruce mathews i believe was a first ballot guy.
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Simple: zero rings. Thanks again, Neil. A secondary factor, and most likely the main reason L.C. still isn't in there is due to "Steelers saturation," and that many HoF voters seem to feel that you can't have "too many" players from one team in there (see also: Jerry Kramer/Lombardi Packers). But the biggest strike against Dirt is still having no rings.
I have heard from others that the voters are looking at the Steelers having too many players in the HOF.
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