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Old 05-13-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

Lets' say the Steelers were to do what a lot of teams have done and have a ring of honor at HEINZ field to recognize their past great players. And to start they recognize an intitial class of no more than 10 players, and they'll add on more afterwards.

So who are your initial 10?

Then if you want give us the next group in.

And finally of current or recent Steelers who do you think eventually makes it up with the immortals?

Remember if the list grows too long it loses it's luster.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

not quite ten but...

terry, franco,

blount, green, lambert, greenwood (make up for the HOF slight),

bettis, woodson

is chuck noll a candidate?

next round has swann, stallworth, and webster at the top of the list.
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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

IMHO, HoF warrants such an honor. But since they don't "O-fishally" retire numbers, I doubt it'd ever happen.

You'd have to put the whole 76 defense up there. And most of the 08 D.
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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

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not quite ten but...

terry, franco,

blount, green, lambert, greenwood (make up for the HOF slight),

bettis, woodson

is chuck noll a candidate?

next round has swann, stallworth, and webster at the top of the list.
Sure would be and he's certainly in the original group.

I'd go Greene, Noll, Lambert, Ham, Franco, Terry, Blount, Ernie Stautner, The Chief, and Webster for my ten.
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Bettis
Blount
Bradshaw
Dawson
J. Greene
Ham
Harris
Lambert
Webster
Woodson

2nd tier: Greenwood, Lloyd, Russell, Stallworth, Swann

Current players who would eventually make it: Polamalu, Roethlisberger, Ward
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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

Really cool thread, I like this idea. My top ten would be and this is only players (in no order):
1. Ernie Stautner
2. Terry
3. Franco
4. Lynn
5. Mean Joe
6. Jack Lambert
7. Jack Ham
8. Mel Blount
9. Rod Woodson
10. The Bus (gotta show some love for a couple nineties players)

If I were to do current players:
1.Troy
2. James Harrison
3. Big Snack
4. Aaron Smith
5. Heath
6. Hines
7. James Farrior
8. Woodley
9. Big Ben
10. Holmes
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Bettis
Blount
Bradshaw
Dawson
Greene
Ham
Harris
Lambert
Webster
Woodson

2nd tier: Greenwood, Lloyd, Russell, Stallworth, Swann

Current players who would eventually make it: Polamalu, Roethlisberger, Ward



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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

Part one...

Great thread.......But I don't know if I could pin down 10 guys.........But to me, 2 men are responsible for turning this franchise around..........To start with, one of the men is Chuck Noll.......He was an excellent teacher of the game and of life.........And he started picking his team from the hundred of guys out there waiting to be drafted.....You gotta understand how horrible the Steelers were......Were talking modern day Raider/Detroit horrible and probably worse.........And his first pick to me, was the main reason the Steelers came out of the basement they were in........He was a man that was not gonna take losing........Joe Greene.......I feel Joe is the main reason we win today..........He has the heart of a champion.........Yea football takes 22 guys, but one man can change everything........WIlliam Wallace portrayed in Braveheart, for example......Then I would say Franco.........Offense and defense is way different, and these 2 were the unstoppable yin and yang of the day.........If they were alive 2000 years ago, there would be stone statues still standing of these 2 guys, you better beleive it............Over the whole league........Even today cause they have it all....Talent, character, desire, understanding, love, will, and mostly heart............Now I could write all night about the rest of the guys like I just wrote about Joe and Franco, but this post would be a mini novel........But all the other guys lived and walked with the same spirit these guys did..........So here is my list......Sorry but I cant stop at 10.......


Joe Greene
Franco Harris
Chuck Noll
Mel Blount
Terry Bradshaw
LC Greenwood
Jack Lambert
Jack Ham
Andy Russell
John Stallworth
Mike Webster

To be continued...............
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TOP 10:
Bradshaw
Franco
Swann
Stallworth
Webster
Lambert
Green
Woodson
Art Sr.
Noll

#11-20
Bettis
Shell
Greenwood
Bleir
Ham
Russell
Dawson
Lloyd
Blount
Polamalu
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Default Re: If the Steelers had a ring of honor give me your initial class of 10.

My problem is, I can list a lot more than 10

1. Joe Greene
2. Terry Bradshaw
3. Franco Harris
4. Mike Webster
5. Ernie Stautner
6. Mel Blount
7. Chuck Noll
8. Jack Lambert
9. Jack Ham
10. Lynn Swann
11. John Stallworth
12. Bill Cowher
13. Jerome Bettis
14. Hines Ward
15. Dermonti Dawson
16. Rod Woodson
17. Troy Polamalu
18. Ben
19. Donnie Shell
20. L.C. Greenwood
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