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    Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    MSM started this idea, but it was sandwiched in the middle of the Bradshaw steroids thread, and was misinterpreted to be a ranking of the all-time best Steelers instead of just a list of personal favorites. So, let's give it its own thread. List "your guys" here.

    I was born in 1975 and therefore have no personal recollection of the great 70's Super Bowl teams aside from NFL Films replays and the like. Therefore, my personal list of ten would be guys that I rooted for in the 80's, 90's and 00's.

    1. Greg Lloyd
    2. Hines Ward
    3. Ben Roethlisberger
    4. Carnell Lake
    5. Rod Woodson
    6. Troy Polamalu
    7. Jerome Bettis
    8. Levon Kirkland
    9. Aaron Smith
    10. Heath Miller

    Ten honorable mentions to James Farrior, Dermontti Dawson, Mark Bruener, Antwaan Randle El, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'Afala, Joel Steed, Justin Strzelczyk, Chad Brown, James Harrison, and Jerry Olsavsky (I still can't believe that guys like Big Snack, Big Red, and Peezy didn't crack the top 20, even though they were better players than a lot of the guys I listed ahead of them...a lot of great Steelers and a lot of great memories).

    If I had to rank my favorites among the Hall-of-Famers and should-be-Hall-of-Famers from the 70's teams, I would have to go something like this:

    1. Mel Blount
    2. Jack Ham
    3. Joe Greene
    4. Jack Lambert
    5. Mike Webster
    6. Franco Harris
    7. John Stallworth
    8. Terry Bradshaw
    9. Lynn Swann
    10. L.C. Greenwood/Donnie Shell (both should be in Canton)

    It is hard for me to mix the two, because the first list is full of first-hand memories, and the second is through learning about your team's history which took place before my time. I look forward to seeing how some of you older folks that have personal experiences with both groups will intermingle the legends with some of the more recent players.

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    1. Mel Blount
    2. Rod Woodson
    3. Jack Lambert
    4. John Stallworth
    5. Big Ben
    6. Mean Joe
    7. Donnie Shell
    8. Terry Bradshaw
    9. Dwight White
    10. Tie: Hines & Swanny

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    1. ben roethlisberger
    2. jerome bettis
    3. hines ward
    4. santonio holmes
    5. greg lloyd
    6. rod woodson
    7. barry foster
    8. troy polamalu
    9. joey porter
    10. yancy thigpen
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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    Jack Ham
    Joe Greene
    Jack Lambert
    Mel Blount
    Terry Bradshaw
    John Stallworth
    Donnie Shell
    Mike Webster
    LC Greenwood
    Franco Harris

    4 Superbowls in 6 years tells the tale.

    I could pick 10 more after that group, including Ben, Hines, Foster, Lake, Lloyd, JHJ, Andy Russell, Woodson, Kirkland, Dawson.

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    No Kevin Greene anywhere?? Although, I don't have a list, he would be on it, if I did.
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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    • Greg L.
    • Mike M.
    • Kevin G.
    • Lynn S.
    • Eric G.
    Merril H.
    • Louis L.
    • Chad B.
    • Dirt Winston

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    Top 10
    Terry Bradshaw
    Joe Greene
    Jack Lambert
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Mel Blount
    John Stallworth
    Jerome Bettis
    Lynn Swann
    Greg Lloyd
    Hines Ward

    Honorable 10
    Rod Woodson
    Franco Harris
    Mike Webster
    Jack Ham
    Kevin Greene
    LC Greenwood
    Dermonti Dawson
    Levon Kirkland
    Antwaan Randle El
    Kordell Stewart

    Crap. I knew as soon as I finished this list that I was forgetting someone and I can't believe it was Hines Ward. That guy belongs in my top ten, so I'm bumping Woodson down to the Honorable 10 and ditching Hinkle (sorry dude).

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    1) Hines Ward
    2) Jack Lambert
    3) Mel Blount
    4) Troy Polamalu
    5) Ben Roethlisberger
    6) Terry Bradshaw
    7) Jerome Bettis
    Lynne Swann
    9) Joe Greene
    10) Carnell Lake

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    1) Ben Roethlisberger
    2) Santonio Holmes
    3) Rod Woodson
    4) Hines Ward
    5) Troy Polamalu
    6) Levon Kirkland
    7) Carnell Lake
    8] Dermonti Dawson
    9) Heath Miller
    10) Aaron Smith

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    Re: Your Own Personal Top Ten Favorite Steeler Players

    1.Terry Bradshaw
    2.Mel Blount/Mean Joe
    3.Rod Woodson
    4.John Stallworth/Hines Ward
    5.Franco Harris
    6.Jerome Bettis
    7.Lynn Swann
    8.Jack Ham
    9.Greg Lloyd/Jack Lambert
    10.Dermonti Dawson/Louis Lipps

    The almost list:
    1.Tunch Ilkin
    2.Rocky Blier
    3.Carnell Lake
    4.Levon Kirkland
    5.Mike Webster
    6.Mike Merriweather
    7.T. Polamalu
    8.Frank Pollard
    9.Dwayne D. Woodruff
    10.Gary Anderson


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