1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
That defense was amazing. My point is that Troy Polamalu would start on that defense. He would make Donnie Shell a backup. Who would Jack Lambert start for on our Defense? He is the same size as Ryan Clark. Joe Green at 275 would be ineffective in todays game.
I'm not saying Troy isn't great because he has certainly caused nightmares for many a offensive coordinator but Blount and Green did the same ... and you might think Jack Ham couldn't play linebacker on this team but I'll bet you he could play Strong Safety and give Troy a run for his money. Ham was the best of the best in my book.
Mel Blount did nothing like Prime Time. Mel Blount took advantage of rules that benefitted him. He wasnt regarded as the best cover corner, Willie Brown was. When they mention best cover corners, Mel Blount is never mentioned. In fact Blount is not even the best cover Corner for the STEELERS. He trails Woodson and Carnell Lake (SS,CB). How impactful can you be when you're not even the best at your position in your own organization? Polamalu is the best at his position ALL TIME (A case could be made for Ronnie Lott). Sure Blount was effective but once they changed the rules he was exposed.
Never said that Blount and Green werent great for the Steelers because they certainly were AND yes, they were impactful. My contention is that they just arent as impactful as Polamalu has been. I never said anything about Ham. I stated he was better than Lambert due to his versatility. No way could he play SS. He was way too slow. Battle Polalamu? Hyperbole lol
thats the same stupid arguement i see with hockey. saying players are so much faster today, wayne and mario wouldnt be as good.
but why do you punish them for being above and beyond everyone else in their era. they used the same equipment, same training techniques of their peers.
with anything, there's been an advancement of athletes being bigger and stronger due to a large part of the resources they have today
Say what you want but I contend that Polamalu would be a beast in their eras yet they couldnt play in his. Lastly, no Steeler has had a bigger impact than Troy Polamalu has in games. Its not even close.
i'm sure troy could have got burnt just as bad in SB 9,10,13 as he was in XL, 43, and 45
Too Bad his peers dont feel the same as you lol
his peers dont feel that jeremy stevens beat him for a TD? hmmm, thinkthere's a video or even a youtube on that
or that fitz split him and clark for the go agead TD in SB 43? pretty sure there's a youtube on that one
or how jennings Td came in the seam of the middle of the field with troy arriving a split second too late. yep, i've seen the youtube on that one
oh yeah, how did the peers of mean joe, jack, and mel feel abou them in their playing days
Uh. We play Zone. Just because Troy was in the area doesnt mean he was beat. Fitz split him and Clark so that means that POLALMALU was beat? Course it does lol. That was a Cover 2. Again a zone. Jennings scored on again a Cover 2 (ZONE) .
Funny you cant produce any highlight of similar impact to make your claim. All you're left to do is TRY to disrespect a great Steeler JUST because I LIKE HIM. Im not that important, dont let me influence you. (wsttqg)