The above is good, especially before Farrior got too old.
Maybe the best ever. A shame that group saw only 1 SB and won zero. I chalk that up to Cowher choking in the play offs. That was one hell of a LB unit.
Kind of tough because of running a 4-3 instead of 3-4. Some automatically assume the above was the best LB unit even, but I don't think so. They were damn good, no question, but did have the advantage of playing behind the best starting 4 DL of the decade. Plus they had mad skills in the backfield, all of which making it easier for the LB to shine. But these guys were very small compared to the other groups. Yes, some will say if they trained in the modern world, they would also be bigger, but we don't KNOW this. Can you imagine a 220 lb MLB today? That's all Lambert was.
I'm gonna say the middle group was the best ever, especially if viewed as in the day before Kirkland weighed 300 lbs playing ILB. Before he got too heavy, he was amazing, combine with Greene and Lloyd in their primes. That group should have won a ring or two.