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    Hall of Famer SidSmythe's Avatar
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    We're talking "underrated" here. James Farrior, Greg Lloyd, Yancey Thigpen, Levon Kirkland, etc. were never overlooked.

    How About This List:

    John Jackson - Excellent Left Tackle though undersized below 300 lbs.
    Jason Gildon - He had a good career rushing the passer and accumulated sacks regardless of how his career fizzled out at the end.
    Joel Steed - clogged up the middle, was as good as Casey Hampton.
    Deshea Townshend - loved this guy.....was a great player and was an intregral part of our Superbowl championships
    Adrian Cooper - Was a dominant blocker with amazing hands. Played behind Eric Green and got lost in a very boring Earhardt offense w/ no real QB to throw to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Lloyd was primarly known as a pass rusher.
    This is just wrong. Lloyd was a machine against the run. Without question MUCH better defending the run than as a pass rusher. Heck K Greene was a FAR better pass rusher than Lloyd was.

    Lloyds sacks were just memorable (punishing and violent) which is why that perception exists.

    I do agree JH is the best 3/4 LBer we have had.

    DMVP season JH was "LT at his best" great in my opinion.

    The two Jacks were easily best for a career, but neither was as dominant as JH was at his very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    Adrian Cooper - Was a dominant blocker with amazing hands. Played behind Eric Green and got lost in a very boring Earhardt offense w/ no real QB to throw to him.
    I will always remember one block he made on a long Foster run where he just DESTROYED somebody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    I will always remember one block he made on a long Foster run where he just DESTROYED somebody.
    Are you sure that wasn't Eric Greene's block on Shayne Conlon (Bills LB) chasing Foster down the sideline. That was almost as bad as Gary Jones hit on Don Beebe!! lol
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    I was always a Mark Bruener fan.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    We're talking "underrated" here. James Farrior, Greg Lloyd, Yancey Thigpen, Levon Kirkland, etc. were never overlooked.

    How About This List:

    John Jackson - Excellent Left Tackle though undersized below 300 lbs.
    Jason Gildon - He had a good career rushing the passer and accumulated sacks regardless of how his career fizzled out at the end.
    Joel Steed - clogged up the middle, was as good as Casey Hampton.
    Deshea Townshend - loved this guy.....was a great player and was an intregral part of our Superbowl championships
    Adrian Cooper - Was a dominant blocker with amazing hands. Played behind Eric Green and got lost in a very boring Earhardt offense w/ no real QB to throw to him.
    Good call on Joel Steed. He was every bit the NT that Hampten was. Gilden was also a dandy in his time. All good choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsnis View Post
    Did you hear Dierdorf...."that was a good, clean, legitimate shot by Jones"

    times have certainly changed.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    Did you hear Dierdorf...."that was a good, clean, legitimate shot by Jones"

    times have certainly changed.
    I remember watching this during my senior year in college in Philly. I was the only Steeler fan in a house full of Eagles fans. Steelers dominated Buffalo that game after losing to them in the playoffs the year before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsnis View Post
    Here you go, Jones vs Beebehttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I4OFFgS5BAQ
    Sucker made the catch and held on to the ball. That's strong. Would have looked good in B&G!


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