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    Quote Originally Posted by STH70 View Post
    This is the Greatest ALL-TIME Steelers roster. How can you have an all-time Steelers roster without HALL OF FAMER Bullet Bill Dudley?
    Listed as a HB, he would come before Johnson, Bell and Bleier IMO.
    He not only ran the ball, He did the passing, punting, kicking, played defense, also returned punts and kickoffs.
    While with the Steelers he led the NFL in Rushing, interceptions, return yardage and punt returns.
    Also with the Steelers, He was All-Pro, NFL MVP and even did a hitch in the military.
    NFL Hall of Fame and Steelers Hall of Honor.
    Slash before Slash. But Bullet Bill is a solid nickname in its own right.

    Dudley did only play 3 seasons in Pittsburgh, though (1942, 1945, 1946...granted, that pesky ol' WWII got in the way in the middle there), but he ended up spending just as many seasons after the war playing in Detroit and also in Washington as his did in Pittsburgh during his NFL career.

    He's got an impressive overall resume as a player for sure, but strictly as a pure RB, he never reached 700 yards on the ground in an one season. And it wasn't until he left Pittsburgh that he became threat to catch the ball out of the backfield.

    If we had a spot for a utility player, absolutely, no question. But as a pure RB, I had to go elsewhere.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Slash before Slash. But Bullet Bill is a solid nickname in its own right.

    Dudley did only play 3 seasons in Pittsburgh, though (1942, 1945, 1946...granted, that pesky ol' WWII got in the way in the middle there), but he ended up spending just as many seasons after the war playing in Detroit and also in Washington as his did in Pittsburgh during his NFL career.

    He's got an impressive overall resume as a player for sure, but strictly as a pure RB, he never reached 700 yards on the ground in an one season. And it wasn't until he left Pittsburgh that he became threat to catch the ball out of the backfield.

    If we had a spot for a utility player, absolutely, no question. But as a pure RB, I had to go elsewhere.
    I see your point. My first question should be “How do you have a 53 man roster with 0 specialists, no kicker, punter, LS, returners?”
    How much better than the competition is a player that leads the entire NFL in Rushing, Interceptions AND Return yardage? And meanwhile he’s doing all the Passing, Punting and Kicking.
    IMO he makes the roster, if not as a RB, on his pure dominance as a football player alone.

    BTW the average for the NFL rushing leader in years 1942-1946 was 692 yards.
    Dudley led the NFL with 696 yards in 1942. Rushing for 700 yards was HUGE in those days.

    Plus, I would take HOFer Dudley or HOFer Johnson over Bleier.
    Last edited by STH70; 07-03-2019 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STH70 View Post
    I see your point. My first question should be “How do you have a 53 man roster with 0 specialists, no kicker, punter, LS, returners?”
    who do you think is the Steelers' best all-time kicker, punter, long snapper and kickoff/punt return specialist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    who do you think is the Steelers' best all-time kicker, punter, long snapper and kickoff/punt return specialist?
    Kicker = Gary Anderson
    Punter = Craig Colquitt (he's so awesome his last name appeared in my auto correct)
    Long Snapper: Kendall Gammon
    Return Specialist: Rod Woodson and Antonio Brown
    Honorable Mention: Lynn Chandnois
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