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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steel1031, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. steel1031

    steel1031 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    All this negative crap is making me nauseous. So I have a different question. This franchise had a ton of history. It has had it's fair share of hall of famers. It has also had some great players who have always been over looked in my opinion.

    See if you can name a player at each position who might have not got the recognition they deserved. NO HALL OF FAMERS. Please.

    Let's talk about something fun and look back instead of all the current crap for a minute

    Qb Joe gilliam
    RBS Frank Pollard Jon fuqua
    Wr Louis lipps yancey thigpen
    Te Eric green
    Tackles Jon kolb justin strzelczyk
    Guards. Terry long Sam Davis
    Centers Jeff hastings We have been blessed at the position

    Let's do a 4-3

    Dt Joel steed Gary Dunn
    De Brett kiesel kieth Willis
    Olb Mike merriweather Robin Cole
    MLB levon Kirkland
    CBS Dwayne woodruff Ron Johnson
    Ss donnie shell should be in hof
    Fs Ryan Clark

    K Matt bahr
    Forget punters
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  2. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2015

    My immediate reaction was the Diesel and you had him covered.

    Gary Anderson .... Kicker
  3. steel1031

    steel1031 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    The reason I didnt put Anderson is only because I consider him the best we have ever had. I bet he could still out kick what we have
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  4. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Great list!...Can't do much better than that!...Always thought Chad Brown was undervalued...

    Barry Foster
    Marvel Smith
    Deshea Townsend
    Kimo Von Olhofen
    Cartlon Haeselrig
    John L Williams
    Merril Hoge
    John Jackson
    Wolfley/Tunch / Terry Long
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  5. NE Missouri Steeler

    NE Missouri Steeler Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Mike Wagner was a guy not mentioned who I felt played a key role.
    I witnessed the Super Bowl injury to Ernie Mills, BTW, which I felt was a huge blow for us in that game that gets forgotten. He had an awesome 1995 season and was never the same after the injury.
    Antwaan Randle EL was huge. 2005 Super Bowl team his QB skills really came into play, which I will never forget. Cowher always had a slash on his teams.
    Same season, Willie Parker, made huge contributions, especially 75 yd TD in SB 40.
    Ernie Holmes gets forgotten as well...
    These are off the top of my head, which are guys who made and huge impression on me and made plays for our Steelers in the big game
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  6. santeesteel


    Oct 17, 2011
    Dwight White!
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  7. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Kordella Stewart and yes I'm goofing around.
  8. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    Dan Kreider
    Aaron Smith
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  9. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    +1 on Smith.
  10. Steelerway8511

    Steelerway8511 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    Mark Bruener
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    THREE RIVER SHIVER Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    Jason Gildon
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  12. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    QB: Kordell Stewart
    I am not afraid to give Kordell some props. He took us to 2 AFC title games and is one of the best athletes to ever play the position. Barely anyone speaks of him.

    RB: Willie Parker
    Never gets the credit he deserves. Fast Willie had some really good seasons that people forget about.

    WR: Antwaan Randel El
    Team player who could do it all. The guy played his role, and played his role well.

    TE: Adrian Cooper
    Cooper was stuck behind Eric Green on the depth chart. I always thought he had the potential to be just as good as Green. It's a shame he left before Green did.

    C: Jeff Hartings
    Everyone forgets about Hartings. He deserves to be mentioned with the other great Steelers Centers. Colbert bringing him in solidified the Oline.

    G: Will Wolford
    Could also be listed as an underrated Tackle.

    T: Leon Searcy
    Had Searcy not left in FA, he may have been regarded as the best Steelers Tackle of All Time.

    DL: Kimo Von Oelhoffen
    Smith and Keisel get plenty of love. The only thing that Kimo gets mentioned for is hurting Cason Palmer. Kimo was a great FA pickup and a great Steeler.

    ILB: James Farrior
    It's hard to call Farrior underrated. He just doesn't get mentioned as much as he should.

    OLB: Jason Gildon
    We talk about Lloyd, Greene, Porter, and Harrison. Gildon gets very little mention. He should.

    CB: Dwayne Woodruff
    Many 80s Steelers get forgotten. DW was darn good.

    S: Darren Perry
    Nothing flashy. Just a steady, solid, starter.

    K: Norm Johnson
    Norm was automatic during his time here. He did miss a bad one during the 97 AFCC. Other than that he was great.
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  13. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
  14. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    Dan Kreider. The dude was a hammer leading the way for the bus.
  15. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Can't forget Fuamatu-Maʻafala
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  16. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Can’t forget
    Can’t pronounce
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  17. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    Dang, I had forgotten him, until you mentioned him, now I can't get him out of my mind. Well at least AB's not there. Oh wait, AB is there. AB, I'll see you in the fall, probably not on the Steelers, but on my fantasy team. I think I will keep you on my bench each week and tweet you, that I am not starting you, even if it costs me the coveted Yahoo Cup.

    Oh no! I am hijacking this thread. Where's Glenn? I need help. Glen? Glen? Glen? Oh no I got Glen in my mind. What was that guy's name? Oh yeah, Fuamatu-Maʻafala. Ah, okay, we are back to normal. No it can't be normal, because this is the Steelers.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  18. NJSteelerFan

    NJSteelerFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Merril Hoge was a stud that ended up being wasted when Bill Cowher decided to utilize the FB position for primarily a lead blocker. I hated watching Hoge lose carries and catches to scrubbs like Leroy Thompson and Tim Worley. Dude was tough as nails, could catch, run, and block.
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  19. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    I was going to mention him as well. He had his warts, but take away a total meltdown of special teams in 2001 and he would have led us to a Super Bowl.
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  20. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    People either loved Kordell or hated him. Personally I always pulled for the guy. Mentioning Kordell's name is very polarizing. To some people, talking about Kordell is like talking about NOD.
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  21. steel1031

    steel1031 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    I never hated korell. I never thought he was treated fair. That said I love Ben but if we had him today with these rules and the way the game is played now. He is an all pro
  22. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Larry Brown
    Big play ray seals
    Dwayne Woodruff
  23. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Steve Furness
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  24. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2015
    Yeah, I still have a T-shirt around somewhere with the Super Bowl XXX logo with Kordell and Deion. ****ing O'Donnell!
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  25. SteelerJJ

    SteelerJJ Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011

    Great point about the Mills injury. His backups made errors in that game that cost big time.

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