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Start one, Bench one, Trade one, Cut one

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TuRnDoWnForWaTT, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Alright. The last time somebody posted one of these nobody got it. It's as easy as the title. 4 good players to decide from.

    Start one, Sit one, Trade one, Cut one.

    Troy Polamalu
    Carnell Lake
    Minkah Fitzpatrick
    Donnie Shell
     
  2. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    For me

    Start

    Troy Polamalu

    Bench

    Carnell Lake

    Trade

    Minkah Fitzpatrick

    Cut

    Donnie Shell

    Love all 4 players. Carnell Lake or Donnie Shell may be the safest start, but Troy was definitely the biggest playmaker in his prime. Minkah would hold the highest trade value due to youth. Shell for me was the odd man out.
     
  3. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Assuming all four players are in their prime, here is how I would go about such an endeavor.


    Start: Troy Polamalu


    Bench: Minkah Fitzpatrick


    Cut: Carnell Lake


    Trade: Donnie Shell
     
  4. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    Start

    Troy Polamalu

    Bench

    Minkah Fitzpatrick

    Trade

    Carnell Lake

    Cut

    Donnie Shell

    All in their prime, playing today's game. The old school guys don't necessarily transition well to today's game, so they are out. Troy, even in his prime, was always one play away from injury. So even though Minkah would bring the best trade value, his value to the team in case of injury is greater.
     
  5. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    How about WRs? Hines, AB, Swann, Stallworth.
    Start: Hines
    Bench: Stallworth
    Cut: Swann
    Trade: AB

    AB would be start of he hadn't gone mental and crapped all over his team. Hines personifies steelers football.
     
  6. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Start Hines
    Bench Stallworth
    Cut AB
    Trade Swann

    AB is clearly the best among this bunch, but even in an imaginary scenario SB can't be trusted.
     
  7. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry folks, but the sun never rose on a day where Hines Ward was a better Wr than Swann or Stallworth.

    Start: Swann
    Bench : Stallworth
    Trade : Hines
    Cut: AB
     
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  8. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

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    Indubitably
     
  9. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

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    Swann was great but didn’t play long.

    Stallworth was very good.

    AB was better than both but had brain problems.

    Ward was adequate but couldn’t even wave at the above..
     
  10. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Imagine Swann's #s with today's rules & a pass happy QB. I can't say he was better than AB but it could be argued.
     
  11. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Hines Ward
    1000 Rec 12083 Yds 85 Tds

    AB
    837 Rec 11207 Yds 79 Tds

    John Stallworth
    537 Rec 8723 Yds 74 Tds

    Lynn Swann
    336 Rec 5462 Yds 57 Tds

    Keep in mind Hines Ward played his first 6 years with Kent Graham, Kordell Stewart, and Tommy Maddox throwing him the ball. He has more Pro Bowl selections than LS or JS, and more Super Bowl MVP selections than JS or AB. I'd say Hines ward wins this competition by a mile. Its really not even close.
     
  12. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Different eras with dramatically different rules governing pass defense.
     
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  13. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Keep them all start them all we win.:smiley1::cool:
     
  14. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

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    So, you want to compare the numbers for WRs that played 16 game seasons where teams throw 34 times a game with those who played 14 game season with 24 pass atts per game?

    Stallworth and Swann were first team All Pros, Hines never was. At the time Swann was regarded as the best WR in the game. Hines never was. Stall and Swann are in the HOF, the only way Hines gets in is if he goes to window at the entrance and buys an admission ticket. Your right about one thing, it's really not close.
     
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