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There are SO many great players that have played the LB position for the Steelers, that limiting the list to 10, almost seems unfair.
However, a list of 10 is just that. You can not put 13 beers in a 12 pack, so I had to leave the list at 10.
These are the great players that ALMOST made the list, but not quite.
Andy Russell, (as much slack I am going to take for this, it is how I feel) Russell was one of the few players that was on the Steelers PRIOR to the hiring of Chuck Noll. His performance did not become elite until the Steel Curtain was formed around him.
I know that may not be fair, but it is why he is not on this list.
James Harrison. Defensive MVP, scored the longest play in the history of the Super Bowl. It was hard to not add him, but he took so long to develop into the player that he is, people forget the years he was on the bench.
Chad Brown. Personal feeling about Chad Brown is possibly what kept me from adding him to the list. The way he left the Steelers to join the Seahawks, made me so mad, I actually enjoyed watching him not be successful there. He did redeme himself in a way, by coming back home, but it is what it is.