The 50 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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The 50 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
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Before we move on to my list of the 50 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All-Time, it would be worth giving you some insight into my thinking. First, I do not subscribe to the NFL Hall of Fame approach where there can only be a limited numbers of players from the great Steelers teams of the 1970's.

Second, you will see that there are some current players on the list and, for some of those, their placement is based on my assumption that they will have another season-or-two playing at the same level.

Lastly, I only considered a player's time with the Steelers and not their career in its entirety.

Some honorable mentions should go out to Sam Davis (OL), Glen Edwards (DB), Dwayne Woodruff (DB), Merril Hoge (RB), Fran Rogel (RB), Eugene Lipscomb (DL), and Bill McPeak (DL).

On a final note, I thought about having coaches and front office people on the list but decided that it was comparing apples to oranges. From the coaching and front office ranks it is worth mentioning Art Rooney Sr., Dan Rooney, Chuck Noll, Dick LeBeau, Bill Cowher, Mike Tomlin, Bud Carson and Dick Hoak.

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