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Most dominant player you've seen in a steeler uniform?

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With the AB trade quickly approaching, I was thinking about just how dominant he's been as a member of this organization.  I'm 29 years old so I haven't been watching forever but I don't think I've seen a more consistently dominant player on the Steelers than AB during his tenure.

 

My top 3:

1) AB--His consistency was what really amazed me.  Every week, regardless of opponent, he showed up.  It is really unfortunate how this whole saga has ended

2) James Harrison--When he was at his peak, almost nobody could stop him.  I was never a huge Harrison fan myself but he was an absolute monster

3) Polamalu--Probably my favorite Steeler of all time (Granted I'm a Steeler fan because I was obsessed with Kordell Stewart as a kid).  He certainly had his lapses but his consistent splash plays were pretty amazing to watch.

 

Honorable Mention: Ryan Shazier--My favorite Steeler during the past 5 years or so.  He was too aggressive for his own good at times but another player who always made splash plays.  I thought he was really fantastic.

 

Who were the most dominant Steeler players you've watched?

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Man that's a tough question. I also think the Steelers are the hardest team to have to try and narrow it down. Off the top of my head (and aside for yours)...

-Dermontti "Dirt" Dawson

-Casey "Big Snack" Hampton

-"Big" Ben (only because I suffered through Malone, Brister, O'Donnell, Tomczak, Kordell and Maddox)

-I could go on and on and on and on and.....

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Aging myself:

 

Mean Joe Green - redefined 3 tech in the NFL

Mel Blount - Changed rules for CBs

Greg Lloyd - amazing player

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Neil O’Donnel. He dominated us in our own uniform. 

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Posted (edited)

at their peaks(no order)

2014-17 AB

07-10 James Harrison

05-10 troy

HM: 04 James farrior, 01 Kendrell Bell and 16 Bell

wish I was old enough to watch peak Rod woodson(just thinking of steelers from my lifetime).. love watching his highlight films

Edited by August4th

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Jeff Reed. Ain't nobody can beat up a paper towel dispenser better than him. 

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In all honesty, and I know this will get side eyes: Ike Taylor. 

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Rod Woodson at his peak was insane. He had a strip sack in the end zone recovered for a td and a pick 6 to score 14 or our 17 points that game to beat the Kelly led bills. Think about that. Our cb outscored one of the best offenses in the league.

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Hines Ward. The guy who got the hell blocked out of them and had him standing above them looking down at their contorted body never doubted the ability of Hines Ward. I basically am using the word dominant to describe his physicality on the field

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2 hours ago, Big Snack said:

Rod Woodson at his peak was insane. He had a strip sack in the end zone recovered for a td and a pick 6 to score 14 or our 17 points that game to beat the Kelly led bills. Think about that. Our cb outscored one of the best offenses in the league.

This. Rod had a couple seasons where he just dominated.

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1 minute ago, mwalker said:

This. Rod had a couple seasons where he just dominated.

Troy was the closest to Rod for me since but hot Rod was it

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I can really only base is on 2000 and later. Iv watched some older games but not enough to really say who was the most dominating.

In no order my top 4 is James Harrison, Antonio Brown, Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca.

Pound for pound the most physically dominating player I ever seen is prime James Harrison. They didn’t call him Silverback for no reason.

I feel like Troy Polamalu had the biggest impact out of any of them. His instincts were unreal and he always seemed to come through when we needed it the most.

 

Edited by Neumatic

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Bettis 96-00, 300+ carries per season. I will always remember him steamrolling Urlacher in the snow in in '04 on the way to the Super Bowl.

 

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