A few days ago, I was watching a movie. It is about a story of Pittsburgh Steelers club in the past. And one of their greatest player, Terry Bradshaw and his 4 brothers sit down and talk about what they think makes him so great. From my point of view, although he has some physical advantages , but with his strenght persistence to pursue perfection being the key factor for Steelers club’s success during these years.
This sentence made me think about top 10 greatest players of Pittsburgh Steelers club history. What are your thoughts?
10. TEEL, JOE
For Steelers history, Joe Teel is the best tight end of all time. He has a lot of strength and endurance which makes him as reliable as Terry Bradshaw on the field.
9. CUNNINGHAM, JACKIE
Jackie Cunningham is a defensive player who served for Pittsburgh Steelers club from 1969 to 1986. With his appearance, he always brings stability and security on defense. He also has great power that allows him to reach what he wants in a short period of time. In addition, with his constant effort to learn new techniques helped him be one of the greatest players in franchise history.
8. BRADSHAW, TERRY
As mentioned before, this legendary quarterback played most of his career for Pittsburgh Steelers club. He has the charisma and leadership which made him so special in this game. His intelligence on the field also made him to be one of top 10 greatest player in franchise history
7. TOMLINSON, LEROY
Leroy Tomlinson played 12 seasons for this club. He was not only known because of his power but also his attitude to learn something new every time he is on the field. This great fullback contributed to success of Pittsburgh Steelers club during that time by changing things that don’t work to something that does.
6. GREGG, DONNIE
Donnie Gregg served as a defensive lineman for 16 years (1969-1984). As one of team’s captains, he played a vital role on defense and had a lot of potential to become one of franchise’s greatest that is why he has been listed in top 10 most legendary player in Steelers history.
5. HALEY, JARRETT
Jerome Jarrett Haley is a defensive end who contributed a lot in success of Pittsburgh Steelers club . With his strong characteristic, he not only contributed defense but also offense. In addition, this Hall-of-Famer was very popular because of his job outside the field being an activist for social justice.
4. NEBLETT, CLAY MATTHEWS III
As a linebacker for Pittsburgh Steelers club from 1978 to 1993. He showed great power with many years leading the sack leader board used to be an important matter in this game. In addition confidence, with his intelligence and, he made a great defense line that helped Steelers accomplish their goal during those times.
3. BROWN, MIKE
Mike “Iron Mike” Brown started his career in 1971 as a defensive tackle for Pittsburgh Steelers club . He’s smart enough to be a leader of defense line. With a lot of strength and endurance which enabled him to survive 16 seasons on the field. Not only that but also he has charisma which was vital because it helps him become popular among fans and teammates too.
2. MICKENS, JAMES THOMAS
James Thomas Mickens is an NCAA Hall-of-Famer who played for Pittsburgh Steelers club from 1972 until 1982. He was known for his intelligence on the field. With great power and charisma, he not only contributed defense but also offense. His appearance helped him gain confidence which made him become one of top 10 greatest players in club history
1. BROWN, CLYDE LEONARD “CLAUDE”
Claude Leonard Brown is a Hall-of-Famer who played for this club during his nine seasons (1969-1976). Claude has strong power that makes it difficult to deal with him, whether offensively or defensively. He not only has charisma but also confident because he believed that he could do anything to contribute Steelers’ success during those times.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of football’s most storied franchises, yet their history is littered with great players that have all but been forgotten. To help revive some memories, Athlon Sports has compiled a list of the top 10 Steelers’ players from the last 40 years not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.