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    Greatest Steeler Defensive Back EVER

    So in any sane person's mind it should come down to three guys

    Mel Blount
    Rod Woodson
    Troy Polamalu

    so who is the greatest.....and who fills out the top 5

    Ike?Shell? Carnell Lake, Jake Butler (for the old guys), Myres? (well it may be a few years until he is in the discussion)

    for the record my top 5

    Blount (they changed the rules because of him)
    Woodson
    Polamalu
    Shell
    Taylor

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    Blount's is an easy 1st. I couldnt choose between troy and rod

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    1. Mel Blount,- Easy answer for me.
    2. Jack Butler
    3. Donnie Shell,
    4 Troy Polamalu
    5 Rod Woodson,
    6 Dwayne Woodruff
    7 Mike Wagner
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    I will throw Perry out as honorable mention, fans tend to forget how solid he was...
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    To me, it is hard to choose between Blount and Woodson for number one. If Woodson could have put his hands on receivers like Blount could for the first half of his career, there might not be a question, as Woodson was the superior playmaker, IMO.

    I'd go...

    1) Woodson
    2) Blount
    3) Polamalu
    4) Lake
    5) Shell

    I give Lake the edge over Shell due to his versatility. He saved two Steelers seasons (1995 and 1997) by moving from safety to corner and playing at an extremely high level both times

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashsteel View Post
    I will throw Perry out as honorable mention, fans tend to forget how solid he was...
    Perry was one of the best draft picks of the Cowher era. Late round guy who played right away and made an impact for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punxsutawney View Post
    To me, it is hard to choose between Blount and Woodson for number one. If Woodson could have put his hands on receivers like Blount could for the first half of his career, there might not be a question, as Woodson was the superior playmaker, IMO.

    I'd go...

    1) Woodson
    2) Blount
    3) Polamalu
    4) Lake
    5) Shell

    I give Lake the edge over Shell due to his versatility. He saved two Steelers seasons (1995 and 1997) by moving from safety to corner and playing at an extremely high level both times
    For me I look at longevity (stood the test of time), total INTs and then there is the matter of Blount not Woodson who had the game changed because of his play. Not to mention Rod flew the coop , for me he dropped a few for not being s Steeler for life. Something he had the opportunity to do, but passed.
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    This is going to be an interesting thread.

    My picks:

    1. Blount
    2. Polamalu
    3. Woodson
    4. Shell
    5. Big PLAY Willie Gay

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    Never saw Jack Butler play , so tough to rank

    Rod Woodson 1A Mel Blount 1B
    Troy
    Shell
    Lake
    honourable mention Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashsteel View Post
    For me I look at longevity (stood the test of time), total INTs and then there is the matter of Blount not Woodson who had the game changed because of his play. Not to mention Rod flew the coop , for me he dropped a few for not being s Steeler for life. Something he had the opportunity to do, but passed.
    Quote Originally Posted by bermudasteel View Post
    This is going to be an interesting thread.

    My picks:

    1. Blount
    2. Polamalu
    3. Woodson
    4. Shell
    5. Big PLAY Willie Gay



    I realize no one is giving LAKE anything but I think he deserves the sportsmanship VOTE for as unselfish at changing PRO-BOWL position to accommodate the team those two seasons.

    Other than that the list(s) are pretty solid.




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    To put woodson at anything other than #1 or 2 is laughable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black & Gold Bleeder View Post
    To put woodson at anything other than #1 or 2 is laughable
    Ok so what is in about him in comparison to others listed that you base this on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drink IRON City View Post
    I realize no one is giving LAKE anything but I think he deserves the sportsmanship VOTE for as unselfish at changing PRO-BOWL position to accommodate the team those two seasons.

    Other than that the list(s) are pretty solid.




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    I loved how Lake actually had to temporarily play a harder position and excel at it.
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    He was as good or better than Blount at the corner position. IDC if he left the Steelers over a contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black & Gold Bleeder View Post
    He was as good or better than Blount at the corner position. IDC if he left the Steelers over a contract.
    Based on?

    games played -no
    career INT's -no
    single season INT's - no 11 compared to 8.
    Harder hitter? no
    Caused rule change -Blount

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    He shut down half the field. Int or no. You are forgetting his greatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black & Gold Bleeder View Post
    He shut down half the field. Int or no. You are forgetting his greatness.
    No I remember his skills. He deserves higher on my list, but he is no Mel Blount.
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    He had to play under the new rules that Blount had changed,,,,.

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