Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There are many that feel that the Pittsburgh Steelers really did not begin until the 1970s, but of course, that isn't true.
The origin of the Steelers dates all the way back in 1933, and they are the seventh oldest NFL franchise in existence. They made the playoffs in 1947, but that was the only time they made it to a post-season from 1933 to 1971. The Steelers would then become the power of the AFC, winning four Super Bowls in the 1970s, primarily on the strength of their potent "Steel Curtain" defense.
Their 70s success made them one of the most popular teams in the game, a status that they maintain today. Pittsburgh never had another dynasty, but they did have success winning two more Super Bowls this millennium, giving them six, which is tied with the New England Patriots for the most.
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always, we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Joe Greene
2. Jack Lambert
3. Mike Webster
5. Jack Ham
We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.
Look for our more material coming soon!
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