Steelers All Time Flag Football Draft Underway

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 09: Hines Ward #86 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans during the game on October 9, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

I know what you're thinking, and the answer is yes, it is funny to me I'm stealing something from the New England Patriots.

Pats Pulpit, SB Nation's Patriots web site, came up with a phenomenal idea to help pass through the doldrums of the current NFL calendar.

Based on nothing tangible short of our opinions and speculation, Anthony DeFeo, Kai Barner and I are putting together our own 7-on-7 flag football teams comprised of former and current Steelers players.

The rules are fairly simple (read: we're too lazy to be all NFL about it and regulate it into the ground). Flag football is commonly played with three linemen and four other players. All players are eligible down field, and runs are only allowed between where the two outside linemen start the play (i.e. the tackle box).

No hitting,

We set up a draft with the aim of each selecting seven players who, at any point, donned a Steelers jersey. We each have our own strategy, as evidenced immediately in our draft, which we will be posting pick-for-pick on Behind The Steel Curtain.

We want to open this up to the community as well. Give us suggestions, tell us we're stupid. What kind of team should we build? Who'd be the best player for this?

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