A timeless classic question, one full of hundreds of right answers, no wrong answers and lots to debate. Like everyone, I'd have a few at least. Ed Reed would make the list. I'd put Justin Smith on there as well. Jordy Nelson, Charles Woodson, J.J. Watt and Jared Allen, too. Nothing against the guys the Steelers have, just other guys I've enjoyed watching play the game. - nc
What started off as an innocent question by one of the more encyclopedia-minded Guru's of twitter, has led to the question: What player would be your secret covet to be a Steeler?
BaxFootballGuru asked what the best player of all time wore the No. 52 (since we're 52 days away from the regular season) Of course my answer was Iron Mike Webster. None better. Period.
Naturally, some Ratbird enthusiast had to throw in their dirty $0.02 and say Ray Lewis. Now, I'll argue to the death that no 52s will EVER be Mike Webster; but I found it tough to argue that the one No. 52 that would come closest wouldn't be Ray Lewis. Those words taste like vinegar coming out of my mouth... and I hate all things Ray Lewis; except... the way he plays football. He's timeless. He's old school. He's a major reason the Steelers/Ravens rivalry is so evenly matched.
While I loathe even the mere thought of the Ravens; I can't help but admit that if Ray Lewis were a Steeler, his jersey would be hanging next to Deebo's and Woodley's in my closet.
If you had one player to choose to be in our beloved Black and Gold, who would it be?
By the way; contrary to popular belief, you can be a Steeler homer without being homerific. It really is ok to appreciate players who play the game with the guts it takes to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. Even if they're a Ratbird.