View Full Version : Greatest Steelers Rookie

12-01-2011, 04:06 PM
This thread might not last long. I'm going to say Ben Roethlisberger.

12-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Pouncey, K. Bell, and Big Ben come to mind based solely on the rookie year.

12-01-2011, 04:19 PM
Limas Sweed.

12-01-2011, 04:26 PM
Frank the tank Summers...

12-01-2011, 05:09 PM
HArd to beat Bens 15 wins!

Kendral Bell was defensive rookie of the year though! So good before he got injured

12-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Mean Joe

12-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Mean Joe

I was gonna mention him, but since I wasn't even born when he was a rookie I left him off my list.

12-01-2011, 09:21 PM
Yup. I would say Mean Joe as well.

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12-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Pouncey, K. Bell, and Big Ben come to mind based solely on the rookie year.

Great choices right there. Man I remember Kendrell Bell, that dude was a freak of nature. He had a bull rush that would blow up any offensive lineman.

BlacknGold Bleeder
12-01-2011, 11:54 PM
Jack Lambert

12-02-2011, 07:54 AM
Mean Joe

Being picked Rookie of the year on a 1-13 team,speaks volumes.It's true the guy hated to lose,I was a freshman at Robert Morris College his rookie year.Guys in my dorm would take bets on what quarter he would get thrown out of...he was the most exciting thing to that point to EVER happen to Steeler football.Who would have dreamed how infectious his attitude would become?!!!:helmet::tt02:

12-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Louis Lipps

In his first season, Lipps broke the National Football League record for punt return yardage by a rookie with 656 yards. Louis returned one punt for a touchdown and also caught 45 passes for 860 receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns. He was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year at season's end and was also named to the AFC Pro Bowl team for that year.

K Train
12-02-2011, 10:59 AM
its pouncey, its not close.

ben didnt really do much his rookie year, he was "great" the same way andy dalton has been "great" only he was on a much better team

12-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Franco Harris rushed for 1055 yards as a rookie and scored 11 total TDs!
Big Ben we know his stats...
Mean Joe Speaks for himself...
Louis Lipps is always a fav....
Rod Woodson, do I need to say anything?

Pick your poison!

Pouncey was nice but I don't have him as high as these!

12-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Mean Joe Greene hands down. No Steeler rookie ever made an impact on the team like he did. Louis Lipps would be my #2 guy.

12-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Mean Joe Green, but remember they drafted 4 rookies in 74 who made the H.O.F

12-03-2011, 10:45 AM
is a VERY tough call to make in my book. i think its either joe green or jack lambert. i would say it was joe but the steelers didnt really start winning till lambert hit the scene. he was the catalyst. joe made the line great and forced double and triple teams which opened the holes that allowed lambert to cause meyhem. apart they would have been very, very good. together they were truly great. i just cant pick. i will however vote for them to be the greatest tandem of players in nfl history. even over montana/rice. but im a defense guy and quite possibly biased so i guess that could be argued.

12-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Another person, even though they weren't a Steeler as a rookie, was Jerome Bettis. The majority of his production and notoriety came as a Steeler but his rookie year with the Rams he had 294 rushes, 1429 yds, and 7 TD's. He also had 26 receptions for 244 yds.