You can have any 4 linebackers on the field at one time, who's your starting group? You can choose from anybody on any Steeler team since 1969. When you actually sit back and think about that it's a pretty touch decision because there's so many to choose from. Even though the Steelers played the 43 in the 70's; only using 3 linebackers on the field at a time we'll go with 4 since that's what we use now. And post up why they are your choices.
OLB - Greg Lloyd
OLB - Kevin Greene
ILB - Jack Lambert
ILB - Levon Kirkland
Lloyd - he was just flat out mean and had so much quickness and power that he could run go side line to sideline and chase down the QB from the opposite site of the field with no problems at all.
Greene - a lot of upper body strength and a guy that could use his moves and power to go right through or around any Tackle in the game.
Lambert - the best ILB of all time, bar none. He wasn't the biggest or the strongest but he feared nobody and he was in every play dishing out the pain and standing up for his teammates. There's nobody else you'd want to have in your corner more during a game than Lambert.
Kirkland - a guy that was so big and strong but could drop back into coverage and run with virtually any TE in the league. He was a leader on the team and somebody who could bull rush any offensive lineman and go right through them.
Jack Ham - the unsung, quiet hero on the dynasty Steel Curtain. He may not have gotten all they hype but he was as solid and sure as there was and a key cog in the linebacking corp of the greatest defense of all time.
Kendrell Bell - his first 2 years in the league he was just a demon, he had so much power and explosiveness that he would take on Centers and Guards and just drive them backwards play after play. Had he not gotten hurt the sky would have been limit for this kid.
Porter - One of the most controversial and outspoken players in team history, he had the quickness to get by a Tackle and the ability to drop back in coverage and run with RB's, TE's and WR's alike. He was the heart and sole of the defense for years.
Gildon: the all time team sack leader, the dude was an unsung hero year after year and has always been a favorite of mine. He leared from Lloyd and Greene and had pass rushing skills second to none in his prime.