(our leftovers could help pad out some teams' thinner top 10s)
As said previously, our 11-20 would be better than half the league's top 10.
DPOY Harrison doesn't even crack Finny's top 20, nor does Shell or Kirkland. That's serious depth.
To me, it came down to Harrison or Porter. I had to look at productivity and longevity (cf., Kevin Greene). I personally like Harrison better, epitomizes the Steeler mindset more completely in my book, and could have put up ridiculously big numbers had he started longer. Shell, Capt. Kirk, Andy Russell, very close IMO. Hell, our 20-30 could make some top 10s. I even considered Bleier just because of intangibles, a story you had to love growing up in the 70s.
It will be interesting to see how long Harrison plays in the league. He's 32, only started since 2007, yet has 48.5 sacks and looks like he has a lot of productive years left. Lots of tread left. Seems impossible that he was stuck behind Clark Haggans (!). Porter is 33 and appears to be done, after less than inspiring stints at Miami and Zona. 97 sacks, or twice Harrison's total, in 12 years, or 4 times as long starting. Serious endurance productivity, and not bad year-by-year from Peazy, but a huge spike of productivity from Silverback once given the reins. Insane.