5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers of all time

Kevin Greene #91 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are well known for the outside linebackers and the pass rush that they brought. Great players have come before and after these amazing players of this list.

The Steelers franchise has had many great players wear their colors and many of those great players showed their abilities on the defensive. The Steelers famous pass rushers have struck fear into their opponent’s hearts for years.

The players have embraced the tough and gritty lifestyle that the city they play for has adopted since the furnaces began to heat up. The team represents the city and the defense identifies with its people the most. Pressuring the quarterback and causing havoc in the backfield has been this team’s specialty for a long time. That specialty spans over generations of football.

Names will be remembered in the Steel City forever and some are recognizable names across the NFL to this day. Players grow a reputation over time that makes their names bigger than themselves, it makes them legendary and one people will never forget. This list shakes up what the expectations might be for a top-five list that many would expect. Some players might be stationed higher than others and that might make some controversy or surprise people when names drop and rise on this list of the five greatest outside linebacker in Steelers history.