4 Steelers that should make the Hall of Fame in the future but won’t
L.C. Greenwood, Defensive End
L.C. Greenwood has been mentioned for the Hall of Fame by Steelers fans for decades now. He was a huge part of those teams, especially along that Steel Curtain defensive front. He was highly productive in the stat department, with his sack numbers starting to be recorded. Donnie Shell was just inducted into Canton and that was another teammate long overdue. He spoke about how Greenwood should also be joining many of his teammates from those 70s teams into the hall. The biggest issue for these older players in this position is the sack was not recorded until the 80s. That is a big problem for these pass rushers as they can’t show what numbers they put up in that department.
Greenwood had four Super Bowl victories and many other accolades with the franchise. He did get noticed some as an individual player as well. He was not recognized as much as his fellow teammates did but he was one of the best players on that squad. He garnered six Pro Bowls and two First-Team All-Pro nominations. He was also elected to the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team. He has been recognized individually as well but he always fails to get any real considerations for the Hall of Fame. He deserves to be in it but these older players are having a harder time getting in with the stats these younger inductees put up during their time. Greenwood is the most deserving to get in out of everyone else on this list.
The Steelers will have some interesting names coming into the Hall of Fame voting booths in upcoming years. These names listed above will have an uphill battle to become immortalized in Canton, Ohio.