Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/7/12

Most underrated Steelers Players

Brett Keisel – Most people outside of Pittsburgh don’t know nor realize how good Keisel is. He holds down his side of the field and is about half the reason why the team is so good against the run. He sheds blocks well, occupies blockers well, tackles very well and is almost never out of position. While not as criminally underrated as Aaron Smith who was a Hall of Fame worthy talent yet will never sniff a nomination, he is underrated in much the same way. He is not flashy, but he almost always gets the job done at a very high level. Ryan Clark – Picking up for Troy Polamalu’s freestyling ways is difficult. The rapport that Clark and Polamalu have to rarely leave a player unaccounted for is amazing. Part of this is Clark’s intelligence and play reading ability. Another reason is his ferocious hitting. He is the hardest hitting defensive back for the Steelers and that plays a factor as well.[...]

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