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nepg
03-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Did Casey Hampton start from Day 1 as a rookie?

SCSteeler
03-02-2010, 08:51 PM
was that when we had Joel Steed?

Mr. Goosemahn
03-03-2010, 12:17 AM
He started 11 games as a rookie, and I believe they were all consecutive, finishing the season as the starter. So not from day 1, but started starting game 6 and on.

For the first 5 games, the starter was either Kendrick Clancy, or Kimo von Oelhoffen. Kimo was originally used as NT and then switched to DE, while Clancy only lasted 4-5 years in Pittsburgh. Currently a Saint.

Hampton was a major contributor that season, though. Really bolstered the D-line.

Mr. Goosemahn
03-03-2010, 12:19 AM
was that when we had Joel Steed?

Nope, Steed's last season as a Steeler was 1999, and Big Snack was drafted 2001.

Finnegans Wake
03-08-2010, 10:27 AM
Kendrick Clancy was our nose the first 4 games.

Hard to believe he's still playing, albeit as a backup (Saints).