- 02/07/2011, 03:45PM ET
The Heater said 02/07, 03:45 PM
Chris Carter's career as a WR puts him at a higher spot (or ranking) amongst the history of WR's than any of the following players would rank all-time in their respective positions:
Deion Sanders (CB)
Marshall Faulk (RB)
Shannon Sharpe (TE)
Richard Dent (DE)
The difference between these 4 players and Chris Carter is that they were all elected to the HOF this year and Carter was not. I'm not saying that any of the above inductees weren't worthy of the Hall, I just think Carter would rank higher among the "all-time" best receivers than any of the aforementioned inductees would fall within their respective positions.
Biakaba: Family Jules said 02/07, 04:33 PM
Shannon Sharpe fell victim to Gonzalez and Gates breaking his records. At the time of his retirement he led most categories for receiving and TD's. He is also a 3 time Super Bowl winner with Denver and Baltimore. Normally, he would have been a first ballot HOFer, but he had to wait a couple of years as more lauded players (Rice, E. Smith, John Randle) came up on the ballot.
Marshall Faulk was arguably the greatest all puropse back in league history and a key ingredient to one of the most potent offensive attacks in league history. He appeared in two SB's and won a ring. He was MVP in 2000 and a 3 time OPOY.
Richard Dent waited a long time to get in and at one time was one of the elite DE in the league and part of the vaunted '85 Bears D.
Deion, although tackling skill was always a question, he was one of the elite shutdown corners of all time. He took away a 1/4 of the field and garnered so much respect most opposing QB's wouldn't throw his direction. He was also a threat on special teams.
These cats all have hardware, Carter doesn't. Is it a fair criteria? Depends on your point of view, but Carter has been a victim of higher profile talent on the ballot. MTC
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