- 01/30/2014, 09:53AM ET
7#bag _ Com said 01/30, 09:53 AM
Pick 5 of the 15.
By the way, Steve Atwater not making the Finals is just sad.
7#bag _ Com said 01/30, 04:07 PM
Well, Ray guy is a senior committee guy, so I really didn't count those two- so let me know if you want to still use him.
I don't have Marvin Harrison in there as there is a TON of WRs that deserve to go in, and I simply don't think he's getting the votes. I think Tim Brown is the "worst" of the 3 up there, but I think Reed deserves to go in before Marvin.
Marvin is 7th in Yards, but he's also in one of the most wideopen era in NFL history, but he was only top 5 4 times in his career, never even cracked 1800 yards and only popped 1500 THREE times.
Only top 5 in TDs twice, and again, thats with Manning at QB- not exactly a grind it out team.
Why do I put Mr D in?
He owned the team from 77-00, winning 5 Titles and having the most wins of ANY team in NFL history.
Not to mention he didn't use that power as a hammer over the other owners, lost many stars to Plan B free agency (The Lott loss alone might have cost him another ring) to keep the peace.
And the stories of him taking care of players families are well documented. Almost every player whom played in the NFL has said he was the best owner they ever played for.
Sir Loin said 01/31, 09:09 AM
My vote for Harrison was pretty much solely based on being named to the All Pro team 6 times, which I think is more than only 4 current HOFers. (2 other HOFers have 6, and JRice has 11, and Lance Alworth has 7).
Harrison WILL get into the HOF, maybe not on the first ballot, but he's deserving, and more deserving than Brown or Reed, IMHO. Reed was never named to the All Pro team.
I think Mr. D's chances of getting in are tainted by that legal trouble episode he went through, even though he was the one getting blackmailed in that situation. He paid a heavy price for not reporting a felony, but I'm assuming that taint (heh heh) on his record is keeping him out so far.
Is Ray Guy subject to different voting due to being named by the Senior Committee? Regardless - just put him in. Punting is a significant part of the game, and he was the best of his era. Would it kill the HOF to have one pure punter in their hallowed hall?
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