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2018 NFL HOF

lupi

Lifer
Apr 8, 2001
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Finalist announce, vote will be on eve of Superbowl.


The 2018 Modern-Era Finalists

Ray Lewis, LB - 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens
Brian Urlacher, LB - 2000-2012 Chicago Bears
Edgerrin James, RB - 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
Randy Moss, WR - 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers
Terrell Owens, WR - 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals
Isaac Bruce, WR - 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
John Lynch, FS - 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Brian Dawkins, S - 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos
Everson Walls, CB - 1981-89 Dallas Cowboys, 1990-92 New York Giants, 1992-93 Cleveland Browns
Ty Law, CB - 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos
Tony Boselli, T - 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans (injured reserve)
Kevin Mawae, C/G - 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans
Joe Jacoby, T - 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Steve Hutchinson, G - 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans
Alan Faneca, G - 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals

Two Senior Finalists

Robert Brazile, Linebacker - 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
Jerry Kramer, Guard - 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers

One Contributor Finalist

Bobby Beathard, General Manager/Personnel Administrator - 1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-99 San Diego Chargers
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
Jul 12, 2006
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I guess this is the year that we get to see a murderer walk into the HoF. awesome.
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
Jul 12, 2006
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Shit, who did Marvin Harrison murder? ...and was it before or after HOF? :hmm:
 

GobBluth

Senior member
Sep 18, 2012
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I miss John Lynch. Terrible pass coverage safety but that guy brought the boom.
 

lupi

Lifer
Apr 8, 2001
32,539
260
126
Finalist announce, vote will be on eve of Superbowl.


The 2018 Modern-Era Finalists

Ray Lewis, LB - 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens
Brian Urlacher, LB - 2000-2012 Chicago Bears
Randy Moss, WR - 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers
Terrell Owens, WR - 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals
Brian Dawkins, S - 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos


Two Senior Finalists

Robert Brazile, Linebacker - 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
Jerry Kramer, Guard - 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers

One Contributor Finalist

Bobby Beathard, General Manager/Personnel Administrator - 1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-99 San Diego Chargers
Winner list
 

BoomerD

No Lifer
Feb 26, 2006
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Ray McStabby and Urlacher both made it in their first year of eligibility.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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I don't understand how T.O. got snubbed from first ballot HOF for his antics, but a guy who was literally involved in a murder gets in first go.
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
Jul 12, 2006
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I don't understand how T.O. got snubbed from first ballot HOF for his antics, but a guy who was literally involved in a murder gets in first go.
because God loves him, and he will never let you forget it.
 

dainthomas

Lifer
Dec 7, 2004
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Good for Moss. You know you're talented when you only have to try half the time and still make the HOF on your first try.
 

momeNt

Diamond Member
Jan 26, 2011
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It's about on-field achievements. It's not about being a role model. Ray Lewis can ball, simple as that. Urlacher has his issues too, fending off strippers and custody battles.
 

JujuFish

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It's about on-field achievements. It's not about being a role model. Ray Lewis can ball, simple as that. Urlacher has his issues too, fending off strippers and custody battles.
If that were true, T.O. would have been a guaranteed first ballot HOFer.
 

momeNt

Diamond Member
Jan 26, 2011
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If that were true, T.O. would have been a guaranteed first ballot HOFer.
TO was a shitty teammate. Ray Lewis never stabbed anybody on his team.

Moreover. Cris Carter was 6 years before hall of fame induction. Similar total number of pro bowls / all pros. Him waiting 2 years is okay. First ballot should be for greatness that transcends the generation, 2-5 is great in your generation.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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TO was a shitty teammate. Ray Lewis never stabbed anybody on his team.

Moreover. Cris Carter was 6 years before hall of fame induction. Similar total number of pro bowls / all pros. Him waiting 2 years is okay. First ballot should be for greatness that transcends the generation, 2-5 is great in your generation.
"It's about on-field achievements"

Stop moving the goalposts. T.O. is a top 5 all time WR. So if all that matters is his on field performance, he has it. Only player with a TD against all 32 teams (and he has multiple against every team). Only player with an 800 yard season with 5 different teams. Tied with Rice, Harrison, and Don Hutson for most consecutive 6-TD seasons. Tied with Tony Gonzalez for most consecutive 700-yard seasons. He's the only person in NFL history with even 3 TDs in 15 consecutive seasons, let alone 5. He's the oldest player to ever get 200 yards from scrimmage. First team all-pro with 3 different teams.

And, again, not a murderer.
 

glenn1

Lifer
Sep 6, 2000
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So glad they didn’t make Dawkins wait, dude was cash on the field.
 

momeNt

Diamond Member
Jan 26, 2011
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"It's about on-field achievements"

Stop moving the goalposts. T.O. is a top 5 all time WR. So if all that matters is his on field performance, he has it. Only player with a TD against all 32 teams (and he has multiple against every team). Only player with an 800 yard season with 5 different teams. Tied with Rice, Harrison, and Don Hutson for most consecutive 6-TD seasons. Tied with Tony Gonzalez for most consecutive 700-yard seasons. He's the only person in NFL history with even 3 TDs in 15 consecutive seasons, let alone 5. He's the oldest player to ever get 200 yards from scrimmage. First team all-pro with 3 different teams.

And, again, not a murderer.
Teammate sort of has to do with how they are on the field. Half of those achievements are because despite being a great player, he did not stick with one or even two teams.

You mentioned Harrison, not a first ballot hall of famer. Tony Gonzalez will likely be a first ballot hall of famer, but he defined a generation for tight ends. I can't really say that TO did the same. At probably any given time, there were wide receivers you would rather have on your team. The position is just loaded with talent so first ballot HOF for a wide receiver takes something really incredible imo.
 

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