Top 10 NFL Players Not in the Hall of Fameolhrocks
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The rules for putting "senior" players into the Hall are insane. They have a list a hundred names long that ALL should make the Hall before most of the newly eligible guys are even considered. Chief among these is Jerry Kramer - nothing speaks more to the insanity of the system that the fact that the anchor of the Packer's legendary line has not been inducted. I can't imagine any valid argument against his inclusion.
Hell, Fuzz should have been inducted by now too, but how can you consider the second best guard, when you repeatedly slight the best guard? The reason they have been excluded is because they played with other legends of football, who are already in the Hall. Lombardi's team was just that good. You can sit for hours watching their sweep and never find a flaw it might not have the flash of the modern passing game but it's a truly beautiful play - pure perfection.
Its time and past time since when the greats of that era are all honored. The rules for ...more
5-time all-pro, executed what is arguably the most famous block in NFL history in the "Ice Bowl", was also a pretty good field goal kicker in relief of Paul Hourning and Don Chandler- how could you NOT enshrine him? All I can think of is that somewhere along the line, Jerry Kramer somehow or someway pissed off someone on that Hall of Fame selection committee. Alex Karras and Jim Marshall belong in there as well.
"The Block" in the frozen tundra. Jethro Pugh and the Cowboys will never forget. Almost everyone on that team should be enshrined.
Please, this guy led the Packer sweep, best lineman in the league's first 50 years, whats he got to do? Wrote a book better than most writers who cover the sport...V 12 Comments
Davis helped the Broncos win two back to back super bowls in '97 & '98 without a good offensive line. Yes they had Elway and Shannon Sharpe, but TD brought chemistry, confidence, and leadership to the group by being one of the most electrifying, dynamic, and patient running backs in NFL History.
Terrell Davis was great for a few years. But he is just like Bo Jackson and Kurt Warner. They only played a few good seasons
One of the best running backs in his era, could of been more dynamic if his career wasn't cut short.
Electra Destiny in the Hall of Fame he is a great running backV 13 Comments
Ken Anderson played from 1971 to 1986! He could have been a Joe Montana if Bill Walsh had not gone to the 49ers. In his career he through 197 touchdown passes
Had stats far and away above most of his contemporaries. His biggest problem is he's a modest guy who played his whole career in Cincinnati.
Was a terrific QB and leader. He has waited in line long enough. I've always felt that once Stabler is elected, he would be nominated from the Senior Pool shortly thereafter.
At the time of his retirement had a couple of NFL reocords, percentage pass completions and a couple of others I think. 1981 MVP.V 7 Comments
Ottis Anderson was actually pretty good. He got over 10,000 yards. I think anyone with over 10,000 yards should one day get enshrined to Canton
One of my favorite players, but is only in the Hall of Very Good!V 2 Comments
Has the most tackles in nfl history, multiple all-pro, and great leader.
How does someone with the most tackles ever not be in by now
Gradishar has more tackles than anyone in the Hall of Fame. He was part of the Orange Crush defense
Great player...yesV 2 Comments
Enough said already, the greatest of all time if he wasn't injured. When he was playing no one, sorry Jerry Rice, no one compared to Sterling.
He was as dominant as Rice despite rarely ever practicing due to nagging injuries.
He did not play long enough.
He made Favre's CareerV 8 Comments
282 straight starts, the iron man of football, 30 fumble recoveries and the purple people eaters!
Plain and simple either record, starts or fumble recoveries, is enough in and of itself. When I found out he wasn't in; my first thought was what did he do wrong besides the wrong way run? It is insane to believe that one incident is the reason and if there is something other than that I surly can't find it.
There are probably others who are better than him, but his amazing iron-man streak MUST be honored.
At time of retirement all time leader in fumble recoveries...he belongsV 6 Comments
Fierce hitter, but would have liked to have seen more interceptions on his resume. Was fairly unique during the time he played and spawned in the box safeties like Rodney Harrison and Troy Polamalu.
Amazing in Tecmo Super Bowl. Not to mention eight pro bowl appearances and two rings. Sounds like hall of fame material to me.
Steve Atwater may arguably be the hardest hitting safety of all time! This guy should have been a shoe in his first year of eligibility!
Team of 90's 1st team belongsV 6 Comments
ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN NFL HISTORY AND ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES ON AND OFF THE FIELD,... EVEN, STILL TO THIS DAY. THE FACT HE HAS TAKEN MEASURES TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES TOWARD PROTECTING OUR YOUTH BY RAISING AWARENESS CONCERNING CONCUSSION ISSUES, USING HIS OWN PERSONAL PAST EXPERIENCES, TOWARD PROMOTING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED, TO PREVENT OTHER ATHLETES AND OUR YOUTH ATHLETES, FROM POSSIBLE LIFE ALTERING CONSEQUENCES DUE TO CONCUSSION RELATED ISSUES AND POSSIBLE PREVENTION OF DAMAGING REPEAT CONCUSSIONS RESULTING IN SERIOUS BRAIN DAMAGE. HE IS SIMPLY PAYING IT FORWARD TO LOOK OUT FOR OTHER ATHLETES. THIS IS EXTREMELY COMMENDABLE, AND SHOULD NOT BE THE REASON HE GOES UNRECOGNIZED IN THE MUCH DESERVED INDUCTION INTO THE NFL HALL OF FAME
Without a doubt, probably being discriminated because of his concussion statements
Yes! Neil smith Deserve to go in the Hall of Fame! Hands Down!
Think he'll be waiting awhileV 4 Comments
The first to get 1,000 rush yards and 1,000 rec yards.
Revolutionized the position. His stats would have been greater had he been on a team without so many incredible offensive weapons.
Was one of the keys to the 49ers dominance during the eighties and still played well with Raiders and Vikings in spot duty at the end of his career. Is a hall of famer in my book. He was Marshall Faulk of the eighties.
Craig revolutionized the RB position & was a complete all-around 4 down back. He definitely deserves to be in the HOF.V 10 Comments
Short career hurts, but he is the best Jaguar
Was a dominating period for a short time. Tackle version of Sterling Sharpe and Terrell Davis.
I understand his career was cut short by injury... Anyone who saw him just toy with and completely shut down HOF DEs like bruce smith and future hof like jason taylor know that if he had styed healthy he probably would have gone down as the BEST OT in the history of football.V 2 Comments
Alex Karras belongs in the HOF a long time ago. Go to the video tape to see the results of his terror on offensives.
He was in a classic rivalry with Jerry Kramer in the 60's. He was the 4th best defensive end of the 60s. 1 Deacon Jones. 2 Merlin Olsen. 3 Bob Lilly. 4 Alex Karras.
He was one of the best defensive players for the Lions ever. - htoutlaws2012
Ask the guys who had to block him, or runners and QBs he destroyed... Mad Duck belongs...V 7 Comments
2017 should be John Lynch's year. Super Bowl champion, made the pro bowl in his 15TH YEAR, nine time pro bowler, 3 First team All-pro, AND Defensive back of the year in 2000.
He played from 1993 to 2007. He was amazing.
He is so better than Ray Guy - Danmarino4
How is he not in?V 5 Comments
He was never a bad Q. B want happened to him 2005 he just shell-skocked with a poor and O-Line and the vikings star running back getting arrested and owner was to cheap to hire a new one Then 2006 and his knee injury was holding him back and besides he was also on bad teams making look bad And Randy Moss did NOT make him go look at both of their 2004 stats if you don't believe me me
No, I would put Randall Cunningham in before Culpepper.
No chance of him in hall. He just wasn't good enough. Simms has a ring and isn't in and was a better qb but isn't in either. Culpepper can get in line behind Simms and about 30 other qbs.V 2 Comments
He had a short career but his story and career were amazing
His short career was very successful
Will go in the HOF in a few years. Cannot tell the story of the NFL, without including Kurt Warner!
The story of the bagger to NFL QB with making 2 super bowl appearances. - htoutlaws2012V 9 Comments
Should have made it in his first year of eligibility
At least he is in the top 20 now. One of the top 45 players ever!
Why is Ladainian Tomlinson 37! He had 31 touchdowns in one season! He should make it in this year with: Randy Gradishar, Terrell Owens, Joe Jacoby, John Lynch, and Jason Taylor.
One of the best if not the bestV 1 Comment
I know there kickers, but they are better then the one that's in the hall.
All time scoring leader should be in
He is the player with most games played and most points in NFL history. Andersen has also been selected to two first all decades teams. I know he is a kicker but I think he is the greatest player to play that position. Yet somehow, we already have Stenerud in the HoF (and Ray Guy for the matter) but not Andersen.
Kickers should not go to the Hall.V 2 Comments
Does not have the most receiving yards of all time, but I do believe he is deserving. Will most likely have to wait like Andre Reed did and after Harrison, Moss, and Owens get elected.
He definitely deserves it but will have to wait a while. Hines Ward, Terrell Owens are still waiting and Randy Moss will be eligible in 2018. His best bet is 2019.
If your looking for someone who is underrated, Isaac Bruce is your guy. no one gives him credit for what he did on the field
He has the most rec yards of all timeV 3 Comments
I liked his playing style. He would just go strait through defenders
Eddie George was just simply amazing
Eddie George ran against 8 & 9 guys in the box his entire career because the Titans couldn't through the ball, and he still put up great numbers. That's HOF stuff!V 2 Comments
Based on his stats today he would be a rock star
Both with over 55 interceptions each.
If he and Lamar Parrish played for Lions, Steelers or Packers, they are both in the hall of fame.
Ken Riley is one of the best players not in. I believe Ken Riley should get into the Hall before Ken Anderson. He is the fourth best senior canindate right now behind Randy Gradishar, Jerry Kramer, and Tommy Nobis.V 5 Comments
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