15 Modern-Era Player Finalists Announced

Yappi

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  • Steve Atwater, Safety – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
  • Tony Boselli, Tackle – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Isaac Bruce, Wide Receiver – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
  • LeRoy Butler, Safety – 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
  • Alan Faneca, Guard – 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
  • Torry Holt, Wide Receiver – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Steve Hutchinson, Guard – 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans
  • Edgerrin James, Running Back – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
  • John Lynch, Free Safety – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
  • Sam Mills, Linebacker – 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers
  • Troy Polamalu, Safety – 2003-2014 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Richard Seymour, Defensive End/Defensive Tackle – 2001-08 New England Patriots, 2009-2012 Oakland Raiders
  • Zach Thomas, Linebacker – 1996-2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Dallas Cowboys
  • Reggie Wayne, Wide Receiver – 2001-2014 Indianapolis Colts
  • Bryant Young, Defensive Tackle – 1994-2007 San Francisco 49ers
 

thavoice

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Regarding TP of the Stillers……..

Rod Woodson is my all time favorite, but I have never seen a defense change so dramatically when one person went out then when TP was not playing.

He was as big of a difference maker on defense as I have ever seen in terms of making plays and what the defense could run. The guy was just uncanny on what he could do on the football field.
 

Irwin20

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Agreed. Almost like there were two TP’s. He’s a no brainer and is probably in the discussion as GOAT as a safety.
 

bedevil

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Is Tony Boselli the Gale Sayers of offensive lineman: a dominant player whose career was cut short by injury?
 

bulldogcountry

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Polamalu, Faneca, and Hutchinson deserve Hall of Fame status without question. I'm not sure I see it for anybody else on that list to be honest. Maybe Atwater? Comes back to is it a Hall of Fame or a Hall of Really Good?
 

The Butler

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The first of the Centennial Class was announced tonight. Former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher.

The other 14 will be announced on the 15th starting at 7:00 am on "Good Morning Football".
 

Raymo

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Too many younger men in this 15 group,should have been all ole forgotten players from the hay day,just sayin.
 

The Butler

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Congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020:

Steve Atwater
Isaac Bruce
Steve Hutchinson
Edgerrin James
Troy Polamalu
 

LaSalle2016

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Congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020:

Steve Atwater
Isaac Bruce
Steve Hutchinson
Edgerrin James
Troy Polamalu
That’s a solid class. Greatest Show on Turf just needs Holt in and they’re all in. Indy just needs Wayne in and the 2000s Colts are all in. Next year we get Manning and Woodson for sure.
 

Omar

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Regarding TP of the Stillers……..

Rod Woodson is my all time favorite, but I have never seen a defense change so dramatically when one person went out then when TP was not playing.

He was as big of a difference maker on defense as I have ever seen in terms of making plays and what the defense could run. The guy was just uncanny on what he could do on the football field.
Polamalu and Ed Reed hands down best Safeties of the modern era. Ed Reed walks in next yr as a first ballot
 

Omar

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Is Tony Boselli the Gale Sayers of offensive lineman: a dominant player whose career was cut short by injury?
I think he gets screwed bc he played for the Jaguars and there’s no stats for OL out there that can help his claim.
 
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