Agree about Riley. Revis, yes. Barber, too soon. I hate to see relatively young guys get in when deserving older guys are still waiting.Not disagreeing with you, but Deion is already so it's easier for him to have that take. Ken Riley should've been a while ago in my opinion. I'm not sure on BArber and Revis.
And not every old timer deserves it. Klecko had a good career with a very good peak period of about three years or so. Not HOF.Instead of HOF it is the HOPDG (Hall of Pretty Darn Good). Revis, Joe Thomas are the only 2 "greats" in this class. An argument can be made for Coryell.
Brown should throw whoever wrote that USA Today article off a second floor balcony.More Browns news from last night:
NFL renames league rushing title after Browns Hall of Famer Jim BrownThe name change for the award was announced at the NFL Honors on Thursday night.www.cleveland.com
Followed immediately by the cancel culture article:
By lionizing Jim Brown, NFL and Roger Goodell show contempt for women yet again | OpinionJim Brown faced half-dozen allegations of either domestic abuse or rape, or both, yet Roger Goodell made him sound like NFL version of Mother Teresa.www.usatoday.com
DB is almost to the level of OL when it comes to stats being irrelevant to determine HOF status. If a guy is a true lock down CB much fewer passes are thrown in his direction thus less opportunities to get an INT. On the safety side guys many times are in the right place at the right time and get things like end of the game Hail Marys added to their stat line. I spoke to an agent that had a DB client literally have an INT from a Hail Mary taken out of his hands because another player wanted the stat. Another stat that gets fudged by the official scorer is tackles, I remember Mike Junkin would fall on a pile and get credit for a tackle because the team wanted to show that he was contributing. Same goes with the (in)famous 1/2 sack, one guy usually does all the work and another swoops in and grabs an arm or leg and get 1/2 the credit. Unlike baseball and basketball football really is an eye test when it comes to most positions for the HOF>Another question I have is: If Ken Riley played in the same era as Revis and finished 5th all time in INTs would he have to wait 30 years to get in?
DB is almost to the level of OL when it comes to stats being irrelevant to determine HOF status. If a guy is a true lock down CB much fewer passes are thrown in his direction thus less opportunities to get an INT. ...............................
Hall of Fame Knocks : Welcome to Canton; On NFL Channel now (started @ 9).
Saved Joe Thomas for last!