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2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Loved Easley. Had a relatively short career (7 years) due to kidney disease (apparently due to the over-use of painkillers), but was a dominant player for nearly all of that time.
     
  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    Love that Easley is the finalist. Feel old as shit, though, that a guy from childhood is a senior finalist.
     
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  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue are the Contributor Nominees.
     
  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Two candidates in 2018. Hopefully it finally happens then.
     
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    They almost had to go with a defensive guy since they just did two offensive guys and an offensive guy the year before. So it makes sense.
     
  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Kinda disappointed they didn't go Bowlen over Jones but whatevs.
     
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I'd vote nay on both of them. Jones has been a running joke post-Jimmy Johnson and Tagliabue, meh, not a big fan of putting commissioners into HOFs unless their resume is overwhelming. Tagliabue oversaw the advent of free agency, needless expansion to shit franchises like Jax, the loss of the Rams to St. Louis, Browns to Balt, Oilers to Tennessee, and saw enough in Roger Goodell to basically make him his presumptive heir. The history of the league can be told quite well without Jones or Tagliabue.

    Easley was a boss and should definitely get in.
     
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Jerry has been a horrid GM, but as an owner, he almost single-handedly changed the league by bucking the NFL with his outside marketing deals. Not a fan of the guy but he has a pretty good case for the Hall.
     
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  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Is that enough to get him in the Hall? Basically insisting that his team was entitled to a bigger slice of the pie bc they're more popular? I don't know. I can recognize and appreciate some of his business moves, but his unwillingness to hire a GM pretty much overwhelms anything else. That team should be contending for Super Bowls every year because free agents should love to go there. That's not the case bc JJ is too proud to hand off the reins.
     
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    He opened a whole lot of revenue streams for all teams that weren't available before. And many of them have taken advantage of those revenue streams.
     
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  12. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    The initial list of 94 (down from 108 last year) Hall of Fame nominees for 2017 was announced. Underlined guys are first-timers. Asterisks are finalists last year.

    QUARTERBACKS (7)
    Drew Bledsoe, Randall Cunningham, Doug Flutie, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair, Phil Simms, *Kurt Warner
    (Cunningham, Flutie, McNabb added, Testaverde dropped)

    RUNNING BACKS (13)
    Shaun Alexander, Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Larry Centers, Roger Craig, *Terrell Davis, Eddie George, *Edgerrin James, Daryl Johnston, Eric Metcalf (also WR/PR/KR), LaDainian Tomlinson, Herschel Walker (also KR), Ricky Watters
    (Centers, Tomlinson added, Preist Holmes, Jamal Lewis, Clinton Portis, Brian Westbrook dropped)

    WIDE RECEIVERS (10)
    Isaac Bruce, Henry Ellard (also PR), Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Derrick Mason (also KR/PR), *Terrell Owens, Sterling Sharpe, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith, Hines Ward
    (Johnson, Mason, Ward added; Gary Clark dropped)

    TIGHT END (1)
    Mark Bavaro
    (Novacek dropped)

    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (14)
    Tony Boselli (T), Ray Donaldson (C), *Alan Faneca (G), Jay Hilgenberg (C), Chris Hinton (G/T), Kent Hull (C), *Joe Jacoby (T), Mike Kenn (T), Olin Kreutz (C), Jim Lachey (T), Kevin Mawae (C/G), Tom Nalen (C), Nate Newton (G), Steve Wisniewski (G)
    (Kreutz added; Bostic, Covert, Jansen, May, Samuels, Schlereth dropped)

    DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (5)
    Leslie O’Neal (DE), Simeon Rice (DE), Fred Smerlas (NT), Jason Taylor (DE), Bryant Young (DT)
    (Taylor added; Manley, Mann dropped)

    LINEBACKERS (11)
    Carl Banks, Cornelius Bennett, Tedy Bruschi, Seth Joyner, Levon Kirkland, Clay Matthews, Willie McGinest (also DE), Karl Mecklenburg, Sam Mills, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas
    (Banks, Joyner, Porter added; Bulluck, Harvey, Millen, Vrabel dropped)

    DEFENSIVE BACKS (16)
    Eric Allen (CB), *Steve Atwater (S), Joey Browner (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Brian Dawkins (SS), Rodney Harrison (S), Ty Law (CB), Albert Lewis (CB), *John Lynch (S), Frank Minnifield (CB), Bob Sanders (SS), Darren Sharper (FS), Dennis Smith (SS), Troy Vincent (S), Everson Walls (CB), Darren Woodson (S)
    (Dawkins, Minnifield, Sanders, Smith added; Malloy, Springs dropped)

    KICKERS/PUNTER (4)
    *Morten Andersen (K), Gary Anderson (K), Sean Landeta (P), Nick Lowery (K)
    (Carney, Elam dropped)

    SPECIAL TEAMS (2)
    Brian Mitchell (KR/PR also RB), Steve Tasker (ST also WR)
    (Albright dropped)

    COACHES (11)
    *Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, Tom Flores, Mike Holmgren, Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Buddy Parker, Richie Petitbon, Dan Reeves, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil
    (Pete Rodriguez, Saban, Schottenheimer dropped)
     
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