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Vinny Testaverde...another HOF argument

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    With the Edgerrin James thread going strong I wanted to bring up a guy I always argue about with my fanboi Jets fan cousin. He thinks Vinny is HOF material, I say there is no way in Hades.

    His career numbers are impressive: 3787-6701 (56.5%) for 46,233 yards and 275 TD. But I think the 267 picks are glaring and in his best season (with the Jets in 1998) his quarterback rating was a career-high 101.6. He also threw more interceptions than touchdowns eight times during his career.

    Nice QB, but not HOF worthy. Thoughts?
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    The guy you argue with is an idiot.
     
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I would say probably not. Nice long career, but kind of the Harold Baines of football, as far as that goes. I think the perception of Testaverde is actually harmed by his status coming out of Miami. Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 1 pick. I'm not sure if his career should be judged against expectations or on its own, but in either case, I don't think he measures up. No Super Bowl victories to get him a benefit of the doubt, either.
     
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    No fucking way. The very definition of a compiler. In fact, the dictionary was going to put a pic of Vinny next to the definition, but wanted to be less obvious.
     
  5. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    I could not believe he ended up with over 45,000 passing yards. But, yes, compiler is a good word to describe him.
     
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Argument? What argument?

    N-O. Only way he's in Canton is if he pays his way in.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No question Testaverde should be in the Hall of Fame.

    The College Football Hall of Fame.
     
  8. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    But what about the Orange Bowl?
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Never. Never ever. Never ever ever.

    He has great stats. So does Drew Bledsoe. So does Dave Krieg.

    He had a very long career. He was never great.
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    How dare you soil the name of Harold Baines with such a ridiculous comparison!
     
  11. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Everyone loved Harold. Kind of like Frank White, one of those overlooked players that was soooo much better than they get credit for.
     
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Harold Baines has a statue, asshole! Vinny's never getting a statue!
     
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