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Worthy HOF thread? ... London Fletcher

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cubbiebum, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    He's all but clinched leading the league in tackles in this his 14th season. He's one of the ultimate very good but never elite guys. He's kind of like a football's Craig Biggio to me.

    He's got almost 1,800 career tackles, 35 sacks and 18 interceptions. Going against him is the fact that he has only made two Pro Bowls.

    I would compare him to someone like Junior Seau. Fletcher is just behind him in total tackles, Fletcher has 22 less sacks, they are equal in interceptions but Fletcher smokes him in overall coverage which is represented by a 73-23 pass deflection advantage and Fletcher has played in 45 less games.

    To me he is in. Was he ever the best, no. He was very good for a very long time and should be one of the guys who gets in for his cumulative career. Very under-appreciated to me. One of the best coverage MLB's of this generation to me. Coverage doesn't get you the pub that sacks do though.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    London Fletcher:Junior Seau::Adam Sandler:paul Newman
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Nice player. Not a Hall of Famer.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Two Pro Bowls? Sorry.

    Very underrated player who spent his career under s shitty owner, but no HOF.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He is no Chris Hamburger. Or Carl Banks
  6. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Nice guy, good player. Not a Hall of Famer. Not even on the list of top 10 lbs who are not in the Hall. In no particular order Sam Mills, Dave Robinson, Andy Russell, Chuck Howley, Tommy Nobis, Robert Brazile, Jessie Tuggle, Cornelius Bennett, Daryl Talley, Brad Van Pelt, Randy Gradishar, Karl Mecklenburg, Mike Curtis, Tom Jackson, Jerry Robinson and probably a bunch of guys I am not even thinking about. Actually two more: Chris Spielman and George Webster, who both got injured in their primes and never recovered.
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    This is in football, right?
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I can't get too excited about tackle numbers. They're nothing to sneeze at, but they can also be a function of bad teammates and bad defenses that can't get off the field.

    Either way, if you need them to make your HOF argument, then it's a "no" already.
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    How many pro athletes you know named London Fletcher?
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Love London Fletcher.

    He is not a Hall of Famer.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    35 sacks? They're not the only stat that matter, but that's two seasons for Lawrence Taylor, nevermind a career.

    And the Pro Bowl is just not that hard to get into. They take 10 per year (plus inevitably some can't play, so figure it's probably more 12 or 13). If you don't make the Pro Bowl more than twice, you aren't an HOF-level linebacker.

    I really like the guy, too, but I don't think he's close to worthy.
  12. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Fletcher is good but doesn't belong in the Hall but you can't look at his sacks and compare it it LT. Two different positions with totally different responsibilities.
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