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(off topic) Is anyone else tired of the Media calling 'good" players "future Hall of Famers"?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by joeyjoe22, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. joeyjoe22
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    I know it not directed towards the Chargers, but I just wanted to get peoples take on it.

    I'm personally getting pretty tired of it.

    A hall of famer Dominates the league their whole career, they dont have one great season followed by a handful of solid seasons.

    A hall of famer is rarely stopped by another team all together if they face a great team perhaps they are contained but nothing more.

    Examples of what I am talking about

    Kurt Warner - In my opinion not HOF
    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning - Yes

    Anotonio Gates and Tony Gongzales - Yes
    Jason Witten and Dallas Clark - No

    Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher - Yes
    AJ Hawk and Teddy Bruschi?????- NO!

    Shaun Alaexander and Edgerinn James - Close but no Cigar
    Ladanian Tomlinson- Yes

    Charles Woodson and Champ Bailey - Yes
    Ronde Barber - No

    The way I see it people are confusing good for a few seasons with Greatness. I just wanted everyone elses take on this. Like I said I know its off topic but I found it interesting that the medias standards have gotten to this level.

    Opinions?
  2. joeyjoe22
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    sorry just discovered the off topic forum
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    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Completely agree. Hall of Fame talk is best suited for after a guy's career, or at least toward the end of it.
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    Kurt took to dismal teams to the SB and was a incredible catch away from winning for both. He's HOF imo. Players like Rivers, Rodgers, Brees should be good to go but should be a lock right now. A injury and neither could make it. No RB playing now should be a HOF lock except L.T imo. Look for RB HOFs to go down throughout the years due to NFL being passing league.
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    This is on topic due to it being the NFL forum. Chill little buddy
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    I have some sympathy for your position...
    but to me, the Hall should (also) define the extremes
    of the The League. For whole career? No, I don't think
    Warner's deserving...but for that one magical season,
    when the Rams practically redefined what an offense
    could do...yeah, I'd put him in.

    In fact, I'd want Tom Dempsey in there for his FIVE SECONDS
    of stunning awesomeness. Kicking in a whole different era,
    the half-footed guy--with the game on the line--puts through
    a 63 yard miracle...a record still unbroken 41 years later,
    despite (overall) much better kickers.

    [I'd even argue that the 'ties' aren't really equal, as both
    Elam and Janikowski had no pressure on them,
    and both were (Denver) altitude-assisted]
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    The HOF does not have any credibility. Don Coryell... enough said.
    How can anyone determine who should go to the HOF when the HOF itself is not consistent with their selection. You can blame the media but they are just comparing stats and achievements to players that are already in the HOF. In other words the process is flawed.
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    The Hall has plenty of displays for things like Dempsey's kick. I think the Hall of Fame players should still have a Hall of Fame career.
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    Kurt Warner is a hall of famer

    Otherwise I agree with your post.
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    Tim Tebow is a future hall of famer.


    Seriously though, what does everyone think about Drew Brees in that conversation. I think so. He has the records (or on his way) and he has the ring. I definitely think he'll end up in the hall.
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    I think if he keeps it up for a little long than yes. Its ALOT easier for quaterbacks to get in the HOF too.

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