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Monday, February 6, 2012
NFL Hall of Fame Announcement 2012 Class: Nice Class but they left a few People Out
Pretty good Pro Football Hall of Fame Class for 2012, with Chris Doleman who should've been in the Hall of Fame 5-6 years ago. One of the most dominant Pass Rushers and Defensive Ends of the 1980s and 90s. Had somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 sacks. RB Curtis Martin a no brainer one of the best Workhorse RB of the 1990s and last decade. With 14,000 Yards Rushing and 100 TD. Willy Roaf another no brainer one of the best Offensive Tackles and Offensive Lineman of the 1990s and the last decade. Right there with Jon Ogden of the Baltimore Ravens but what stood out with me. Was not the guys who made it to the Hall of Fame but the guys who haven't yet. Bill Parcells easily one of the best Head Coaches and General Managers of the last thirty years. Taking struggling franchises like the Giants, Patriots, Jets and Cowboys and turning them into contenders. Turning the Giants and Patriots into champions, winning two Super Bowls with the Giants. Winning an AFC Championship with the Patriots, has won somewhere around 200 games. In his first year of eligibility, he should've gone in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Just like Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs did in the 1990s, Parcells was a better all around Head Coach then Gibbs and this is coming from a Redskin fan who hates the Giants. And had to watch the Giants beat the Redskins six straight times from 1988-90 and 8-10 from 1986-90.
Other people who I believe should be in the Hall of Fame, WRs Andre Reed with the Buffalo Bills. Has over 900 receptions and something like 13,000 yards receiving and 90 TD. Easily one of the best go to WR of his generation. Played in four Super Bowls, WRs Chris Carter and Tim Brown will both be there, with their stats its almost impossible to keep them out. LB/DE Charles Haley one of the best Pass Rushers and all around LB/DE of his era, who made the 1990s Cowboys a great Defense. The Cowboys Defense was already very good but he made them great. This is going to sound bias as a Redskin fan but WR Gary Clark deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He was the 2nd best WR behind Art Monk on those Redskin teams. But he was 2nd to the 2nd best WR of that era only behind Jerry Rice. And Lynn Swann was the 2nd best WR on those Steelers teams of the 1970s behind John Stallworth. And Lynn Swann is in the Hall of Fame, Gary Clark was a complete all around WR. Both a great Possession WR, a Big Play WR and a Big Game WR, especially if you look at those playoff games and the Super Bowls. Tom Flores Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders, 100 wins and two Super Bowl Championships. The only Head Coach two win at least two Super Bowls and not be in the Hall of Fame.
The 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class is a very good Class and all the people who are on it. Deserve to be in the Hall of Fame but they are still leaving people out. Who should've been in the Hall of Fame a long time ago and its time they do right by these people. And give them what they deserve.