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Rain Man
10-31-2006, 03:48 PM
Thanks to Taco John and all those he fights with for providing the teaser that this information is out.

For your convenience, I have bolded the players who most deserve to make it this year.

And where in the living heck is Deron Cherry? JohnfreakingOfferdahl is on this list and Deron Cherry isn't? DavidfreakingFulcher is on this list and Deron Cherry isn't? What the heck does this selection committee do all day?

http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/story.jsp?story_id=2233

Name Position Years/Team(s)
K. S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. Owner 1960-Present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Eric Allen^ CB 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1997 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Ken Anderson QB 1971-1986 Cincinnati Bengals
Steve Atwater S 1989-1999 Denver Broncos
Mark Bavaro TE 1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-1994 Philadelphia Eagles
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-1998 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts
Cliff Branch WR 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gil Brandt Administrator 1960-1988 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-present National Football League
Robert Brazile LB 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
C.O. Brocato Scout 1974-1976, 1981-present Houston Oilers/TennesseeOilers/Titans
Joe Browne Contributor 1970-Present National Football League
Joey Browner S 1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LeRoy Butler^ S 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
Harold Carmichael WR 1971-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
Todd Christensen TE 1979 New York Giants, 1979-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gary Clark WR 1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-1994 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990-1991 Cleveland Browns
Mark Clayton WR 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993 Green Bay Packers
Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Jim Covert T 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Roger Craig RB 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1993 Minnesota Vikings
Randall Cunningham^ QB 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Isaac Curtis WR 1973-1984 Cincinnati Bengals
Terrell Davis^ RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Dermontti Dawson C 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Dean DE 1975-1981 San Diego Chargers, 1981-1985 San Francisco 49ers
Ed DeBartolo, Jr. Owner 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent DE 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Doleman DE/LB 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-1998 San Francisco 49ers
Mark Duper WR 1982-1992 Miami Dolphins
Kenny Easley S 1981-1987 Seattle Seahawks
Henry Ellard WR 1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots
Tom Flores Coach 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1994 Seattle Seahawks
David Fulcher S 1986-1992 Cincinnati Bengals, 1993 Los Angeles Raiders
Randy Gradishar LB 1974-1983 Denver Broncos
Kevin Greene LB (also DE) 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-1999 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Russ Grimm* G 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Ray Guy P 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Charles Haley DE/LB 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-1996 Dallas Cowboys
Ken Harvey LB 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins
Lester Hayes CB 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jay Hilgenberg C 1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints
Chris Hinton G/T 1983-1989 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995 Minnesota Vikings
Kent Hull C 1986-1996 Buffalo Bills
Michael Irvin* WR 1988-1999 Dallas Cowboys
Rickey Jackson LB 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-1995 San Francisco 49ers
Joe Jacoby T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Jimmy Johnson Coach 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-1999 Miami Dolphins
Brent Jones TE 1987-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Ed “Too Tall” Jones DE 1974-1978, 1980-1989 Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones Owner 1989-Present Dallas Cowboys
Steve Jordan TE 1982-1994 Minnesota Vikings
Mike Kenn T 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Frank “Bucko” Kilroy Contributor 1962-1964 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1984 New England Patriots
Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts
Chuck Knox Coach 1973-1977 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-1994 Los Angeles Rams
Bernie Kosar QB 1985-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1994-1996 Miami Dolphins
Bob Kuechenberg* G 1970-1984 Miami Dolphins, injured - 1984
Carnell Lake^ S/CB 1989-1998 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Albert Lewis CB 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1998 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Nick Lowery K 1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1996 New York Jets
Dexter Manley DE 1981-1989 Washington Redskins, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Mann DE 1983-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 San Francisco 49ers
Bruce Matthews^ G/T/C 1983-2001 Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Clay Matthews LB 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-1996 Atlanta Falcons
Randall McDaniel^ G 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Karl Mecklenburg LB 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Sam Mills LB 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
Art Modell Owner 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Art Monk* WR 1980-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 New York Jets, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles
Bill Nunn Scout 1968-Present Pittsburgh Steelers
John Offerdahl LB 1986-1993 Miami Dolphins
Buddy Parker Coach 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-1956 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lemar Parrish CB 1970-1977 Cincinnati Bengals, 1978-1981 Washington Redskins, 1982 Buffalo Bills
Drew Pearson WR 1973-1983 Dallas Cowboys
Jim Plunkett QB 1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Greg Pruitt RB 1973-1981 Cleveland Browns, 1982-1984 Los Angeles Raiders
Andre Reed WR 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Dan Reeves Coach 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-1996 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
Lee Remmel Contributor 1974-Present Green Bay Packers
Ken Riley CB 1969-1983 Cincinnati Bengals
Reggie Roby P 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-1997 Houston/Tennessee Oilers, 1998 San Francisco 49ers
Ed Sabol NFL Films Founder – NFL Films
Steve Sabol NFL Films President – NFL Films
Clark Shaughnessy Coach 1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-1949 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears
Donnie Shell S 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
Phil Simms QB 1979-1993 New York Giants, injured-1982
Brian Sipe QB 1974-1983 Cleveland Browns
Fred Smerlas NT 1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-1992 New England Patriots
Ken Stabler QB 1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints
Mark Stepnoski^ C/G 1989-1994, 1999-2001 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-1998 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Rex Stuart Game Official 1984-Present National Football League
Paul Tagliabue Commissioner 1989-2006 National Football League
Darryl Talley LB 1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Tasker ST/WR 1985-1986 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Joe Theismann QB 1974-1985 Washington Redskins
Derrick Thomas* LB 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Thurman Thomas* RB 1988-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Miami Dolphins
Andre Tippett LB 1982-1993 New England Patriots, injured 1989
Jeff Van Note C 1969-1986 Atlanta Falcons
Dick Vermeil Coach Philadelphia Eagles 1976-1982, St. Louis Rams 1997-1999, Kansas City Chiefs 2001-2005
Herschel Walker RB 1986-1989, 1996-1997 Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995 New York Giants
Ricky Watters^ RB 1992-1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-1997 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998-2001 Seattle Seahawks
Roger Wehrli CB 1969-1982 St. Louis Cardinals
Ralph Wilson, Jr. Owner 1959-Present Buffalo Bills
Steve Wisniewski G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Ron Wolf Administrator 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers
Louis Wright CB 1975-1986 Denver Broncos
George Young Administrator 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
Gary Zimmerman* T 1986-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993-1997 Denver Broncos

cdcox
10-31-2006, 05:54 PM
No keekers should be in the HOF.

JBucc
10-31-2006, 05:57 PM
No keekers should be in the HOF.Except Vinatairi and Ray Guy.

StcChief
10-31-2006, 05:58 PM
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Air Coryell inspired much of WC offense now.

cdcox
10-31-2006, 06:02 PM
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Air Coryell inspired much of WC offense now.

Even more so the STL/KC/Washington offense. Good call. I think he is one coach that should go in without a ring, just due to his innovations.

Bill Parcells
10-31-2006, 06:09 PM
Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets,

A great player..I think he should go in

JBucc
10-31-2006, 06:11 PM
So what does everyone think DT's chances are this year? If TD gets in before DT I'm going to walk into next years committe meeting strapped with dynamite and force them to put DT in. Then blow them up anyway.

cdcox
10-31-2006, 06:12 PM
Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets,

A great player..I think he should go in

Very good player, but 4 probowls won't cut it.

Reaper16
10-31-2006, 06:13 PM
So what does everyone think DT's chances are this year? If TD gets in before DT I'm going to walk into next years committe meeting strapped with dynamite and force them to put DT in. Then blow them up anyway.
I'm holding you to your word, now. :)

Ari Chi3fs
10-31-2006, 06:13 PM
its an effing joke that Ari Monk is not in the HOF.

Richard Dent deserves it.

Also, DT needs in.

How about that Michael Irvin guy. ROFL. Assclown.

Bill Parcells
10-31-2006, 06:14 PM
Very good player, but 4 probowls won't cut it.
4 pro bowls at 3 different positions..unique..but, I am a homer :D

StcChief
10-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Why are coaches immediately eligible?????

Dick Vermeil Coach Philadelphia Eagles 1976-1982, St. Louis Rams 1997-1999, Kansas City Chiefs 2001-2005

cdcox
10-31-2006, 06:17 PM
So what does everyone think DT's chances are this year? If TD gets in before DT I'm going to walk into next years committe meeting strapped with dynamite and force them to put DT in. Then blow them up anyway.

I think this is the year for DT. The newly eligible guys aren't real strong this year. I see Bruce Matthews having a shot, but no one else jumps out at me. Thurman Thomas was a finalist last year. I think he probably gets in too this year with all those SB appearance and being #12 on the all time rushing list.

StcChief
10-31-2006, 06:48 PM
Would like to see D.Thomas and T.Thomas get in this year.

Halfcan
10-31-2006, 07:03 PM
If DT gets overlooked again we should burn the place to the ground. Just don't let Blob Gretz talk for him again.

Thig Lyfe
10-31-2006, 07:06 PM
Reggie Roby!

Adept Havelock
10-31-2006, 07:11 PM
No keekers should be in the HOF.


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Jan Stenerud!

Skip Towne
10-31-2006, 07:15 PM
Would like to see D.Thomas and T.Thomas get in this year.
T. Thomas should get in for no other reason than he kept Barry Sanders on the bench while both were at Oklahoma State.

whoman69
10-31-2006, 07:18 PM
Here is who I think are most deserving:

Mark Bavaro- the best receiver on 2 Super Bowl teams and just a monster blocker, impossible to bring down
Don Coryell- I grew up a fan of the cardiac Cardinals when the Chiefs decided they did not want to be competitive
Ed “Too Tall” Jones- I hate the Cowboys but even I can't believe he's not in, may have been hurt by his 'boxing' career
Bruce Matthews- so good for so long, is it possible that those voting for Mike Munchak thought they were voting for Mattews?
Art Monk- you can't retire #1 and not get voted in
Donnie Shell- probably won't make it because too many teamates are in
Derrick Thomas- nuff said
Andre Tippett- this might be a homer pick, but he was always one of my favorite players, was on my fantasy team way back when
Roger Wehrli- doesn't get the credit he deserved because many years the Cards were also rans

Where the hell is Emmitt Thomas and Johnny Robinson?

Over-Head
10-31-2006, 07:20 PM
Here’s my pick’s:Ken Stabler QB 1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints

Jim Plunkett QB 1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

cdcox
10-31-2006, 09:29 PM
Here is who I think are most deserving:

Mark Bavaro- the best receiver on 2 Super Bowl teams and just a monster blocker, impossible to bring down No way. Only two Pro-Bowls. Only one season over 1000 yds. Fair or not, he's going to be compared to the Sharpes, Gonzaleses, et al. and the numbers are just not there. He won't get the credit for blocking, because frankly blocking TE are not going to make the Hall after 1970.
Don Coryell- I grew up a fan of the cardiac Cardinals when the Chiefs decided they did not want to be competitive Agree
Ed “Too Tall” Jones- I hate the Cowboys but even I can't believe he's not in, may have been hurt by his 'boxing' career Disagree, only 3 Pro Bowls. Gets more credit than he deserves because of the Cowboys and a cool handle.
Bruce Matthews- so good for so long, is it possible that those voting for Mike Munchak thought they were voting for Mattews? Agree, should get in
Art Monk- you can't retire #1 and not get voted in I used to see it this way, but recently I see why he's not in. He was very good over a long period of time, but never great. Only 3 probowls. More of an accumulator than a player of great fame. Sixth in receptions, 11th in yards, 29th in receiving TDs. The receiving TDs is way to low, given his other stats.
Donnie Shell- probably won't make it because too many teamates are in
Derrick Thomas- nuff said yeah
Andre Tippett- this might be a homer pick, but he was always one of my favorite players, was on my fantasy team way back when too many other high impact LB
Roger Wehrli- doesn't get the credit he deserved because many years the Cards were also rans Agree, he had the rep when he was playing and has the pedigree.


Where the hell is Emmitt Thomas and Johnny Robinson?

I think their time passed and they can only be considered by the Old-timers committee now.

Valiant
10-31-2006, 09:43 PM
The only thing you can compare is Art Shells stats to those at the time, I keep hearing he was one of the best of his time, if so then he should get in....