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Sassy
09-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Denver Broncos RT @broncos_sacco: Prelim HOF list for 2011 has 6 Broncos--Terrell Davis, Atwater and Louis Wright, Meck, Shannon Sharpe, and coach Dan Reeves.

Sassy
09-13-2010, 03:14 PM
Hmmm we must have been making them about the same time.
It wasn't there when I was making mine.

OBF1
09-13-2010, 03:25 PM
Are you talking to yourself again Sassy???

No Gradishar... hopefully he will get in the same way Floyd did.

OBF1
09-13-2010, 03:31 PM
Marshall Faulk is a lock this year.

Sassy
09-13-2010, 03:31 PM
Yep! LOL!

Taco John
09-13-2010, 03:47 PM
Atwater should be a lock. Sharpe too.

Reeves deserves to be in as well, all things considered.

broncosteven
09-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Looks like Randy has to find a way to make a seniors ballot in the next 5-10 years

Killericon
09-13-2010, 03:51 PM
No way Reeves gets in.

Que
09-13-2010, 04:04 PM
my prediction:

Shannon - yes
Atwater and the rest - not this time.

Bronco Yoda
09-13-2010, 04:04 PM
No Gradishar! @#%$ @$#$#$ ##$$$ *%$%$$# ***&&* ******!!!!!!

broncocalijohn
09-13-2010, 04:07 PM
I am not sure Meck gets in. He has a cool bus and all but I think the run in during the touch football game a few years back in lot C might kill his chances. :)

Gradishar not involved sucks eggs. Sharpe should be inducted and not sure about the others. I feel Randy was one that goes in before any others. Dan Reeves has done a ton with two different teams and that probably will be considered. Nice if all make it to surprise the **** out of the state of Colorado.

Rohirrim
09-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Atwater should be a lock. Sharpe too.

Reeves deserves to be in as well, all things considered.

I have two words for why Reeves should not go in: Tommy Maddox. ;D

Sassy
09-13-2010, 04:17 PM
[QUOTE=broncocalijohn;2932260]I am not sure Meck gets in. He has a cool bus and all but I think the run in during the touch football game a few years back in lot C might kill his chances. :)

ROFL!
Or it could have been the issues with the Denver Fire Dept. ;D

GoBroncos DownUnder
09-13-2010, 04:18 PM
Full List:


K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr.
Owner
1960-Present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans

Eric Allen
Cornerback
1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-97 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders

Ken Anderson
Quarterback
1971-1986 Cincinnati Bengals

Gary Anderson
Kicker
1982-1994 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1995-96 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2002 Minnesota Vikings, 2003-04 Tennessee Titans

Ottis Anderson
Running Back
1979-1986 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986-1992 New York Giants

Bruce Armstrong
Tackle
1987-2000 New England Patriots

Steve Atwater
Safety
1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

Al "Bubba" Baker
Defensive End
1978-1982 Detroit Lions, 1983-86 St. Louis Cardinals, 1987, 1989-1990 Cleveland Browns, 1988 Minnesota Vikings

Bill Bates
Safety (also ST)
1983-1997 Dallas Cowboys

Mark Bavaro
Tight End
1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-94 Philadelphia Eagles

Bobby Beathard
Administrator
1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins,1990-99 San Diego Chargers

Cornelius Bennett
Linebacker
1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-98 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts

Jerome Bettis **
Running Back
1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Boselli
Tackle
1995-2002 Jacksonville Jaguars

Lomas Brown
Tackle
1985-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-98 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Cleveland Browns, 2000-01 New York Giants, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tim Brown *
Wide Receiver (also KR)
1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joey Browner
Safety
1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LeRoy Butler
Safety
1990-2001 Green Bay Packers

Dave Butz
Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
1973-74 St. Louis Cardinals, 1975-1988 Washington Redskins

Leo Carlin
Administrator
1960-Present Philadelphia Eagles

Bud Carson
Assistant Coach/Head Coach
1971-77 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1978-81, 1997 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1982 Baltimore Colts, 1983 Kansas City Chiefs, 1985-88 New York Jets, 1989-1990 Cleveland Browns, 1991-94 Philadelphia Eagles

Cris Carter *
Wide Receiver
1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

Larry Centers
Running Back
1990-1998 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins, 2001-2002 Buffalo Bills, 2003 New England Patriots

Ray Childress
Defensive Tackle/Defensive End
1985-1995 Houston Oilers, 1996 Dallas Cowboys

Todd Christensen
Tight End
1979 New York Giants, 1979-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Gary Clark
Wide Receiver
1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-94 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins

Ben Coates
Tight End
1991-99 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens

Jack Kent Cooke
Owner
1974-1997 Washington Redskins

Don Coryell *
Coach
1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Jim Covert
Tackle
1983-1990 Chicago Bears

Roger Craig
Running Back
1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1993 Minnesota Vikings

Otho Davis
Trainer
1971-72 Baltimore Colts, 1973-1995 Philadelphia Eagles

Terrell Davis
Running Back
1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Dermontti Dawson *
Center
1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed DeBartolo, Jr.
Owner
1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers

Richard Dent *
Defensive End
1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles

Chris Doleman
Defensive End/Linebacker
1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

Kenny Easley
Safety
1981-87 Seattle Seahawks

Henry Ellard
Wide Receiver (also PR)
1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-98 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots

Marshall Faulk **
Running Back
1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams

Tom Flores
Coach
1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks

Russ Francis
Tight End
1975-1980, 1987-88 New England Patriots, 1982-87 San Francisco 49ers

Eddie George
Running Back
1996-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, 2004 Dallas Cowboys


Ron Gibbs
Official
1940-1962 National Football League

Kevin Greene
Linebacker/Defensive End
1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Ray Guy
Punter
1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Charles Haley *
Defensive End/Linebacker
1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Ken Harvey
Linebacker
1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-98 Washington Redskins

Ole Haugsrud
Owner
1923-27 Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos

Lester Hayes
Cornerback
1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Jay Hilgenberg
Center
1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints

Chris Hinton
Guard/Tackle
1983-89 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-93 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-95 Minnesota Vikings

Kent Hull
Center
1986-1996 Buffalo Bills Joe Jacoby
Tackle
1981-1993 Washington Redskins

Jimmy Johnson
Coach
1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins

Brent Jones
Tight End
1987-1997 San Francisco 49ers

Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Defensive End
1974-78, 1980-89 Dallas Cowboys

Mike Kenn
Tackle
1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons

Cortez Kennedy *
Defensive Tackle
1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Frank "Bucko" Kilroy
Administrator
1962-64 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1984 New England Patriots

Joe Klecko
Defensive End/Defensive Tackle/Nose Tackle
1977-1987 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts

Chuck Knox
Coach
1973-77 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-94 Los Angeles Rams

Jim Lachey
Tackle
1985-87 San Diego Chargers, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders, 1988-1992, 1994-95 Washington Redskins

Albert Lewis
Cornerback
1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-98 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

Nick Lowery
Kicker
1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-96 New York Jets

Dexter Manley
Defensive End
1981-89 Washington Redskins, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Charles Mann
Defensive End
1983-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 San Francisco 49ers

Curtis Martin **
Running Back
1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

Clay Matthews
Linebacker
1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-96 Atlanta Falcons

Art McNally
Official
1968-1991 National Football League

Karl Mecklenburg
Linebacker
1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Sam Mills
Linebacker
1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers

Frank Minnifield
Cornerback
1984-1992 Cleveland Browns

Brian Mitchell
Running Back (also KR/PR)
1990-99 Washington Redskins, 2000-02 Philadelphia Eagles, 2003 New York Giants

Art Modell
Owner
1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens

Herman Moore
Wide Receiver
1991-2001 Detroit Lions, 2002 New York Giants

Stanley Morgan
Wide Receiver
1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990 Indianapolis Colts

Bill Nunn
Administrator
1968-Present Pittsburgh Steelers

Buddy Parker
Coach
1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-56 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Mike Quick
Wide Receiver
1982-1990 Philadelphia Eagles

Andre Reed *
Wide Receiver
1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Dan Reeves
Coach
1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-96 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons

Gerald Riggs
Running Back
1982-88 Atlanta Falcons, 1989-1991 Washington Redskins

Willie Roaf **
Tackle
1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

Joe Robbie
Owner
1966-1989 Miami Dolphins

Reggie Roby
Punter
1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993-94 Washington Redskins, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-97 Houston/Tennessee Oilers, 1998 San Francisco 49ers

Art Rooney, Jr.
Administrator
1961-Present Pittsburgh Steelers

Carroll Rosenbloom
Owner
1953-1971 Baltimore Colts, 1972-78 Los Angeles Rams

Ed Sabol
Founder
NFL Films

Steve Sabol
President
NFL Films

Deion Sanders **
Cornerback (also KR/PR)
1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens

Shannon Sharpe *
Tight End
1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens

Clark Shaughnessy
Coach
1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-49 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears

Donnie Shell
Safety
1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers

Phil Simms
Quarterback
1979-1993 New York Giants, injured-1982

Fred Smerlas
Nose Tackle
1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-92 New England Patriots

Jimmy Smith **
Wide Receiver
1992 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-2005 Jacksonville Jaguars

J.T. Smith
Wide Receiver (also PR)
1978 Washington Redskins, 1978-1984 Kansas City Chiefs, 1985-1990 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals

Paul Tagliabue
Commissioner
1989-2006 National Football League

Darryl Talley
Linebacker
1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings

Steve Tasker
Special Teams (also WR)
1985-86 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills

Dick Vermeil
Coach
Philadelphia Eagles 1976-1982, St. Louis Rams 1997-99, Kansas City Chiefs 2001-05

Herschel Walker
Running Back
1986-89 Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992-94 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995 New York Giants, 1996-97 Dallas Cowboys

Ricky Watters
Running Back
1992-94 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-97 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998-2001 Seattle Seahawks

Aeneas Williams
Cornerback/Safety
1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

Doug Williams
Quarterback
1978-1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1986-1989 Washington Redskins

Steve Wisniewski
Guard
1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

Ron Wolf
Administrator
1991-2001 Green Bay Packers

Darren Woodson
Safety
1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys

Louis Wright
Cornerback
1975-1986 Denver Broncos

Frank Wycheck
Tight End
1993-94 Washington Redskins, 1995-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oiler/Titans

George Young
Administrator
1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

The Moops
09-13-2010, 04:29 PM
Gradishar is a seniors candidate . . . he will no longer appear among the modern players selected.

This year the 2 senior nominees are Chris Hanburger and Les Richter.

Gradishar has to wait until NEXT August to have another shot . . .

Pony Boy
09-13-2010, 04:37 PM
Shannon Sharpe would be a lock if he promised not to give a speech.

Taco John
09-13-2010, 04:43 PM
I have two words for why Reeves should not go in: Tommy Maddox. ;D

There are certainly a lot of arguments against Reeves, but when you consider how these things are picked, I'll be he ends up in there. I expect Marty Schottenheimer will find his way in there too.

Hogan11
09-13-2010, 05:23 PM
Shannon Sharpe would be a lock if he promised not to give a speech.

:spit: Brahahahaha

Sassy
09-13-2010, 05:24 PM
:spit: Brahahahaha

Why did I know you would comment on that one! :spit:

broncosteven
09-13-2010, 05:29 PM
There are certainly a lot of arguments against Reeves, but when you consider how these things are picked, I'll be he ends up in there. I expect Marty Schottenheimer will find his way in there too.

If they put Leavy in then Reeves and Marty should be in also.

gunns
09-13-2010, 05:31 PM
No way Reeves gets in.

I don't know, if Marv Levy is in, I can see Reeve getting in.

Steve Sewell
09-13-2010, 05:33 PM
No way Reeves gets in.

That's weird considering he has 4 conference championships as a head coach, and similar winning percentage compared to Marv Levy, who is a HoF coach. he also coached for 6 more years than Marv and has a similar winning percentage both regular season and playoffs.

If you put Marv Levy in the HoF, it would be a crime if Dan Reeves were not a Hall of Famer.

gunns
09-13-2010, 05:33 PM
Steve Wisniewski
Guard
1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders



Hated that dirty sob. The travesty this year is if Walker or Watters get in.

Hogan11
09-13-2010, 05:34 PM
I can fully understand why Levy is in.....Marty & Reeves are iffy at best.

Steve Sewell
09-13-2010, 05:41 PM
I can fully understand why Levy is in.....Marty & Reeves are iffy at best.

Based on what?

Hogan11
09-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Based on what?

4 consecutive super bowl HC appearances....it's a historical achievement worthy of the HoF.

Even though they're all losses, it's never been done before or since and I doubt it ever will.

footstepsfrom#27
09-13-2010, 07:29 PM
Atwater should be a lock. Sharpe too.

Reeves deserves to be in as well, all things considered.
Reeves IMO deserves no such thing, but guys like Gradishar, Lionel Taylor and Goose Gonsoulin do. Nalen should have a shot too.

broncosteven
09-13-2010, 07:38 PM
I can fully understand why Levy is in.....Marty & Reeves are iffy at best.

They had success in multiple city's. Marty never got to the SB but he did well in Cleveland, KC, SD and Reeves took us to the SB 3 times and Atlanta once. Winning the SB helps but these guys were good everywhere they went. I only hope mCd can sniff the success these guys had.

The Moops
09-16-2010, 03:51 AM
Interesting point about Reeves . . . 3 Super Bowl losses with Denver and another loss (great coaching job, btw) taking Atlanta to Super Bowl XXXIII.

4 Super Bowl Losses in total . . . the same number of SB losses as Marv Levy, who had NO trouble getting into Canton.

If not Canton, at least put this guy in ROF

Hogan11
09-16-2010, 06:04 AM
Guys again, Levy had four consecutive super bowl appearances with the same team, that's where the HoF justification really is.....it's a historical feat that we'll probably never again experience in our lifetimes.

While Reeves took different teams to the super bowl four times, it just can't match that.

Garcia Bronco
09-16-2010, 06:37 AM
No way Reeves gets in.

Played or coached in like 8 Super Bowls out of the first 33. That's pretty good. Dan Reeves has meant a bunch to Pro football.

Los Broncos
09-16-2010, 09:08 AM
It would be nice to Wright get in, I assume he doesn't have a very good chance?

B-Love
09-16-2010, 09:15 AM
Guys again, Levy had four consecutive super bowl appearances with the same team, that's where the HoF justification really is.....it's a historical feat that we'll probably never again experience in our lifetimes.

While Reeves took different teams to the super bowl four times, it just can't match that.


And Reeves went 3 out of 4 years. And then took a bottom feeding Falcon team to the Bowl as well. To me that is just as good as Levy's feat. What did Levy get done with the KC Chiefs?? He installed the Wing T in Kansas City?!

I am sure someone can come up with someone else, but as of now I cannot. Name another coach, who was partially or directly responsible for 7 different high caliber Quarterbacks having their greatest seasons under his tenure.

Roger Staubach, had his best seasons with Reeves as OC, Danny White had his greatest season in 1980, and Craig Morton had his best season in 1981. Some will argue 1993, but I will always believe that Elway's jaw dropping greatness started in 1987. 1987 will always be the year that represents "Ground Zero" for what made Elway the new definition of great QB. He was the unanimous NFL MVP that year too.

Phil Simms had his best season ever in 1993 in his only year with Reeves. Chris Chandler had his best statistical season in 1998, and Michael Vick had his best under Reeves as well.

I am sure there is someone but I cannot come up with another coach (Coordinator, Head or Asst, etc) who can say that.

Hogan11
09-16-2010, 09:39 AM
And Reeves went 3 out of 4 years. And then took a bottom feeding Falcon team to the Bowl as well. To me that is just as good as Levy's feat. What did Levy get done with the KC Chiefs?? He installed the Wing T in Kansas City?!

C'mon Man, that's like holding Shanahan's stint with the Raiders against him, in the face of the later accomplishment, it's insignifigant.

I am sure someone can come up with someone else, but as of now I cannot. Name another coach, who was partially or directly responsible for 7 different high caliber Quarterbacks having their greatest seasons under his tenure.

Roger Staubach, had his best seasons with Reeves as OC, Danny White had his greatest season in 1980, and Craig Morton had his best season in 1981. Some will argue 1993, but I will always believe that Elway's jaw dropping greatness started in 1987. 1987 will always be the year that represents "Ground Zero" for what made Elway the new definition of great QB. He was the unanimous NFL MVP that year too.

Phil Simms had his best season ever in 1993 in his only year with Reeves. Chris Chandler had his best statistical season in 1998, and Michael Vick had his best under Reeves as well.

I am sure there is someone but I cannot come up with another coach (Coordinator, Head or Asst, etc) who can say that.

Granted, but it still doesn't match 4 consecutive super bowl appearances.....frankly, not much does.

bendog
09-16-2010, 09:51 AM
R66v6s is a lock. 350plus wins, four superbowl appearances, plus he was landry's OC and won rings as a player.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Sharpe get passed over this year after the steller lobbying job for Little. That was outstanding. If Grads had gotten half that and organizational support, he'd prolly have gone in.

colonelbeef
09-16-2010, 10:08 AM
Sharpe, Davis, and Atwater all are deserving.

Sharpe and Atwater are most likely.

broncosteven
09-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Guys again, Levy had four consecutive super bowl appearances with the same team, that's where the HoF justification really is.....it's a historical feat that we'll probably never again experience in our lifetimes.

While Reeves took different teams to the super bowl four times, it just can't match that.

I think it is much harder to take 2 different teams to the SB than 4 straight years.

Sure the Bills drafted during that run but their skill talent base was there for the entire run. Reeves built 2 teams and took them to the playoffs. I forgot about Gints stint where they had a playoff appearance to boot.

Levy rode the wave in a time where the AFC was crap, plus one of those years his team had a record come from behind win vs Houston. All SB teams need a little luck and a lot of skill. Get that from 2 teams, one in AFC and one in NFC and your pretty damn good!

BroncsRule
09-16-2010, 10:54 AM
No one has been to more superbowls than Dan Reeves.

Hogan11
09-16-2010, 04:21 PM
I think it is much harder to take 2 different teams to the SB than 4 straight years.

Sure the Bills drafted during that run but their skill talent base was there for the entire run. Reeves built 2 teams and took them to the playoffs. I forgot about Gints stint where they had a playoff appearance to boot.

Levy rode the wave in a time where the AFC was crap, plus one of those years his team had a record come from behind win vs Houston. All SB teams need a little luck and a lot of skill. Get that from 2 teams, one in AFC and one in NFC and your pretty damn good!

Pretty damn good indeed, but not 4 consecutive super bowl appearances good which is why Levy is in the HoF while Reeves is still on the outside looking in.

The Moops
09-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Great point by B-love . . . I would only add that Elway started showing his jaw-dropping greatness in 1985 . . . that's the year he had some ridiculous crazy games. Like his horrific 5 interceptions against KC at Mile High that he, somehow, pulled out with a last-second win.

That team went 11-5 in '85 and MISSED the playoffs.

Elway carried that team too . . .

BroncoInferno
09-16-2010, 07:38 PM
There are certainly a lot of arguments against Reeves, but when you consider how these things are picked, I'll be he ends up in there. I expect Marty Schottenheimer will find his way in there too.

I agree. Guys like Don Coryell are in who never coached in even one Super Bowl. Dan Reeves coached two different teams to a total of 4, and had a solid run with the Giants as well.

BroncoInferno
09-16-2010, 07:41 PM
C'mon Man, that's like holding Shanahan's stint with the Raiders against him, in the face of the later accomplishment, it's insignifigant.



Granted, but it still doesn't match 4 consecutive super bowl appearances.....frankly, not much does.

Don Coryell is in the HOF, Hogan. He never coached in even one Super Bowl. I think Dan is a lock to get in eventually. He was successful with all three teams he was a head coach for, and coached two of them to a total of four Super Bowls.

Jesterhole
09-16-2010, 07:45 PM
Sharpe has the best chance to get in any time soon, but with all the TE's the are eclipsing his numbers, he might get log jammed for too long. I'd love to see Atwater in but doubt he'll make it, just won't be enough support. I can't see Reeves making it in his first few years either...tough when you don't win the big one.

Tombstone RJ
09-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Sharpe should absolutely be in.

broncosteven
09-16-2010, 08:06 PM
Great point by B-love . . . I would only add that Elway started showing his jaw-dropping greatness in 1985 . . . that's the year he had some ridiculous crazy games. Like his horrific 5 interceptions against KC at Mile High that he, somehow, pulled out with a last-second win.

That team went 11-5 in '85 and MISSED the playoffs.

Elway carried that team too . . .

We win one divisional game vs KFC or Oakland and we end up getting pummled by duh bears in the SB that year. I was kind of glad we didn't make it when I was watching that SB though we ended up getting it vs the 49ers 5 years later.

Atwater His Ass
09-16-2010, 08:11 PM
The fact that some of Sharpes records are being broken now shouldn't be held against him. When he retired, he was the most prolific TE in the history of the NFL. Not to mention a key component on 2 differetn Super Bowl winning teams.

mwill07
09-16-2010, 08:25 PM
The fact that some of Sharpes records are being broken now shouldn't be held against him. When he retired, he was the most prolific TE in the history of the NFL. Not to mention a key component on 2 3 differetn Super Bowl winning teams.
fixed

GoBroncos DownUnder
09-17-2010, 06:20 AM
The fact that some of Sharpes records are being broken now shouldn't be held against him. When he retired, he was the most prolific TE in the history of the NFL. Not to mention a key component on 3 differetn Super Bowl winning teams.
Yep, just like a TE version of Art Monk ... :wiggle:

I still get goose-bumps remembering that HUGE ovation Monk got before his HoF speech ... 2 minutes in, when he tried to talk, and the crowd made it CLEAR that they were NOT finished! ****ing EPIC part of NFL history there!:notworthy