Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
I know what you are trying to say and I've already said that the more glamorous positions will always be acknowledged first and rightly so. My point still stands--its a team sport and no team wins without guards and because it's a team sport you can't ignore guards simply because they aren't glamorous, especially when a guy goes to the probowl 12 times and is elected to an all decade team.
Furthermore you shouldn't put mediocre players in the HoF, at the expense of players like Shields, simply because they did NOT play the guard position. Because that's really what you are saying.
I didn't realize that's what I was saying but you are right. I think a very good QB is harder to find and more valuable than a great or elite guard. I think the guard would have to really really stand out to get to HOF status. I don't know what the requirement would be but I don't believe "best at his position for multiple years" should necessarily be an automatic ticket.