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Old 11-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default 2012 Pro Football Hall Of Fame: Semifinalists Include Davis, Atwater And Mecklenb


http://www.cantonrep.com/sports/hall...-semifinalists
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Atwater and Mecklenburg's first time on the list! Alright!

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The complete list of 26 modern-era semifinalists is as follows:

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

Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cris Carter, WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

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

Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Dermontti Dawson, C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner – 1979-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Chris Doleman, DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

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

Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Cortez Kennedy, DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Curtis Martin, RB – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

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

Karl Mecklenburg, LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Bill Parcells, Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys

Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Willie Roaf, T – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

Donnie Shell, S – 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers

Will Shields, G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League

Steve Tasker, ST/WR – 1985-86 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills

Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

Ron Wolf, Contributor – 1963-1974, 1978-1990 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1975-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1990 New York Jets, 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers

George Young, Contributor – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Sup with #53?

Vets committee?
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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All 3 deserve to go, along with Louis Wright, Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Dennis Smith, Rod Smith...
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:08 PM   #6
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All 3 deserve to go, along with Louis Wright, Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Dennis Smith, Rod Smith...
it's the hall of fame, not the hall of great. i'm a huge homer, but in reality, they will never make it and do not deserve to be in it.

the second you go out to canton yourself and step into that shrine room, you will understand what i am talking about.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:11 PM   #7
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it's the hall of fame, not the hall of great. i'm a huge homer, but in reality, they will never make it and do not deserve to be in it.

the second you go out to canton yourself and step into that shrine room, you will understand what i am talking about.
I generally agree, but Gradishar deserves it.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #8
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Fantastic news to see those guys making their first appearances. That means support for them is trending up long after they last played a down. That's a good sign.

Brutal list, though. Honestly, I hope at least one of the Olinemen on there makes it this year. All three were dominant for extended periods of time.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:19 PM   #10
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it's the hall of fame, not the hall of great. i'm a huge homer, but in reality, they will never make it and do not deserve to be in it.

the second you go out to canton yourself and step into that shrine room, you will understand what i am talking about.
Go back in time....or video and watch the 10 seasons that were Randy Gradishar's career and tell me he is not more than worthy.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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Go back in time....or video and watch the 10 seasons that were Randy Gradishar's career and tell me he is not more than worthy.
I'm too young and i will admit he is the one guy on that list that i think deserves to be in HOF purgatory.

i.e. he will eventually make the semi-finalists list, but he will stay there.

I can't say he isn't worthy if i haven't seen him play, but my pops tells me he was one of the greatest he ever saw.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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I was at a men's dinner a couple months ago and Jay Novacek stated that Atwater gave him the harderst hit he ever received. Byron Chamberlain also Steve hit him when he was a rookie and "to welcome me to the NFL". Okoye would probably say the samething. I hope he makes it, plus many other Bronco alums.
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Terrell for sure.

Put the man in already!
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