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Old 08-02-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Atwater should be in the HOF

Good article that makes the case, he was a beast:

http://www.todayspigskin.com/afc/den...e-many-fronts/
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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He and Gradishar should both be in.

I think Champ and TD are our best bets though. Not gonna hold my breath on Atwater.
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Hell Yeah! How the hell have the Broncos been in 8 Super Bowl, win 3 Super Bowls, and only have only Elway, Zimmerman and Sharpe in the HOF!
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I truly hate the whole HofF situation. We've got five guys that have gotten screwed, year after year. We're an all-time great franchise, and we are in the range of teams like Atlanta and Tampa Bay for number of players. And just look at ours vs. the rest of the AFC West. They all have two or three times as many.

It's truly bizarre, when you think about it. I don't know, off the top of my head, if there is any situation, with any other team, in any other sport that compares.
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Broncos get ****ed when it comes to the HoF if they aren't clear-cut first ballot guys. And even clear-cut first ballot guys don't necessarily get in first ballot (Sharpe).
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:36 PM   #7
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Cough cough

You right. I forgot about him. BRONCO LIFER TOO. That's on me. But still not enough Broncos in the HOF! Just don't spit out Tony Dorsett or Lyle Alzado. THey went in on success with other teams.
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I fully support this notion. The dude absolutely deserves top recognition.
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He and Gradishar should both be in.

I think Champ and TD are our best bets though. Not gonna hold my breath on Atwater.
Champ is going in on the first ballot. The only thing missing from his resume is a championship ring.
He was dominant for so long and the class of the position that even being a Bronco will not keep him out.

Gradishar not being in is ****ing criminal.
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He should be there for simply ending that Nigerian nightmare nonsense.
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And Floyd Little
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:38 AM   #13
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He should be there for simply ending that Nigerian nightmare nonsense.
I didn't know what you were talking about so I looked it up on you tube. He totally destroyed the nightmare he was supposed to be one of the baddest backs of all time that was brutal. I would put Atwater in.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:06 AM   #14
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Atwater, listed at 6-3 and 217 pounds during his playing career, was a feared hitter in the secondary. At the time Atwater retired, following the 1999 season, Hall of Famer Ken Houston was the only safety to have been named to more Pro Bowls (10) than Atwater's eight.

Atwater made seven consecutive Pro Bowls and was selected to the All-Decade team for the 1990s. He played on three Super Bowl teams for the Broncos, including two champions, and his hit on Chiefs running back Christian Okoye during a Monday Night Football game in 1990 will always be his signature highlight.

Atwater, though, has a full résumé of performance and durability, given he started every regular-season and postseason game he played for the Broncos.

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He had one beer the night before game day.

But only one.
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I'm going to be pissed when John Lynch gets in and they hold Atwater out. Atwater in every way was a better player than Lynch and I like Lynch.
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The Nuggets get more respect by the NBA HOF than the Broncos the NFL version. Pathetic. I gave up caring though, it is such a joke at this point, it is not worth my energy.
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I don't care about the state of the HOF. It became a joke many a year ago.

TD 30 should be there and would have been if it wasn't due to early injury. He and we know it, and that's all that counts.
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I didn't know what you were talking about so I looked it up on you tube. He totally destroyed the nightmare he was supposed to be one of the baddest backs of all time that was brutal. I would put Atwater in.

You never knew of the hit heard around the world?

Stopped him dead in his tracks! The way Atwater played in Super Bowl 32 was insane, as well. Had he made that gift interception he dropped, he would have really give TD a run for MVP.
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The HOF should be embarrassed that Atwater is not in. Even HOF WRs were afraid of him. He wrecked shop every game. I wonder if the voters even know if a football is pumped or stuffed.

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Ironically while watching ( a football life ) it was about Christian okoyo and there was a bit about when Atwater dropped him ( Christian said ) he gave on the play and that's why it looked so bad lol he said it never happened. The funny part is he gets asked the question all the time about the hit. Well Christian guess what ( it ****ing happened on Monday night football )
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:12 PM   #24
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Ironically while watching ( a football life ) it was about Christian okoyo and there was a bit about when Atwater dropped him ( Christian said ) he gave on the play and that's why it looked so bad lol he said it never happened. The funny part is he gets asked the question all the time about the hit. Well Christian guess what ( it ****ing happened on Monday night football )
Okoye also claimed he ran over Atwater "so many times." Lol. Yeah sure.
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Peter King will make sure he stays out, need more room for Giants.
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