Normally only about 8 at most make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but this year’s list looks like a who’s who of who should get into the Hall. Here is the list of this year’s finalists:
- Jack Butler (veterens committee)
- Dick Stanfel (veterens committee)
- Bill Parcells
- Jerome Bettis
- Tim Brown
- Cris Carter
- Dermontti Dawson
- Edward DeBartolo Jr
- Chris Doleman
- Kevin Greene
- Charles Haley
- Cortez Kennedy
- Curtis Martin
- Andre Reed
- Willie Roaf
- Will Shields
- Aeneas Williams
For me this is a difficult list to select from. There are so many players and so few votes. Here is my list and why I think they deserve to be in the Hall of Fame:
Bill Parcells – Possibly the best coach in footbball history. It’s one thing to win with one franchise, he did it with the Giants, Patriots, Jets, and Cowboys. In my mind, if anyone gets in it should be him first!
Willie Roaf – NFL 1990s Players of the Decade, he was the prototypical tackle. He was one of the tackles who was part of reinventing the position and making it one of the most important positions on the offensive side of the ball.
Tim Brown and Cris Carter – Both tallied over 1000 receptions and over 100 touchdown. That should lead to automatic enshrinement. Both of these players are long over do for entering the Hall.
Curtis Martin and Jerome Bettis – Both I consider top ten all time running backs. Both were undervalued throughout most of their careers.
Chris Doleman – Absolutely a terror on the defensive side of the ball. Most Hall of Fame quarterbacks that played against him said that he was an elite defensive player.
Well, those are my seven, what are yous?