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    Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_2310_Defenders_who_belong.html

    [size=12pt]Defenders who belong[/size]
    Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 6, 2009
    By Jonathan Comey
    Cold, Hard Football Facts defensive stalwart

    The failure of Hall of Fame voters to treat defensive players with the same respect accorded offensive players has been well documented by the Cold, Hard Football Facts.

    The 2008 Hall of Fame induction, which featured the largest class of defenders in HOF history (four), was certainly a step toward equality, not to mention a step toward further validation of the Cold, Hard Football Facts. The Class of 2009 that will be inducted Saturday includes three defenders, the second largest class in history: Bills sack-master Bruce Smith, the late Chiefs star Derrick Thomas, and all-purpose stud DB Rod Woodson, who spent most of his career with the Steelers.

    But there's still a long way to go before equality reigns in Canton. If HOF voters want to get serious about adding defensive players, they'd be wise to start with this octet of overlooked stars. (Players listed alphabetically.)
    The first one listed is Steve Atwater.
    What a man.

    Here's Atwater showing Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye who's boss.

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    How does Jim Marshall not make the list of defenders overlooked ???

    Guess he didn't have enough probowls and no rings to make that list.

    Jackson also recovered 28 opponent fumbles in his career, one shy of the record held by Minnesota legend Jim Marshall (another defender who probably belongs in Canton).
    Well he does get mentioned in Ricky Jackson case for making the hall.

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    Didn't watch it........Was John and Joey on it?
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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Didn't watch it........Was John and Joey on it?
    It's not a video, it's an article.
    The video link is to a hit by Atwater (as I said).

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    "Zeus" wrote:
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    Didn't watch it........Was John and Joey on it?
    It's not a video, it's an article.
    The video link is to a hit by Atwater (as I said).

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    OK, I didn't even take time to click on the link to determine what the media was.......Question still remains......Was John or Joey on it?
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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
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    Didn't watch it........Was John and Joey on it?
    It's not a video, it's an article.
    The video link is to a hit by Atwater (as I said).
    OK, I didn't even take time to click on the link to determine what the media was.......Question still remains......Was John or Joey on it?
    No Vikings were on the list, not that they claimed it to be an all-encompassing list.

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    Chris Doleman, Jim Marshall, John Randall.

    3 should be sure-thing hall of famers.

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    Winfield for HOF!!

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

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    Chris Doleman, Jim Marshall, John Randall.

    3 should be sure-thing hall of famers.
    Good Lord - isn't it possible to have a discussion on this website where we DON'T have to point out how it affects our favorite franchise?

    What about the Atwater hit?
    Wasn't that awesomely great?

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    Re: Defenders who belong in the NFL Hall of Fame (CHFF.com article)

    I know a few broncos fans and when ever we get talking about football history, they always bring up his name. I actually bought Atwater's jersey for one of them.

    As for the rest of the list, I do not know much about any of the players. I know Dent hit like a ton of bricks, but I am not sure if he is a HOF.

    I was going to say What about Deion Sanders but he gets in next year.
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