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    Morten Andersen retires

    On a press conference today in Denmark, the all-time leading scorer of the NFL Morten Andersen has announced his retirement from pro football.

    Morten has caused an american football revolution in Denmark, who along with Great Britain is covering the most of the NFL outside of the Americas.

    The question then goes weather Morten Andersen should be in the hall of fame or if he will be forgotten and bypassed by skill position players like quarterbacks and runningbacks.

    Here is a look of Mortens career achievements:



    * 7x Pro Bowl selection ('85, '86, '87, '88, '90, '92, '95)


    * 1980s All-Decade Team


    * 1990s All-Decade Team


    * Multiple NFL records



    * Most games played (career) - 382


    * Most field goals attempted (career) - 709


    * Most field goals (career) - 565


    * Most points (career) - 2,544


    * Most seasons, 79 or more points - 24


    * Most seasons, 90 or more points - 22


    * Most seasons, 98 or more points - 18


    * Most seasons, 99 or more points - 16


    * Most field goals attempted of 50 or more yards (total) - 84


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) (total) - 40 (tied with Jason Hanson)


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a season - 8


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a game - 3 (vs. New Orleans, December 10, 1995) (tied with Neil Rackers and Kris Brown)


    * Most consecutive games with a point (career) - 346

    For me its a no-brainer.. Morten deserves it more than any other.. a true great and im glad the he got to play for my beloved Vikings during his career.


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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    The guy with the most points in NFL is a no-brainer. Morten will get in, dunno if he will be a first-ballot tho

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    Don't like the options.
    Noone should have to wait, thats the dumbest thing i've heard, but some players aren't quite first ballot material.
    It all depends on the class that year, since Junior Seau came back, he won't be on the ballott.
    John Lynch will be.
    I think Morton Definetally deserves it, but he might get shafter a year or two.

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    Finally this guy gives it up. He has kicked for more years than I have been alive.

    As for his HOF status... I just never know with a kicker. I guess he should get in because of being the highest scoring player on the field ever (can't be off the field, he is a bloody kicker)
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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    "skum" wrote:
    On a press conference today in Denmark, the all-time leading scorer of the NFL Morten Andersen has announced his retirement from pro football.

    Morten has caused an american football revolution in Denmark, who along with Great Britain is covering the most of the NFL outside of the Americas.

    The question then goes weather Morten Andersen should be in the hall of fame or if he will be forgotten and bypassed by skill position players like quarterbacks and runningbacks.

    Here is a look of Mortens career achievements:



    * 7x Pro Bowl selection ('85, '86, '87, '88, '90, '92, '95)


    * 1980s All-Decade Team


    * 1990s All-Decade Team


    * Multiple NFL records



    * Most games played (career) - 382


    * Most field goals attempted (career) - 709


    * Most field goals (career) - 565


    * Most points (career) - 2,544


    * Most seasons, 79 or more points - 24


    * Most seasons, 90 or more points - 22


    * Most seasons, 98 or more points - 18


    * Most seasons, 99 or more points - 16


    * Most field goals attempted of 50 or more yards (total) - 84


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) (total) - 40 (tied with Jason Hanson)


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a season - 8


    * Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a game - 3 (vs. New Orleans, December 10, 1995) (tied with Neil Rackers and Kris Brown)


    * Most consecutive games with a point (career) - 346

    For me its a no-brainer.. Morten deserves it more than any other.. a true great and im glad the he got to play for my beloved Vikings during his career.
    It seems like only 30 years ago when he was a rookie.

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    No way he doesn't get in.
    Kicker's may not be as highly ranked, but they will still make or break many games each season for you.
    They play a bigger role than most people give credit.

    I would be surprised to see 1st ballot, but he'll make it for sure one way or the other.

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    No, he knocked us out of the Superbowl.

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    "Randy" wrote:
    he knocked us out of the Superbowl.

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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    ^^^^ LMAO!!!!!
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    Re: Morten Andersen retires

    A shame he's gone but it had to happen sooner or later. He definitely deserves to get into the Hall of Fame.

    He did a lot for the game of football, at least in Denmark, but he never did learn to tackle though ;D

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