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    Marshall HOF?

    I think Marshall deserves to get in, from the films I have watched and stats our D had. Here is an article. What do you think? I was born in 1976, has anyone seen him play live?

    http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/sports/12496299.htm

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    I have, I was young when he played but from what I remember he was a beast and deserves to be in the Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think if the Vikes would have won even 1 of the Superbowl's there would be a lot more in the Hall.

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    This post through me off a bit because Carl Eller is in the Hall Of Fame!! He was inducted last year and that article is a little different!

    Here is a recap of Eller's career.






    In 1964, Carl Eller, a consensus All-America with the University of Minnesota, was a first-round draft pick of both the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills of the then-rival American Football League. A 6-6, 247-pound defensive stalwart, Eller opted to stay in a familiar environment and signed with the Vikings. For the next 15 years through 1978, he was a fixture in one of pro footballs most effective defensive alignments. He finished his career with one final season with the Seattle Seahawks in 1979, having played in 225 regular season games.
    During Eller’s career the Vikings enjoyed great success on the field. Starting in 1968, Eller’s fifth campaign, Minnesota won 10 NFL/NFC Central Division titles in the next 11 seasons. The Vikings won the 1969 NFL championship and NFC crowns in 1973, 1974, and 1976 and played in four Super Bowls.

    A major factor in this long string of successes was a ferocious defensive line often referred to as “The Purple People Eaters.� Eller was the left end of a line that included Jim Marshall at the opposite end and Hall of Famer Alan Page and Gary Larsen at the tackles. Extremely quick and mobile for his size, Carl was an excellent defender against the run and superb as a pass rusher. In one three-string season from 1975 to 1977, he recorded 44 sacks, according to unofficial statistics (sacks did not become an official NFL statistic until 1982). He also was effective in blocking kicks and, during his career he recovered 23 opponents’ fumbles, the third best mark in NFL annals at the time of his retirement. It was Eller who caused the now infamous fumble that led to teammate Jim Marshall’s wrong-way run for a safety in 1964 in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Super-stardom was predicted for Eller from his first day in training camp following the 1964 College All-Star Game. He didn’t disappoint as he went on to become one of the most honored defensive players of his time. He became a regular his rookie season and was named first- or second-team All-Pro every year from 1967 through 1973. He was All-NFL or All-NFC 1968 through 1973 and then All-NFC again in 1975. In 1971, he won the George Halas Award as the NFL’s leading defensive player and was selected to play in six Pro Bowls (1969-1972, 1974, and 1975).
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    Re: Eller HOF?

    "ShanePurpleBlood" wrote:
    I think Eller deserves to get in, from the films I have watched and stats our D had. Here is an article. What do you think? I was born in 1976, has anyone seen him play live?

    http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/sports/12496299.htm
    He's ALREADY in!!! The article was touting Tinglehoff and Marshall for HOF...and complaining that their chances are dwindling.

    http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=63

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    how embarrassing for you ShanePurpleBlood i say u hit edit asap.

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    He probably meant Marshall. Just everytime you read about Marshall Ellers name come up because people who don't want Marshall in use Eller as an example of the only reason he was good.

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    He's ALREADY in!!! The article was touting Tinglehoff and Marshall for HOF...and complaining that their chances are dwindling.

    http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=63

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    It's all good Shane i'm sure you meant Marshall.. By the way did ya get them special Brownies I sent?

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    Re: Eller HOF?

    While Marshall's consecutive games played streak is awesome (and is probably mentioned in the Hall somewhere), I don't really think Marshall was a "superstar" defensive end worthy of HOF induction. He was very good, certainly above average, but again not a superstar.

    Tinglehoff may one day get in based on the number of times he was an All-Pro. Undersized, and the knock on him was that he got pushed around by the bigger DTs in the Vikings four SB losses, but nevertheless was probably considered the top "NFC" center of his era.
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    Re: Eller HOF?

    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    It's all good Shane i'm sure you meant Marshall.. By the way did ya get them special Brownies I sent?
    Sorry I meant Marshall. We can blame it on smoke! I knew I should have only ate one of Vikez4Lyfe's brownies instead of two!

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