It just goes to show that no one can win a superbowl by themselves. It takes a whole team playing at a high level. We probably have a few future hall of famers from the 2000's as well(Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson for sure).
These guys were all dominating players during that era. McDaniel and Zimmerman need to get more respect as linemen.Quote:
(from article)Nothing against any of the five who have been chosen. Cris Carter, Randall McDaniel, Gary Zimmerman, Chris Doleman and John Randle were all legitimate candidates. But with so many worthy players still waiting for their call to Canton, itís hard to figure how they all merited such quick induction.
Doleman and Randle too, but on the other side of the ball. Randle took over games against Brett Favre's Packers, and he almost did even when the team lacked corners to allow the time for line penetration.
Cris Carter made every receiver he paired with play better. He made good quarterbacks look great and lesser quarterbacks look good. He made sideline catches that mortal receivers only wished they could make, and his smooth cuts baffled defenders. He taught Randy Moss how to play in the NFL - even when Carter was passed his prime and could have taken and ego trip to another team. Carter wanted the ball; Carter wanted to win, and no other Hall of Fame receiver wanted less then that.
Yeah, many Vikings were great players, but they played on flawed teams. Does that make each of them less of a player; certainly not.
Did the guy stop to think that maybe if just one of those Hall of Fame players was a QB, that the Super Bowl argument wouldn't exist?
For the most part of the last 45 years the Vikings have been competitive. They haven't been the best often, but when they were they always found a way to lose it. Pretty shitty logic if this guy is in fact a reputable journalist.