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Last year, Derrick Brooks debuted at the top of the rankings on his first year of eligibility. This year another Linebacker entering his first eligible year debuts at the top spot. Junior Seau was drafted by his home town team, the San Diego Chargers in the First Round and quickly became the face of the franchise and the not just…
Jerry Kramer was nominated for the Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1974.  Over thirty five years later he is still waiting from that call from Canton, Ohio. Jerry Kramer was a bruising offensive lineman who was part of seven championship Green Bay Packer teams; including the first two Super Bowls.  He was the key…
Easily the best Wide Receiver ever to play for the Indianapolis Colts in the history of their franchise, Marvin Harrison was blessed to have Peyton Manning as his Quarterback. Of Course, Manning was equally blessed to have Marvin Harrison as his primary target. Harrison was a workhorse for the Colts setting outstanding numbers, though it was his Yards and Receptions per…
Although we don’t have Chuck Howley at the number one spot we can argue that he is hands down the most disrespected on our football list.  We don’t feel that way because he has not been inducted; we feel that we because he has never made the ballot!
The Oakland Raiders had a pirate on their helmet and nobody embodied that renegade image more than Ken Stabler.  Coincidently, that very image that made him so popular may be what inhibits him from Hall contention.Stabler wasn’t just popular because of his tough everyman personality.  “The Snake” was also a very successful quarterback who always found a way to win. …
With nine members of the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers already in the Football Hall of Fame, you would think that the team that won four Super Bowls in that decade would be sufficiently represented in Canton.  Some have said that they have the right amount, but the wrong representatives.  Those people point to L.C. Greenwood as the omission.As a member of…
What we do admire about the Football Hall of Fame is that they very rarely let top stars wait long.  This is usually the case regardless of the position.  Every year we expect an elite NFL superstar to vault to the top of our rankings on their first year of eligibility.  Although he is not our top rated Offensive Lineman,…
We are not going to lie. The ranking of Torry Holt was not easy, and was such to the point that we could easily see where Holt could be ranked much higher or lower; as always, we want to hear what you think. With that said, Holt may not have accumulatively did better than his peers at the Wide Receiver…
There are many people who have said that Johnny Robinson is one of the greatest safeties to ever play in the modern era.  He was certainly among the best to play in the old American Football League as he was voted to all AFL team.Johnny Robinson was a converted Wide Receiver who adapted to the role of Safety effortlessly.  Robinson…
Charles Haley is the answer to the envious trivia question as to which football player has the most Super Bowl Rings.  Haley captured five Super Bowls in eight years with the 49ers and Cowboys, but he was not just a long for the ride as he was one of the key defenders on all of the championship teams. During his…
A very strong case can be made to justify the induction of Roger Craig to the Football Hall of Fame.  This makes it all the more bizarre that the powerful Running Back had to wait ten years to even get nominated.There could be no doubt that during his prime that Roger Craig was an integral part of every offensive play. …
Many Heisman Trophy winners can’t translate their collegiate prowess into a successful pro career.  Tim Brown did not have that problem as the 1987 Heisman winner had a long professional career where he became a nine time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver.  Although fans were always aware of the fleet footed Notre Dame alumnus, they may be unaware just how high…
The Denver Broncos first became a team that was first feared when their defense became the “Orange Crush” in the late 70’s.  Many have credited linebacker, Randy Gradishar with being the heart and soul of that famed defense.Gradishar was a tackling machine and won the 1978 Defensive Player of the Year.  He consistently went to the Pro Bowl and was…
Bill Walsh’s West Coast Offense is very popular now, but despite the geographic name, it was actually executed first in Cincinnati by Ken Anderson. Ken Anderson was a lifetime Bengal who set passing records for the franchise.  He was incredibly accurate and mastered the short yardage pass.  On four occasions he led the league in Quarterback Rating and in 1982…
It was easy to forget just how good Kevin Mawae was. Despite lasting sixteen seasons in the NFL and making eight Pro Bowls, he was not spoken of often in terms of being one of the great Offensive Linemen of his era. This may because he wasn’t flashy and because he didn’t seek attention, but he was one of the…

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  • 71. Randy Carlyle
    71.  Randy Carlyle One of the better offensive defenseman of the 1980’s, Randy Carlyle saw his career take off when he got traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Carlyle won the coveted Norris Trophy in 1981 and was consistently among the top points performers amongst defensemen in the 80’s. Carlyle’s career pinnacle may have been as a head coach when he led the Anaheim…
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