Seriously, how can you not want a football player whose nickname was Dr. Doom in the Hall of Fame? For just that moniker alone we want to build a statue in his honor. Seriously though, nickname or not, Robert Brazile
was one hell of a linebacker.
Almost immediately as a pro, Brazille was used as the anchor of the 3-4 defense. He was used to rush the Quarterback from the outside, much like Lawrence Taylor did years later. He was a sure tackler and considered one of the best Linebackers of his era as evidenced by his seven consecutive Pro Bowls and selection to the NFL 1970’s All Decade Team.
Brazile remains the only Linebacker named to the 1970’s All Decade Team that is not in the Hall of Fame. Not only that, Brazille has never been a Hall of Fame finalist. For whatever reason, the Hall is showing no love towards Dr. Doom.
Should Robert Brazile be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 62.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%