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2. Ed Reed

You can’t think of ball hawks in the 2000’s without thinking of the name, Ed Reed. The cerebral Safety seems to know what the Quarterback was gong to do before he did and it was no fluke that three times he would lead the National Football League in Interceptions.

The 2019 Football Futures are now up!

It is always onward and upward for us at, and as such we wanted to take the time to update our Football Futures section.  This is the portion of the website where you have the opportunity to let us know your opinion as whether retired players who are not yet eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame should be enshrined in Canton.  This process also helps us establish where these players should be ranked once eligible.

We already had the Football Futures from 2016, 2017 and 2018 up, and recently we have updated our 2017 Football Futures and our2018 Football Futures Section.

You know what comes next right? 

The 2019 Football Futures, of course!

Unlike the 2017 and 2018 sections, the 2019 portion is brand new to

The 2019 Football Futures consist of:

Adrian Wilson, a Strong Safety who is a member of the 25/25 Club and is a five time Pro Bowl Selection.

Andre Carter, a Defensive End who had over 60 Quarterback Sacks in his career.

Andre Gurode, a Center who made the Pro Bowl five times.

Asante Samuel, a Cornerback with two Super Bowl Rings with the New England Patriot, four Pro Bowls and a two time leader in Interceptions.

Brian Moorman, a Punter who went to two Pro Bowls.

Brian Waters, an Offensive Guard who went from undrafted to making six Pro Bowls.

Bryant McKinnie, an Offensive Tackle who went to one Pro Bowl and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

Carl Nicks, an Offensive Guard who was a two time Pro Bowler and helped the New Orleans Saints win a Super Bowl.

Champ Bailey, a Cornerback who went to twelve Pro Bowls in a row, was a three time First Team All Pro Selection and a three time Second Team All Pro.

Chris Snee, an Offensive Guard who was a four time Pro Bowl Selection and two time Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants.

Dallas Clark, a Tight End who was a one time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Team.

Dan Koppen, a Center who went to one Pro Bowl and was a two time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots.

David Akers, a Place Kicker with six Pro Bowls and two seasons leading the NFL in Points Scored.

David Diehl, an Offensive Lineman who went to one Pro Bowl and helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls.

David Garrard, a Quarterback with a Pro Bowl nod under his belt.

Ed Reed, a Safety who was a nine time Pro Bowler, a Defensive Player of the Year and a leader on the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Team.

Jonathan Vilma, a Linebacker who went to three Pro Bowls and aided the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl.

Jordan Gross, an Offensive Guard who was a three time Pro Bowl Selection and was a recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.

Kellen Winslow II, a Tight End and one time Pro Bowl Selection.

Le’Ron McClain, a Fullback who was chosen for two Pro Bowls.

London Fletcher, a Linebacker who was a four time Pro Bowl Selection and recorded over 2,000 tackles.

Michael Robinson, a Fullback who went to one Pro Bowl and helped the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl.

Nnamdi Asomugha, a Cornerback who was twice named a First Team All Pro Selection.

Quintin Mikell, a Safety who was a Pro Bowler once.

Rob Bironas, a Place Kicker who once led the NFL in Field Goals.

Shaun Rogers, a Defensive End who selected for the Pro Bowl three times.

Sidney Rice, a Wide Receiver who went to one Pro Bowl and received a Super Bowl Ring with the Seattle Seahawks.

Tony Gonzalez, a Tight End who was a Pro Bowl choice fourteen times, a six time First Team All Pro and who is second all-time in Receptions.

Vonta Leach, a Fullback who went to three Pro Bowls and earned a Super Bowl Ring with the Baltimore Ravens.

Will Smith, a Defensive End who was a Pro Bowler once and was a member of the New Orleans Saint Super Bowl team.

Willis McGahee, a Running Back who was a two time Pro Bowl Selection.

Yeremiah Bell, a Safety who went to one Pro Bowl.

Regular visitors to the website, you know what we want you to do!

Take a look at this new section and let your voice be heard.  Cast a vote and offer your opinion on this group of gridiron greats.

Shortly, we will be unveiling our Football Futures for 2020.

As always we here at thank you for your support and pledge to continue to bring you more Hall of Fame related content!

The Top 50 Baltimore Ravens of All-Time

We told you that this would be a task that we would eventually get to.

Regular visitors to might know that we have told you in past updates that we will be looking at the top fifty players in each major North American Franchise (NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA) and last month we debuted just that with the Charlotte Hornets’ Top fifty players of all-time.

Selected second, we go to the National Football League and two time Super Bowl Champion, the Baltimore Ravens, which like Charlotte and all other future selections was done randomly.  Although we are in the playoffs and Baltimore is not a participant, this is up to the end of the 2014 season as we are waiting for the end of the post season before we include 2015 accomplishments.

The College Football Hall of Fame announces their latest class

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018 and let’s get right into who has been selected!

Trevor Cobb, Running Back, Rice: 1989-92. Cobb was an All-American in 1991 and was the winner of Doak Walker Award that year. He would tally 4,948 Rushing Yards with another 892 via Receptions over his four year career with the Owls. He scored 43 Touchdowns.

Kerry Collins, Quarterback, Penn State: 1991-94. In 1994, Collins was a consensus All-American, and the winner of the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Sammy Baugh Trophy and the Big Ten MVP. That year he Quarterbacked Penn State to an undefeated season and a win in the Rose Bowl. He threw for 5,304 Yards and 39 Touchdowns that season.

Dave Dickinson, Quarterback, Montana: 1992-95. A legend at the University of Montana, Dickinson holds numerous school and Big Sky Conference records. The Quarterback threw for 13,486 Yards with 116 Touchdowns. He is also a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Dana Howard, Linebacker, Illinois: 1991-94. Howard would win both the Dick Butkus and Jack Lambert Award in 1994 and he was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Calvin Johnson, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech: 2004-06. Johnson won the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2006 and was a two time All-American.

Paul Palmer, Running Back, Temple: 1983-86. Palmer was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1986 and was an All-American that year.

Ed Reed, Defensive Back, Miami: 1998-01. Reed won the BCS National Championship with the Hurricanes in 2001 and was a two time All-American. He was also the co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.

Matt Stinchcomb, Offensive Tackle, Georgia: 1995-08. Stinchcomb was a two time All-American and was the winner of the Draddy Trophy and Jim Parker Trophy in 1998.

Aaron Taylor, Center/Offensive Guard, Nebraska: 1994-97. Taylor won the Outland Trophy in 1997 and was a two time All-American.

Charles Woodson, Defensive Back, Michigan: 1995-97. Woodson won it all in 1997 where he was National Champion in 1997 with the Wolverines and was also the winner of the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Big Ten Player of the Year. He was also a two time All-American.

Frank Beamer, Coach, Murray State (1981-86), Virginia Tech (1987-2015). 280-143-4. Beamer was the consensus Coach of the Year in 1999 and turned the Hokies into a national power.

Mack Brown, Coach, Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97), Texas (1998-2013). 244-122. Brown took the Longhorns to the National Championship in 2005 and won 13 Bowl Games.

Mel Tjeerdsma, Coach, Austin College (1984-93), Northwestern Missouri State (1994-10). 246-82-4. Tjeerdsma took NMS to three Division II Titles.

We here at would like to congratulate the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Major Update: Our Football List has been revised

We have another major update here at as our Football list of those who should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has gone through a major revision.

Last February, 6 of our top 10 were selected (Ray Lewis #1, Jerry Kramer #2, Randy Moss #3, Brian Dawkins #7, Terrell Owens #8 and Brian Urlacher #9) as was another top 15 (Robert Brazile #15). This has brought as expected a major overhaul in our top 10 list but with the addition of three strong first ballot entries none of the returning entries will crack the top three.

Our Football Top Ten is:

Former Tight End Tony Gonzalez debuts at number one. Gonzalez is without question the greatest Tight End ever and if you don’t agree with that, you can’t argue that he is not the best in terms of pure offensive skill. The former dual sport star from UCLA is second all-time in Receptions and is a 14 time Pro Bowl Selection. If anyone on this list has a speech ready to go it should be Tony Gonzalez!

Champ Bailey makes his inaugural appearance on our list at #2. The Cornerback dominated his position for years and went to twelve Pro Bowls as well as being chosen for three First Team All-Pro rosters.

Former Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed arrives at #3. Like Gonzalez and Bailey, Reed has the credentials of a first ballot Hall of Famer. The Safety is a nine time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All-Pro Selection and is a Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Ravens. He is also the all-time leader in Interception Return Yards.

Alan Faneca returns at #4 and is the highest ranked returnee from our list. The Offensive Lineman has been a Finalist the last two years and is a nine time Pro Bowl and six time First Team All-Pro Selection. He won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Chuck Howley is the highest rated former player who would need to get in via the Senior Committee. Howley, the MVP of Super Bowl V and six time Pro Bowler remains at #5.

Four time Super Bowl Champion L.C. Greenwood also holds the same rank as last year as he holds at #6. The former Pittsburgh Steeler was a six time Finalist and like Howley would need the Senior Committee to get inducted.

Johnny Robinson jumped from #10 to #7. The longtime Kansas City Chief is a former Super Bowl winner and was a Finalist six times. He too needs to enter via the Senior Committee.

From the Denver Broncos’ famed “Orange Crush”, Randy Gradishar jumped from #12 to #8. The former Linebacker was a two time Finalist was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1978 and was a seven time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All-Pro Selection.

Three time Super Bowl Champion Running Back Roger Craig moves up to #9. Craig was a Finalist in 2009.

Rounding out to the new top ten is Wide Receiver Torry Holt. Holt went to twelve Pro Bowls and helped the St. Louis Rams win the Super Bowl.

Gonzalez, Bailey and Reed are not the only new entries.

Four time Pro Bowl Selection London Fletcher enters our list at #66. Fletcher was a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and is one of four players to have participated in 250 straight games.

Regular visitors to know that we eventually plan to grow our core sports lists to 150 and as such we are allowing new entries to push our Football list beyond 100. We have two new entries in the lower end of the list with Asante Samuel at #97 and Brian Waters at #102.

You know what we want you to do!

Take a look at our new list (which can be found here) and let us know who you think should be in the next Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.

Pro Football HOF Notes

Leading up to Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame vote, we have some developments that we think are very interesting and definitely noteworthy.

Both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have penned letters to the Selection Committee extolling the virtues of Ty Law and Richard Seymour, both former New England Patriots who are among the Finalists this year.

Brady’s letter regarding Ty Law can be found here.

Belichick’s letter regarding Richard Seymour can be found here.

In an ESPN article, Hall of Fame Running Back Curtis Martin endorses former New York Jet teammate, Kevin Mawae for a spot in Canton.

Ed Reed stated in an interview with Bleacher Report that he would rather see the other Safety on the ballot, Steve Atwater get in than himself

We are only 48 hours from finding out who will comprise the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 and we can’t wait to find out!

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