What's new

2006 NFL HOF Class

TariAJ

LumberKing
Joined
Feb 10, 2005
Messages
338
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Troy Aikman
Quarterback, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds
Played: 1989-2000, Dallas Cowboys. 12 seasons, 165 games.
Highights: Cowboys' first-round pick (No. 1 overall) in 1989 draft. ... Earned All-Rookie honors. ... Led team to three Super Bowl wins, was game MVP in 1993. ... Closed career with 94 regular-season wins, including 90 in 1990s, making him winningest starting quarterback of any decade. ... Held or tied 47 Dallas passing records, including career attempts (4,715), completions (2,898), passing yards (32,942), touchdowns (165) and completion percentage (61.5). ... Led Cowboys from behind 16 times in fourth quarter, including six times in final two minutes. ... His four 300-yard playoff passing days were third best in NFL history. ... Picked for six Pro Bowls.


Harry Carson
Linebacker, 6-2, 237
Played: 1976-88 New York Giants. 13 seasons, 173 games.
Highights:Giants' fourth-round pick in 1976 draft. ... Became Giants' starting middle linebacker halfway through rookie season. Earned All-Rookie honors. ... Led Giants defenders in tackles five seasons. ... Had career-high performance in 1982 vs. Green Bay with 20 solo tackles and five assists. ... Ferocious run stopper whose 14 career fumble recoveries ranks second in team record book. ... Made 11 career interceptions. ... Was a part of the famed Giants' linebacker trio of Carson, Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks. ... A big-play performer, his interception and 12 tackles vs. Redskins in 1986 virtually assured Giants of NFC East title. ... Made key goal-line stand play in 1987 Super Bowl against Broncos. Selected to play in nine Pro Bowls, including seven straight (1982-1988).


John Madden
Coach
Coached: 1969-1978 Oakland Raiders.
Highights: Regular season record of 103-32-7. ... Postseason record of 9-7. ... Seniors Committee nominee. ... Led team to victory in the 1977 Super Bowl. ... Began pro coaching career as Raiders assistant, 1967-1968. ... Became one of youngest head coaches in history when Raiders hired him in 1969 at age 32. ... His .759 winning percentage during regular season ranks as highest ever among coaches with 100 career victories. ... Only Hall of Famers George Halas and Curly Lambeau reached 100 career wins at earlier age. ... In first year, led the Raiders to 12-1-1 record and American Football League Western Division title. ... Under Madden, Oakland never had losing record and claimed seven division titles and had eight playoff appearances.


Warren Moon
Quarterback, 6-3, 212
Played: 1984-1993 Houston Oilers, 1994-1996 Minnesota Vikings, 1997-1998 Seattle Seahawks, 1999-2000 Kansas City Chiefs. 17 seasons, 208 games.
Highights: Began pro career with CFL's Edmonton Eskimos (1978-1983), winning five straight Grey Cups. ... Signed with the Oilers as unrestricted free agent in 1984. ... In NFL career, completed 3,988 of 6,823 passes for 49,325 yards, 291 touchdowns, 233 interceptions. ... Rushed 543 times for 1,736 yards for 22 TDs, giving him 51,061 yards of total offense. ... At retirement, pass attempts, completions, yardage totals and total offense totals all ranked third all-time and 291 career touchdown passes were fourth. Holds record for quarterbacks with eight straight Pro Bowl selections 1988-1995, added ninth in 1997. ... Had four 4,000-yard passing seasons.


Reggie White
Defensive End/Defensive Tackle, 6-5, 291
Played: 1985-1992 Philadelphia Eagles, 1993-1998 Green Bay Packers, 2000 Carolina Panthers. 15 seasons, 232 games.
Highights: Selected in the first round (fourth player overall) of 1984 supplemental draft. ... Nicknamed "Minister of Defense," joined Eagles after two years with USFL's Memphis Showboats. ... During eight seasons with Eagles recorded more sacks (124) than games played (121). ... In 1987, recorded 21 sacks, second most in NFL history at the time. ... Became only player to accumulate 20 or more sacks in just 12 games. ... His 1.75 average sacks per game in that season was also a record. ... In 1993, went to Green Bay and recorded another 68.5 sacks, becoming Packers' all-time sack leader. ... A dominant defensive performer, at time of retirement his 198 sacks were NFL record. ... Important contributor to Packers two Super Bowl appearances. ... Chosen the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987 and 1998. ... Briefly retired following 1998 season. ... Signed with Carolina Panthers for 2000 season ... Elected to 13 straight Pro Bowls. ... Picked All-Pro 13 of 15 seasons, including 10 as first-team selection. ... Died Dec. 26, 2004 at age 43.


Rayfield Wright
Tackle, 6-6, 255
Played: 1967-1979 Dallas Cowboys. 13 seasons, 166 games.
Highights: Selected by Cowboys in seventh round of 1967 draft. ... Seniors Committee nominee. ... Used as a tight end, defensive end and offensive tackle during first three seasons. ... In 1969, replaced injured right tackle Ralph Neely in lineup. ... First opponent was Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones. ... Performance against Jones good enough that before 1970 training camp, became starting right tackle. ... One season later, he All-NFL. ... Known as "Big Cat," picked for Pro Bowl six consecutive times (1971-1976). ... Helped Cowboys to 10 division titles, six conference championships and two Super Bowl victories. ... Played in five Super Bowls.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2318924
 

Das Texan

Loria can kiss my ass
Moderator
VIP
Joined
Aug 18, 2002
Messages
20,959
Reaction score
24
Points
98
big congrats to Troy and Rayfield.


And of course to all that got in. bit shocking that Warren got in on his first attempt. Met him when he was an Oiler here in San Antonio for training camp. Cool guy. Glad to see that he got in.
 

Lefty

LumberKing
Joined
Jan 28, 2004
Messages
10,350
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Didn't Moon play in another football league too, and in total amass more passing yards than marino?
 

Dodge

LumberKing
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Messages
12,305
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Art Monk needs more love. :(
 

Accord

LumberKing
Joined
Feb 28, 2004
Messages
12,890
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Didn't Moon play in another football league too, and in total amass more passing yards than marino?

He played in the CFL.
 

wanks1212

LumberKing
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
2,275
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Somewhat surprising that Thurman Thomas didn't get in as a first ballot guy, but he'll get in soon enough.

Personally I don't think he deserved the first ballot honor (though he definitely is a Hall of Famer), but there seemed to be support for the idea in areas of the media, which surprised me.
 

Mets_bs

LumberKing
Joined
Jun 15, 2003
Messages
2,476
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Carson has been one of the most vocal critics of Hallf of Fame voters. Surprised, but glad to see him in that group.
 
F

Fritz

Guest
Art Monk needs more love. :(

No. He's so overrated. Guy is the definition of "stat-compiler".


Glad to see Warren Moon get in.
 

jmenjes

LumberKing
Joined
Jul 13, 2003
Messages
1,496
Reaction score
0
Points
36
And Kuechenberg gets passed over again... :(
 

Passion

LumberKing
Joined
May 6, 2004
Messages
21,939
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Im definitely not a Michael Irvin guy, or pro-Da U, or a Cowboy fan but anyone that votes and considers a player's outside of football life into the equation when selecting people for the football hall of fame is ridiculous.

This isn't the morality hall of fame and players should be rated on what they did on the field, not penalized for what they did off it.
 

wanks1212

LumberKing
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
2,275
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Emmitt Smith had this gem in support of Irvin's candidacy: This is the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not the Life Hall of Fame.
. I think it sums up the pro-Irvin argument (which is the side I'm on) pretty well.

Absolutely zero reason to take into account a player's off field transgressions when voting for the Hall of Fame.
 

Dodge

LumberKing
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Messages
12,305
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Art Monk needs more love. :(

No. He's so overrated. Guy is the definition of "stat-compiler".


Glad to see Warren Moon get in.

And arguably the best known Redskins WR of all time on top of his mere "stats"
 

yankeefan21

LumberKing
Joined
Jan 3, 2003
Messages
3,058
Reaction score
0
Points
36
This isn't the morality hall of fame and players should be rated on what they did on the field, not penalized for what they did off it.

That's how LT made it in.

In my opinion, Irvin really doesn't deserve as much credit as he receives. Irvin is a product of a good team and is NOT the 1st ballott hof everyone seems to think he is.

In 12 seasons he had what - 65 td's? He's competing against guys like Rice (197), Carter (130), Owens (101), Harrison (110), Brown (100), Moss (98), Reed (87), Rison (84), Fryar (84), Clayton (84)... And these are only his contemporaries.

I mean, Joey Galloway is only 1 TD behind him and Meshawn - whom Irvin busted on - is only 5 back. There are a bunch of ACTIVE players with more td's already including less hyped guys like Isaac Bruce, Rod Smith, and Jimmy Smith.

Fritz knocked Art Monk, but Monk had more td's and almost 2000 more receiving yards. If he isn't in, Irvin can't make it in either.

Irvin isn't getting the love because there isn't that much love to give.
 

Madman81

LumberKing
Joined
Jun 24, 2004
Messages
5,427
Reaction score
0
Points
36
I hope that all the pro-Irvin people were pro-Rose for the baseball HOF as well.
 

yankeefan21

LumberKing
Joined
Jan 3, 2003
Messages
3,058
Reaction score
0
Points
36
I hope that all the pro-Irvin people were pro-Rose for the baseball HOF as well.

I'm anti-Irvin and Pro-Rose - what does that make me? :shifty

I'm sorry, but you can't tell the story of baseball without Pete Rose. He completely dominated his era.

Irvin? He was a character that the media liked to follow with above average stats but nowhere NEAR as dominant.
 

wanks1212

LumberKing
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
2,275
Reaction score
0
Points
36
I hope that all the pro-Irvin people were pro-Rose for the baseball HOF as well.


While I don't agree with Rose not being included in the Hall, it is a different scenario because baseball has a "morals clause" in its HOF voting that the NFL doesn't have.
 

Passion

LumberKing
Joined
May 6, 2004
Messages
21,939
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Plus his betting on the game could have directly effected the turnout of a game. Irvin carrying around a weed pipe has no bearing on the actual NFL contests.
 

Hustles

LumberKing
Joined
Jul 19, 2005
Messages
127
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Didn't Moon play in another football league too, and in total amass more passing yards than marino?


Over 70.000 yards or something to that affect.
 

Latest posts


Top