One linebacker that cannot be forgotten is Leroy Jordan.
how does michael irvin make this list, much less even in the hall. it amazes me if this is a all time team how could you leave off don hutson whose records lasted 40 seasons be left off,also .he was way ahead of his time. i might comment that mel blount had the rules changed because he was so good and he could tackle something deion didnt do so well esoecially against the run. finally , no deacon jones the greatest pass rusher ever. he would have had more sacks than anybody and played his career during the 14 game seasons.
would you please send me my password some how i lost it thank you jim
And of course 3 CHICAGO BEARS on this list. Payton the greatest running back to ever play!!!
Swanny ahead of Irwin but no way Blount over Sanders. Blount had to clutch and grab no way in the nowadays NFL. But I would put him ahead of D. Green. Sanders could blanket you like a cover.
And he didn't have all the help with the rest of those great Steeler Defenders. Sanders started his career on some pretty bad Falcon teams.
How in the world did Irvin make this team???
Statistically he is ranked 13th (yes, THIRTEENTH) on the NFL HOF top 20 list, and he had the luxury of playing for one of the best teams ever.
Cris carter is ranked 2nd with MUCH, MUCH superior numbers, not to mention the others' ahead of Irvin on the list.
Again, as with Howie Long, the power of the media is where this erroneous vote comes from.
These votes completely discredit the list - there should be a way to vet the public voters' list. Show the publics' list and then show the final list, side by side, otherwise this vote is simply an embarassment.
It is too bad that this list is somewhat correct. You can tell that the younger crowd did allot of the voting. Next time, let those who elect the future Hall of Famers and those that have been around the block at least once, do the voting. Yes, I am a Steeler fan. So I judge those that are on this list to those great Steelers...
• Jim Otto is a great Center. But I would have placed MIKE WEBSTER before him.
• I cant argue the Linebacker list. But I would still have placed JACK HAM in there too.
• Who in their right mind would place Deion Sanders over MEL BLOUNT as a complete NFL Cornerback? Deion was a great pass defender, a great return man and a great athelete, but I would never pick him to be a complete corner back. I am sorry Deion, you would havent made it on a Pittsburgh Defense. Need I say more?
I think Lynn Swann should be there instead of Michael Irvin.
I voted around half of those who won. I can see most of the players on the winning team since many were toss ups on my ballot. I can't see how Deacon Jones and Forrest Gregg were left off the time. Also the selection of Michael Irvin, Howie Long and Lawrence Taylor are just a joke. It seems in many of the choices, if you are a sportscaster, an actor or otherwise a household name to the average fan, then you were voted in regardless of your ability or total impact. I can see Irvin on the second team, the two would be way down an all time team depth chart.
All choices sound like they got it right.....
except Irving???? Had those numbers ONLY because of Aikman and the best running game threat with E.Smith.
Micheal Irvin??? What??? He is listed THIRTEENTH on teh HOF web site top receivers list!
Like with Howie Long this is totally the power of the media.
Maybe in the future the list can have the publics vote but then a revised list done by a group of HOF players to lend some additional value.
And Lou Groza the " Toe " as kicker or even lineman, Longevity!!!!!
Also Where's John Hannah?
Howie Long was great, but over Bruce Smith??? The power of the media on this one.
George Blanda over Jan Stenerud? Pleeeese. What went on here?
The list is tough, as it selects from the HOF, so arguably they can all be winners.
How is Deacon Jones not there? And Gene Hickerson blocked for 3 Hall of Fame running Backs, Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell. And Ozzie Newsome all round T.E.
Your email address is required to confirm your comments. Email addresses are never displayed to other users and they are not used for any other purposes other than story comments.
Once you enter your email address, name, and comment, you will be emailed a link to confirm your comment. Additionally, you will be sent a password. In the future, if you wish to leave other comments, use the password that is provided in the email.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr NW
Canton, OH 44708
© 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame All rights reserved. Do not duplicate in any form without permission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Website Design and Development by Americaneagle.com
© 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame. All Rights Reserved.