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  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Top candidate for each AFC team -- TD

    Article by Elliot Harrison...I like him

    Denver Broncos: Terrell Davis, running back
    Davis should have made it years ago. That is to say, he was a Hall of Famer the day he chased down Jets safety Victor Green from behind on an interception and tore up his knee. Davis was the best in the late 1990s -- an era that also included Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith. He posted 142.5 rushing yards per game in the postseason, was a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. Put him in.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by broncos SB2010 View Post
    Article by Elliot Harrison...I like him

    Denver Broncos: Terrell Davis, running back
    Davis should have made it years ago. That is to say, he was a Hall of Famer the day he chased down Jets safety Victor Green from behind on an interception and tore up his knee. Davis was the best in the late 1990s -- an era that also included Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith. He posted 142.5 rushing yards per game in the postseason, was a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. Put him in.
    Completely agree. It angers me that he isn't. Every time I see Jerome Bettis on ESPN I want to barf.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
      Completely agree. It angers me that he isn't. Every time I see Jerome Bettis on ESPN I want to barf.
      I feel the same and now with Curtis Martin as well!

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      • #4
        I don't think anyone will ever touch his 2476 yards reg/postseason. I'm not sure there was ever a more productive RB in the postseason

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beastlyskronk View Post
          I don't think anyone will ever touch his 2476 yards reg/postseason. I'm not sure there was ever a more productive RB in the postseason
          There wasn't, and it's hard to believe it will be broken anytime soon with the way the league passes so much now.
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          • #6
            I especially loved watching him run those stretch plays. Sideways, sideways, sideways, then cut and explode through the line! Bang! TD was in a class of his own.

            TD, Atwater and Gradishar's absences in Canton are the top 3 greatest travesties of the HoF
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dennis.1960 View Post
              I especially loved watching him run those stretch plays. Sideways, sideways, sideways, then cut and explode through the line! Bang! TD was in a class of his own.

              TD, Atwater and Gradishar's absences in Canton are the top 3 greatest travesties of the HoF
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              • #8
                As long as the HOF depends too heavily on writers/reporters to make a case for a particular player, there will always be the deserving overlooked. If a writer can 'sell' the HOF on his player as well as the next guy, though his player is equally or more deserving, the better sales pitch will win.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beastlyskronk View Post
                  I don't think anyone will ever touch his 2476 yards reg/postseason. I'm not sure there was ever a more productive RB in the postseason
                  Originally posted by broncos SB2010 View Post
                  There wasn't, and it's hard to believe it will be broken anytime soon with the way the league passes so much now.
                  I literally went on a rant last night on an ESPN article where Kevin Seifert was talking about TD being a deserving candidate for the HoF. A bunch of those bafoons in the comment's section were downplaying his candidacy because of his overall career length. I argued that he was so good in the playoffs that it ought to give him special consideration for the hall... Here's what I wrote....

                  Regarding Terrell Davis, Kevin Seifert makes ZERO mention of how otherworldly dominant Davis was in the playoffs. Not against any random bum team, but playoff teams.

                  TD is tied with Emmitt Smith for the NFL record most career playoff games rushing for 100 yards, at seven games. Davis did that in eight games, the 1st stopping short at 91 yards. Smith? 17 games to get seven. Only Josh Riggins of Washington was remotely as efficient in the playoffs as Davis, six 100 yard games in nine attempts.

                  TD alone holds the NFL record for most 150 yard rushing games in the playoffs, at four. No other player did so more than twice.

                  Davis is tied for 5th all time in touchdowns, at 12 in eight games. That’s an average of 1.5 TDs per playoff game. Smith had 19 in 17 games… 1.1 TDs per playoff game.

                  Davis holds the NFL record for highest average gain in a career (100 attempts min.) at 5.59. Second is Marcus Allen at 5.04 yards average gain.

                  Even though he only played 8 playoff games total, he is 6th all time in yards gained (1,140) in the playoffs, with considerably fewer games played than most. Smith ended with 1,586, again, with more than double the amount of games played as Davis.

                  Even with his injury shortened career, Davis’ playoff performance against quality teams warrants special consideration for the HoF.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dennis.1960 View Post
                    I especially loved watching him run those stretch plays. Sideways, sideways, sideways, then cut and explode through the line! Bang! TD was in a class of his own.

                    TD, Atwater and Gradishar's absences in Canton are the top 3 greatest travesties of the HoF
                    I agree completely. I found out last night when I was reading about Lynch and TD that the hall hasn't inducted a full time safety in 18 years. The last safety they inducted started his career before the AFL/NFL merger. I believe Atwater ought to be inducted before Lynch, but I won't complain either way. Gradishar had the misfortune of playing in the 70's when teams like the Raiders and Steelers were so dominant. Hopefully he gets in with the old timers. It does look like the Broncos' prospects of getting more HoFers in the coming years is pretty bright. Guys likely to get inducted in the next decade: Peyton, Bailey, TD, Lynch. Hopefully Atwater can add his name to that list, as well as Gradishar. Unfortunately I think Gradishar will be the last of the bunch to add his name to the Hall.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChupaThingy View Post
                      I literally went on a rant last night on an ESPN article where Kevin Seifert was talking about TD being a deserving candidate for the HoF. A bunch of those bafoons in the comment's section were downplaying his candidacy because of his overall career length. I argued that he was so good in the playoffs that it ought to give him special consideration for the hall... Here's what I wrote....

                      Regarding Terrell Davis, Kevin Seifert makes ZERO mention of how otherworldly dominant Davis was in the playoffs. Not against any random bum team, but playoff teams.

                      TD is tied with Emmitt Smith for the NFL record most career playoff games rushing for 100 yards, at seven games. Davis did that in eight games, the 1st stopping short at 91 yards. Smith? 17 games to get seven. Only Josh Riggins of Washington was remotely as efficient in the playoffs as Davis, six 100 yard games in nine attempts.

                      TD alone holds the NFL record for most 150 yard rushing games in the playoffs, at four. No other player did so more than twice.

                      Davis is tied for 5th all time in touchdowns, at 12 in eight games. That’s an average of 1.5 TDs per playoff game. Smith had 19 in 17 games… 1.1 TDs per playoff game.

                      Davis holds the NFL record for highest average gain in a career (100 attempts min.) at 5.59. Second is Marcus Allen at 5.04 yards average gain.

                      Even though he only played 8 playoff games total, he is 6th all time in yards gained (1,140) in the playoffs, with considerably fewer games played than most. Smith ended with 1,586, again, with more than double the amount of games played as Davis.

                      Even with his injury shortened career, Davis’ playoff performance against quality teams warrants special consideration for the HoF.
                      I don't understand why they hold longevity against him. He was GREAT when he was playing. It shouldn't matter. Jerome Bettis had a longer career and he still doesn't hold a candle to TD's accomplishments in my opinion.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                        I don't understand why they hold longevity against him. He was GREAT when he was playing. It shouldn't matter. Jerome Bettis had a longer career and he still doesn't hold a candle to TD's accomplishments in my opinion.
                        I agree. There are some scrub RBs in the Hall, when compared to TD.

                        I just looked it up, in 2018 Gradishar will be eligible for the Senior Hall of Fame vote. He might have an easier route making it through there. To be elibible for the senior vote, a player must've completed their career 25 years prior.
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                        • #13
                          As long as people like Peter King are picking who goes in to the HOF you're going to get their buddies like Jerome Bettis who was a thoroughly mediocre RB for a really really long time, and Tony Dungy, who was a fairly mediocre coach on some talented teams, going in.

                          And saying that Davis "didn't play long enough" meanwhile overlooking the fact that he was the most dominant RB in NFL playoff history. And that if you take his 8 playoff games they're statistically better than the great 8 game run Peterson had in his 2k season, which is considered the best 8 game stretch in NFL history.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                            I don't understand why they hold longevity against him. He was GREAT when he was playing. It shouldn't matter. Jerome Bettis had a longer career and he still doesn't hold a candle to TD's accomplishments in my opinion.

                            Jerome Bettis was never a really dominant RB for any stretch in the NFL. He had 3 good seasons but followed them up with a lot of mediocre seasons. But the key is he had a lot of them, so they think he was great, he never was.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Butler By'Note View Post
                              Jerome Bettis was never a really dominant RB for any stretch in the NFL. He had 3 good seasons but followed them up with a lot of mediocre seasons. But the key is he had a lot of them, so they think he was great, he never was.
                              Yup! And I agree with you about Tony Dungy as well.
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