Give me Cincinnati. Not quite. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. OT Tony Boselli. There's little James can do now,  All he can do is sit back and rest on his rather impressive laurels. A former Defensive Player of the Year, six-time All-Pro, all-decade safety and two-time Super Bowl champion, he was the frontrunner going into Saturday. One of the two guards among this year's finalists was expected, and Alan Faneca was considered no worse than an even bet. For instance, his 15,610 total yards from scrimmage rank 12th among backs. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. This was a first. But Faneca is worthy, too. Where they once leaned toward left tackles, electing four in five years (2012-2016), now it’s all about safeties. He’s the ninth of the past 20 modern-era inductees. To be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a nominated individual must not have participated as an active player for five consecutive seasons. Am I the only one who can draw a comparison between Luck and RG3's pro days and the scene from Rocky IV between Rocky and Drago's training montage? Brian Dawkins was the second, and he was elected in his second year of eligibility. According to several persons, he was at a Miami location and was awakened by a phone call with the news. But in recognition of what he accomplished in Indy, here is his case for Canton: >> For a three-year stretch, Sanders was as good as any safety in NFL history. Hinton was involved in another ill-fated trade for the Colts as well – being dealt with Andre Rison to the Falcons for the rights to Jeff George. Put each into context to evaluate what they gave to the game. The bad: This was also his 14th year of eligibility, so the clock is ticking. Jeff doesn't strike me as that kind of guy. Boselli has five more years of eligibility, so there’s time. Should Clark be in the Colts' Ring of Honor? But the knock against Wayne's catch totals? And with Thomas reaching the Top 10 in his first year of eligibility, maybe this sets a precedent. Seems this would be more informative, interesting and effective then someone droning on for 5 minutes from notes. Donaldson made six Pro Bowls and was second-team All-NFL in 1987 and 1988. The first cut is from 15 to 10, and the five who were eliminated were all first-time finalists. Donaldson, a second-round pick when the Colts were in Baltimore back in 1980, played his first four seasons there and the ensuing nine in Indianapolis. Boselli was a premier player, an all-decade choice and a three-time All-Pro in an era that featured Hall-of-Famers Willie Roaf, Walter Jones, Orlando Pace and Jonathan Ogden. The New Year hasn’t been kind to 49ers looking to Canton. early prediction for next year manning,woodson,boselli,. Yes. Five of the six eligible players ahead of him are enshrined, with the only exception being Isaac Bruce. Former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday is crushing it as a high school football coach, Insider: How Marlon Mack went from being recruited at safety to Colts No. He also intercepted a pass in the first round and Super Bowl. Best of luck to Jeff Saturday in everything he does. With the elections Saturday of Troy Polamalu and Steve Atwater, the Hall has elected nine safeties (including the Centennial Class) the past four years – or two more than it enshrined in the first 54. Sanders would be an excellent choice for the Colts' Ring of Honor, recognizing his key role in the franchise's only Indianapolis Super Bowl. Several former Indianapolis Colts players have been nominated for the 2021 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That's called "low risk, low reward". However, two Super Bowl appearances, numerous pro bowls, and a huge audience from the industry during his role in the lockout negotiations also work in his favor. It was too sweet not to pass along. The list also includes these other former 49ers: Quarterback Jeff Garcia, running back Ricky Watters, tight end Brent Jones, defensive lineman Justin Smith, linebackers Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes, defensive backs Merton Hanks and Tim McDonald, kicker Gary Anderson and punter Reggie Roby. Even Gale Sayers appeared in 68. To be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame… This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. The Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced 130 nominees for the Class of 2021. … He was tough.”, The Colts' Edgerrin James heads upfield in first half action against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sept. 9, 2004 in the NFL season opener. Boselli was possibly one of best in history at his position for all but one of his seven years (90) starts. Stay tuned. That’s it. The Pro Football Hall of Fame says the modern-era nominees will be whittled down to 25 semifinalists in November and further to 15 finalists in January. Seymour’s 58-1/2 career sacks and a half-sack more than Seattle star Cortez Kennedy, and it took him four times as a finalist and seven years of eligibility to reach Canton. NOTE: Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area is one of 48 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The top first-year eligible candidates for the Hall of Fame are quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive lineman Jared Allen and defensive back Charles Woodson. The list of modern-era nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November. As a member of the NFLPA, he played a crucial role in helping resolve the NFL lockout in 2011. Last year I was surprised he didn’t make it. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. with super bowl in tampa think it will be lynch's year last spot either thomas or one of receivers. They turned the AFC inside out. Especially glad to see Atwater final get there. Longevity is still the issue. G Alan Faneca. Seymour gets it. Finally, this came in from the comments on my piece about Andrew Luck's workout. No Isaac Curtis. Had he made it, he would’ve been the fourth Steeler in the Class of 2020, joining Polamalu, as well as Centennial Class inductees Bill Cowher and Donnie Shell. Three players behind Clark on the list have been elected but each finished his career by 1984, long before the passing explosion. He'll always be a hall of famer to me. But I see this as something of a comeback for Lynch, who reversed direction from the previous two years when he couldn’t crack the Top 10. final spot was hoping either young or thomas. Nevertheless, consider this a giant step for an all-decade choice in his first appearance before the board. Tony Dungy is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a member of the NFLPA, he played a crucial role in helping resolve the NFL lockout in … Tedy Bruschi didn't compile HOF numbers but he had a HOF impact so is he worthy of a bust in Canton? The Colts gave up 173 rushing yards per game in the 2006 regular season – including the memorable 375 in a 44-17 loss to Jacksonville in Week 14 – which was worst in the league; the team ranking 31st in allowing rushing yards averaged 145. I thought we’d get 2 of the O linemen but breaking up the potential WR logjam is good. Jason Witten (No. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 130 nominees for its Class of 2021 and five former Indianapolis Colts greats were named including … 12, 5 Pro Bowls) all have better resumés than Clark. Cleveland is off to its best start since 2001, but it hasn't beaten anyone of consequence. I thought it might be a good year for a deserving dark horse like Young, Butler or Thomas, and maybe Bruce falls into that category. Best of luck to Jeff Saturday in everything he does. Lynch, a hard-hitting safety during his years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos, has been a finalist for seven consecutive years. If you don't have a quarterback, you aren't rebuilding. Nevertheless, Bruce gained strong oral support from voters, including wide receiver and Hall-of-Fame voter James Lofton, and a strong delivery by his presenter, Howard Balzer. "Unbelievable numbers, great pass protector, caught the ball out of the backfield and then got hurt. You are just losing. They had to be turned in. The Colts also received a guarantee of $500,000 in return for playing preseason games at Mile High Stadium in 1984 and ’85, according to a Denver Post article. Now he's on the launching pad for 2021, and that's good. Now, he'd like to see former Bengals' cornerback Ken Riley join him. Indianapolis almost certainly wouldn't have a Super Bowl title without him. They may not know if Gabbert will be great, but if he doesn't improve, they will know he's a bust. The Class of 2021 will be officially inducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8. Thursday, September 17th 2020, 10:36 AM EDT, All content © copyright Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC. Sure. The Hall moves slowly on defensive tackles. The finalists will consist of 15 modern-era finalists and the recently named senior finalist, Drew Pearson; contributor finalist, Bill Nunn; and coach finalist, Tom Flores. All-time great former Colts and Broncos QB Peyton Manning is atop the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees list, with other first-year eligibles Charles … Do the math, people. Saturday does have a feather in his cap that other hall candidates do not. Don't forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports - on the go! He was one of four safeties, and this was his first appearance before the board.

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