Yes. He holds the record.
No. It's not enough. I need to see more returns.
He could finish with more than 20 return tds in his career and I still think he'd get snubbed by the HOF.
I don't understand alot of what the HOF committee does --- in some cases I wonder if those people even watch the games.
I think there's as much lobbying and "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" as there is in politics.
Andre Tippett was NOT a better player than Richard Dent, and I still lose sleep over that snub, which I believe boils down to the committee refusing to allow a 4th member of a team that only won 1 SB into the hall, regardless of merit.
As of now probably not however I think he can pile the record sky high. I think he's HOF right now but you know playing WR as well will certainly help his cause. Dent MUST go into the HOF.
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Restore the roar!
yeah, they do play alot of politics. Remember that the number allowed in each year is some self-imposed number...so you always have a handful fo "shoe-ins" that will get in no matter what, then with the remaining choices they have to decide who gets it, and thats where politics comes into play. this is why i say Devin doesnt get in right off the bat and needs more stats to help solidify his chances.
5 years after he retires....then consider.
Listen, I get that he can't be nominated right now. It's too bad that I have to explain that given his accomplishments up to this point, is that enough to get him into the Hall of Fame? Yikes.
Sayers was different, and in a different era, an era where a knee injury didn't hamper your career it ended it. Everone knew from those 5 years though that he was something special. Today that knee injury sidelines someone for a year and they are playing at a high level the next one....so longevity is more important.
The more I think about it, the more I think he is a lock, even right now. Guys like him don't come around every year, 5 years, etc. Regardless of the fact that it's just "special teams", he is single handedly changing games even when the ball is kicked out of bounds. I think his ability to take it back is an overall game changer, not just a speacial teams thing, and if we are consistently winning games with good field position because of a fear to kick to him, that's just awesome.
The good news is that most likely he will be adding to these numbers, so the more he does so, the better chance he'll have to get in. At this pace, he may wind up being untouchable.
I've seen a LOT less talented players get in... Maybe I see them as less talented because I didn't personally watch them, but by todays standards and style of play, some of those older players would get crushed in todays game..
So, I think he will get in.. What kind of impact does that have when we play other teams?? No punter likes to coffin kick out of bounds...
Imagine Hester on the Patriots?? That would be NUTZ!
From the guy running the Chicago Bears:
"There aren't any teams that win year-after-year-after-year."-- Ted Phillips