Cris Carter (about time)
Few quick thoughts. Good for Allen and Ogden. OL get the short end of the stick usually but they were both deserving (Allen is arguably the GOAT OG).
Strahan will make it. Just not this year. His teammates sounded like idiots this week. Probably didn't help things coming off like thugturds.
Wasn't sure Sapp would make it, particularly over Strahan. He's the only one on that list I am moderately surprised about. Overall, a good set of choices.
Never understood the love for that guy...could have drafted Peyton Manning...never ever will forget that
Great coach, well deserved HOF. I just can't get over missing on Manning
He had his flaws, but if you have to name a single Jet between Namath and 2013 who had the biggest impact on our franchise, Bill Parcells is that Jet.
Well deserved, congratulations.
Archie Manning wanted his son to play in a first class organization, and unfortunately the Jets didn't fit that mold at that time. Just too much instability. Besides, history shows that Peyton Manning is a lousy cold-weather quarterback and has a propensity to play small in postseason games.
Glad to see Parcells make it in his own lifetime. Pretty much symbolic of NFL success. If he doesn't get in, no coach deserves to be in.
As far as Sapp goes, Pro football HOF is not supposed to be based strictly on numbers like MLB HOF. Football's is more based on contributions and impact on the game. There was a long stretch where there wasn't a more technically sound, or feared interior defensive lineman in the league than Warren Sapp. Granted, he played on a sick Defense in Tampa and he was shot by the time he went to Oakland. But the Tampa Two, wasn't quite the same with Booger Mac in the middle vs. times when Sapp was in. Plus, he had a personality that drew fans in. That last part shouldn't have a large bearing, but with certain players, it does. Not sure if this is his first ballot, but even so, he is very deserving. IMHO, of course...
good to see the second ever head coach of the NY Jets get into the Pro Football HOF. The only blemishes on his stellar coaching record are his miserable performance as a grocery shopper and his quitting like a dog on the Patriots, Jets and Cowboys
Beliache ** and Rex should be numbers 3 and 4
Thrilled that Parcells and Carter made it and that Modell didn't. Every year Modell doesn't make it is another year the voters did an excellent job. He should never get in for what he did to Cleveland.
Why didn't we draft Sapp again?