And you don't think players will stick up for other players whom they like? The reason why the HoF extended the vote to writers and not players is that writers tend to watch more games than players, believe it or not. Many players are so absorbed in their own game, they don't pay attention to other games. Furthermore, many players hold grudges against rivals and other teams and players based on various reasons. Ideally, writers who cover more games and have a more generational perspective (Peter King has been covering NFL football since the 60s) would have a better perspective of a Hall of Fame great than your average player. Besides, any system is going to be flawed because it involves humans. I would, however, be open to select Hall of Fame players being included in the process. I think they would more jealously guard their fraternity.