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Do you think Witten makes the HoF?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Joshmil53, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Active Member

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    3X TEOTY, 7X PB, 5X All-Pro, 8000+ yards, third all-time receptions by a TE.

    I hear a lot of people say no and they say Gates will because he was 34 more TDs. Your viewpoint?
  2. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt about it. We need to get this man a ring though
  3. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    TE of the year? When did that become an award?
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Shoe-in.
  6. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Active Member

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    3X NFL alumni TEOTY. Don't think it's as big as MvP and all that, Gates earned it once.
  7. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Witten and Gonzo will be first balloters, or should be. Gates will probably get in too. Gronk is still too young to even consider, but I'd like to see what he does for another 8 or 9 years. That kid is good.
  8. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    If he played for any other team, he'd be a first-ballot shoe-in.

    As a Cowboy, he should make it eventually, but it could be a while. I wouldn't be surprised if he never gets voted in, though.
  9. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    1st ballot. Its not even a question.
  10. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Agreed...Gonzales and Witten should be first ballot.

    Gates is much less a sure thing to me. He had 5-6 great years but has been injured and not nearly as effective the last 3-4 years.
  11. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Active Member

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    Agreed.. I don't get all the Gates > Witten talk. Witten has outperformed Gates on every level except for touchdowns.
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I'd say touchdowns are pretty important :laugh2:

    Gates also has a YPC of 13.1 while Witten's is only 11.2. I'm a big believer in that stat. I think it's hard to make a case for Witten as a better receiver, but complete TE you definitely can.

    Both should be in the HoF if you ask me.
  13. cowboyfan4life2

    cowboyfan4life2 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, probably wont be a first ballot, but the 2nd year he is eligible he will get in.
  14. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    He'll get in. Expectations that a TE come out with a ring are not as strong as at other positions.
  15. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Agreed. Longevity and stat-padding will really be key here.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    It's not even a question of if.
  17. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't even be a question.
  18. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    He'll be hurt by his association with the whole underachieving Cowboys argument. But he's on track to finish with 10,000+ yards 2nd to only Gonzalez as a TE. I think on sheer stats alone, he'll have to get in eventually. You also have to factor in that he for the majority of his career he was an above average blocker - not a 1 trick pony.
  19. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    No he won't. It won't cross a single persons mind.
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You agree that there's a super secret conspiracy to keep Cowboys out of the HOF?

    Because I find that line of thinking laughable and weak.

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