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Do you think Witten makes the HoF?

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

  1. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I doubt it. Not many TEs make it.
  2. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I think the voters have a general bias against the Cowboys, so this could affect him.

    However, he's such an overall good guy that I say he gets in. If he gets a ring (which is doubtful), he's a shoo-in. Absent the ring, he still gets in, although I don't know about being a first ballot HOFer.

    If anyone deserves a Super Bowl appearance, Witten does.
  3. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    First ballot.
  4. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Believe me...I certainly hope not. I'm just thinking of any reason why voters would not vote him in. That's really the only thing i could come up with.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Great ones do. I'll put my money where my mouth is. Will you?
  6. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Nobody said there is a "super secret conspiracy." It's just the way that the voters have always voted. It's more difficult for Cowboys players to get in the Hall of Fame than it is for their comparable peers.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    how is this even a question. he's clearly one of the best TEs of the generation
  8. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    This...
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    He should be a first ballot guy

    But by the time he is retired and eligible the new basically wr type TEs will be the rage and he will be considered old fashioned.

    I believe he will get in one day but it could be a long wait.

    Not right since he is the best complete TE in the league and has been that way for years but there you are.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    See Floyd Little and Don Perkins for reference, among many others.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    See Drew Pearson.
  12. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    I agree. Gonzalez is a sure thing, Witten will get in eventually. Gates will probably go in ahead of Witten. Not saying he should but that he will.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I draw comparisons.

    Drew compared to Lynn Swann.

    Harvey Martin to Fred Dean.

    Cliff Harris to Roger Werhli.

    Chuck Howley to Ray Nitschke.
  14. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for mentioning the Beautiful Harvey Martin. It's a cruel joke he isn't in the HOF.
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    You damn skippy hippie.
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Witten will make it one day to the HOF as far as 1st ballot I guess that depends on who else would be eligible for the HOF 5 years after they retire.
  17. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    He's not getting in 1st ballot. Shannon Sharpe didn't even get in 1st ballot. I would love for him too but he isn't.
  18. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    You should talk to Paul Zimmerman then because he says that there IS a conspiracy among the HoF voters to keep Cowboys out of the HoF.

    Just because it sounds implausible and you don't want to believe it doesn't mean that it's not true.
  19. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    One thing the HOF like is longevity.

    With his stats and being on one team for many years and possibly breaking the all-time receptions record, he has to be in.

    What is key is the number of All Pro selections. Some of the people who choose the all-pros are also the ones who select who goes in the HOF if I'm not mistaken.
  20. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    Gates will get in also.

    He was part of the decade team and almost all of them eventually go into the HOF.

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