Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Joshmil53, Oct 29, 2012.
I doubt it. Not many TEs make it.
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.
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.
Great ones do. I'll put my money where my mouth is. Will you?
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.
how is this even a question. he's clearly one of the best TEs of the generation
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.
See Floyd Little and Don Perkins for reference, among many others.
See Drew Pearson.
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.
I draw comparisons.
Drew compared to Lynn Swann.
Harvey Martin to Fred Dean.
Cliff Harris to Roger Werhli.
Chuck Howley to Ray Nitschke.
Thank you for mentioning the Beautiful Harvey Martin. It's a cruel joke he isn't in the HOF.
You damn skippy hippie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gates will get in also.
He was part of the decade team and almost all of them eventually go into the HOF.