Do you think Witten makes the HoF?

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

  1. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    THUMPER Papa

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    Unless you're a Dallas Cowboy. Just ask Drew Pearson, Harvey Martin and Cliff Harris they were all on the HoF's All-Decade Team of the 70s.

    But there's no conspiracy of course. :rolleyes:
  3. Diogenes

    Diogenes Well-Known Member

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    It would be a great injustice if Witten does not get voted into the Hall.

    As far as former Cowboys, I've always had a soft spot for Cornell Green. A case could be made either way for him, but I think he at least deserves as spot in the ROH.
  4. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    I did say almost all of them lol. It's sad.
  5. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    Maybe they'll get in the Pro-Wrestling HOF along with Pete Rose.:)
  6. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Pearson and Harris are the ONLY non-kickers who were named first-team All-1970s but have not been elected to the Hall of Fame. Pearson has never even been a finalist. Harris has been a finalist one time. Meanwhile, several other wide receivers and safeties who were either on the second team or didn't even make the second team have been elected.

    Martin was on the second team. He has never been a finalist, either.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Gates will probably retire earlier than Witten and be eligible for the HoF sooner. Gates is two years older and has had to deal with a lot of nagging injuries the last few seasons. I can see Gates walking away from football in the next couple of years and Witten possibly playing 4 to 5 years longer than him. I don't know if Tony Gonzales is ever going to retire.
  8. Flinger

    Flinger Active Member

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    To your point - No. Witten will not make it to the Hall of Fame. He is a Dallas Cowboy.

    Unless - somehow they win one or two Super Bowls before he retires...
  9. garrett316

    garrett316 With the Lights Out, It's Less Dangerous

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    I think Witten will make it eventually, but almost certainly not on the first ballot.

    Shannon Sharpe had over 800 catches, 10,000 yards and 69 tds, Witten will likely surpass those numbers except the tds. Sharpe I think waited 3 years to get in.

    I agree with CL that its difficult for TEs to get in. What are there 8-9 total currently in the HOF?

    THUMPER Papa

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    To be fair, of the full time players (i.e. non-kickers) who were also part of that 1970s team that are NOT in the HoF:

    QB Ken Stabler (Finalist 3 times)
    WR Harold Carmichael (Never been a finalist)
    DE L.C Greenwood (Finalist 6 times)
    LB Robert Brazile (Never been a finalist)
    DB Louis Wright (Never been a finalist)
    DB Dick Anderson (Never been a finalist)

    The difference is that they are all from different teams while the Cowboys have 3 players.

    Cliff Harris
    Drew Pearson
    Harvey Martin

    Only Harris has been a finalist, once in 2004, and they passed on him even though they had a spot available as they only inducted 4 players. Two Cowboys were left off the final list that year, Harris and either Bob Hayes or Rayfield Wright (both were finalists but only one along with Harris made it to the final cut only to be left off due to not having enough votes). What CRAP! Hayes and Wright eventually made it in but I seriously doubt Harris ever will now.

    Kickers Jim Bakken and Garo Yepremian as well as Punter Ray Guy were on the 1970s team but are not in either. Guy belongs in the Hof and should have been in a long time ago.

    THUMPER Papa

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    You are correct as usual Adam.
  12. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Sharpe had 815 catches, 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns.

    Witten has 747 catches, 8,396 yards and 42 touchdowns so far. He should pass Sharpe's catches early next season and his yards early in 2014. Based on his recent seasons, Witten probably would pass Sharpe's TD total in 2016 if he keeps playing.
  13. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    Yes. I believe he will go in. My guess is that Tony Gonzalez will already be in. Witten's numbers will be too good to keep him out.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I honestly think this will be Gonzales' last year. In 5 years, he will go into the HoF and Witten will probably be on the verge of retiring at that time.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Next question.
  16. DallasJ7

    DallasJ7 Active Member

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    My instinct is that he'll make it but certainly not as a first ballot HoFer. He certainly deserves to make it. But I do wonder if HoF voters will be reluctant to vote in more than one Cowboy from this core if they continue this track of mediocrity and lack of playoff success.

    Because I think Ware makes it for sure, and if you had to pick between the two, it would be Ware. It also seems to be a lot tougher for tight ends.

    If this team could ever put it together and at least make it to a Super Bowl, that should do a lot to either help get Witten in, or help get him in faster.
  17. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Witten should and will be a first ballot hall of famer. Anything less would be a travesty. Jason could go down as the greatest tight end of all time.
  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I will bet a lot of money not only that he makes it but makes it as a first ballot.
  19. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Didn't think so.

    Just one more chance to bash the team and when called on it... ~crickets~
  20. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus

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    This. No brainer.

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