Is Bledsoe a Hall Of Famer?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by da_boyz_mk, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    i posted this in the buy or sell thread but haven't gotten a response yet

    He's been to a super bowl helped another team get there..thrown for over 40,000 yards and still has a couple of good seasons in him...

    so what do ya'll drew a hall of fame caliber QB? :star:
  2. BledsoetoWittenfortheTD

    BledsoetoWittenfortheTD New Member

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    If he plays another couple of seasons and posts solid numbers than YES. And if he posts the type of numbers he did at SD than were well on our way to another world title this season or next.
  3. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Lombardi in Dallas - first vote

    3-5 years more productive he's in too.
  4. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    Wait, you forgot, he now plays for Dallas. Even if he wins 3 now, he wont be let in.

    Honestly, if he gets a ring, definately. If he adds to his numbers, then too. Id rather have the former
  5. Scotman

    Scotman Well-Known Member

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    If he gets a ring here, he'd be hard to deny. I think he never sees the HOF if he doesn't.
  6. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Not a first ballot entry under any circumstances. Well, almost any. Suppose it could happen if he reels off 3 Lombardis in a row here, or something of that nature.

    THUMPER Papa

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    Who cares? The NFL Hall of Fame is a joke and holds no validity for me at all.
  8. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    Great post, I have been wondering the same thing. He has the numbers, but his reputation has been that he piles up numbers, but not wins.

    Then you have his poor record against winning teams. I think it is dumb, but the blame falls on the QB as if he is the only one playing.

    I think he would need to win 2 superbowls to reverse the negative ideas that so many people have about him.
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Yea I also think he has to win to get in.
  10. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Only if he wins a Superbowl for Dallas and is perceived as a major reason why we won. 40000+ yards is amazing, but Drew still needs to earn his bones.
  11. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Don't be bitter, big guy, things might get set Wright this year ;) .
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    If he doesn't win a SB... no.
  13. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Drew Bledsoe is not a Hall of Fame Quarterback. I cant even name a year that he played where you could definitely say, yeah he is the best quarterback in the game.

    The Hall of Fame is for the very ELITE players of their time. The Best of the Best and Drew Bledsoe is not there.

    Good Quarterback, but not a GREAT quarterback.

    This isnt even a question that warrants any thought...

    - Mike G.
  14. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    4 time Pro Bowler
    Won 2 AFC CHamionship games so far
    Thrown for 4000 yards 3 times
    Youngest QB to reach 10,000 yards - He was elite first 5 years in league and 2002. Here's toasting 2005!
  15. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    It is very simple IMO. If Drew Bledsoe can win a Superbowl here in Dallas he should (with the stats he has for the rest of his career) be a shoo in to the HoF. If he does not win a Superbowl he will never make it. He doesn't have the single season stats of a Dan Marino to put him over the top but his lifetime stats are more than respectable. He led his team to one Superbowl and come off the bench to win the Championship game and put them in another. He is on the verge of making it to the HoF and a SB win should put him over the top.
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree I think if Bledsoe can get a ring it will pave the way to the HOF

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Only if he wins a SuperBowl IMO.
  18. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    I agree - he needs to win a Super Bowl.
  19. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Let's see here

    Drew Bledsoe arrived on the scene in 1993. Here are some of the QBs of his era and/or those that had their heydays around the time Bledsoe was having his:

    Bret Favre (1992)
    Peyton Manning (1999)
    Randall Cunningham (1988)
    Steve McNair (1995)
    Troy Aikman (1989)
    Jim Kelly (1988)
    Warren Moon (1984)

    -Zero Super Bowl Wins
    -Very questionable as to whether he is a big game QB
    -Rule changes in the NFL has greatly exagerated receiver, QB, and team numbers as a whole

    Go take a look at the All-Time QB list for any quarterbacking stat and it is filled with guys that had great stats but were not Hall of Famers. He is a good quarterback but when you enter the Hall of Fame, to me, you are saying that he was one of the best of the best in his era and Drew Bledsoe is not one of the best QBs of the his era and the era I started watching Football.

    The scariest and biggest indictment against Bledsoe is Tom Brady. Drew Bledsoe had a nice staff, a hall of fame coach etc etc and still never won a title. Of course when Bill the 2nd took over, Bledsoe goes down, his backup goes nuts and punches himself a ticket to the hall of fame.

    Individuals can go to and and quote all the stats they want. But quarterbacks are not judged soley on their stats but the intangibles they brought to the table. It is all about what the guy brought to the table along with what he did and that is why a guy like Aikman, who doesnt even have Bledsoe's numbers is going to the Hall of Fame. He had the intangibles, he had ice water in his veins, he made plays, he won, he won, and did I mention he won. Bledsoe is a good quarterback, but tell me the intangibles he brought to the tables that put his team over the top? No way do I take Bledsoe over any of the Quarterbacks I mentioned, and I didnt even mention Elway dominating the scene when Bledsoe was having his heyday. 100 years from now, the quarterbacks I mentioned and some of the newer guys are all going to be lumped into an era and I just dont see people saying Bledsoe was one of the best of his era, but like others have mentioned, his story isnt finished being written yet.

    Here is some FUZZY MATH for ya! Let's play name that Quarterback..

    6th All Time in Passing Yards
    8th All-Time in Passing Touchdowns
    2 Time Pro Bowler
    Over 44,000 Passing Yards

    Among the league's all-time top 50
    Pass attempts: 6x
    Completions: 6x
    Passing yards: 6x
    Passing TDs: 8x

    Its Vinny Testeverde. so I guess he can punch his ticket into Canton as well right? I would take Kurt Warner in his prime over Bledsoe. But as you said, Let's go 2005.
  20. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    will be in the hall of very good. if he can take the cowboys deep into playoffs in the next couple years that would be a huge boost. I think if he can have 3-5 more good years of 3000+ its going to be very hard to deny an almost 50,000 yard career QB.

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