Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by landroverking, Nov 2, 2013.
Walker and others from the USFL and CFL do belong in the HOF.
Why? Although it is called the Pro-football Hall of Fame I think of it as almost exclusively as the NFL Hall of Fame. The exceptions being the AFL and the AAFC, which were both folded into the NFL.
Herschel Walker is in the Hall of Very Good if you judge him only by his merits in the NFL. He is 38th all-time in rushing, 39th all-time in yards from scrimmage and 9th all-time in all-purpose yards. I just don't see how his time in the USFL, no matter how great merits him consideration to the HoF. It was not part of the NFL and as a whole was a vastly inferior league. They did have several great players, but there were a far greater number of average to below average guys. If they did consider achievements in the USFL Herschel is the only one I can think of who would be HoF worthy.
As for the CFL, no way.
There are some HOFers who stared in the CFL, too.
Yes, there are. They made the HoF based on their accomplishments in the NFL, not for what they did in the CFL.
I see your point, However if that's the case it should be the NFL HOF and not the pro football HOF.
I think they made it the pro-HoF just so they could include guys from the leagues(AAFC and AFL) that were folded into the NFL. Plus it is just a name. Names don't have to define the standards.
If they decided to allow the merits of a players days in the USFL, I would disagree, but at least there is some crossover. The CFL isn't even the same game. The rules are so different. It would be the same thing if it were an arena league player.
I understand the CFL rules are different,
but look at a Doug Flutie who won five Grey Cups in a row and did well in the NFL. Question is Warren Moon's stats from his CFL days addressed in the HOF?
I don't know, if so CFLs should have consideration.
Flutie did not do well in the NFL. He just did okay. He completed just under 55% of his passes and had a passer rating of 76.3.
I wouldn't doubt a few HoF voters in the back of their minds probably did consider what Moon did in the CFL when pondering his selection. They didn't need to do so. Moon is 7th all-time in pass completions, 5th all-time in passing yards and 7th all-time in TDs. That is today. At the time when Moon was up for the HoF he was 3rd in completions, 3rd in yards and 4th in TDs. His CFL numbers don't matter at all. He was great in the NFL. You can't say the same about Flutie. Flutie is in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame along with Moon.