Darren Woodson is a semi-finalist for the HOF

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by maryquality, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Where Woodson is overlooked is that he was actually the nickel slot corner for the Cowboy teams of the 90s. His ability to cover the inside WRs and TEs, as well as supporting the run like a linebacker and his blitzing ability allowed the Cowboys to keep their base defense on the field to defend 3 WR sets. It set them apart, and sets him apart as a player.
     
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  2. Tussinman

    Tussinman Well-Known Member

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    That's the downside to playing a lower tier position. Some of the intangibles don't matter at all or very little in the voters eyes.

    For positions like interior o-line and secondary they'll mostly just focus on raw numbers/accolades which is the main reason why it's so damn hard to get in for both (Alan Faneca for example is 1st team all-decade, 9x pro bowler, and 6x 1st team all-pro and he hasn't gotten in on 5 different attempts which is insane)
     
  3. Johnny23

    Johnny23 Well-Known Member

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    Really pulling for Woody and LeRoy Butler to get in. Just don't get the respect they deserve.
     
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  4. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    Williams couldn't cover his own shadow
     
  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Zone Supporter

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    Hey, when they name a new rule after you, that should be automatic inclusion!
    :laugh:
     
  6. Brax

    Brax Well-Known Member

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    There is a bias, just look at C Howley, there are more, the DC brand is not well received with many voters.
     
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  7. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    The problem is they both played at roughly the same time, were both great but didn't have traditionally eye-popping INT stats, and ultimately tend to split the '1990s best safety' votes every year and neither of them make it.
     
  8. Johnny23

    Johnny23 Well-Known Member

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    I hear you but I am holding out hope especially with Steve Atwater getting the recognition he sorely deserved.
     
  9. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    hopefully he goes in.

    still waiting on the horrendous omissions of Chuck Howley and Lee Roy Jordan to be corrected.
    hopefully in my lifetime.

    and i'd add...
    ☆don perkins
    ☆don meredith
    ☆ralph neely
    ☆ed too tall jones
    ☆harvey martin
    ☆everson walls
    ☆cornell green
     
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  10. bigE79

    bigE79 Well-Known Member

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    Woodson is great no doubt,but I'll stick with cliff harris as the greatest Cowboys safety ever,just above Charlie waters.
     
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  11. bigE79

    bigE79 Well-Known Member

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    How Harvey and Howley are not in yet,I will never understand..also agree on the rest.
     
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  12. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    greatest duo of all-time.
     
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  13. bigE79

    bigE79 Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir
     
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  14. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    Michael Downs/Bill Bates still hold a special place in my heart also...loved that duo alot.
     
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  15. bigE79

    bigE79 Well-Known Member

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    Oh definitely,you are correct.
     
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  16. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Chuck Howley too!!!!
     
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  17. Floatyworm

    Floatyworm The Labeled One

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    They broke the mold after him....very rare player. Deserves to get in....:clap:
     
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