Like many of us on these boards, I am incensed that Drew is not in the HoF. I decided to take a look at each receiver and figure out why Drew is not in while the others are. First, the raw stats. Drew Pearson (11 years) 489 receptions 7,822 yards 48 TD Yards per game: 50.1 1,000 yards seasons: 2 4x Pro Bowler 3x 1st Team All Pro 1x 2nd Team All Pro Made the Hail Mary Catch 1970's All Decade Team Lynn Swann (9 years) 336 receptions 5,462 yards 51 TD Yards per game: 47.1 1,000 yard seasons: 0 3x Pro Bowler 1x 1st Team All Pro 2x 2nd Team All Pro Super Bowl MVP 1970's All Decade Team Harold Carmichael (13 years, his 14th year in Dallas he barely saw the field, so 13 years) 590 receptions (played TE his first year at a time they were barely thrown to) 8,985 yards 79 TD Yards per game: 49.4 1,000 seasons: 3 4x Pro Bowl Playoffs: Drew Pearson: 22 games, 68 receptions, 8 TD's, 1,,131 yards, 51.4 yards per game Lynn Swann: 16 games, 48 receptions, 9 TD's, 907 yards, 56.7 yards per game Harold Carmichael: 7 games, 29 receptions, 6 TD's, 465 yards, 66.4 yards per game What do these raw stats tell us? Two things jump out: Lynn Swann is the least impactful of the three, though he has been in the HoF for years. Harold Carmichael is by far the most impactful in the playoffs. Carmichael's teams, judging by playoff appearances, have been awful compared to Swann's or Pearson's Let's go further. Who were the QB's and how stable was each franchise? Swann: One HC (Chuck Noll), One QB (Bradshaw) Pearson: One HC (Tom Landry), Two QB's (Staubach and White) Carmichael: Six HC's, of which only one was any good (Dick Vermeil), Seven QB's (3 years of Roman Gabriel, of which he was healthy for one, Jaworski, Pisarcik, Boyela, Arrington, Reeves, and three games with the corpse of Dan Pastorini). Swann and Pearson played for great coaches and good to great QB's. Carmichael played under mostly garbage coaching and garbage at the QB position. Vermeil was an excellent coach--the other five were horrible-- one year of a very good healthy Roman Gabriel (2 bad injured years), and the good but overrated Jaws with Vermeil. The other QB's were hot garbage. After looking at this, and remembering all these receivers play, I would take Carmichael over either Swann or Pearson. And how Swann got in the HoF and Pearson didn't is a mystery. I can't imagine what Staubach could have done with Carmichael, or how good Carmichael would be considered if he had a team with solid ownership, QB play, and coaching. My opinion will not be popular. I don't give a ****.