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How many Hall of Famer's are playing right now?

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Here is my list of who I think would COULD make it in. This list seems pretty freakin big for a HoF list, so who do you guys think makes it in or not? I might have left a name or two off, but I thought these guys were the best shot.

Demarcus Ware

Aaron Rodgers

Adrian Peterson

Calvin Johnson

Drew Brees

Larry Fitzgerald

Randy Moss

Brian Urlacher

Tom Brady

Ray Lewis

Peyton Manning

Ed Reed

Troy Polumalo

Tony Gonzalez

Jason Witten

Darrelle Revis

Champ Bailey

Terrell Owens (Not officially retired)

Ronde Barber

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Smith has only been in the league for 2 years, needs many more seasons of top-end play to be HOF worthy.

I know a lot of Safeties and TEs don't get in but Reed, Polu, Gonzo and Witten right now all have the tenure and consistent production to get in.

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Smith has only been in the league for 2 years, needs many more seasons of top-end play to be HOF worthy.

I know a lot of Safeties and TEs don't get in but Reed, Polu, Gonzo and Witten right now all have the tenure and consistent production to get in.

Cool, I added them to the list.

Though I don't think Polumalo gets in though. As much of a playmaker the guy is he is almost ALWAYS hurt it seems, and I don't think he would get in over Reed, and I don't think he was close to Dawkins. Think those will be the only two safeties from our generation that makes it in.

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Yikes...kind of disrespectful to everyone on that list for Aldon Smith to be on it. And no, I don't think Dawkins will get in.

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Cool, I added them to the list.

Though I don't think Polumalo gets in though. As much of a playmaker the guy is he is almost ALWAYS hurt it seems, and I don't think he would get in over Reed, and I don't think he was close to Dawkins. Think those will be the only two safeties from our generation that makes it in.

In his first 6 seasons he played in 88 of a possible 96 regular season games (and multiple playoff games), missed 11 games in 09', then played in 30 of a possible 32 (plus playoffs) before missing 9 games this season.

Revis is another name you could add to the list as well.

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Yikes...kind of disrespectful to everyone on that list for Aldon Smith to be on it. And no, I don't think Dawkins will get in.

Can't think of any player that made it to 9 Pro Bowls and didn't get into the Hall of Fame.

In his first 6 seasons he played in 88 of a possible 96 regulkar season games (and multiple playoff games), missed 11 games in 09', then played in 30 of a possible 32 (plus playoffs) before missing 9 games this season.

Revis is another name you could add to the list as well.

Yeah I know he played in a lot of games early in his career, but it just seems as late the guy is always missing games. Obviously its just preception, and not reality for his entire career :D

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Yikes...kind of disrespectful to everyone on that list for Aldon Smith to be on it. And no, I don't think Dawkins will get in.

Tackles Sacks INTs (10 seasons)

Polu 638 10 29

Dawk 688 17 28

Tackles Sacks INTs (11 seasons)

Reed 606 6 61

Dawk 786 18 32

His numbers are right there (other than ints with Reed but he blows him away in both tackles and sacks) and better in most cases at the same point in their careers.

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Yeah I know he played in a lot of games early in his career, but it just seems as late the guy is always missing games. Obviously its just preception, and not reality for his entire career :D

Yeah it's a what have you done for me lately league but other than this season and 09' he really hasn't been what you would even remotely call injury-prone.

You need to add Revis to your list.

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Yeah it's a what have you done for me lately league but other than this season and 09' he really hasn't been what you would even remotely call injury-prone.

You need to add Revis to your list.

K added him.

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Champ Bailey possibly

Good name. Added to the list!

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Lance Briggs is just as worthy as Urlacher. I know Urlacher has been the face of that Bears franchise for over a decade, but Briggs' numbers stand up just as well in 3 fewer seasons.

And as much as we all hate it, Eli has two rings and two SB MVP awards playing for the biggest market in the country. He's going to get some strong consideration unless he totally falls off a cliff.

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Eli Manning

Mind you, he wouldn't get in today IMO, but by the time his career is over, he'll be in.This is not a homer pick, as anyone who posts here regularly knows I'm one of his biggest critics.

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London Fletcher's resume is hall worthy. 240 straight starts and career stats that are better than Ray Lewis. He also has a superbowl ring from the Rams.

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Tackles Sacks INTs (10 seasons)

Polu 638 10 29

Dawk 688 17 28

Tackles Sacks INTs (11 seasons)

Reed 606 6 61

Dawk 786 18 32

His numbers are right there (other than ints with Reed but he blows him away in both tackles and sacks) and better in most cases at the same point in their careers.

I never said his numbers aren't great, I just don't think he;ll get in...not anytime soon anyway. Go take a look at the HOF list and you'll know what I'm talking about.

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I'll never get over Troy punching the ball into the endzone last year against the Pats and then saying

"Whatever is going to get me in trouble, I'm saying the opposite." after the game

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I never said his numbers aren't great, I just don't think he;ll get in...not anytime soon anyway. Go take a look at the HOF list and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Yeah, I think Dawkins will have a tough time getting in. Safety just isn't a position where many guys make it. I also think public perception will lean towards Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. There are only around 10 safeties in the HoF... seeing three more go in (and a possibly 4th CB/SS hybrid with Charles Woodson) from the same era is asking for a lot. I think he deserves it, but will ultimately lose out to the numbers game.

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I never said his numbers aren't great, I just don't think he;ll get in...not anytime soon anyway. Go take a look at the HOF list and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Not sure which "HOF list" you're referring to, the list of players already in, the list of retired players who have gotten consideration in the past but not enough votes, other?

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Not sure which "HOF list" you're referring to, the list of players already in, the list of retired players who have gotten consideration in the past but not enough votes, other?

Really dude? Yes, by HOF list I meant the list of players already in.

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Here is my list of who I think would COULD make it in. This list seems pretty freakin big for a HoF list, so who do you guys think makes it in or not? I might have left a name or two off, but I thought these guys were the best shot.

Demarcus Ware

Aaron Rodgers

Adrian Peterson

Calvin Johnson

Drew Brees

Larry Fitzgerald

Aldon Smith

Brian Urlacher

Tom Brady

Ray Lewis

Peyton Manning

Ed Reed

Troy Polumalo

Tony Gonzalez

Jason Witten

Darrelle Revis

Champ Bailey

You've got several definite candidates listed there, including Brady, Manning, Brees, Gonzalez, and Lewis, and Ed Reed too. I'm sure some will be first-ballot entrants to the Hall. Rodgers and Peterson have a lot ahead of them, but should be elected, though if Peterson's career suddenly ends due to injury, he could end up like Terrell Davis, a nominee who has trouble getting votes.

I could see another 49ers players named Smith - Justin - as a possibility. It's far too soon to determine what Aldon Smith will end up doing, though he's been a force so far.

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Really dude? Yes, by HOF list I meant the list of players already in.

Yeah "really" dud and that's what I assumed you meant but wanted to clarify before answering.

Yes, historically a lot of safeties have not been elected in the past but as the NFL has evolved into a predominately passing league over the past 2 decades, safeties who are/were triple threats (equally effective in coverage, rushing the QB and against the run) have become a far more crucial component to a team's success then they were when their role was to primarily play center field and/or support against the run and the 3 best "triple threats" of the past 2 decades (in no particular order) are Reed, Dawk and Polu.

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Yeah "really" dud and that's what I assumed you meant but wanted to clarify before answering.

Yes, historically a lot of safeties have not been elected in the past but as the NFL has evolved into a predominately passing league over the past 2 decades, safeties who are/were triple threats (equally effective in coverage, rushing the QB and against the run) have become a far more crucial component to a team's success then they were when their role was to primarily play center field and/or support against the run and the 3 best "triple threats" of the past 2 decades (in no particular order) are Reed, Dawk and Polu.

And since Reed and Polamalu are publicly considered 1.a and 1.b(not that I necessarily agree with that, it's just perception) from this era, they will probably be the ones who make it from this era...Dawkins will either have to wait a very long time, or he won't get in altogether. It's likely he'll end up getting in, but it'll be like 20-30 years down the road.

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And since Reed and Polamalu are publicly considered 1.a and 1.b(not that I necessarily agree with that, it's just perception) from this era, they will probably be the ones who make it from this era...Dawkins will either have to wait a very long time, or he won't get in altogether. It's likely he'll end up getting in, but it'll be like 20-30 years down the road.

Fortunately the "public" doesn't have a HOF vote but those who do consider individual production (in comparison to their peers) as the first criteria and then factor in "team" accomplishments 2nd and the reality is Dawkin's numbers are superior to Troy's accross the board (at the same point in their careers) and it's highly unlikely that Polu plays anywhere close to 16 seasons so their career stats really won't even be comparable.

Yes the Steeler's "team" accomplishements during his carrer are superior but it's not like the Bird's were bottom-feeders when Dawk was in his prime.

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Fortunately the "public" doesn't have a HOF vote but those who do consider individual production (in comparison to their peers) as the first criteria and then factor in "team" accomplishments 2nd and the reality is Dawkin's numbers are superior to Troy's accross the board (at the same point in their careers) and it's highly unlikely that Polu plays anywhere close to 16 seasons so their career stats really won't even be comparable.

Yes the Steeler's "team" accomplishements during his carrer are superior but it's not like the Bird's were bottom-feeders when Dawk was in his prime.

Guess we'll have to wait and see. BTW Rodney Harrison's numbers are pretty close to Dawkins', plus he has the championships, and I don't even bother in making a case for him. I know he won't make it.

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