Saturday, February 6, 2010

I get it HOF Committee, really I do!

First of all I want to apologize to all the Bronco fans out there for not posting updates on the HOF selections. However today, a friend and neighbor lost his battle with drug addiction and passed away. He was only 31 years old. Please give a shout to God and ask for his grace, peace and understanding for his wife and 7 year old son.

Drug addiction is a nasty, nasty disease!

So with that being said, I want to congratulate Floyd Little on being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame! It was LONG OVER DUE! Good things come to those who wait and Floyd need not wait anymore!

As far as Shannon not being inducted, I get it. When you are up as a receiver, regardless if you're a Tight End or a Wide Receiver, along side the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) Jerry Rice, there is NO WAY the committee is going to make Jerry Rice share the stage with ANY other receiver. Which is why Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Shannon Sharpe didn't make it.

On top of that, I think the committee did Shannon a favor by not putting him in along side the GOAT. Had we looked at Shannon's stats along side Jerry's it pales in comparison. When he played for San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle, Rice made 1,549 catches for 22,895 yards, had 14 1,000-yard seasons and scored 208 touchdowns. It would have diminished Shannon's career had he gone in with Rice.

What frustrates me more is the fact that he didn't get in last year. Shannon deserves to be in, hands down, no questions asked, end of story. He revolutionized the TE position and did it all coming from a small Division II school Savannah State University.

Sharpe was drafted in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft, 192nd overall, by the Denver Broncos. He had a mediocre rookie season as a wide receiver, until Broncos head coach Dan Reeves convinced him to convert to tight end. He remained with Denver until 1999, winning two championship rings in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII in the process. After a two-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens, where he won another championship ring in Super Bowl XXXV, he returned to the Broncos where he retired in 2003.

Career receiving statistics

Year Team Games Rec Yards Y/R TDs
1990 Denver Broncos 16 7 99 14.1 1
1991 Denver Broncos 16 22 322 14.6 1
1992 Denver Broncos 16 53 640 12.1 2
1993 Denver Broncos 16 81 995 12.3 9
1994 Denver Broncos 15 87 1010 11.6 4
1995 Denver Broncos 13 63 756 12 4
1996 Denver Broncos 15 80 1062 13.3 10
1997 Denver Broncos 16 72 1107 15.4 3
1998 Denver Broncos 16 64 768 12.0 10
1999 Denver Broncos 5 23 224 9.7 0
2000 Baltimore Ravens 16 67 810 12.1 5
2001 Baltimore Ravens 16 73 811 11.1 2
2002 Denver Broncos 12 61 686 11.2 3
2003 Denver Broncos 15 62 770 12.4 8

Total - 203 815 10,060 12.3 62

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Vaya con Dios John!

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