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  1. Jacky Roberts

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    They have a long way to go in their careers, but it's easy to imagine which present/recently departed members of the Patriots dynasty teams will be Canton bound. Great bar speculation. Here's my guess.

    Tom Brady - Absolute lock for Canton. 3 SBs, 2 SB MVPs, clutch reputation, etc. May be the best of all time when he hangs 'em up.

    Richard Seymour - Best DLineman in game today and will be one of top ten in NFL history if he keeps this pace up. Has the respect of his peers and the media.

    Rodney Harrison - Will probably be kept out because of dirty reputation, but tough to argue with his success on the field.

    Tedy Bruschi - Heart and soul of Pats dynasty. Defensive captain and is already a legend due to his stroke return.

    Adam Vinatieri - Good shot at making Canton thanks to Super Bowl kicks and the snow kick vs. Oakland which many consider the greatest kick in NFL history.

    Willie McGinest - A reach, but he has more sacks in the post season than anyone in NFL history. A case could be made for his enshrinement.

    Bill Belichick - A lock. The Lombardi of this generation.

    Thoughts?
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    tom yes

    richard if he continues his play yes

    rodney is the most unfortunate of no's... really one of the best and most intiminating safetys to ever play

    bruschi no. he will be a patriot hall of famer but not NFL. I love him as much as I do troy, but neither will be in the HOF but both will be forever remembered and hopefully have Pats numbers retired

    AV I would guess yes. likeable guy (outside of NE now). unless the colts win a SB though, I really think he instead hurt his chances by leaving then help his chances just to pad accuracy stats.

    Willie no. He played for a long time, but unfortunately for him he was injuried when his prime really should have been

    Bill ummmmm YEP! with borges being his lone no vote (I dont know if he even votes but lol)
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    #24 Jersey

    Tom Brady - Without question he has become a poster boy of the NFL and with his career that way it is now he will make the HOF even if he never won another Super Bowl which i dont think will happen to be honest.

    Seymour - Is a long way from anything. His is a perrenial pro bowler right now. Lets see how hes doing in a few more years.

    Harrison - Leads safties all time in areas of sacks and so forth, he wont get in and thats a shame because his numbers are better than most defensive backs ever.

    Tedy Bruschi - our HOF yes, never will make it to Canton, big maybe as an honarble mention

    McGinest - OUr HOF yes anything else no.

    Vinatieri - Might be the first kicker in years to do so. He deserves it without question.

    Belichick - His resume is growing and he might be regarded as the best HC of all time 20 years from now.
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    I think it a gross omission that Maroney's name isn't on that list.
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    This is how I see it playing out...

    52 Eric Alexander LB 6-2 240 2/8/1982
    23 Willie Andrews DB 5-10 195 11/2/1983
    95 Tully Banta-Cain LB 6-2 250 8/28/1980
    5 Danny Baugher P 5-10 194 1/24/1984
    12 Tom Brady QB 6-4 225 8/3/1977
    65 Wesley Britt T 6-8 320 11/21/1981
    80 Troy Brown WR 5-10 196 7/2/1971
    54 Tedy Bruschi LB 6-1 247 6/9/1973
    76 Sean Bubin T 6-6 305 1/26/1981
    87 Reche Caldwell WR 6-0 210 3/28/1979
    16 Matt Cassel QB 6-4 225 5/17/1982
    13 Bam Childress WR 5-10 185 3/31/1982
    59 Rosevelt Colvin LB 6-3 250 9/5/1977
    51 Don Davis LB 6-1 235 12/17/1972
    28 Corey Dillon RB 6-1 225 10/24/1974
    44 Heath Evans FB 6-0 250 12/30/1978
    33 Kevin Faulk RB 5-8 202 6/5/1976
    85 Doug Gabriel WR 6-2 215 8/27/1980
    10 Jabar Gaffney WR 6-1 205 12/1/1980
    47 Barry Gardner LB 6-1 245 12/13/1976
    21 Randall Gay CB 5-11 190 5/5/1982
    3 Stephen Gostkowski K 6-1 210 1/28/1984
    82 Daniel Graham TE 6-3 257 11/16/1978
    97 Jarvis Green DL 6-3 285 1/12/1979
    37 Rodney Harrison S 6-1 220 12/15/1972
    25 Artrell Hawkins S 5-10 195 11/24/1976
    91 Marquise Hill DE 6-6 300 8/7/1982
    27 Ellis Hobbs CB 5-9 190 5/16/1983
    71 Russ Hochstein G/C 6-4 305 10/7/1977
    29 Chidi Iwuoma CB 5-9 184 2/19/1978
    53 Larry Izzo LB 5-10 228 9/26/1974
    17 Chad Jackson WR 6-1 215 3/6/1985
    34 Tebucky Jones S 6-2 220 10/6/1974
    77 Nick Kaczur T 6-4 315 7/28/1979
    19 Kelvin Kight WR 6-0 213 7/2/1982
    67 Dan Koppen C 6-2 296 9/12/1979
    72 Matt Light T 6-4 305 6/23/1978
    70 Logan Mankins G 6-4 310 3/10/1982
    39 Laurence Maroney RB 5-11 220 2/5/1985
    46 Corey Mays LB 6-1 245 11/27/1983
    8 Josh Miller P 6-4 225 7/14/1970
    45 Garrett Mills FB 6-1 235 10/12/1983
    24 Mel Mitchell S 6-1 225 2/10/1979
    61 Stephen Neal G 6-4 305 10/9/1976
    68 Ryan O'Callaghan T 6-7 330 7/19/1983
    35 Patrick Pass FB 5-10 217 12/31/1977
    66 Lonie Paxton LS 6-2 260 3/13/1978
    22 Asante Samuel CB 5-10 185 1/6/1981
    36 James Sanders S 5-10 210 11/11/1983
    30 Chad Scott CB 6-1 205 9/6/1974
    55 Junior Seau LB 6-3 248 1/19/1969
    93 Richard Seymour DL 6-6 310 10/6/1979
    18 Matt Shelton WR 6-0 175 4/1/1982
    90 Le Kevin Smith DL 6-1 308 7/21/1982
    31 Antwain Spann CB 6-0 190 2/22/1983
    63 Dan Stevenson G 6-5 300 10/4/1982
    92 Santonio Thomas DL 6-4 305 7/2/1981
    86 David Thomas TE 6-3 248 7/5/1983
    50 Mike Vrabel LB 6-4 261 8/14/1975
    94 Ty Warren DL 6-5 300 2/6/1981
    84 Benjamin Watson TE 6-3 255 12/18/1980
    75 Vince Wilfork DL 6-2 325 11/4/1981
    42 Gemara Williams CB 5-8 185 4/30/1983
    26 Eugene Wilson DB 5-10 195 8/17/1980
    58 Pierre Woods LB 6-5 250 1/6/1982
    99 Mike Wright DL 6-4 295 3/1/1982
    74 Billy Yates G 6-2 305 4/15/1980

    Yep, I think that just about covers it. ;)
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    Free Geno Cappaletti!

    he was one of the great afl players, right there with buck buchanan, ernie ladd, earl faison and lance alworth, george blanda and cookie gilchrist.
    wide receiver, kicker, kickoff returner, leader.
    all-star afl player for year after year.
    no player like him in the league since he retired.
    thanks for bringing up his name.
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    As will Hank Poteat.
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    Folks were saying that if Brady had hung it up after 2004, you'd still be hard-pressed to vote no even on the first ballot.

    On the defensive side, probably the best shot of any Pat.

    McGinest is a hard case to argue for. Harrison has the (unfair) "dirty" rep. Bruschi has a small chance, especially after coming back from the stroke, but still not very good.

    True, and I hope Gostkowski does even better. :)

    I'm just wondering when they're going to rename the Coach of the Year award the Belichick Award. :D
  9. FSUPatsFan

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    You guys could probably help me out with this, but what about Ty Law? How close would he be. I remember him being pretty good ever since I started watching football, which was a year or two after Drew was drafted. He has 48 career interceptions and 719 tackles. For some perspective, Champ Bailey who is considered the premier CB today has a career 2/3 as long as Ty Law. He has 32 career interception (2/3 of Ty Law's) and 453 tackles (a little less than 2/3 of Ty Law).

    Ty is also a 5 time pro-bowler and has had very good post seasons. He could have easily been named SB MVP in SB XXXVI. He was the MVP of the game against the Colts in 2003. He may not be a sure-fire HOF, but he at least warrants discussion. He is a definite Patriot HOF IMO, no matter what terms he left on.
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    the nfl hall of fame is not like other sports, it's a little easier to get in.

    Rodney harrison and ty law are real possibilities.

    brushchi and mcginest no.


    brady, belichick and vinatieri are sure things.
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    maybe the pats will choose to be enshrined 'AS A TEAM', refusing any individual recogition!
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    ok im not trying to get down on seymour or say he sucks.. but i dont think he is the best DLman in the league.. he really jsut doesnt put up the stats to be considered.. top 5 yea maybe, top 10 def.. i think seymour would be better off playing the DT position.. i think he is way more dominant there..
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    oh yeah, seymour. although he doesn't pile up stats, he is considered one of the best by most people. it has to do with the style the pats play. I think he has a good shot to get in if he keeps being selected to the pro bowl and especially if the pats win another lombardi or two.
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    Brady - Yes.

    Belichick - Yes

    Vinatieri - Yes

    Harrison - 50/50(he should be with his play but the fines and everything will be a factor unfortunately. The guy deserves the HOF. If he makes it, obviously he goes in as a Charger.)

    Bruschi - No.

    McGinnest - No.

    Seymour - No.(people will look on stats)
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    No Corey Dillon? An RB who gets over 10,000 yards rushing will no doubt he considered for the Hall. Corey is still going and has a chance to pass some more people in the all time list. He doesnt look like he is retiring any time soon.

    Ty Law has a decent shot. A couple years ago he was considered the best CB in the NFL.
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  16. patsfan13

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    Tought for a 3-4 DL man to get the recognition, Sey's rep and por bowl appearances will help

    Willie Mac, probably not too many injuries during the prime of his career, if a Pat OLB was to get in the HOF it should be Tippett.

    AV, if a PK gets in again he it,

    Harrison should be a lock, but... he probably won't get in.

    Bruschi, no took too long to become a full time player and find a role.

    Brady first ballot lock, if not unanimous something is wrong.

    BB first ballot lock.

    Ty Law pretty good chance. Big plays in Big games and good career Int #'s

    Dillon's numbers and position puts him in position for be a possible HOF player.


    Lots of Steelers with 4 rings got in, it will be interesting to see the # of Cowboys (from the Johnson 3SB run) and Niner players get in. Do we add a couple of more SB's? Could change the landscape
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    I might have made a mistake if this meant "Long time Pats players." So Dillon wouldnt really count but neither would Harrison, yes he has two SB's here but you know he is going to have the Chargers uniform up in the Hall if he makes it in.
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    I don't understand how people say it's easy to get in. If anythinig it's the hardest. There are more players in the NFL than any other pro sports league, the average careers are much shorter, and given how specialized each position is, it's very tough to subjectivley say this person is better than this person. Please do not use Joe Namath as the lone example of how it is a weak hall.

    And BTW, in the case of Harrison or Dillon - unlike baseball you don't go into the HOF under any one team. The busts are just of the player's head.
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