So Ogden and Larry Allen were first ballot Hall of Famers (but Will Shields - small market player was not).
Will (not should, because of course he should) Big Walt be a first ballot hall of famer?
HawkFanNC wrote:Does anyone know who else will be in Big Walt's class? He deserves to get in on the first ballot, but it seems like HOF voting often has much to do with who else has been waiting their turn.
Walter Jones – Regarded as maybe the greatest left tackle of all-time, this is a gimme.
Junior Seau – Another all-time great at his position who’s longevity of production will not go unnoticed in his first year.
Kurt Warner – This one will spark debate in the voting room but in the end, I think he makes it his first year. His numbers, championship and back-up to MVP story will do the trick.
Orlando Pace – Joining his former teammate Warner, Pace should conclude the last of the first-time eligible candidates to get in. If Walter Jones didn’t exist, Pace would be regarded as the best left tackle of his era.
Tim Brown - The former Raider probably would cry if he read this since he was eligible this year but I don’t see it happening for him until this spot. Sorry Timmy.
RolandDeschain wrote:Virtually every media person that discusses him says he's going straight to Canton in his first year of eligibility. I'd be shocked if he isn't. Especially with Seattle now getting more national love than ever before.
RockHawk wrote:There's no question about it. The folks that vote are already referring to his playing days as "Hall of Fame Career". This includes Len Pasquarelli, Peter King, Sando, and John Clayton.
The Radish wrote:RockHawk wrote:There's no question about it. The folks that vote are already referring to his playing days as "Hall of Fame Career". This includes Len Pasquarelli, Peter King, Sando, and John Clayton.
The voters have agreed that all photos of Walter with Rockhawk be tossed, so no one will hold that obvious but thank goodness momentary lack of taste count against him.