Walter Jones and the Hall

The Essential Online Seahawks Fan Forum Community. There simply is NO substitute. RATING: PG-13

Will (note not should) Walter Jones also be a first ballot HOFer?

Yes
150
97%
No
4
3%
 
Total votes : 154

Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:40 pm
  • 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?
    Driver of the PC/JS Super Bowl wagon since 2010
    Image
    Sherman looks like a ballet master in grand jeté –
    a trash-talking, dreadlocked Baryshnikov suspended
    impossibly above the turf – pro football's paean to
    wanton human destruction slips into the sublime.
    User avatar
    TDOTSEAHAWK
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2931
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:16 pm
    Location: Hamilton


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:42 pm
  • depends if he can get a good spokesman, I was a bit shocked Strahan did not make it so it appears to be a lot more political that I originally thought.
    User avatar
    Axx
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2539
    Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:37 pm


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:51 pm
  • Walter jones should be in no doubt but he'll probably won't get in because of the voters east coast bias, it shows that bias when we didn't even get one award out of all of the nfl honors this year.
    seahawks875
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 238
    Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:14 am


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:00 pm
  • Kinda irks me that Sapp made it in first ballot but Cortez had to wait.
    Image
    User avatar
    XxXdragonXxX
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 980
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:40 am
    Location: Enumclaw, WA


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:08 pm
  • I think he will. He was just dominant and so many people around football know it that I believe he'll get in the first time. But hey, he wasn't on the all-time 100 so WTF do I know? I do know I will be royally PISSED OFF if he doesn't get in the first time.
    From the white sands
    To the canyon lands
    To the redwood stands
    To the barren lands

    Image
    User avatar
    hawksfansinceday1
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 10768
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:38 am
    Location: Vancouver, WA


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:10 pm
  • Ogden, Munoz, Allen, and Walt were the best O linemen in the last 50 years. FWIW I know Robert St.Clair personally (HOF w/Niners) and he has repeatedly told me there's no question he'll get in first ballot.
    User avatar
    PlinytheCenter
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2766
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:47 pm
    Location: In Bruges


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:42 pm
  • Should, of course, will, doubt it.
    NorCalHawk12
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 647
    Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:25 am
    Location: Oroville, CA (not WA)


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:51 pm
  • He should be no doubt, but you never know.
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 10839
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:11 pm
  • Should he be? Of course. But you never know, I thought Cris Carter not getting in on the first ballot was ridiculous, let alone it taking 6 years. I do think Ogden getting in helps. Less competition and avoiding a log jam at the tackle can't hurt.
    User avatar
    Seanhawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1923
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:04 pm


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:21 pm
  • 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.
    Rams bet status: honored. Bradford still sucks.
    RedAlice is right.
    "VICTORYYYYYYY!" -Johnny Drama
    User avatar
    RolandDeschain
    *NET FCC Liaison*
     
    Posts: 24208
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 am
    Location: Kirkland, WA


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:24 pm
  • 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.
    Image
    Les - "Mark, you're my favorite player"
    Mark - "Mine too!"
    User avatar
    RockHawk
    * NET Landlord *
     
    Posts: 4006
    Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:23 am
    Location: Owner's Box


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:48 pm
  • He should, looking at Ogden and Allen getting in on their first time at it. I will be very disappointed if he doesn't. I was going to be my usual doubting the voters self, but screw that. Just as long as the idiots who did the 100 all-time greatest players for NFLN aren't anywhere near the voting roll. Bastages!
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9093
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:54 pm
  • 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.
    User avatar
    HawkFanNC
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 132
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:45 am
    Location: Greensboro, NC


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:22 pm
  • 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.


    Here is a list of players that showed what some blogger believed would be the class of 2015

    2015
    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.


    As you can see, Orlando Pace is eligible along with Seau and Warner. I saw another article that listed each year's list of new players. That one is going to be better than this, since it still doesn't answer who is actually eligible each year until 2015.
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9093
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:27 pm
  • Here is the eligible list for The modern era list of 2012 Nominees. Didn't realize my boy Kenny was on last year's modern list. I figure he has about 20 before he shows up on the old-timers list.

    EDIT:

    The list of modern era 2013 nominees.
    Image
    Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
    Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
    Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)
    User avatar
    drdiags
    * The Doc *
    * The Doc *
     
    Posts: 9093
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
    Location: Covington, Washington


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:04 am
  • 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.


    That's a good point. If the Seahawks make a serious Super Bowl run the next couple of years and raise their profile, that probably helps Jones' chances. If he'd been eligible in 2009 or 2010 (just for the sake of the argument) I think he would have had as much trouble getting in as Cortez Kennedy did.
    User avatar
    Shadowhawk
    * NET Staff Alumni *
    * NET Staff Alumni *
     
    Posts: 1156
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:05 am


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:41 am
  • 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.

    :th2thumbs:
    Image
    Getting ready for some football
    User avatar
    The Radish
    * NET Radish *
     
    Posts: 18415
    Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:18 pm
    Location: Spokane, Wa.


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:35 am
  • 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.

    :th2thumbs:


    Sadly, this is true. If evidence of big walt lining up next to me on a football field in ANY capacity surfaced, I shudder to think of the ramifications. Not only HOF gone, but they may just go as far as take his man card away too.
    Image
    Les - "Mark, you're my favorite player"
    Mark - "Mine too!"
    User avatar
    RockHawk
    * NET Landlord *
     
    Posts: 4006
    Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:23 am
    Location: Owner's Box


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:42 am
  • I think Walt would be an absolute lock except for the presence of Orlando Pace.

    While I believe Jones should be the choice (because he was the better player), we all know that many in the media made the argument that Pace was the best LT at the time and he actually won a SB as the LT of one of the best offenses in history.

    If there is only room for one Tackle in that class, I am afraid that Walter gets edged out solely because of the SB ring. The voters love those things.
    Image
    User avatar
    HawkFan72
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 11299
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:50 am
    Location: Antioch, CA


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:21 pm
  • He will no doubt be a first ballot, east coast bias wont even matter. He was known throughout the entire league for erasing the left side of the defensive line.
    User avatar
    Steve2222
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 820
    Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:12 am


Re: Walter Jones and the Hall
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:27 pm
  • Walter Jones will be a first ballot HOF player. Even the east coast bias cannot discount his entire career.
    Image

    “There’s no reason, with Mr. Allen and the fan base here and the stadium, that this can’t be a stable, long-term winning organization.” - John Schneider
    User avatar
    Bakergirl
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3302
    Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:13 pm
    Location: Seattle




It is currently Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:51 pm

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Information