|Front row (from left): Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey and Derrick Brooks. Back row: Aeneas Williams and Andre Reed and Walter Jones.|
Being a Buffalo Bills homer seeing Andre Reed get in is fun. He'll join Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly from the great Bills teams that went to four straight Super Bowls. It is too easy to say that receivers accumulate numbers and that they weren't quote "Hall of Famers". There is truth to that in some cases but it shouldn't obscure the fact that many of these receivers are legit hall of fame players. Art Monk and Lynn Swann were others who had to fight this argument for years. Back to Reed. His is deserved of this honor and I'm always happy to see another Bill enter the hall.
Speaking of being a homer, Claude Humphrey of the Atlanta Falcons (and Eagles) also gained induction to the hall. While I have scant memory of his playing everything I've read he has deserved this honor for some time. Sacks weren't an official stat when he played but I've read that 122 is what he has been credited with including 14.5 sacks with Philadelphia helping them get to Super Bowl XV.
selection process. It is very unique in that voters get to be in the same room and make their case for players. That is just too awesome. I would love to hear some of those conversations. Well only one more year to see who will get in. I'm thinking Seau and Pace are locks but won't be surprised if Warner also gets in. His career is a bit of an enigma so it is hard to define but that is a story for another day. It will be fun talking about when the time comes and I'm sure I'll post something then.