Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why
Regarding Seau versus The Knife versus Singletary versus Butkus... eh... I don't really care. That discussion does not really interest me.
My point is that your logic for eliminating The Knife (from the aforementioned discussion) is flawed.
Using your logic, with Seau:
Seau wasn't even a first or second team all-pro in his final season! Willis and Urlacher were better and so were Zach Thomas, Bart Scott, Farrior, etc. etc.
In fact, using YOUR logic, not even Jerry Rice should be considered the best ever:
Rice wasn't even a first or second team all-pro in his final season! Marvin Harrison and Chad Johnson were better and so are Hines Ward, Derrick Mason, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, etc. etc.
The Knife was not a Pro-Bowler in his final seasons... but, neither were a LOT of players. That does not eliminate them from the discussion of "best at their position"... otherwise... well... there wouldn't be very many options.
[Interesting tangent: how many players were selected to the Pro-Bowl in their final season?]