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Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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Default Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why

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in what way did he have a HOF career?
because he's going to be in the HOF
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When looking at yards per carry you have to take into account that he always got the ball in short yardage and goal line especially later in his career.
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When looking at yards per carry you have to take into account that he always got the ball in short yardage and goal line especially later in his career.
and what he did with the ball in short yardage is going to help get him into the HOF!
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and what he did with the ball in short yardage is going to help get him into the HOF!
I agree, he was a bruiser and wore down opponent's defenses. The little things like extending drives and controlling the clock are overlooked.
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Default Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why

really? how many TDs does he have? again, only got over 10 TDS 3 times? no one cares or keeps track of how many 3rd and 1's he got.

now, on the biggest stage, the super bowl vs the seahawks he couldnt get in on short yardage.

he is not an immortal back.

solid? yes, fun? yes hard running? yes

immortal? nope
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Default Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why

As I said earlier, if you say "Bettis" to ANY person who's ever watched football, and every single one of them knows "The Bus."

Iconic.

Oh, and if you ask, almost all of them would describe him as a HOFer. The stats argument is akin to people saying that Craig Biggio had better stats than Joe Morgan. Morgan is a HOFer; Biggio had great stats.

Better yet, Kei$ha has sold more records than Kurt Cobain did. One has great sales, while the other changed music forever. Make sense?

[Changing the game is also exactly why Hines Ward is absolutely a HOFer.]
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really? how many TDs does he have? again, only got over 10 TDS 3 times? no one cares or keeps track of how many 3rd and 1's he got.

now, on the biggest stage, the super bowl vs the seahawks he couldnt get in on short yardage.

he is not an immortal back.

solid? yes, fun? yes hard running? yes

immortal? nope
Yes you're right converting 3rd down does nothing to benefit his team......
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If Chris Carter is a HOF WR, Bettis is a HOF RB.
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I agree, he was a bruiser and wore down opponent's defenses. The little things like extending drives and controlling the clock are overlooked.
Yeah he was the best big back of all time. ask people who played against him (or even people who practiced against him) what it was like tackling him. DB's moved out of his way to avoid tackling him.

Joey Porter said something about tackling him during practice is what made him so physical on the football field during games. He made the whole team great, something one would expect of a HOF career.
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Let's compare Bettis to some hall of famers. He has the same ypc as John Riggins and only .1 less than Curtis Martin. He has more rushing touchdowns than Martin, Thurman Thomas, Eric Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Larry Czonka, as well as others. Bettis and Franco have the same amount of touchdowns. He has more yards than all the before mentioned except for Martin. Sure he's not first ballot worthy but he will get in eventually.
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