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Old 02-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #31
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Default Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why

Steelers5895 is going to be really upset when Bettis gets into the HOF but it will happen eventually. Also, 5895 you should start an internet campaign to get Franco Harris removed from the HOF since he has fewer yards and the same tds as Bettis in the same number of years. Clearly he is not immortal.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #32
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Default Re: Bettis NOT a Hall of Famer- Here's Why

Steelers5895 if you were really an objective fan like you say, it would have made more sense for you to start this thread weeks ago and make your argument then.

It's more troll like behavior to wait until we find out he didn't make it this year, then come on here bashing the guy we love.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #33
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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.
better than Earl Campbell? you ever see him play?
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #34
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Steelers5895 if you were really an objective fan like you say, it would have made more sense for you to start this thread weeks ago and make your argument then.

It's more troll like behavior to wait until we find out he didn't make it this year, then come on here bashing the guy we love.
wasnt worth a thread til I read how shocked everyone was he didnt get it. so, i looked at his career and saw a great one but not an immortal one and the hall of fame is for immortals.
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Steelers5895 is going to be really upset when Bettis gets into the HOF but it will happen eventually. Also, 5895 you should start an internet campaign to get Franco Harris removed from the HOF since he has fewer yards and the same tds as Bettis in the same number of years. Clearly he is not immortal.
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how about a stat to prove me wrong? i posted 11 of them so i backed my claim.

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Yes you're right converting 3rd down does nothing to benefit his team......
what was his conversion %? if that mattered in any equation the NFL would keep that stat.

since he wasnt a breakaway back you can look at TDs, in 13 ywears he averages just over 6. is that immortal? those were probably all under 5 yards.
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OP. You're talking about this is as if CURRENT NFL styles should influence decisions made for players who started their careers nearly 20 years ago. They shouldn't.

The game has changed a lot since Bettis played for us, but honestly, it isn't fair to keep him out based on the fact that 1,000 yards isn't "special" anymore (which is bullshit in my opinion, anyway.).

When Bettis played, what he did as a runningback was special. He's the 6TH greatest RB of all-time, and there's not a snowball's chance in hell he doesn't make the HOF.
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how about a stat to prove me wrong? i posted 11 of them so i backed my claim.

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I posted quite a few.
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better than Earl Campbell? you ever see him play?
I'll agree with you on ONE point: Earl Campbell is the toughest RB to EVER play. He intimidated Mean Joe... and NO ONE intimidated Mean Joe.

[Intimidated might not be the right word... but, y'all get the point: Campbell was a monster.]
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better than Earl Campbell? you ever see him play?
Earl Campbell was a beast. In the short term he was better than Bettis. The HOF is long term.
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