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Old 01-14-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Again...Bettis NOT a Hall Of Famer

I drew critism last year and was called all kind of names last year when I posted that I do not think Jerome Bettis is a Hall of Famer. One year later I still feel the same way.

I think Bettis had a great career but not an immortal career. The Hall of Fame is not for the very good but the greatest of the era or an immortal player. I just don't see that in Bettis. I see a likeable guy who COMPILED great numbers but really didnt have anything "signature" about his career.

Here are the negatives:

1- Never led the league in rushing
2- No MVP's (not a majot knock as running bakcs barely get it)
3- wasnt in the top 5 rbs of his generation (smith, sanders, martin, Davis, Tomlinson)
4- no impact on the Steelers Super Bowl run
5- didnt revolutionize anything. There were many big backs before him
6- No real signature play or accomplishment (IE immaculate reception, 2000 yards, 20tds,)
7- Only led the leage in carries in 1997, other than that, not league leader in anything else
8- only came in second in rushing once, in 1993. third twice and no other top 5's in a 13 year career
9- 2 All Pros in 13 years, as an example, Terrell Davis had 3 in a little less than half the career.
10- under 4.0 yards a carry.

I just dont see what gets Bettis in the HOF.

i am open to a debate. prefer the " rabble rabble he is a HOF cause he is a steeler rabble rabble rabble" responses are kept to a minimum as I like to see what other think.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Again...Bettis NOT a Hall Of Famer

By no-means do I see JB as a lock, but I would like him in, and could see it happening.

I don’t see that we can lessen his contribution to the NFL because he has a lower rush avg. than others (3.9). Next lowest Martin (4.0).

He was a North-South runner, that lasted 13 years. That alone shows durability and shouldn’t be overlooked (didn’t really miss many games either).

He’s tied 10th on the all-time rushing TD’s record.

He’s 6th on the all-time rushing board, with the closest active player Steven Jackson (3k out)

The remaining top ten players are all in the HOF (Tomlinson I assume we agree will be).
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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i am open to a debate. prefer the " rabble rabble he is a HOF cause he is a steeler rabble rabble rabble" responses are kept to a minimum as I like to see what other think.
so in other words you dont give a shit what anyone thinks who doesnt agree with you because it is all "rabble rabble rabble"?

cool story.

too bad though. jerome will make it in. 6th all time leading rusher. SB champ. entire defensive gameplans were built to stop him and teams still couldnt stop him. Fan and peer favorite, and the epitome of what the hall of fame is all about.
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No impact in the Super Bowl run? He scored 12 TD's that year in the regular season and playoffs and everyone's emotional determination was to get Bettis home.
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6th all time rushing!
10th in rushing tds!
i believe he is 2nd behind emmitt for games played!

the man was arguably the greatest powerback of all time! he weighed every bit of 260 and moved like he was a little guy!!! if being in the top 10 in career rushing doesnt get him in alone...then the hall is a joke!!!!!
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