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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #91
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The top 12 of the 14 rushing yard leaders are in the HOF. The two who haven't got in are Tomlinson and Bettis.

The top 10 of the 13 rushing TD leaders are in the HOF. The three who haven't got in are Tomlinson, Alexander and Bettis.

The top 10 of the 13 rushing attempt leaders are in the HOF. The three who haven't got in are Tomlinson, Jones and Bettis.

Sometime people forget that you need to be great to compile all those numbers. Yes Bettis didn't have peak like Sanders, Smith, Tomlinson, etc. But that's why he doesn't get inducted in his first few tries. It doesn't mean that he's not a HOFer.
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what was his signature play then?
Uh... trucking Urlacher.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #93
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Uh... trucking Urlacher.
yeah that should get him in the HOF for sure. Great point. Forgot about that 7 yard running play where a LB got run over by a RB. That only happens 200 - 300 times a season.
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The top 12 of the 14 rushing yard leaders are in the HOF. The two who haven't got in are Tomlinson and Bettis.

The top 10 of the 13 rushing TD leaders are in the HOF. The three who haven't got in are Tomlinson, Alexander and Bettis.

The top 10 of the 13 rushing attempt leaders are in the HOF. The three who haven't got in are Tomlinson, Jones and Bettis.

Sometime people forget that you need to be great to compile all those numbers. Yes Bettis didn't have peak like Sanders, Smith, Tomlinson, etc. But that's why he doesn't get inducted in his first few tries. It doesn't mean that he's not a HOFer.
Alexander did his in 9 seasons
LT did his in 11
Jones is not worthy of a discussion

again, stat compiling
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Bettis deserves to get in more than any other running back except Terrell Davis. LT is not eligible but he will get in. (LT only has 20 more rushing yards than Bettis and is likely going to retire).

You are wrong. The many people who say Bettis is a HOF are right. Bettis is famous. Everyone knows the Bus. He was one of the greatest power backs of all time. Bettis and George are the last of the great power backs. Larry Johnson and Brandon Jacobs had very brief success but the last great power backs are gone. The game has changed to a degree and teams aren't looking for power backs as much as they were.
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yeah that should get him in the HOF for sure. Great point. Forgot about that 7 yard running play where a LB got run over by a RB. That only happens 200 - 300 times a season.
Point? (What point?)

You asked about his signature play, and I answered your question.

Regardless, if you don't know why and/or how significant that play was... well... then, you must not have watched the 2005 season.

Like I stated earlier, that play is the photo posted outside of the pressbox... so, I'd say it's definitely his signature moment... as well as the signature moment of that season.
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Point? (What point?)

You asked about his signature play, and I answered your question.

Regardless, if you don't know why and/or how significant that play was... well... then, you must not have watched the 2005 season.

Like I stated earlier, that play is the photo posted outside of the pressbox... so, I'd say it's definitely his signature moment... as well as the signature moment of that season.
not only was that a great play, but Porter has said that from that moment on Bettis kept everybody focused on winning the SB.
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not only was that a great play, but Porter has said that from that moment on Bettis kept everybody focused on winning the SB.
Exactly. It's like saying that The Catch was merely just another "catch" in the end-zone... something that happens nearly 300 times per season.

Some moments simply mean more than others.

Speaking of Porter: the team arrived at XL wearing #6 Notre Dame jerseys; Bettis led the team onto the field... by running out there by himself... pumping them & the crowd into a frenzy; and, BB gave each game ball in the play-offs to Bettis (embracing him & crying after the SuperBowl).

Without Bettis, that team would not have been nearly as focused as they were. Sometimes, a player can make his teammates great, without even stepping foot onto the field. Now... THAT is indeed noteworthy (although, not listed on any stat sheet).
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Letting Bettis in would be a huge mistake to the integrity and standards of the organization. He is a good guy and deserves a spot in the ring of honor but it is a good thing he isn't going to be getting in.
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Letting Bettis in would be a huge mistake to the integrity and standards of the organization. He is a good guy and deserves a spot in the ring of honor but it is a good thing he isn't going to be getting in.
If this is your answer about Jerome, I'd LOVE to see your opinion on Ray Lewis being deserving of the HOF....
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