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Old 02-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #12
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What he said.

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I get what you're saying, but you're not recognizing that 13 000 yards is significant and to do it in 13 years shows an element of consistency that few have been able to match over the years. Now, I'll admit, I'm the first guy to be critical of Bettis and am very critical of the people who say we need another Running Back like him, but the dude just ran forward and got yardage for a team that lacked any other offensive weapon than himself for years. He was, and still is, the best North - South RB in NFL history.

You can't throw away what equates to 1000 yard seasons for 13 straight because again, that kind of consistency then and now is rare to find. He was a special player when we needed him and as Teegre mentioned, the name recognition of 'the Bus' is etched in all football players' heads, not just Steelers fans. He'll find his way into the hall in 2014.
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You can't wait 7 years after the guy stepped onto a field and look at stats to determine if Bettis should get in to the Hall. Spend half an hour (that's how long they spent talking about him the other day when they voted). Read what players like Porter and FWP have to say about playing with him and read about his character on the team. Watch some highlights of him playing and remember what it was like when he was on the team.

Reducing him to a stat compiler is very disrespectful to a guy who had to crawl up and down his steps the day after a game because he gave so much to it.
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There are 29 running backs in the HOF and Bettis ran for more yards than all but 4 of them. Bettis will definitely get in at some point. Again... some people seem to cheer for other teams because they certainly don't feel like fans of this one.
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I disagree totally. he lost his starting position to players like Duce Staley, Lawrence Phillips, Amoz Zereou and Wllie Parker.

He was more of a hall of famer before he hung around for the last 4 seasons of his career.

He has a lot of rushing yards but is that a proponent of greatness or playing a long time.

Curtis Martin did it in 11 seasons.

You are equating 1000 yards a year as a big deal, it isnt anymore.

We all like Bettis, he is VERY recognizable BUT he is not immortal

What special thing has he done?

Not the best brusing back of all time...see Earl Campbell or John Riggins.

Many players played under 10 years and compiled better stats per season...see sayers, brown and Campbell.
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There are 29 running backs in the HOF and Bettis ran for more yards than all but 4 of them. Bettis will definitely get in at some point. Again... some people seem to cheer for other teams because they certainly don't feel like fans of this one.
i am as big a steeler fan you will find but i dont look at all our teams and players as the best. I look at it objectively.

doesnt make me a less of a fan
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I honestly think he's a near-lock to get in next year.
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I honestly think he's a near-lock to get in next year.
yeah, he definitely had a HOF career, it's just a question of when he's going to get in
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what may help him is the way the new league is with new Rbs and splitting carries, etc there arent many future HOF running backs.

LT, AP are locks

guys like shawn alexander, Portis, Priest Holmes, etc arent HOF worthy.

That is a plus BUT the fact no other RB was up this year and he didnt get in is VERY alarming.
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yeah, he definitely had a HOF career, it's just a question of when he's going to get in
in what way did he have a HOF career? Because we like him and want to believe that?

he wasnt the best big back ever, his stats other than his compiled yards, what makes him immortal?
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