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Old 05-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Donnie Shell...

I have question for you old timers out there. Honest opinion, do you guys feel Donnie should be in the Hall of Fame or am I just biased in my opinion. Again, try to take off those black and gold shades and give me an honest assessment.

I was young when he played for the Steelers but at the time he was my favorite player next to Jack Lambert. I know he was awarded All pro awards and the like but even still I thought he was underrated and was overlooked much of the time because of all the great players he had around him. I still feel he's not in the hall of fame because so many of his teammates were voted in and voters are somewhat reluctant to put yet another Steeler in there. What do you guys think? Do you agree or am I just being biased toward one of my favorite players of all time?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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I'd say its a border line call....
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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I'd say its a border line call....
To me it's a no brainer but a friend of mine at work (Browns fan) said Shell has no business thinking he should ever be inducted. I can agree with your "borderline" call but to totally write off the idea like he said is in my opinion ignorant.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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Well who knows as the HOF is really weird on electing players who they think that really needs to make it or not!
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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I wouldnt say he would never have a shot at the Hall. He'd get my vote but unfortunately our vote dont count.
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PASSING RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Year AGE Team LG GP ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA LNG TD INT SKD SKY RAT RAT+ ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1974 22 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1975 23 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 39 19.5 0 20 0 0 1 0 0
1976 24 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1977 25 PIT NFL 12 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1978 26 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 5 21 1
1979 27 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1980 28 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
1981 29 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1982 30 PIT NFL 9 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1983 31 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1984 32 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 33 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1986 34 PIT NFL 15 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 35 PIT NFL 13 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 19 1
14 NFL Season Totals 201 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 39 19.5 0 0 0 0 19 47 2
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Year AGE Team LG GP SK SFY INT YDS LNG TD
1974 22 PIT NFL 14 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
1975 23 PIT NFL 14 0.0 0 1 29 29 0
1976 24 PIT NFL 14 0.0 0 1 4 4 0
1977 25 PIT NFL 12 0.0 0 3 14 8 0
1978 26 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 3 21 20 0
1979 27 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 5 10 8 0
1980 28 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 7 135 67 0
1981 29 PIT NFL 14 0.0 0 5 52 25 0
1982 30 PIT NFL 9 1.0 0 5 27 18 0
1983 31 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 5 18 18 0
1984 32 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 7 61 52t 1
1985 33 PIT NFL 16 0.0 0 4 40 26 0
1986 34 PIT NFL 15 0.0 0 3 29 17 0
1987 35 PIT NFL 13 0.0 0 1 50 50t 1
14 NFL Season Totals 201 1.0 0 51 490 0 2

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Year AGE Team LG GP RET YDS AVG FC LNG TD RET YDS AVG LNG TD
1974 22 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1975 23 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1976 24 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1977 25 PIT NFL 12 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1978 26 PIT NFL 16 1 6 6.0 0 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1979 27 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1980 28 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1981 29 PIT NFL 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1982 30 PIT NFL 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1983 31 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1984 32 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1985 33 PIT NFL 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1986 34 PIT NFL 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1987 35 PIT NFL 13 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 NFL Season Totals 201 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: Donnie Shell...

He has 3 or 4 Super Bowl rings and in my opinions he deserves to be there, if a fat ass like Warren Sapp deserves to be in the Hall the why the hell not Donnie Shell? Just my opinions.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:56 PM   #8
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Default Re: Donnie Shell...

I grew up in that era and while Shell was a good player with a long career, but I don't think he was an impact player that belongs in the Hall of fame.

IMO, Ken Easley was better, but he never played as long as Shell did.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:07 AM   #9
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Default Re: Donnie Shell...

I loved Donnie Shell. He was truly a great player, but like I've always said, the Hall is a hall of FAME, not statistical significance. Outside of the Burgh, Donnie is a little short on fame.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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Wasn't he top 15 ballot in '02?
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