Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by fister30:
When I think of HOF players, I think the greats of the game. Jim Brown, Walter Peyton, Barry Sanders and now somehow Curtis Martin?
Considering that Martin is 4th all time in career rushing yards I think he is deserving of being in the Hall of Fame.
the best things about Martin were that he was durable and consistent. He was never an exciting player. Not that being exciting should be the only criteria (there would never be o-linemen in the NFL, lol), but the Hall of Fame should not just be about numbers either.
The NFL Hall of Fame is already not selective enough, IMO. The players who get in should not just have great statistics but should also be the kinds of players that people will be telling their kids about 20 years from now.
I have nothing against Martin, or his inclusion in the HoF necessarily. He was a class-act and a great player and I'm sure very close to the hearts of Jets and even Pats fans. But watching him I never really felt like I was watching one of the great RB's in NFL history.