I would be shocked if Eddie D. didn't go in this Summer. Even beyond his 'dirty' business, he has so much respect within the NFL, specially from former owners/franchise execs who now hold large roles within the NFL.
Ditto On John Taylor, he and Jerry Rice were a Double Threat back in the day, and he does deserve a nomination into the HOF too.
As the former owner of the 49er Franchise, who delivered the 9ers from eternal hell, Mr. DeBartolo more than deserves to be in the Pro-Football HOF. Ed DeBartolo was the 1st owner to garner 5 Super Bowl Trophies *IN THE LEAGUE.* He took a team from the trash heap, to being one of the most elite teams in the NFL...
Mr. DeBartolo is relatively the reason why the Yorks exists, because they are basically riding his coattails of all he achieved with the 49ers.
Originally posted by 49erRider:
What about John Taylor?
That pisses me off. Taylor was 10x the player that Haley ever was--and a much better human being.
Come on man. Probably a nicer person but Haley was just a monster. The Niners made 2 horrible moves in my opinion. One was letting Ronnie Lott go to early and the other was trading Charles Haley to the Cowboys.
Haley is a no brainer for the HOF. Not many 2nd WRs on teams make it.
Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
imo none of these three deserve to make it.
LOL. I can see the argument against Craig and maybe Haley. However, I dont see how anyone can argue against Eddie D. One of the greatest owners of all time. Making a stupid decision outside of FB should never take away his greatness. If not for Eddie, the Niners might still be looking for their first SB.
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