Originally posted by WestCoastForever:
It won't take that long, especially if he gets a SB win.
Would you call Osi Umenyiora a HOFer? I wouldn't, not even close. Good player, sure, but not HOF.
Osi (8 years): 335 tackles, 69 sacks, 2 pro bowls, 1 1st team all-pro, 1 2nd team all-pro, one SB ring
J. Smith (11 years): 512 tackles, 72.5 sacks, 3 pro bowls, 1 first team all-pro
Two pretty similar stat lines. Of course these are simple stats that miss some of Smith's other contributions/3-4 vs 4-3 DEs/good teammates vs. bad teammates/etc. etc. But they still are very close stat-wise - if Smith gets in then you'd have to consider guys like Osi too, if you're being consistent. Which is why right now I'd say Smith is not really in the conversation, even if we win it all this year