Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
RB's who aren't in the hall and have had better overall careers than Frank Gore thus far...
Shaun Alexander (sadly)
Tiki Barber (arguably)
Terrell Davis (debatable)
What Frank needs is more years, yards, TD's, and a ring. Otherwise, he'll be chllin' with these guys waiting to get in.
Yep, even with a ring or two I dont think he would get in. The RB standards for the hall need refinement, right now its more about luck and longevity. Take Terrell Davis, an injury shortened career but when his first 4 seasons were debatably the best ever by a running back.
"Through his first four seasons, Davis rushed for 6,413 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and 56 touchdowns. Among the 24 modern-era Hall of Fame halfbacks and fullbacks, only Earl Campbell (6,457, 4.6 yards per carry) and Eric Dickerson (6,968, 4.8 yards per carry) had more rushing yards during their first four seasons; no member of the Hall of Fame matched Davis' first-four-season 56 rushing touchdowns."
Then he got injured and was forced to retire a couple seasons after. With all the younger guys coming through the pipeline too, the hall needs to adjust their standards so guys who have injury shortened careers stand a chance. Would anyone take Curtis Martin in his prime over TD in his? probably not, but based on longevity Martin stands a much better chance of getting in.
Curtis Matin got in last year!