Originally posted by Hitman49:
Doesn't surprise me...this franchise has 5 SB titles 20 years of dominance and the HOF doesn't reflect that...you have guys like John Randell making it cause he covered his face with black ink...
It just shows what the sports writers see when they see a D-lineman. They just see sacks, and nothing else. Forget about actually holding down your assignment, that doesn't matter. Taking on double teams? Who cares?
Bryant Young was easily a better player than Randall and especially Sapp; that guy couldn't hold a gap assignment if his life depended on it. They were allowed to free lance, rack up the sack stats, while the rest of their teammates had to cover up all the holes they created. But hey, taking on a double team isn't going to get you on the cover of Sports Illustrated, sacking Tom Brady will.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Nov 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM ]