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Bryant Young: Apparently no shot at HOF

He's a Hall of Famer in 49er hearts. I've never seen a player carried off the field by his team mates in his last game.
Originally posted by 49rz4Life:
When you think of DT you think of Bryant Young. And he didn't have to be close to 400 pounds and sloppy to get the job done right. Haven't had a legitimate DT since.

umm...Justin Smith might disagree.
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Originally posted by susweel:
he was a good player but not HOF worthy. IMO


Also he might make a final list years down the line. Right now there are a lot of very good players who haven't got in.


He is worthy of the Hall Of Fame. Larry Allen could not move him from his spot in the 49er vs Cowboy games. He had 89.5 sacks, Warren Sapp had 96.5. If Bryant Young played in a one gap like Sapp his number could have been higher.
Justin Smith is better than Bryant Young.

Statistics say so.
Originally posted by GORO:
He is worthy of the Hall Of Fame. Larry Allen could not move him from his spot in the 49er vs Cowboy games. He had 89.5 sacks, Warren Sapp had 96.5. If Bryant Young played in a one gap like Sapp his number could have been higher.

Uh, Bryant Young didn't face Larry Allen in the 49ers/Cowboys games. Allen was the Cowboys' left guard (or right tackle in 94, since Erik Williams was out that year after the car crash). Allen was busy dominating Dana Stubblefield in the post-94 meetings. Bryant Young was indeed a 1-gap player. He was undersized, and teams knew it, so they would run right at him (single-teamed...Young was hardly ever doubled...he wasn't big enough to double) and he wasn't particularly good vs. the run.

Before the leg injury, he was good with plays run away from him. He could stack and shed blocks and work his way east-west. He could also jump the snap, shoot into the backfield, and avoid being controlled at the line of scrimmage. After the injury, he was pretty much a non-factor until he was moved to DE in the 3-4.
The link below lists BY as a first time nominee. Whats total BS is that Eddie D isn't on the list of contributors.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000067025/article/pro-football-hall-of-fame-announces-nominees-for-2013-class
cortez was a beast. he won defensive player of the year on a 2 win football team. i love BY but its gonna be hard for him to get in.
BY and JT. My favourites
If he was an analyst on NFL network he would be in the HOF.......book it.....
He deserves to go, but won't get consideration.

Great player, but he didn't post up the kind of stats that makes people scream "elite, superstar player." I hate Warren Sapp, but the Bucs ran a scheme that allowed him to rack up sacks and be disruptive. Bryant Young, as a defensive tackle, was used as a run-stopper, and thus, people don't see the flashy stats that get you into the Hall of Fame. Throw in the fact that he wasn't this loud, attention-hungry player, people easily forget him.

I really wish he'd make it. He was a class act, and when we were in our rebuilding phase, he was the soul of our team, in my opinion. I really hope the 49ers retire his number soon. Maybe at the first home game at the new stadium?
Originally posted by okdkid:
Justin Smith is better than Bryant Young.

Statistics say so.

Maybe, maybe not. I've never seen Bryant Young in his prime, but when we went to a 3-4 and he was getting some sacks in a pass-rushing role, he was great.

We're very lucky to have both of them. But to be fair to BY, he played the majority of his career "doing the dirty work" in a run-stopping role. Who knows what kind of stats he would've picked up if he was allowed to play in more of an aggressive role.
Originally posted by MarshallfaulkYouIdio:
Bryant Young is one of the most overrated players in team history. He was very good in 1994-1998, and experienced somewhat of a resurgence once he was moved to DE in the 3-4 in his twilight years, but people talk about him as though he was a dominant force, and he never was.

For one, he was never great against the run. He was solid in that area, but not a dominant run defender at the point of attack...and that's the most important aspect for a defensive tackle.

So a definite "no" for the Hall of Fame for me.

The greatest interior lineman the 49ers have ever had is Kevin f*gan. It really sucks his career was cut short with all the injuries - he was absolutely the best run stuffer I've ever seen play the game. It was absolutely impossible to run on him. He was too strong and powerful and he played up to his legendary weight room numbers.

seiferd played stubbs and BY one gap then ..we did not have a traditional NT at that time.

BY is two players....

before his foot touched his keep cap

and after

after is not hof
If Cortez Kennedy can get in, so could BY IMO.
Loved young. Was the reason I became a niner fan, watched a game with my father (who had just given me a Montana shirt) when I was 7 and that was it been red and gold ever since.

Was playing madden one year and first game of preseason young broke his tailbone and it ended his career. Never been so devastated about a video game lol
Originally posted by okdkid:
Justin Smith is better than Bryant Young.

Statistics say so.


Justin Smith is not a defensive tackle.