Pretty solid group, Parcells might be stretch, but why no Tim Brown or Andre reed?? Honestly? Who does not vote for Tim Brown or Andre Reed? Also how was Curley Culp not already in?
Getting in on his fourth try, Parcells led an induction class that also included mouthy defensive lineman Warren Sapp, prolific receiver Cris Carter and a pair of stalwarts from the trenches, offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen.
The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Almost as noteworthy were the finalists who didn’t get in, including running back Jerome Bettis and owners Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr. Players and coaches from the Baltimore Ravens, who will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, spent all week lobbying for Modell, their former owner who died last year, to claim a place in the hall.
Congrats to all the inductees but again, I have to ask how does Tim Brown not get in? I mean he only had 1094 catches, 100 TD’s and just under 15,000 yards! And he also posted 10 straight years of over 1,000 yards receiving!
Another snub was Jerome Bettis getting overlooked. 13,662 yards does not cut it I guess?