Discussion in 'General NFL Forum' started by Roman529, Apr 12, 2007.
Do you think Drew Bledsoe will make the Hall of Fame?
if fouts got in so should bledsoe.
No no and no.
His biggest claim to fame is being replaced by Tom Brady. His second biggest claim to fame is being known as an imobile statue in the pocket.
So no way should he get in.
I gotta say no. He was too inconsistant and even though he has good numbers I don't think he ever really ever lived up to his potential.
Here are the current members:
Modern Era Hall of Fame: Quarterbacks (23)Troy Aikman 1989-2000
George Blanda (Also PK) 1949-1958, 1960-1975
Terry Bradshaw 1970-1983
Len Dawson 1957-1975
John Elway 1983-1998
Dan Fouts 1973-1987
Otto Graham 1946-1955
Bob Griese 1967-1980
Sonny Jurgensen 1957-1974
Jim Kelly 1986-1996
Bobby Layne 1948-1962
Dan Marino 1983-1999
Joe Montana 1979-1994
Warren Moon 1984-2000
Joe Namath 1965-1977
Bart Starr 1956-1971
Roger Staubach 1969-1979
Fran Tarkenton 1961-1978
Y.A. Tittle 1948-1964
Johnny Unitas 1956-1973
Norm Van Brocklin 1949-1960
Bob Waterfield 1945-1952
Steve Young 1985-1999
When Michael Irvin got in I think we realized that the hall of fame is just a sham. So to be honest I don't care. The HOF has no meaning for me anymore.
No for NFL Yes for patroits hall if they have one...
They have a hall, but it's lined with pink faeries and daffodils.
I see this poll on every site and he's not even worthy of HOF discussion. He was a decent QB for a few years, overall he was a subpar QB. He had 4 PB appearances, 2 of which he didn't deserve(one he threw 27 INTs), Curtis Martin and the D carried them to the SB in '96 where Drew killed NE's chances w/ an awful game. It also wasn't a coincidence that NE stunk prior to Brady taking over in '01 then took off once Brady came in and Dallas was playing their way out of the playoffs last year until Romo rescued them(Drew cost Dal a playoff spot in '05). He's not even in the discussion for the HOF.
How is he not? He ranks in the top ten in almost every category amongst lifetime QB's?? I mean I dont think he deserves it ethier, but he's worthy of a consideration atleast.
His overall #s are meaningless, he is top 10 in alot of categories b/c he has thrown the ball so many times. He was a compiler.
bledsoe is 7th all time in passing yards but had 6717 attempts.
Testaverde is 6th(another compiler) but he had 6529 attempts.
Tarkenton is 5th but had 6467 attempts
Dan Fouts is 8th and had 5604 attempts
Montana 9th and he had 5391 attempts
Unitas 10th and had 5186 attempts
You get the idea. he was a classic compiler, never great and therefor not worthy of HOF consideration although they have put alot of non-great players in the Hall we don't need anymore.
Bledsoe, 35, retires fifth in NFL history in pass attempts (6,717) and completions (3,839), seventh in passing yards (44,611), and 13th in touchdown passes (251).Out of 100's of QB's that doesn't impress you a little bit? Yes he threw it alot but he completed a good percentage of them. The only stat (not shown) That I frown on is the 215 career int's he had.
It doesn't impress me at all, he has compiled those #s b/c he has attempted more passes than all but 4 QBs in history. He never stepped up in big games, only led 3 teams to the playoffs, he had a dynatsy team in NE and went 5-11 and started 0-2 in '01, he did nothing in Buffalo, he cost Dallas a playoff spot in '05 and would have if they didn't yank him in '06. He was an average QB at best, he amde all his OL's look bad b/c he held onto the ball too long trying to make every play a big play, he was awful in the '96 playoffs and dreadful in the SB, he won 3 playoff games in his 14 year career,... He's not worthy of HOF discussion.
no he was a good QB for a long time but not great
If there is a spot in the HOF for consistantly average QB's then Bledsoe should be inducted.
The hall of mediocraty?
I think you have to seperate a guy being really good and being a HOFer. People that act like he stunk for his whole career are being idiots, he has a really good career. I mean theres no shame is being really, really good for a few years, good for a lot more and decent for a few then retiring. Bledsoe doesnt deserve to be in the HOF, to me he was probaly 2-4 big years away from being a legit HOFer, but he was a great player for awhile and a really good player for year.
---AND a big plus to me is that he went out when he became a backup. Hes not hanging on hoping for another shot, he realized it was over and hung them up. Good for him, go enjoy the millions and what was a really good career.
I'm curious on why some feel Micheal Irvin shouldn't have been put in.
Besides the crack.....
I actually thought about this for a second and then decided no, i just dont think he was good enough for it. I think he might become a finalist one day far from now but i just dont think he'll get in.
Drew was never great nor did he accomplish anything great. He was an above average QB who managed to play more than 10 seasons and accumulated some good numbers. To be in the HOF one has to be recognized as great in his time or accomplish something great (win multiple SBs or MVPs) which Drew never did so he should not and will not make it to Canton.
Drew was at times much better than an average QB. Although I agree he shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame, he was still one of the Best QB's in the League for a short time. The problem with Bledsoe was that being the #1 overall pick he had to become John Elway in order to meet everyones expectations. Yet with all the physical tools he had, I always felt there was something missing from his game. All in all, he gave their first real NFL QB in a good long time, maybe it wasn't everything we wanted but hell, it could have been Rick Mirrer. :lol:
Nope, he had two great seasons(96, 97), a few good ones and servicable during other seasons.
They DID put Jim Kelly in! :shakeno:
There is a spot for even worse. Check out Namath's stats!