Obligatory Hall of Fame Post
The preliminary list for next year has been announced
. A lot of these guys will not be on the final (15-man) ballot. My take:
Will be inducted immediately: Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith. These guys are what the Hall of Fame is all about.
Probably will make it this year: Cris Carter, Shannon Sharpe, Gary Anderson.
Really should make it eventually but it will take time: Aeneas Williams, Kenny Anderson, John Randle, Andre Reed, Cortez Kennedy, Richard Dent.
First time on the ballot but no real chance: Eddie George, Rich Gannon.
BTW, one stat that you may not have heard about the astonishing Jerry Rice, one of my favorite players of all time. Did you know that he caught over 440 NFL passes
before he fumbled for the first time and over 520 passes before he fumbled and the opposition recovered it?
Labels: Hall of Fame, NFL
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Matt Sanchez Era Looking Good to Jets fans So Far
There are not many rookie quarterbacks who start their careers 2-0, especially when you consider that second game was against the New England Patriots. Tom Brady was last beaten in a regular season game on December 10, 2006.
Kurt Warner of the Cardinals established an NFL record for a single game by completing 24 of 26 passes, for a scintillating 92.3% completion percentage. Warner returned to his 2008 form after a subpar game against the 49ers. Beanie Wells ran well in his second outing, but found himself riding the pines after two fumbles on only seven carries, one of which resulted in a turnover. Matt Leinart looked a little shaky in the mop-up role, and the Cards would probably have had to put back in Warner if Jaguars wide receiver Nate Hughes not decided to try to catch a sure touchdown pass with his helmet instead of his hands. Predictably, the ball bounced off incomplete.
Brett Favre did not throw deep, but he almost as accurate as Warner, completing 23 of 27, but for only 151. His longest completion was for 14 yards.