If Smith's or Moss's career ended RIGHT NOW.. Would either get into the HOF?
...and try to post an unbiased opinion.
Steve Smith is far and above the most dangerous WR in the game. Moss has speed and the height to get behind the Defense but when things are not going well he loses interest. This was even noted this year earlier when Cassell was still struggling. SS gives 110% all the time.
Both in the end will go to the HOF however If I had to choose just one it would be S.Smith. Heres why.
Part of the criteria is how dangerous he was as a player. In his case EVERY team dedicates time to figuring out how to stop him. Double teams, exotic zones, triple teams. He is an Impact player. Another Criteria how he changed the game. I won't say we invented the Smoke route but through the years Steve Smith years we have used it probably more then any team in the league. Getting S. Smith the ball is critical and the Smoke route is one good way. Teams look to utilize it. Moss in Washington and Jackson in Philly were drafted and used in the same manner that Carolina uses Steve Smith. Thank God he is a Panther.
Just a few stats
Over 1000 yds almost every year of his career.
1st Player in 20+ years to win the Triple Crown in Receiving
Smitty may never get a ring but he will get a Bust.
Finally when you look at Steve Smith you see GREATNESS.
O'BTW the fighting will be a NON factor.