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Steve Smith a sure lock for the HOF


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#1 E CaT PanTHer

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:39 AM

In the modern era, there have been 20 WR's inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 17 of those WR's listed below have numbers that I believe will be similar to Steve Smith by the time his career is over. The players in bold are the players I'm absolutely positive Steve Smith will surpass in the next couple of years.

Steve Smith: 574 rec, 8,330 yards, 58 TD's (50 TD's receiving)

Lance Alworth: 542 rec, 10,266 yards, 85 TD's
Elroy Hirsch: 387 rec, 7029 yards, 60 TD's
James Lofton: 764 rec, 14,004 yards, 75 TD's
Tommy McDonald: 495 rec, 6410 yards, 84 TD's
Charlie Joiner: 750 rec, 12,146 yards, 65 TD's
Raymond Berry: 631 rec, 9,275 yards, 68 TD's
John Stallworth: 547 rec, 8,723 yards, 63 TD's
Charlie Taylor: 649 rec, 9,110 yards, 79 TD's
Michael Irvin: 750 rec, 11,904 yards, 65 TD's
Fred Biletnikoff: 589 rec, 8,974 yards, 76 TD's
Paul Warfield: 427 rec, 8565 yards, 85 TD's
Art Monk: 940 rec, 12,721 yards, 68 TD's
Tom Fears: 400 rec, 5397 yards, 38 TD's
Lynn Swann: 336 rec, 5462 yards, 51 TD's
Pete Pihos: 373 rec, 5619 yards, 61 TD's
Dante Lavelli: 386 rec, 6488 yards, 62 TD's
Bob Hayes: 371 rec, 7,414 yards, 71 TD's

If Steve Smith plays 4 more years in the NFL and averages 50 rec, 500 yards, and 5 TD's per season (a very reasonable assumption), his career stats will be this.

774 rec, 10,330 yards, 78 TD's, and those numbers will have surpassed all the players listed in bold. So is there any doubt Steve Smith is a sure lock for the hall of fame???? Lets put this case to rest.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

nice post, rep for you!

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:44 AM

he better be in there, or i am going to pull a steve and punch someone in the face.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:51 AM

I agree that he should be inducted, and his stats are/will be comparable to those inducted, but it will hurt him that he played for such a small market, low profile team like the Panthers. If we win a SB while he's here, I'd say he's a shoe-in.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:55 AM

I agree that he should be inducted, and his stats are/will be comparable to those inducted, but it will hurt him that he played for such a small market, low profile team like the Panthers. If we win a SB while he's here, I'd say he's a shoe-in.


there are no shoe-ins, it took art monk how long to get in? that was some BS if i ever did see any. glad art is finally in though. him and Darrell Greene were two of my favorites as a kid.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:56 AM

In today's pass happy NFL he best be well past Micheal Irvin.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:16 AM

the only thing I'm worried about is the current WR's or the recently retired WR's who's numbers are exceptionally good. Guys like Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss, Terell Owens. All these guys have had amazing careers and are all sure locks for the HOF. Smitty may not be a first ballot, but he definitely does deserve to get in.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:20 AM

all he needs is a lombardi

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:22 AM

all he needs is a lombardi


but I thought the HOF is strictly based on individual statistics and has nothing to do with team accomplishments??

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:31 AM

all he needs is a lombardi


Even if he retire before getting a Lombardi, I'm sure he could still get in the HoF. Marino never won the Lombardi & he is clearly a HoF. It about your statics throughout your career, not winning a SB.