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KendrickPanther

The Pro Football Hall of Fame

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You have to say Smith.

Outside of the statistics, he's developed himself as one of the more memorable characters in modern football and become the face of a franchise. One little tough MF'er who can give anyone nightmares on any given Sunday.

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Larry Allen just had the line of the night talking about the first date with his wife: "On our first date she cooked for me, she cooked 2 chickens and gave me a 40"

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Every Panther fan in the world WANTS Smitty in. But realistically he's not even close. He had the unfortunate luck of playing with a bad quarterback, on a run first team for 10 years, during the time of offensive explosion. Current players numbers are going to poo all over smitty's. Add that to the fact that WR is the hardest position to make it in since there has been a complete log jam in HOF Receivers over the past few years. He's my favorite player of all time and I would gladly make the trip to Canton if he ever got in, but you need to let the fantasy go.

 

Hes:

 

-27th all time in receptions (plus there are 5 players real close to him that will pass him in a few years, not even counting the Megatron's and AJ Green types)

-23rd in receiving yards (3 about to pass him)

-59th in receiving TDs

-0 Super Bowls

-0 MVPs

-only had over 8 TDs ONCE in his career

 

right now, Smitty and Chad Johnson have almost identical all time stats

Smitty: 772 catches. 11452 yards. 63 Rec TDs

Chad: 766 catches. 11059 yards. 67 RecTDs

 

Great player? Without question. Hall of Famer? Not a chance

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Eric Shelton

 

 

and steve smith

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Julius Peppers

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peppers and smith will both be HoFers

 

lets say smith gets 2500 more yards for the remainder of his career. that puts him at 14,000, a number that i think is definitely high enough for HoF induction.

 

and it's not all about the numbers, vets and retired players alike ALL praise smith and think of him as an elite talent still at the age of 34. his stature might even get him a few points from some voters. he is a unique talent with his size, strength, explosiveness, and mouth and that uniqueness is considered in these type of things i think.

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I really want Smith to get it. If he ever gets a ring I think he'll end up finally getting the recognition he deserves.

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if Smitty flourishes in the slot for several years.....

and gets that Lombardi he deserves.....

 

Then we'll have our first HOFer all our own.

 

Of course, I'd like to see Kevin Greene get in ASAP.

 

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