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Eddie George and Terrell Davis


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I'm saying no to both. TD had a great 3 year run but that's not enough for me. George was never dominant and as Fred pointed out, barely cracked 10,000 yards. Good play gentlemen but you are the Vada Pinson and Al Oliver of running backs. Decent stats but not quite enough to be considered.

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You say no to a rusher with the best 3 year span of rushing in history, yet say yes to a guy who barely cracked 10,000 yards?

Explain that to me please.

I'm going to have to agree with Fred here.

Davis, defenatly, George, probablly not.

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I'm a Titans fan and I don't think George will get in. He was a great back, but unfortunately not a HOF'er. If he would've signed the contract offered in TN he might have had a chance. It would have extended his career by a year or two. When Reese gives Fisher a vet, Fisher is loyal to a fault. Chris Brown was injury prone and Eddie would've padded his stats some. Enough? I don't know, but maybe.

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Terrell Davis yes he was a dominant runner, had MVP seasons, Offensive Player of the Year, Super BOwl MVP, and a 2000 yard season

George No he was good but broke down too soon and was not dominant enough

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Terrell Davis yes he was a dominant runner, had MVP seasons, Offensive Player of the Year, Super BOwl MVP, and a 2000 yard season

I'd say no because the "dominant runner" phase of his career was only three seasons. After that, because of injuries, the production fell precipitously.

Put it this way: If TD and the Mile High Salute go into Canton, he had better be on the potium with Bo Jackson. After all, who else could put over 2000 yards in 36 games as abackup to Marcus Allen?

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Call it the Gale Sayers rule; Terrell gets in.

I was just about to mention that. If Gale Sayers can get into Canton even though they didn't play 10 years, the Terrell Davis can, too. When he was healthy, he was by far the best running back in football.

So was Priest Holmes, so is he going to Canton also?

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Call it the Gale Sayers rule; Terrell gets in.

I was just about to mention that. If Gale Sayers can get into Canton even though they didn't play 10 years, the Terrell Davis can, too. When he was healthy, he was by far the best running back in football.

So was Priest Holmes, so is he going to Canton also?

He was never the starting running back for a Super Bowl winning team, and doesn't have a SB MVP.

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He was never the starting running back for a Super Bowl winning team, and doesn't have a SB MVP.

Neither did Gale Sayers, so the point is moot. The arguement for Davis' entry into Canton isn't Super Bowl wins, but rather his statistical dominance in the regular season over a 3 year span. It's just too small of a sample to even consider him for Sayers-esque consideration. As much as I like TD, I don't think he's Canton-worthy, as his entry would open Pandora's Box in terms of deserving players, much like Holmes, or even *shudder* Kurt Warner.

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Id say yes to George because while his numbers werent amazing, they were still good, and on top of that, I also feel that players should be judged by their charictar as well when in consideration for the hall, and thats something George has no doubt. Its also a reason why id say no to Davis.

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Call it the Gale Sayers rule; Terrell gets in.

I was just about to mention that. If Gale Sayers can get into Canton even though they didn't play 10 years, the Terrell Davis can, too. When he was healthy, he was by far the best running back in football.

No to Davis, and no to George. The Sayers rule doesn't apply to Davis, because Davis never did anything that seriously awed anyone or made them jump out of their seat. Not only did Sayers put up incredible numbers for 4 years, but he was the most electric and dangerous player in the league. In addition, the success of other, more mediocre backs (Anderson/Gary/Droughns) following Davis in Denver detracts slightly from his numbers.

As for George, the only way he could get in is on sheer durability. He was a workhorse back that had a lot of 30 carry, 110 yard games, but a lot of players can do that. Most just can't do it as long as George. He was never a top 5 back in the league at any point in his career.

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He was never the starting running back for a Super Bowl winning team, and doesn't have a SB MVP.

Based on that logic Ottis Anderson is a hall of famer.

I am a huge Eddie George fan and I always liked Terrell Davis. Both were very good players but neither one of them is even in the conversation when it comes to all time great running backs. Hall of Fame backs are guys like Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Gayle Sayers, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders etc.

Davis and George are basically current versions Billy Sims or Joe Cribbs, very good players but not hall of famers.

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