I think he should be in. Anyone else?
Me and my Boy.
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It really depends on how much potential warrants it. I think he would have threatened many records if he had stayed healthy but unfortunately that's only speculation.
So I think he is a yes but I don't begrudge those who disagree.
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He absolutely belongs in the Hall of Fame.
He only had 4 years where he was healthy. In those 4 years....
3 Pro Bowls
2 Offensive Player of the Year awards
1 NFL MVP
2 Super Bowls
1 Super Bowl MVP
The 4 years he was healthy he averaged
1,603 yards rushing
295 yards receiving
1,898 yards from scrimmage
You want more of an argument check out his playoff stats
1,140 yards rushing
143 yards per game
7 100-yard rushing games
John Elway - 9-time Pro Bowler, HOF
Shannon Sharpe - 8-time Pro Bowler & 4-time First-Team All-Pro, HOF
Rod Smith - 3-time Pro Bowler
Jason Elam - 3-time Pro Bowler
Mark Schlereth - 2-time Pro Bowler
Gary Zimmerman - 7-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro
Tom Nalen - 5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro
Neil Smith - 6-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro
Michael Dean Perry - 6-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro
Bill Romanowski - 2-time Pro Bowler
Steve Atwater - 8-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro
John Mobely - 1 time Pro Bowler
NOTE: This is only in response to this stealcitystroller and not to be taken seriously. So any other posters just ignore this post because it isn't meant to be taken seriously but I want it to sink in for stealcity.
Last edited by bootsy; 07-19-2013 at 12:42 AM.
Last edited by bootsy; 07-19-2013 at 09:18 AM.
More arguments for Terrell Davis
(1) Terrell Davis has the highest rushing yards per game average in NFL postseason history with 142.5 yards per game. The next highest is Emmitt Smith with 93 yards per game. He has 50 yards per game more than the next closest person in NFL history.
(2) Terrell Davis is top 6 in the league in postseason rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. The other 5 guys on both lists all played at least twice as many games and all are in the Hall of Fame.
(3) Terrell Davis has the highest yards per carry average in postseason history with 5.59 which is half a yard higher than the next closest person who is Marcus Allen. He is the only one in the top 6 on that list not in the Hall of Fame as well.
(4) When Terrell Davis had his 2,000-yard season he sat out 8 full quarters that year. That is the equivalent of 2 full games that he spent sitting on the bench. Imagine if he had stayed on the field?
(5) He had 157 yards in the Super Bowl against the Packers in a game where he sat out the entire 2nd quarter.
(6) In the 1997 AFC Championship game the Broncos played the Pittsburgh Steelers. The #1 run defense in the league that hadn't allowed a 100-yard rusher all season. Terrell Davis had 139 yards.
(7) Of the players that have rushed for 2,000 yards in a season Terrell Davis is the only one to have actually won a playoff game in that same season. The Broncos won the Super Bowl that year.
(8) Terrell Davis is tied with Emmitt Smith with the most 100-yard playoff games at 7. Emmitt Smith played 9 more games....
(9) Terrell Davis was one of the most consistent backs in NFL history. If you take the total games played regular and postseason and break them down into games where backs got at least 50, 75 and 100 yards....
Terrell Davis reached 50 yards in 87% of his games. #1 all-time. Jim Brown, AP and Barry Sanders are 2, 3 and 4.
Terrell Davis reached 75 yards in 66% of his games. A 3-way tie for #1 with Jim Brown and Adrian Peterson.
Terrell Davis reached 100 yards in 48% of his games. That puts him tied at #2 with Barry Sanders.
And those percentages are counting the 17 games he had after his injury where he practically done nothing.
(10) Only 15 backs have had more 100-yard rushing games than Terrell Davis and 14 of them are already in the Hall of Fame. Jerome Bettis is the only one and he will get in....
(11) Terrell Davis is one of only 3 backs to ever rush for 1,750-yards in back-to-back seasons.
(12) Terrell Davis is one of 3 fastest backs to reach 1,000 yards only needing 7 games to do it in 1998. The other two are OJ Simpson and Jim Brown.
(13) The Broncos won the Super Bowl in 1997 and 1998. They played 7 games.
John Elway's stats for those 7 games....
202 yards passing per game
Terrell Davis in those 7 games
149 yards per game
5.5 yards per carry
Terrell Davis carried them in the playoffs.
(14) Terrell Davis is among the best of all-time at holding onto the football. He had 1 fumble for every 225 carries. That is only 10 carries less than Curtis Martin who is considered to be one of the best ever at holding onto the football. Terrell Davis had 5 fumbles his first two years in the league but in 1997 and 1998 when he had 769 total carries.... He only had 1 fumble.
(15) Something that doesn't get taken into consideration. In 1998 when Terrell Davis had his 2,000-yard season.... The Denver Broncos were the defending Super Bowl champs and he had 1,750 yards the prior year. Teams were geared up to stop him going into the season. Nobody else that had 2,000 yards had that target on their back going into the season.
My final argument for Terrell Davis
Its the Hall of Fame. Its supposed to be a measure of greatness. Not a measure of longevity.
Terrell Davis only had 4 full years in the league. But in that short time he had arguably the best 3-year span of any back in NFL history. How is that not a measure of greatness?
Especially when you look in the Hall of Fame.
Earl Campbell - He only had 5 1,000-yard seasons. No postseason success. In the biggest game of his career the 1978 AFC Championship game he fumbled the ball 3 times.
Marcus Allen - He played 16 seasons in the NFL and only had 3 1,000-yard seasons. He only had 8 seasons of more than 800 yards rushing. He was more of a threat out of the backfield but even when you include his receiving he still only averaged 1,100 total yards and 9 touchdowns per season throughout his career. And perhaps the worst thing is that Marcus Allen was TERRIBLE at holding onto the football. He put the ball on the ground every 1 time in every 55 touches.
Would you rather put in a guy that was arguably the best in the league for a 4-year span. Or a guy that put up average numbers for 10+ years.
Last edited by steelcityroller; 07-19-2013 at 06:51 PM.
Without a ****ing doubt.
Yeah, I have a hard time thinking of another back ridden that hard to multiple championships. Emmitt even had his off days. TD just didn’t when it came to the post-season. There was 1 playoff game where he didn’t have a touchdown (152 total yards though). There were two games (regular or post-season) in the bronco’s 2 year run there where he didn’t have either 100 yards or a score. 2 games you could consider bad in 2 years.
Bronco’s had to win 7 games to get their 2 SB’s in the playoffs. In those 7 games he put up a pace that would have been the equivalent of a 2400 yard, 25 TD season on the ground. He had 11 TD’s, 7 straight 100 yard rushing games, over 1000 yards.
I know his career was a flash in the pan, but I think he accomplished more in that short time than some HOF candidates do in their 14 year careers.