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    Is it proper to call Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc. future HOF players?

    Is it proper to call Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc. future Hall of Fame players?

    I routinely read articles (there is one headline on NFL . com right now) that describe some current or recently retired players that have yet to be selected for the Hall or Fame, future Hall of Fame players. Is it proper or right to do such things? Does it diminish the accomplishment of the Hall of Fame players? Is it just bad form?

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    If it weren't ridiculously clear that these players are future Hall of Fame members, sure. They aren't calling just anybody future HOF players though. They will obviously make it.
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    These three will be first ballot HOFers no doubt about it
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    I didn't want to throw this information out here. I was a 3 year varsity starter at QB in high school. I played quarterback in junior college as well. I was considering playing division 1 football as well but chose to pursue my career in business instead. However, currently I am helping train with Derek Carr from Fresno State get ready for his pro day and the draft. I am also working with Cody Kessler, the USC quarterback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Is it proper to call Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc. future Hall of Fame players?

    I routinely read articles (there is one headline on NFL . com right now) that describe some current or recently retired players that have yet to be selected for the Hall or Fame, future Hall of Fame players. Is it proper or right to do such things? Does it diminish the accomplishment of the Hall of Fame players? Is it just bad form?

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    What diminish's it is when people say young current players like Willis, Rodgers, AP....thats when its a little ridiculous. They haven't done NEAR enough to say they are future HOFers but people say it, its quite annoying.
    Quote Originally Posted by heimdog8 View Post
    I didn't want to throw this information out here. I was a 3 year varsity starter at QB in high school. I played quarterback in junior college as well. I was considering playing division 1 football as well but chose to pursue my career in business instead. However, currently I am helping train with Derek Carr from Fresno State get ready for his pro day and the draft. I am also working with Cody Kessler, the USC quarterback.

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    I would think people in the HOF would be honored to be mentioned with the likes of Brady, Manning and Lewis...and Urlacher. Had to throw that in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapjuicer06 View Post
    These three will be first ballot HOFers no doubt about it
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    These guys are by far and away the best players at their position for their generation.

    Seems the answer is pretty obvious.

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    Don’t rituals and status matter? Isn’t the status of the actual HOFer is worth protecting from those that don’t belong, or haven’t been selected yet? Is the formality of the selection process worth protecting?
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    Yeah like most of them ^^ said, with the 3 players you listed, I think it's very proper. Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady..legends

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Donít rituals and status matter? Isnít the status of the actual HOFer is worth protecting from those that donít belong, or havenít been selected yet? Is the formality of the selection process worth protecting?
    I don't think you would be able to find a single player in the HOF that would have a problem with anybody referring to those 3 as future HOFers.

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    they will no doubt be half of famers, so its fine calling them that. the only thing that could possibly keep them out is som epete ros elike scandal
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Donít rituals and status matter? Isnít the status of the actual HOFer is worth protecting from those that donít belong, or havenít been selected yet? Is the formality of the selection process worth protecting?
    the only reason they ahven't been selcted is they haven't reitred, not ebcuase they haven't earned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Donít rituals and status matter? Isnít the status of the actual HOFer is worth protecting from those that donít belong, or havenít been selected yet? Is the formality of the selection process worth protecting?
    Quote Originally Posted by rapjuicer06 View Post
    What diminish's it is when people say young current players like Willis, Rodgers, AP....thats when its a little ridiculous. They haven't done NEAR enough to say they are future HOFers but people say it, its quite annoying.
    That.

    I don't think there is a doubt in anybody's mind that Manning, Brady, and Lewis will be 1st ballot HOF'ers and when referring to them as such I don't think it's lessening the status of being considered a HOF-worthy player. These guys are legends of the gridiron.

    They absolutely do belong. I don't think a sensible person can actually make a case against one of them NOT being 1st ballot HOF'ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_for_life View Post
    I would think people in the HOF would be honored to be mentioned with the likes of Brady, Manning and Lewis...and Urlacher. Had to throw that in there.
    This.


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    Brady - Lewis - Manning all will go first ballot. They have been the best for a decade

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