Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Will Terrell Davis get into the Hall of Fame?



Should Terrell Davis be inducted into the HOF one day? I think so... Nearly 8,000 yards in 7 seasons, only 4 seasons were full seasons. Greatest rushing performance in total playoff games. Terrell Davis played in 8 playoff games and had over 100 total yards in each game. Super Bowl MVP. The guy showed up to the big games. If they let Gale Sayers whose career was cut short because of a career ending injury then they have to let TD in.

22 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

This is a tough call, my biased opinion says yes, TD should be, but I can totally understand arguments against him going to the HOF. Here is what I think will happen, TD will eventually get in. Is he a first year eligible candidate? No, probably won't get in for 10-20 years after his eligibility, but what he has accomplished in the NFL in his short time is nothing short but great! Could you imagine his career stats if he didn't get hurt? Yikes! I mean the guy averaged 1,600 yards in his first 4 seasons, so if we take that average from 1999 through last year (5 seasons), that is 6,413 (yards from his first 4 years) + 8016 (avg from the first 4 years applied to the last 5 years) total of 14,429 yards. This is of course hypothetical, but people all the time show what he is on “pace” for. Lets look at that number and think about it in terms of the leaders, TD would be 4th on the list behind the great Sanders, Payton and Smith.

But he didn’t rush for that many yards and his career was cut short by an injury, as was Red’s example of Sayers. But Sayers wasn’t really inducted in the HOF because of his rushing abilities; he was one hell of a return man! In fact, half of his combined yards were from kick returns.

One thing TD does have going for him, there are only 4 players to ever rush for 2000+ yards in a season, 2 of them are in the HOF, one is in prison but probably going to be in the HOF eventually, and then there is TD…

My un-biased take is TD should be, but I don’t expect this for atleast 10-20 years down the road.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

I think he deserves it, but I think it's a far stretch. He may have to wait a long time. They just denied Michael Irvin which was a surprise. T.D. is one of only 5 backs in history to go over 2000, but I don't see Jamal Lewis being a shoe in either. None the less, I think he needs be be put on the ring of fame imediatley. They need to give him the same ring of fame ceremony they gave Elway. Also, Sharpe needs his ring of fame name added to, and they better save a spot for Roddy Rod Smith. Atwater would also be worthy of a ring of fame spot.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

5 Backs Steve, Orenthal, Dickerson, Sanders, Davis, and Lewis.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

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10:28 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Your right James, I forgot the murderer, I guess his knife should also be elected into the HOF, actually the famous "If it doesn't fit, you have to acquit" glove holding the infamous knife.

Guess I am just used to seeing murderers get removed out of enshrinements for doing such things. Perhaps the NFL needs Selig, since he wants to keep Rose out for a petty thing like gambling, perhaps he can persuade people to remove the juice for murder.

10:31 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Yea I was suprised about Irvin too. Monk shoulda got in as well. I think TD will get in sooner then you think. Like within the next 10 years. Jamal Lewis will never get in the HOF unless he punds out another 10k. What do you guys think about C Martin and the BUS getting in?

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

yeah, you can't forget about Orenthal. Despite his cold blooded decapitation of his wife and her boyfriend with a butcher knife, he did rush for 2 G's.

As for Charlie Hustle, that's another subject for another day. Pete

10:37 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

blah blah blah, Martin and the Bus, blah blah blah...

both will get in within 5 years of being eligible.

10:44 AM  
Blogger CosmicPal said...

He'll make it someday, but he's not a sure thing for a first-timer. Being on the winning team of a Super Bowl elevates your chances of being a HOF'er. Case in point, had KC won a Super Bowl in the 90's, much less get there- Derrick Thomas would have been a sure thing in his first year of eligibility for the HOF. His numbers match that of Lawrence Taylor, but since Thomas never made it to the big one- he'll have to wait awhile before he's ever enshrined.

Davis, on the other hand- his status is elevated because of the Super Bowls, but he did have a short career and that will hurt his chances. He'll be in someday, just not in his first year.

10:48 AM  
Blogger RED said...

MArtin and the Bus are the definition od a durable back. They are both boring as hell to watch but they are very durable. TD will get in before them. Well atleast he should.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Hulk said...

Being a Broncos fan, it's hard not to say yes, but when you consider the amount of time he spent in the league it's a hard case to argue.

Ring of Fame? Yes.
Hall of Fame? No.

Sorry, Denver.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Steve Young only got one Superbowl ring and got in, so I think TD should get in for getting 2 rings and being an SB MVP.

PS, Hey Red I thought we were going to exchange links. My site is http://mdsportsfans.blogspot.com

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Sexxychel said...

TD, was one of the best running backs of all times, although he did get injured he was a big asset to the bronocos. Not to mention he has two superbowl rings, with well over 14,000 rushing yards. "GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE", of course he belongs in the HALL OF FAME....He is a stand up guy, and also was one heck of a running back...that has to stand for something..you think?

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TD obviously deserves a spot in the hall of fame... He is one of the greatest running backs to ever play football 2008 rushing yards in a single season 2sb rings sb mvp i mean even if his season was cut short wasnt like he retired if he didnt get hurt he wuld probaly be retiring sometime soon now... He deserves a spot no question about it

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sexychell.. TD had about 8000 rushing yards, which is no where close to 14000. Still, his 2000 yard season, SB MVP, League MVP, 2 AFC Offensive player of the year's and 2 SB's should get him in.

10:04 AM  
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Anonymous Tihree said...

I think TD was one of the greatest RBs back in his prime. Forget his regular season accomplishments and focus on the playoffs. Over 1000 yds in 8 playoff games, and averaged 140 per game and won 2 Superbowls. Forget about volume stats TD was the one of the most efficient backs in NFL History. Anyway heres a great Link that states the case quite well.
http://wolfpacksteelersfan.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/a-playoff-argument-for-terrell-davis-being-a-hall-of-famer/

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Gale Sayers in the HOF - Terrell Davis should have been in on his first ballot in 2007; no further discussion needed.

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