View Full Version : Hall of Fame - In or Out?: Deion Sanders

08-19-2010, 08:01 PM
Atlanta was a little harder to find a debatable Hall of Fame candidate, but in the end I don't think there was a better choice for the Falcons than Mr. Primetime himself, Deion Sanders. Most of you may remember him best as a Cowboy, but he played more games in the NFL as a Falcon than as a member of any other team. I don't think I have to give anyone a refresher course in Sanders' career, so without further ado here's the case.

Player: Deion Sanders


- 14 seasons in the NFL
- Played in 188 of a possible 224 games (83.9%)
- 2 Super Bowl appearances, 2 Super Bowl victories (1994, 1995)
- T-22nd All-Time in interceptions (T-22nd All-Time: Ty Law, T-24th All-Time: Mel Renfro*)
- 1st All-Time in non-offensive touchdowns (2nd All-Time: Rod Woodson*)
- Played for four other teams in career (49ers, Cowboys, Redskins, and Ravens - Played for two teams during his prime)
- 8 Pro Bowl appearances (1991-1994, 1996-1999)
- 6 First Team All-Pro selections (1992-1994, 1996-1998)
- AP Defensive Player of the Year (1994)

* - indicates player already in Hall of Fame

Previous Results:
Kurt Warner - In (81.82%)

And again, feel free to make your own suggestions as to who else I should include in this series!

08-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Of course. Not much to say about this one.

08-19-2010, 08:24 PM
In. All day & twice on Sunday.

08-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Primetime is in!! No debate, the first DB I can remember who talk the talk and walk the walk

08-19-2010, 09:44 PM
Deion is the Man!! I now appreciate his swagger and attitude in the game. I see that he was having fun and really paved the way for flashy guys like Chad OchoCinco, Terrell Owens and nearly every end zone celebration. It will certainly be deserved when Deion gets inducted into the Hall of Fame.

08-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Best cover corner I ever saw. Worst tackler I ever saw. I lived in ATL for 4 years when Prime was there unbelievable ball skills and man was that guy fast. He could make a mistake and get burned the reciever would pop wide open and Deion would close on the ball and make the pick. Good baseball player too, not great, but good. Absoloutely a comedy show when it came to tackling. His idea of making a tackle consisted of jumping on the guys back and going for a ride. Hilarious.

Defiantely IN!

08-19-2010, 11:28 PM
Its his house...he is in

08-19-2010, 11:48 PM
The numbers are there and he should be in the HOF. Deon was one of the best cover guys I have ever seen. However to me he was not a complete player. He was great at returning and covering, but he was a wimp when it came to tackling. To be the best ever, he would have to be know as a tackler and a guy who would clean your clock. When it came time to make contact, he dove for the ground a lot. Outside of that, he is a HOFer.

08-20-2010, 12:09 AM
He's in. Sanders is the first CB I can remember that absolutly shut down half of the field and terrified O-coordinators. He may not have been much for tackling, but he didn't need to all that often. Electric, exciting, and dominate with a bigger than life personality.

08-20-2010, 01:33 AM
Can we get a reasoning from Buzmeg?

08-20-2010, 07:03 AM
2/3rds of the earth is covered by water the rest was covered by Prime time nuff said.

08-20-2010, 03:16 PM
Seriously, now there's 2. Is it b/c you hate the Cowboys, 49ers, Falcons? Hate the guy's persona? The dislike of contact? Not many CBs like to tackle, very few could cover like Deion. I understand his stats weren't great, but like Nnmandi he wasn't challenged very often. He still eneded up with a great deal of TDs off punt returns and INTs. Played both ways like Mike Furrey. Oh, won a World Series, too.

08-20-2010, 05:04 PM
I can't believe this was a real question, Deion is as close to a no-brainer as you can get. So are the 2 votes from baseball guys because according to their ridiculous rules no one should ever get 100% of a vote.

08-21-2010, 08:12 PM

If anyone seriously doesn't consider him a Hall of Famer, they don't understand the defensive side of playing football.
To select a player to the Hall of Fame, he really needs to pass 3 criteria.
1) One of the top players at his position during his years playing the game.
2) Be compared favorably to the top players at his position historically.
3) Compare the apples and oranges of historicly great players at different positions.

He passes all 3 with flying colors.

08-21-2010, 11:42 PM
This one was too easy Kaba. If you're still taking suggestions, I think you should do one on Rodney Harrison next. That one would certainly be more debateable.

08-22-2010, 12:55 AM
Hell yeah

Prime was the last shutdown corner

08-23-2010, 10:57 AM
I'm guessing we're talking NFL Hall of Fame? :D

I voted "in" btw.