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Old 23.11.2017, 08:05 PM
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Six first-year eligible candidates -- cornerback/safety Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive end/defensive tackle Richard Seymour -- are among the 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

Four other players -- safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O'Neal and Simeon Rice, and cornerback Everson Walls -- although previously eligible for the Hall, are semifinalists for the first time. All other individuals on the 2018 list have been a semifinalist in previous years.

The Class of 2018 semifinalists includes 25 players -- 12 on offense (RB=2; WR=5; OL=5); 13 on defense (DL=3; LB=3; DB=7), and two coaches.


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Old 23.11.2017, 08:10 PM
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Steve Atwater, S - 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets | (Times as a Semifinalist: 7 - 2012-18)

Ronde Barber, CB/S - 1997-2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Tony Boselli, T - 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans (injured reserve) | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 - 2016-18)

Isaac Bruce, WR - 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 - 2015-18)

LeRoy Butler, S - 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Don Coryell, Coach - 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 10 - 2005, 2010-18)

Roger Craig, RB - 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings | (Times as a Semifinalist: 10 - 2009-18)

Brian Dawkins, S - 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 - 2017-18)

Alan Faneca, G - 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 - 2016-18)

Torry Holt, WR - 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 - 2015-18)

Steve Hutchinson, G - 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Joe Jacoby, T - 1981-1993 Washington Redskins | (Times as a Semifinalist: 8 - 2005, 2008, 2013-18)

Edgerrin James, RB - 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 - 2015-18)

Jimmy Johnson, Coach - 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins | (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 - 2014-18)

Ty Law, CB - 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 - 2015-18)

Ray Lewis, LB - 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

John Lynch, FS - 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 6 - 2013-18)

Kevin Mawae, C/G - 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 - 2015-18)

Karl Mecklenburg, LB - 1983-1994 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 7 - 2012-18)

Randy Moss, WR - 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Leslie O'Neal, DE - 1986, 1988-1995 San Diego Chargers, 1996-1997 St. Louis Rams, 1998-1999 Kansas City Chiefs | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Terrell Owens, WR - 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 - 2016-18)

Simeon Rice, DE - 1996-2000 Arizona Cardinals, 2001-06 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2007 Denver Broncos, 2007 Indianapolis Colts | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Richard Seymour, DE/DT - 2001-08 New England Patriots, 2009-2012 Oakland Raiders | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Brian Urlacher, LB - 2000-2012 Chicago Bears | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Everson Walls, CB - 1981-89 Dallas Cowboys, 1990-92 New York Giants, 1992-93 Cleveland Browns | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 - 2018)

Hines Ward, WR - 1998-2011 Pittsburgh Steelers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 - 2017-18)

To be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a nominated player or coach must not have participated as an active player or coach for five consecutive seasons.

The list of semifinalists was reduced from an initial group of 108 nominees. The next step in the selection process comes in January when the semifinalists are trimmed to 15 Modern-Era Finalists. That list increases to 18 finalists with the inclusion of the recommended nominees of the Hall of Fame's Contributors and Seniors Committees.

The 2018 Contributor Finalist is former Redskins and Chargers General Manager Bobby Beathard. The two Senior Finalists are Robert Brazile (LB - 1975-1984 Houston Oilers) and Jerry Kramer (G - 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers).

Beathard, Brazile and Kramer will be voted on separately and, like all other finalists, must receive 80% positive vote from the full Selection Committee on "Selection Saturday" at the annual selection meeting on Feb. 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn., the day before Super Bowl LII.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's current bylaws stipulate that between four and eight new members will be selected each year. No more than five Modern-Era Finalists can be elected in a given year. Therefore, a class of six, seven, or eight can only be achieved if one or more of the Contributor and Senior Finalists are elected.

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Old 23.11.2017, 08:16 PM
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Pretty stacked class this year, good luck narrowing that down...
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Pretty stacked class this year, good luck narrowing that down...
It'll take a while to get through that backlog with the DBs. In 2019 it's Ed Reed and Champ Bailey as first-time eligibles, then Troy Polamalu in 2020 and Charles Woodson a year later.

Prediction:
Ray Lewis
A WR (Moss or TO)
An OL (Boselli)
A DB (Dawkins)
A second DB/WR (Lynch/TO/Moss)

Kramer
Brazile
Beathard
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Lewis, Moss and Urlacher are locks, after that it's anyone's guess!
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Think Moss will get the nod over Owens as the voters have already set a negative mark against him (wrongly imo).
Lewis and Urlacher should be in too. The others are outside my NFL viewing/knowledge so would be hard to comment.
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Like others have said, this might be influenced by positional log jams.

Peter King (who is on the committee) thinks Lewis, Moss and Boselli will get in. It feels like there has been too much positive talk about Boselli in the past for him to miss out again imo. King also has Urlacher getting in, but I wonder if he loses out to a/another DB or even one of other O line guys (Faneca has a ring and the All Pro appearances to match?) considering Lewis is a lock.

Feels like getting the whole TO thing over and done with would be good for everyone involved, but apparently the committee have never elected two WR's in the same class before!

Not sure what the waiting list is like on the O Line? Could they drip feed the current guys into the Hall over time and clear the DB jam in the next 3 years instead?


Thinking about it......and it is a nightmare......

Lewis

Dawkins

Moss

Boselli

Faneca

I think with Lewis/Moss going in (and TO missing out again - and the attention that will grab) they'll go for two 'good guys' in Boselli and Faneca (even though that feels like one too many O linemen given the recent run).

No Darren Woodson in the semi finals this year either.
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Don't get the Urlacher love to be honest.
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Don't get the Urlacher love to be honest.
was in that camp but if you look at a MLB who finished with 22ints was a 4 time all-pro and part of the all 2000 NFL team he should get in but may have to wait till next year if Ray Lewis over shadows him this year.

never understand how Ty Law struggles to get in.
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The HoF long lists are going to get stacked in a few years leaving a number of deserved nominees missing out

My view on who should get in won't reflect who will get in, the HoF is too far a political animal for that

Randy Moss
Alan Faneca
Ray Lewis
Terrell Owens
Tony Boselli
Don Coryell

Jerry Kramer

Of those Moss & Lewis are locks. Boselli is a probable and Faneca is a should be. Owens may have to wait a year to allow Moss to enter Canton

Coryell will certainly not get in but he is a Coach I bang a drum for every year. Hof Committees focus far too much attention is on rings rather than actual contribution. Coryell was a man far ahead of his time

As a footnote this may be the year Jerry Kramer gets in. Perhaps the finest player not to be in the Hall. A victim of perhaps so many of his team mates already being enshrined perhaps?
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