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 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 05:58 pm
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Married Jo wrote: That video cracked me up..what a bitch..About 15 minutes later he calmed down saying it was a sign from GOD it wasnt his time and has something special for him later on.



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Lynn Swann being a Hall of Famer is probably what eats at Pearson the most. And he has a case.

What helped Swann get in was that he was part of THE greatest NFL team dynasty of all-time. One that beat Pearson's Cowboys in two Super Bowls. If Lynn Swann was not on the Steelers, he wouldn't be in. His acrobatic catch in Super Bowl X was on a lot of NFL Films highlights, which also helped. Being born in Pittsburgh, I'm definitely a Swann fan... but don't think he's a Hall of Famer.

There are a lot of modern HOF inductees that probably shouldn't be in (Andre Tippett). Which makes it all the more puzzling that STEVE FREAKIN' ATWATER isn't in.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 05:30 am
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I think whats eating Pearson is he's on the all 70's team. Everyone named on the first team offense and defense is in the Hall Of Fame except him.
Harold Carmichael, who was just elected, was on the second team made it before him. Carmichael's stats are better than his.Everyone on the All 80's team is in the HOF. He's probably pissed he's left out.

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Swann, Pearson, Branch - all deserving , all from a different era where throwing the ball didn't matter that much until Don Coryell went to coach the Chargers.
These guys (and QBs) from that era won't have the stats, I think 'legend' and 'reputation' amtter more on those type of guys.

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Benlen wrote: krazykid18 wrote: Benlen wrote: He was really pissed he was bypassed this year. Looking at his stats there are a lot of players more deserving then he .

How can you look at stats and judge.... only way for this to make sense is if we look at stats of his era and judge...
He played with Tony Hill and his stats are similar if not better.Harold Carmichael got in playing in the same era with superior stats. Pearson should know if he gets in it would be after Carmichael.


The Drew Pearson comparison to Tony Hill can't be done straight up due to the change in downfield contact rules effective the 1978 season, and which really were exploited by offenses in 1979. There was significantly less passing in the NFL before that breakpoint. Pearson had all of his All Pro, All Conference, and Pro Bowl seasons before 1978 except for a single second team All Conference spot in that year. Hill's breakout season, after a quiet rookie year, was 1979 when the game really changed. 

If you compare Drew Pearson to fellow 1970s WRs like Lynn Swann and Harold Carmichael, he's got the numbers and honors. He also made the All 1970s team that the Pro Football Hall of Fame named in the NFL's 75th Anniversary season of 1994. I think he pushed off on Vikings DB Nate Wright to score the infamous Hail Mary touchdown during the 1975 playoffs, but his HOF status is earned based on the criteria and others enshrined for similar accomplishments.

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beejmi wrote: Swann, Pearson, Branch - all deserving , all from a different era where throwing the ball didn't matter that much until Don Coryell went to coach the Chargers.
These guys (and QBs) from that era won't have the stats, I think 'legend' and 'reputation' amtter more on those type of guys.
Branch easily over Pearson. 12 more catches with 800 more yards.



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I think Cliff Branch will eventually get his place in the HOF. It is too bad he won't be alive to enjoy the honor. His stats are interesting. He had some big numbers from 1974 to 1976 when the NFL was very much a running league. After the rules changed and the passing game opened up, his numbers actually fell due to the Raiders having QB troubles post Ken Stabler and the ball getting spread around much more with Todd Christensen at TE being the main target while Marcus Allen got a big amount of catches out of the backfield. Branch continued to have a very high yards per catch average. Had the Raiders been more willing to go down field while also having a quarterback that could deliver the ball there, Branch would have had better late career numbers.

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