Originally Posted by CT Bronco Fan
That is the same exact bias against Denver players that most of the Hall voters seem to have. It makes no sense how you can call Tony G a slamdunk to get into the hall, and not consider Sharpe one. While you do agree that he should get into the hall, it's the same reason why someone like Karl Mecklenburg doesn't get into the Hall. If Meck had played for the Giants, he would of been first ballot. If Sharpe had played for the Jets, he would of been first ballot no question.
And it's also the same reason why players like Terrell Davis, Tom Nalen, and Rod Smith won't get into the hall, simply beacuse they played for Denver. Despite going to SIX superbowls, and winning two. The Broncos as a Franchise only have TWO inductees into the HOF. When you consider that Detriot has 13 entries, Arizona has 11 entries, really makes you wonder.
Why is Tony a slamdunk and Sharpe isn't? Perhaps because Tony passed up all of Sharpe's receiving records in less time than it took Sharpe and he still has some time left in his career to completely blow the receiving records for a TE out of the water.
Rod Smith does NOT deserve the HOF, and probably neither does Nalen. Denver's ability to put out 1,000+ yard rushers really puts a dent in the legacy of Davis. Yeah he did it better than anybody else in Denver but that simply makes him a little better than a bunch of average runningbacks. Let's see what he would have done on any other team. I doubt he comes anywhere close to his success.