Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FF HoF- Sharpe and Wrap-up


Shannon Sharpe

Unlike Kellen Winslow, The Horse is getting in for his elite tight end status for many, many years. From '92 to '03 Shannon was a top five TE eleven out of 12 seasons, with the one mishap coming in '99 due to injury. Sure he talked a lot of trash, but he backed it up year in and year out. He led TEs in fantasy points four times and was sixth overall in 1993 when he had 995 yards and nine touchdowns. In '96 he eclipsed 1,000 yards for the second time and caught 10 of John Elway's 26 touchdown passes to have his best season. This induction shows that I am not biased because I didn't like Shannon Sharpe when he was a player, and I really can't stand him as a football analyst on Sundays. He doesn't detract enough from the CBS crew to bring them below the FOX squad but he's still bad. If I combined all the channels for a five man all star team it would look like this...Rich Eisen (NFL Network), Michael Strahan (Fox), Boomer Esiason (CBS), Deion Sanders (NFL Network) and Cris Carter (ESPN).

Year---Rank at TE----------Stats

'92-----4th---------------640 yards. 2 td.
'93-----1st---------------995 yards. 9 td.
'94-----2nd---------------1010 yards. 4 td.
'95-----4th---------------756 yards. 4 td.
'96-----1st---------------1062 yards. 10 td.
'97-----1st---------------1107 yards. 3 td.
'98-----1st---------------768 yards. 10 td.
'00-----2nd---------------810 yards. 5 td.
'01-----3rd---------------811 yards. 2 td.
'02-----5th---------------686 yards. 3 td.
'03-----2nd---------------770 yards. 8 td.

Hall of Fame Inductees 2009
QB-Roger Staubach
QB-Joe Montana
QB-Dan Marino
QB-Steve Young
RB-Walter Payton
RB-Eric Dickerson
RB-Barry Sanders
RB-Emmitt Smith
RB-Marshall Faulk
WR-Steve Largent
WR-Jerry Rice
WR-Cris Carter
TE-Kellen Winslow
TE-Shannon Sharpe

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