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2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:00 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 2:01 pm
Hall of Fame (US Presswire)By Josh Katzowitz

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the finalists (15 modern-day players and two senior players) for the 2012 induction class, and among them are Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis and Cris Carter.

The selection committee, made up of 44 NFL writers from each NFL market, will meet Feb. 4 in Indianapolis to whittle down the list to the inductees. The new Hall of Famers will be announced that day at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Here is the complete list:

Jerome Bettis (RB) 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tim Brown (WR/KR) 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jack Butler (CB) 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers

Cris Carter (WR) 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

Dermontti Dawson (C) 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Edward DeBartolo, Jr. (Owner) 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Chris Doleman (DE, LB) 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

Kevin Greene (DE, LB) 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Charles Haley (LB, DE) 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Cortez Kennedy (DT) 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Curtis Martin (RB) 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

Bill Parcells (Coach) 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys

Andre Reed (WR) 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Willie Roaf (OT) 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

Will Shields (G) 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

Dick Stanfel (G) 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins

Aeneas Williams (CB, S) 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

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Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:36 pm

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

i was using the fact that bettis never led the league in rushing and curtis martin only once did, as a tool to measure how they looked against thier peers in thier era. i dont think they we ever a dominate back in thier era. thier numbers just dont jump off a page to me, say like an issac bruce, who to me his numbers are great, even though he didnt lead the league in any of his seasons.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:38 pm

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced



1,094 REC,  14,934 REC YDS, 100 REC TD, 3 PNT RET TD, 1 KICK RET TD, 1 RUSH TD,  3,320 PUNT RET YDS, AND 1,235 KICK RET YDS


1,101 REC,  13,899 REC YDS, 130 REC TD, 244 KICK RET YDS
Both are HOF worthy as you can plainly see... as for who is better? I would call it a wash. As for CC's trouble with drugs early in his career he long ago made peace with all that. A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A HOFer if u ask me. put CC in and put Tim Brown in too.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:30 pm

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

I think your on coke......there was no better hands in the NFL and Carter turned his life around early and for good. Tim Brown was very good and should get in sometime in the future also.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:19 pm
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Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:30 am

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

Carters previous transgressions as a cocaine abuser will hamper his chances. He didnt have the abilities of LT so thats that.

Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:29 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:34 am

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

Brown, Reed, Carter all need to be in. Seriously they did all a WR can do in the NFL. Dawson, Shields and Roaf were the best at the postions for a long time, what else can you say. I think you can argue for everybody on the list. I know only 5 or 6 can get in every year and that seems unfair. What if Brady, Manning, Brees, Ray Lewis, Jared Allen, Tony Gonzales, Antonio Gatess, Big Ben, Champ, and Fitz all retire in the same year. WHo do you tell they are not 1st ballot guys?

On another note, Did we have a great class of rookies this year? I can't remember this many good players come out in one year. Impacts all over the league.    

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:33 am

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

I'm byus to Chris Doleman and I really hope he gets in.  He has 150.5 sacks and he's also my cousin.<img src="" alt="Cool" />

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:24 am

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

I think Chris Carter would have been in last year is he wouldn't have run his mouth after he didn't make it in his year.  I believe there was a group of voter that were not going to vote for any other WR until Art Monk was voted in and with the limited number of inductees, Carter was left out. When he didn't make it,  he and his co-host ran their mouths about it.  So the voters deceided to make him wait a little longer.  He will get in the HOF but when is up in the air.

I don't think The Bus is a lock.  As a Steelers fan, I would love to see it.  However, I'm not sure he makes it.  Based strictly on stats, it appears he was "real good for a real long time".  But stats are not all there was to Bettis.  Popularity and personality mite get him over then hump some day.

I think 2 other Steelers on this list are more deserving than The Bus, and one that is not.  Kevin Greene is #3 on the all time sack list and #1 among LBs.  He was also able to stuff the run.  Dermontti Dawson anchored the Steelers OL for over a decade.  7 time Pro Bowler, 6 time all pro, & 170 consecutive games played. What else do you need to know?  Not on this list is L. C. Greenwood.  Still don't know why he isn't in the HOF.

As for Charles Haley,  Just because he has 5 rings doesn't mean he was that good.  It just means he played on 5 good team.  His dominace in the game was 2 or 3 years.  On top of all that he was a POS as a person.  I would rather see Cortez Kennedy get in.

Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:18 am

2012 Hall of Fame finalists announced

Tim Brown needs to get in before Carter - heck, he finished with some stats AND records above Carter and never was a cancer on his team, messing around with drugs and nearly getting kicked out of the league!  Mr. Raider deserves it before Cocaine Carter ANY DAY! 

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