hawkfan68 wrote:How did E. James get in and following guys still aren’t in -
Otis Anderson - over 10,000 total rushing yards, 86 tds, Super Bowl mvp.
Ricky Waters - over 14,000 rushing yards, 91 tds,
Roger Craig - over 13,000 rushing yards, 73 tds.
Chuck Foreman - over 10,000 rushing yards, 73 tds.
Eddie George - over 10,000 rushing yards, 78 tds.
Any of the above ran circles around Edgerrin James.
Edgerrin was a good rb but definitely not great or HOF’er. At least not one that should have made it in before many of the guys listed above.
Ricky Watters ran for only 10,643 yards and 78 TDs. Roger Craig only ran for 8,189 yards and 56 TDs. Chuck Forman ran for 5,950 yards and 53 TDs. Edgerrin James ran for 12,246 yards and 80 TDs. Get your facts straight first next time. You were adding their reception numbers to their rushing totals. James numbers go up if you do the same with him, too.
You're correct. I took their numbers as rushing yards in actual it was total yards. My error. The article I saw had some with total yards and some with rushing yards. I should have been more careful. But my opinion still stands. There are plenty of guys who deserve to be in HOF more than James who are not in.
While Roger Craig and Ricky Watters didn’t have had the rushing yards. They are both Super Bowl Champions. Craig is 3 times super bowl champ. Watters is 5 time pro bowler along with a Super Bowl championship.
10,000 rushing yards as being the standard for rbs getting in to HOF is a crock. IMO, that should be changed. Look at the impact a back has on the game. That’s more telling. Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker, Christian Okoye were a few I would consider as generational backs.
I don’t believe Edgerrin was a special back, neither was Jerome Bettis for that matter. They had the rushing totals but did little else to put their respective teams over the top.