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Jones named a finalist for NFL Hall of Fame

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm with 23 Comments »
January 9, 2014 6:43 pm

As expected, former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones was named as one of 15 Hall of Fame finalists for 2014.

Here’s the list of finalists:

Morten Andersen
Jerome Bettis
Derrick Brooks
Tim Brown
Edward DeBartolo
Tony Dungy
Kevin Greene
Charles Haley
Marvin Harrison
Walter Jones
John Lynch
Andre Reed
Will Shields
Michael Strahan
Aeneas Williams

The new class will be announced Saturday, Feb. 1, as part of the “3rd Annual NFL Honors” special at Radio City Music Hall in New York that will air at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Congratulations to Jones, the greatest Seahawk player of all-time! So far.

  2. Jones and Brooks are the two best players in those 15… it would be idiotic if either of those two weren’t voted into the HOF in the near future.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    They are talking here about how TD should have consideration like Sayers because his career was cut short by injury.

    Well, why in the hell Easley doesn’t ever get any consideration? He was arguably the greatest Safety to ever play the game.

  4. Georgia I’ve got two options for you at #32. Why now? I don’t know.

    OG David Yankey, Stanford (6-5, 314)
    DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (6-0, 285)

    FO history would point to 8 trade-downs before we make our first draft pick. As long as we are trading out of the #32 slot I’m cool with whatever.

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Galena- I would prefer us draft a big WR in round 1. The so-called experts say this is a talented and deep WR draft. Whatever that means.

    But I wouldn’t be disappointed with a player like Yankey.

  6. I don’t disagree with that. It is Pete’s eternal quest after all.

  7. I should add that the big WR is a little too obvious of a pick for this FO. You see? They have me playing head games with myself.

    Anyways, back to the present!

  8. banosser says:

    Dungy getting greater consideration than Holmgren for the HOF really kinda po’s me…

    Dungy total reg season wins 139, Holmgren 161
    Dungy total Div Champs 6 times, Holmgren 8
    Dungy post season record 9-10, Holmgren 13-11
    Dungy’s teams played in 1 SB, Holmgren’s played in 3
    Each have won 1 SB (Holmgren should have 2)

    actually, there’s no ‘kinda’ about it..

  9. banosser says:

    And draft a freakin stud OG in the first!

  10. banosser says:

    ..and congrats Big Walt… you were the BEST!

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Seahawks at Home Since Start of 2012 (Including Playoffs)

    NFL Rank

    W-L 15-1 1st
    PPG diff +16.9 1st
    TO diff +25 1st

  12. Holmgren is/was a better HC than Dungy, not even close. Dungy had a great D in TB and then Manning in Indy… Holmgren had a great team in GB (Favre/White – but I’d rather have Manning/Freeney, even though I think White is 100 times beter than Freeney) and then had Walt/Hutch/Matt. Oh well, I could care less if it means Mr. Happy winning a SB this year!!!

  13. Alright then, for BobbyK and Georgia you get your Superbowl Win and either of these guys(after a trade down of course):

    WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (6-3, 205)
    WR Davante Adams, Fresno State (6-2, 216)

    A perfect world.

    Just want to give a shout out to everyone that it has been a great 30 year ride and that THIS IS IT. This is what we’ve been waiting for and suffering toward all these years. It’s happening. If you think you are all alone in your dark room sweating out the Hawks game cause no one else get’s it you are wrong. We are all going through this together. Let the magic commence and let’s take step 1 Saturday.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Galena, thanks for the upbeat post. It makes me so proud to have you all in this Super Bowl run together.

    Go Hawks!!!

  15. Palerydr says:

    Congrats to Big Walt I really don’t see him not making it first time. I wonder who he will select for his presenter. Possibly Robbie Tobek I’m no coug fan but he is 1 funny guy.

    NO is down 4 starters at LB. I would use Harvin and Tate lined up together to clear out a side and throw swing passes to Marshawn. I think we could generate some real chunk plays especially on 3rd down. I heard or read somewhere that RW says ML could be a starter at WR. Imagine ML in space against a CB/S.

  16. Just read this regarding Walt:

    “Jones was a six-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowl selection, starting all 180 games he played for the Seahawks. He was whistled for holding only nine times in 13 seasons.”

    9 holding calls in 13 seasons!!!! A-frikin-mazing.

  17. Holmgren hasn’t been out of the nfl long enough for HOF consideration…for what it’s worth.

  18. HawkFromDay1 says:

    8 of those holding calls were from Bill Leavy in Super Bowl XL…

  19. The case could be made that Jon Gruden won a Superbowl with Dungy’s Buccaneer team.

  20. pitchinfrompdx says:

    Since playoff tickets are made of unobtainium I’ve decided to start putting the funds toward airfare to Canton and tix to the HOF game instead. Seeing Big Walter get inducted ultimate bucket list item. Go Hawks!

  21. banosser says:

    Modern Era 2014 Nominees:

    BILL ARNSPARGER – 1964-69 Baltimore Colts, 1970-73, 1976-1983 Miami Dolphins, 1974-76 New York Giants
    Total of 20 seasons included three as head coach. Mastermind of Dolphins defense that captured six division, four conference championships and two Super Bowls. Also had one division, two conference championships and one league championship with the Colts.

    DON CORYELL – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
    Revolutionized the modern passing game and led the NFL into an era of explosive offensive football. Coached teams to a 114-89-1 record and six division championships. Named 1974 Coach of the Year.

    BILL COWHER – 1992-2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
    A two-time NFL Coach of the Year (1992 and 2004). Led Steelers to eight division championships and a victory in Super Bowl XL. Overall record in 15 seasons: 161-99-1.

    #TONY DUNGY – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts
    Suffered only one losing season in 13 years as head coach. Won six division titles, one conference championship, and one Super Bowl victory. Named to the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team.

    TOM FLORES – 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks
    One of only 13 coaches who have won two or more Super Bowls. Led teams to an overall record of 105-90 record. 1982 AFC Coach of the Year, 1982.

    #JON GRUDEN – 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders, 2002-08 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Compiled 100-85 overall record during 11-year career. Led teams to five division crowns, one conference championship and one Super Bowl title. Named NFL Coach of the Year by ESPN in 2002.

    #MIKE HOLMGREN – 1992-98 Green Bay Packers, 1999-2008 Seattle Seahawks
    Led teams to an overall 174-122 record over a 17-year career. Compiled 14 winning seasons during career including eight straight from 1992-99. Led teams to eight division titles, three conference championships and one Super Bowl win.

    JIMMY JOHNSON – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins
    Helped develop the Cowboys into the team of the ‘90s. Led them to two Super Bowl titles in just five years with the team. The 1990 NFL Coach of the Year, logged an 89-68 overall record in nine total seasons.

    CHUCK KNOX – 1973-77, 1992-94 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks
    A three-time NFL coach of the Year and four-time conference Coach of the Year recipient. Led teams to seven division championships and 193-158-1 record in 22 seasons.

    BUDDY PARKER – 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-56 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
    The 1956 NFL Coach of the Year, led the Detroit Lions to back-to-back NFL championships in 1952-53. In 15 seasons as a head coach, compiled a 107-76-9 record.

    RICHIE PETITBON – 1974-77 Houston Oilers, 1978-93 Washington Redskins
    As Redskins defensive coordinator for 15 seasons, helped coach the team to five divisions, four conference and three Super Bowl championships.

    DAN REEVES – 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-96 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
    Earned NFL Coach of the Year honors (1984, 1993, 1998) with all three teams he coached. Won six division and four conference championships. Overall record is 201-174-2.

    LOU SABAN – 1960-61 Boston Patriots, 1962-65, 1972-76 Buffalo Bills, 1967-1971 Denver Broncos
    Two-time AFL Coach of the Year and led the Bills to back-to-back AFL championships (1964-65). Career record after 16 seasons, 97-101-7.

    MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER – 1984-88 Cleveland Browns, 1989-1998 Kansas City Chiefs, 2001 Washington Redskins, 2002-06 San Diego Chargers
    Led three teams to a total of eight division championships. Earned 2004 NFL Coach of the Year honors. Overall record in 21 seasons was 205-139-1.

    CLARK SHAUGHNESSY – 1944-47 Washington Redskins, 1948-49 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears
    Longtime assistant coach for George Halas and the Chicago Bears. Regarded as one of the greatest football minds. Devised multiple schemes on offense and defense, most notably the T-formation.

    DICK VERMEIL – 1976-1982 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-99 St. Louis Rams, 2001-05 Kansas City Chiefs
    Two-time NFL Coach of the Year (1979, 1999), Led three different teams to division championships. Led Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV victory. Overall record is 126-114-0 in 15 seasons.

  22. banosser says:

    Guess I should have mentioned in my initial Dungy/Holmy post that Holmgren had more winning seasons than Dungy had seasons..

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