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Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Posted on: July 8, 2011 12:11 pm
 
Kerry Collins isn't a Hall of Famer. If he makes it past the first cut of voting some day, I'd be stunned -- even if he is 11th all-time in passing yards (40,441) and ninth in completions (3,439) and attempts (6,163).

Collins' career record as a starter was 15 games below .500 and he's 116th all-time in passer rating (73.9), and that's where his Hall of Fame candidacy ends. He wasn't a great player, just an accumulator of great statistics. He's Don Sutton. Ahem.

Anyway, Collins' retirement clears the way for the top five (technically) active quarterbacks in terms of career passing yards -- all of whom will be Hall of Famers, as it should be for such a significant statistic: Brett Favre (first, 71,838), Peyton Manning (third, 54,828), Donovan McNabb (15th, 36,250), Drew Brees (17th, 35,266) and Tom Brady (19th, 34,744).

If you're complaining about the ring-less McNabb, stop. He has gone to six Pro Bowls, is 23rd in passer rating and one of the most accomplished runners at quarterback, and has a lifetime record of 97-57-1 as a starter.




Category: NFL
Tags: Hall of Fame
 
Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 10:39 am
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

This is obviously a journalist using a recent event (Kerry Collins retirment) as a relevent tie in to write about the current group of veteran qb's who soon will be following Collins into the sunset. This technique is taught on the first day of journalism school and we have all seen it a million times. I do not understand why some of you are jumping on Doyel when most of you are not even arguing any points he made. I personally am not sure on McNabb either but it is not a slam dunk either way. There are players in the pro football HoF that have bad to average numbers (Namath,Aikman) so obviously it is not about numbers. I compare Collins to Dave Kreig and Vinny Testeverde as far as qb's with numbers that are not worthy of the Hall. I also enjoyed the dig on Cooperstown.



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:24 am
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Pumpkin is SO appropriate. So is Pumpkin Head. You know that crap that you scrape out of the pumpkin before you put a face on it. That's what your brain is made of if you think Collins belongs in the HOF.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:54 am
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Hey Reggie,

Be careful, doyel loves him some gays.  Is it still ok to use the word gay Mr. Doyle? Or does that offend you pumpkin?



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:18 am
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Why is Collins' Hall Of Fame chance even being discussed?  Let's remember that it's the Hall Of FAME, not the "Hall Of Very Good Statistics." Other than leading Carolina to its first playoff and the New York Giants to a Super Bowl appearance, Collins didn't really accomplish much in his career. This is the first article I've read that even mentions any Hall Of Fame opportunity for Collins. I've not heard such speculation anywhere else. Drop it. Collins would never get past the first vote. The current travesty is that Terrell Davis isn't in the Hall. Davis should be there for two reasons: 1) He is one of the few running backs to gain 2000 yards in a season and 2) he was the missing piece that enabled the John Elway and the Denver Broncos to win a Super Bowl.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Doyel...You sound like my mother in law when you try to make sports points. Oh, and Howie Mandell called he wants gay look back.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:16 am
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

I was talking about KErry collins being those not me lol Apparently you dont remember his early days



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Anyway, Collins' retirement clears the way for the top five (technically) active quarterbacks in terms of career passing yards -- all of whom will be Hall of Famers, as it should be for Brett Favre (first, 71,838), (third, 54,828), (15th, 36,250), (17th, 35,266) and (19th, 34,744).


I don't think McNabb will be a HOF'er.  Sure, he's been to 6 Pro Bowls but those are simply a popularity contest.  He's never been an All Pro (which I think carries more weight), he doesn't have a great playoff record to help make his case (9 - 7) or great playoff stats.   And unfortunately for him his signature game might be when he puked in the huddle during the Super Bowl ........... not the stuff legends are made of. 

Putting up a lot of yardage in a pass happy era really doesn't impress me.  If that's the best someone can do make a case for McNabb you might as well put Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe in the Hall because they have more yards than McNabb. 

He's a very good QB, easily top 10 in this era, but not a HOF caliber player. 



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Once again, Doyel provides the case for a Pulitzer.
This is hard-hitting sports journalism at its best.
And to think i used to PAY for drugs to go to sleep.
Well done, Gregzgzzz.z.zz.zzZZ....ZZZZZZZZZ




Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

*Isn't Don Sutton in the HOF? Dan Marino was the master of stat accumulation. Appeared in as many Super Bowls as Collins is. Kerry will be in Canton.


Even a completely blinded Nittany Lions fan can't seriously believe Collins is a HOF.  Give your head a shake. 

He has a losing career record, he is a 73.2 passer rating, and the only reason he is ranked high in any statisical category is that he played in nearly 200 NFL games in a pass happy era. 

And did you ever see Marino play?  If you had would never have even considered making the comparion. 


The only reason Collins will be in Canton is to see the busts of all the QBs that were far better than he was. 



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Kerry Collins no HOFer -- but the next 5 guys are

Next Week: Doyel's controversial and hard-hitting piece on why Rich Kotite, Les Steckel and Marty Mornhinweg might not be HOF coaches.

The Week After: Doyel continues to ruffle feathers as he explains why Spam is not normally considered gourmet food,

The Following Week: In his most controversial piece yet, Doyel challenges more convential assumptions in his ground-breaking piece, "Ella Fitzgerald was a better singer than Britney Spears."

Personally, I can't wait.

/s


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