The backs who could gain most from T.D. reaching the Hall

Larry Brown photo courtesy of Washington Redskins

The Hall-of-Fame induction of former running back Terrell Davis spurred debate on what it means for other NFL players with short careers.

Well, NFL historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal has an answer … at least for other running backs. And what it means is there could be hope for plenty of them who, until now, were out of the picture.

In this well-researched article, he takes a look at some of the best and brightest at the position, and let’s you make the case for them. Please take a look:




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  1. bachslunch
    August 8, 2017

    Clark, thanks for linking to this. Good piece and well researched. It will be interesting to see just how long the coattails of Sayers, Davis, Campbell, Kelly, and Little reach — though with several of the folks mentioned being Seniors, it may not reach as far as one might guess.

    One player not mentioned in the article was Shaun Alexander, who could also qualify here.

    • August 8, 2017

      Agree. Believe it’s a slippery slope that we’ve put ourselves on. Have to be careful. Always good to hear from you. I agree. Thought this was well-documented by someone I have immense respect for. John does wonderful job. Studies hundreds of hours of tape and film and is someone whose opinion I respect immensely.

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