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Old 02-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
Brad O.
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I agree with bachslunch.

Dent's selection ahead of some of the other finalists surprised and disappointed me. As an easy comparison, Dent clearly was not as deserving as Chris Doleman. Both players were defensive ends in the NFC in the '80s and '90s. But Doleman made twice as many Pro Bowls (8) as Dent (4). Doleman had more tackles, more sacks, more forced fumbles, more fumble recoveries, more safeties, more touchdowns. There is nothing Dent was better at than Doleman.

I'm not trying to bash Richard Dent, and I don't think his election is some tragedy. But I can't imagine what led the voters to support Dent rather than Dermontti Dawson and Willie Roaf, or Tim Brown and Cris Carter, or Curtis Martin, or Doleman. I hope Dent's selection will at least clear the way for other worthy pass rushers, like Kevin Greene and Doleman, to finally win induction.

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