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Old 03-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by buckeyefan78 View Post
Good Lord, Dent is the most deserving in that whole bunch. Well, along with The Hangman.

You're too hung up on the awards even though he has a healthy enough resume in that department anyway IMO.
What's "healthy" about 4 pro bowl selections in a 15-year career? Not to mention one first-team all pro selection via AP (in 1985) and one more via Pro Football Weekly (in 1984) in those 15 seasons? As said above, that ties Fred Dean for the worst such postseason honors profile for any HoF d-lineman who played his entire career during the Pro Bowl era, and Dean only played 11 years.

I'd also like to know why it appears you think awards don't matter here.

Originally Posted by buckeyefan78 View Post
The man had the greatest defensive performance, perhaps the greatest overall performance, in NFL playoff history in the 1985 playoffs vs. the Giants. That 3 week run in the playoffs by him is one of the most dominant performances in a playoff season ever.
Are you a fan of Dexter Jackson, Mark Rypien, Doug Williams, or former Cowboys CB Larry Brown for the HoF as well? One fine season or a clutch of great games do not a HoF-er make.

Originally Posted by buckeyefan78 View Post
Only 5 men have more sacks than him.
So what? Dent should get down on his knees and thank Dan Hampton for raising havoc on opponents o-lines, freeing him up to get those fancy counting stats. Besides, Dent had a reputation for not playing the run well and taking plays off, not exactly something in his favor. And if he's playing this long, it's not surprising he racked up larger than usual sack stats.

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