« Free agency issues first entree on Hickey plate | Main | Dolphins committees poorly planned, poorly executed »

Salguero a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has asked me to serve as one of 50 selectors that will vote to determine the Hall of Fame class of 2014 on Saturday.

I will serve as an alternate in place of former Miami Herald sports editor Edwin Pope, who is not present at this year's Super Bowl and wil not be at the meeting to determine which of the 17 finalists becomes part of the new class of inductees. Pope has been South Florida's representative to the Hall of Fame ever since I can remember.

A determination on a permanent South Florida rep will be made in the months following Super Bowl and I will be considered for that high honor. Regardless, I feel privileged to be among the few who have ever gone behind the so-called curtain to see and participate in the process of electing a HOF class.

There are 17 finalists whose HOF status will be decided Saturday.

K Morten Andersen: Played 25 seasons and was the most prolific scorer in NFL history when he retired. Was in seven Pro Bowls and at his retirement was first in games played, most points scored (2,544), most consecutive games scoring (360), most FGs attempted (709), most FGs made (565), most FGs of 50 or more yards in a career (40) and most FGs of 50 or more yards for a season (40).

RB Jerome Bettis: Played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Was chosen to six Por Bowls. Gained 13,662 yards over his career, which was fifth on the all-time list at the time of his retirement. Had eight 1,000-yard seasons. Averaged 3.9 yards per rush. Was comeback player of the year in 1995.

LB Derrick Brooks: Never missed a game during his 14-year career. Names NFL's defensive player of the year in 2002. Was Pro Bowl selection 11 times and All-Pro six times. Had three interception returns for TDs in 2002, second most ever for a season. Retired Tampa Bay's all-time leader in tackles for a career (2,196) and a game (23). Was part of the 2000s all-decade team. Was the Walter Payton man of the year in 2000.

WR Tim Brown: Played 17 seasons. Starting in 1993 Brown recorded nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He had 10 seasons of 75 or more catches. Was on the 1990s all decade team. Selected to the Pro Bowl nine times. Caught 1,094 passes for 14,934 yards with 100 TDs. Aslo had three punt return TDs and one KO return TD. Led the NFL in pass receiving in 1997 and kickoff returning in 1988.

Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.: Purchased the San Francisco 49ers in 1977. Team went 2-14 two consecutive seasons before DeBartolo hired Bill Walsh in 1979. Walsh draft Joe Montana. San Francisco won the Super Bowl in 1982. Under DeBartolo team claimed 13 division titles, 16 playoff appearances, went to the NFC title game 10 times and won five Super Bowls, including in '84, '88, '89 and '94. Franchise had NFL's best winning percentage in the 1980s and 1990s.

Coach Tony Dungy: After serving as defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh and Minnesota he took over as head coach in Tampa. The Bucs had 12 double-digit loss seasons in previous 13 years but Dungy's team was 10-6 in his second year. Took Bucs to the playoffs four times in six seasons in Tampa. He then coached Indianapolis for seven years and won double-digit number of games every season. He won the Super Bowl XLI over Chicago. He was 139-69 in the regular season; was 9-10 in the postseason (2-4 with Tampa Bay).

LB Kevin Greene: Had double-digit sack seasons 10 times in a 15-year career. Won the NFL sack title twice, in 1994 and 1996. Was a member of the 1990 all decade team. Was selected to the Pro Bowl five times. Finished career with 160 sacks in 228 games.

P Ray Guy: First punter ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft when he was pick No. 23 in 1973. Played 14 seasons and averaged more than 40 yards per punt in 13 of his 14 seasons. Had 1,049 punts and had only three blocked. Led the NFL in punting three times and finished second three times. Was selected to seven Pro Bowls.

DE: Charles Haley: Only player in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. Led the 49ers in sacks in each of his first six seasons. Amassed 100.5 sacks in 169 games. Was named to five Pro Bowls. Had double-digit sack seasons six times.

WR Marvin Harrison: Caught 1,102 passes in 190 career games. Finished with 14,580 receiving yards and 128 TDs. Caugh 100 or more passes four consecutive seasons from 1999-2002. Was a member of the 2000s all decade team. Was selected to eight Pro Bowls. Led the NFL in receiving yards in 1999 and 2002 and led the NFL in catches in 2000 and 2002.

DE Claude Humphrey: Was NFL defensive rookie of the year in 1968. Credited with 122 career sacks in 171 career games (although the sack statistic did not become official until after he retired). Was selected to six Pro Bowls.

OT Walter Jones: Selected to nine Pro Bowls in 12 seasons. Part of the 2000s all decade team. Was an AP All Pro selection four times. Considered the best LT of his day.

S John Lynch: Selected to nine Pro Bowls in 15 seasons. Had 26 interceptions in 224 games. Also collected 13 sacks in his career. Finished with 973 tackles, third most in Tampa Bay history at the time of his retirement.

WR Andre Reed: Selected to the Pro Bowl seven times in a 15-year career. His 951 career catches was third in NFL history at the time of his retirement. Had 13 seasons with 50-plus receptions, exceeded only by Jerry Rice at the time of his retirement. Finished wtih 13,198 yards and 87 TDs in 234 games.

G Will Shields: Never missed a game during his 14-year career. Had a string of 12 consecutive Pro Bowl berths. Member of the 2000s all-decade team. Walter Man of the Year award in 2003.

DE Michael Strahan: Collected 141.5 sacks in 216 career games. Was selected to seven Pro Bowls. Won the sack titles in 2001 and 2003. Set the record for most sacks in a season with 22.5 in 2001. Selected to the 2000s all decade team.

CB Aeneas Williams: Played cornerback first 12 seasons of his career and moved to safety final two seasons. Was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times as a cornerback and once as a safety. Finished with 55 career interceptions in 211 games. Was second in NFL history, at the time of his retirement, with nine interceptions returned for touchdowns. Led the NFL in interceptions in 1991 and 1994. 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Rick,


LOL I didnt even notice. What kind of dolls do you collect? Do you have any Real Dolls? Man those are creepy as hell and I bet clean up is a mess!

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 03:15 PM

Wow Sam something really came loose in your head after the jets game? No where in my post above did I say any such thing and where is there an attack? I merely state that sometimes it is hard to tell you and Marco apart. Now please do not embarrass yourself any further on a public blog. I am not after you and have no agenda. I stand by my statement that you need to step back for awhile and let things work themselves out.


Posted by: albert | January 31, 2014 at 03:17 PM


Albert there's an "unwritten hof policy". Only s many from a SB dynasty team are allowed in.

With this unwritten policy, unfortunately many greats will not be allowed in.

The part that always freaks me out about those dolls is the mouth combined with the wide open eyes.

Btw. The biggest name on Mando's list who I hope makes it in the hall is Derrick Brooks.

Heck of a player on one the best D's ever. If you've ever met him or heard him speak he's also a stand up guy. First class dude.


Warren Moon is the all time yardage leader in pro football history and broke an important colour barrier. he's a jackie robinson type, of course he belongs in the hall of fame...

Just wish he didn't blwo that 35-3 lead in Buffalo...

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2014 at 03:23 PM


Mark the stats garnered in the "minor leagues" do not count. Moon was playing against grocery store clerks and truck drivers!!

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:25 PM

Would something come loose in your head had I posted to you I can not tell you from Marco? Cased closed. :)

MIT,
Exactly! The first thing you think about when Warren Moon is mentioned is that game. Not a Hall of Fame moment. As for the rest, Maybe then we should include the first Jew to play QB or when the time comes the first player to come out as Gay etc... The Hall should be what you did on the field. (And by the way he is NOT the yardage leader in NFL history. Only if you include his yardage in the Canadian League)

MIT,

Did you know they have an attachment to make it a shemale? Saw that and couldnt stop laughing.

Posted by: Dolfan Rick | January 31, 2014 at 03:27 PM


100% agree!

Rdubs,

True story, my wife once bought me a Dolphin doll with all the limbs velcroed on. So I could tear it apart instead of the living room when the Fins went to crap.

It didn't last long.

When looking at the who's who list of qb's in the hof. Warren Moon falls far short. Very good, not hof worthy though.

Bill A,

now that you are on here with your friend MIT, tell him what your comments where regarding Thill ?

You basically agreed that he is not the real deal and we should look to move on from him. I know you will deny this of course being a narcissistic liar.

You complain about TROLLS, but all you ever do is come on here and attack people. I am glad you have finally seen the light regarding Thill though. Now you just have to work on your manners and your IQ.

Sam I Am, Yes I have heard that. It's a shame. That's the politics that drive me insane. If the man merits the Hall then let him in period. Don't clutter the Hall of Fame with "Politically Correct" players.

Whatever you do, please get Ray Guy in the Hall!!!!


Would something come loose in your head had I posted to you I can not tell you from Marco? Cased closed. :)

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 03:28 PM

No because that would be untrue. Marco and I come from different worlds. However MIT and myself seem to agree on a lot so if you said that you couldn't tell us apart that would be ok.
Marco and you have the same spellings and use of the language...like the European vernacular.

Rick,


I had one, it was a referee though. Its not satisfying to tear apart velcro. I would prefer it have veins and arteries, so blood would gush out like springs of water, when I tear it limb from limb. Unfortunately being a Dolphin fan, I would have to do that regularly

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:25 PM

Would something come loose in your head had I posted to you I can not tell you from Marco? Cased closed. :)

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 03:28 PM

Sam Id rather you called me Daytonna or YG than Bill A, the guy is the ultimate douche on this blog. MIT is racist, we all know that one. MIT at least digs into his stat book to fight the case for his beloved Thill, Bill A just spews a liars hate and shows he know very little about the game.

Oh by the way the NYPD have never heard of you LIAR. You name yourself after one of our greatest DC's, Kevin Coyle would be more apt for you, it would rate well next your ability to take football.

Bill @ 3:28, he was playing against pros, the CFL has plenty of players who can play in the NFL - even more then.

Also, it's not his fault that the powers that be in the NFL in those days had minds so small that they believed a black man could not play QB.

In the end, he showed all and opened the door for many.


Bill A,

now that you are on here with your friend MIT, tell him what your comments where regarding Thill ?

You basically agreed that he is not the real deal and we should look to move on from him. I know you will deny this of course being a narcissistic liar.

You complain about TROLLS, but all you ever do is come on here and attack people. I am glad you have finally seen the light regarding Thill though. Now you just have to work on your manners and your IQ.

Posted by: Marco | January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Gee its lil marco how ya doin girl?? Missed ya so much honey!! Yeah that little garage you like to spew still hasn't changed. I will bite this 1 time and that its....no more dikk for you!!
I never said such a thing about Thill. In fact I have doubled down now and don't think we should even draft a QB in this years draft. After seeing the QB play for the playoff teams I realize now more than ever that THILL is the real deal and the answer at QB. he is much better that Wilson, Kap, Flacco, Cam. In fact only Brady and Manning were better.
Remember now lil marco/Daytona this is your only dikk from me. Now go back under that rock you slimy lil limey!!

Sam, you actually used to have a few decent points, but when you start thinking Bill A is me and x is YG or Daytonna you join the rank and file of the d1cks on this blog.

Fight your battles without the accusations my friend.


Don't clutter the Hall of Fame with "Politically Correct" players.

Posted by: albert | January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM


Baseball has an even greater problem with this right now. Baseball itself turned a blind eye to the steroids era, now they punish these players by not allowing them in.

Talk about supreme hypocrites, even the baseball writers themselves who do the voting. During the steroid era they were kissing these players asses. They knew back then when these players were doing these astonishing things they were juiced.

Now, baseball and sportswriters now have their "politically correct" HOLIER THAN THOU smug attitudes.

The homers have been wrong for 6 years straight.
The trolls have been right for 6 years straight.
Who is smarter? NUFF SAID!

Theres a reason why I read Mando. But, I truly believe the HOF is a spit in the eye to a team sport like Football, at any level. A mutual admiration society for the players who received these goals off the backs of their team mates. Be it Linemen, TE, defense personal, just plan team mates. Dan Marino is in the HOF, but would have never been elected had it not been for his OL, WRs, RBs. So why does Marino get the lions share of the accolades and not his team mates????,,,,

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:39 PM

You are a LIAR. After the Jets game you said you were done with Thill. Anyone on here would remember that. Its ok Bill I knew you would LIE.

All your insults are truly pathetic you flat old slackass. You have lied your way through this blog and sukk up to the Thill fanclub. As for fighting with you, how the hell is that going to happen you old FREAKK ?

C'mon Marco if your gonna be nasty call him Olividotti. Why you gotta jack with Coyle too? He hasn't brought us that many years of pain yet.

I luv lil boys

rdubs, that's crazy. Is it Brazilian?

My wife for her bachelorette party had a male inflatable doll present at her party... weirdos...

prebubescent lil boys are best after a bath

Marino shouldnt be in the HOF. He constantly dissapeared when his team needed him the most. Piling up meaningless stats is not the goal of the game.

After seeing the QB play for the playoff teams I realize now more than ever that THILL is the real deal and the answer at QB. he is much better that Wilson, Kap, Flacco, Cam. In fact only Brady and Manning were better.
Remember now lil marco/Daytona this is your only dikk from me. Now go back under that rock you slimy lil limey!!

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:39 PM

BHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!! after seeing that post you really have shown yourself to be a delusional fat douche of the highest order. Thill better than Wilson, Kap and Cam.

Flacco wasn't even in the playoffs you dumb SOB !!! Do you even watch the games ? I doubt that you do. What evidence can you come up with to back up any of these statements ? Bring your arguements to the table, if you have the brain cells to do so ?

Sam I Am @ 3:41

If major league baseball was so horrified by the use of PED's then why didn't they fine the teams? Because Major League baseball is a cabal of 32 white men that cares about itself first.

Seriously: David Ortiz gets popped and nothing happens but A-rod gets popped and they suspend him 1 whole year? What a coincidence that the money they save on A-rod in 2014 is equal to the money they will pay Tanaka.

Ok silly time has arrived....see y'all again in the future. Hopefully lil marco will get a life and stop trolling the blog just waiting til I post so she can pounce. What a sad existence.
THILL FUTURE HOF'er!!

Posted by: Marco | January 31, 2014 at 03:36 PM


lmao @ this post.

Marco, I actually like you. Also, I never witnessed you unprovokedly attack anyone. Seems for certain people here its ok for them to attack, but when retaliated against, their cronies rush to their defense naming you the bad guy.

But what's ever so convenient to me, why just like clockwork, they ALWAYS see your retaliatory attack. But NEVER see their BUDDY's ATTACK that got everything started. Not once have any of them ever admitted to seeing their buddy's first attack.

You know that's a bunch of BS and so do they. :)

Henne > TannePuke

Sam I Am,
Any time you allow "Politically Correct" to be your guideline in any venture it is a recipe for chaos, failure and disappointment. When historians tell our story they will find that our demise was started by us putting more value in "Politically Correct" than the truth.

I posted something to rdubs here, where did it go?

drats!!!

C'mon Marco if your gonna be nasty call him Olividotti. Why you gotta jack with Coyle too? He hasn't brought us that many years of pain yet.

Posted by: Dolfan Rick | January 31, 2014 at 03:43 PM

Thats true. Coyle could take me to court over than one. Bill A, is the ultimate LIAR and weakest blogger on here my miles.

Bill A is to this blog as Richard Simmons is to fashion !!!

MIT,


I always cut and paste when I type something long. Posting can be wonky some times

Sam @ 3:41

AND ANOTHER THING

If taking steroids made you better at your job would you do it? If the best attorneys were the ones taking the most steroids who would you hire to defend you? If the best surgeons took the most steroids who would have do your surgery?
If Colin Cowherd could have more listeners by taking steroids would he not do it?

Even seen the Cenegenics commercial? How do you think that 70 year old men look like bodybuilders?
It's all roids yo.

Ya'll have a good weekend I am off and if you see me posting this weekend, chances are I am on my Ipad while taking a dump!

THILL FUTURE HOF'er!!
Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:48 PM

The dumbest blogger, yes? LMAO!!

I'm out. You guy's have a great weekend.

Ok silly time has arrived....see y'all again in the future. Hopefully lil marco will get a life and stop trolling the blog just waiting til I post so she can pounce. What a sad existence.
THILL FUTURE HOF'er!!

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:48 PM

We know you are still here Bill A-hole. One of your many pseudonyms and start to lauch rotten fruit at me. Come back and debate like the big man you claim to be. I promise I won't insult you.

GENO SMITH FUTURE HOF'er!!

Josh Freeman > Tannehill


(I am going to torment you)

Wow here is another damaging article in the Palm Beach Post :

In a further attempt to discredit Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin before the NFL’s investigative report is released, Richie Incogntio’s attorney Mark Schamel released 10 pages of texts to CBS4 in Miami that refer to drug use by both players, including Molly — a street name for MDMA (ecstasy). Center Mike Pouncey also clears to be implicated in it.
On July 29, 2013, Incognito is exchanging texts with Martin and said, “Pop a couple Molly I’m sweeeeatin.”
On August 31, 2013, Incognito is trying to coax Martin to go out with him and two women when Martin writes, “My friend Mary Jane has me glued to the couch.” Incognito writes back, “F***** stoner. Take a shower and get ur a** down here. These bit**** are ready.”
Martin responds, “I’m staying in man. My liver can’t take anymore abuse.” Incognito texts back, “Me too,” before texting back about 90 minutes later, “Broooooo Ur missing out.”
Later in September 2013, the duo are exchanging messages again with Incognito texting Martin asking, “R u alive?” Martin responded, “Haha yeah. That was fun.” Incognito wrote back, “Hell yea Did u go to pouncey’s after? I’ll kill u if u did.”
Martin wrote back in two straight messages, “Lol hell no. No drugs for me rest of season.” Incognito texted back, “Goooood That s*** is ridiculous.”


Marco, I actually like you. Also, I never witnessed you unprovokedly attack anyone. Seems for certain people here its ok for them to attack, but when retaliated against, their cronies rush to their defense naming you the bad guy.

But what's ever so convenient to me, why just like clockwork, they ALWAYS see your retaliatory attack. But NEVER see their BUDDY's ATTACK that got everything started. Not once have any of them ever admitted to seeing their buddy's first attack.

You know that's a bunch of BS and so do they. :)

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 03:48 PM


Bill A,

now that you are on here with your friend MIT, tell him what your comments where regarding Thill ?

You basically agreed that he is not the real deal and we should look to move on from him. I know you will deny this of course being a narcissistic liar.

You complain about TROLLS, but all you ever do is come on here and attack people. I am glad you have finally seen the light regarding Thill though. Now you just have to work on your manners and your IQ.

Posted by: Marco | January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Seeing as you state that you 'never witnessed you unprovokedly(sic) attack anyone" maybe you should open your eyes and show us all the provocation. Or are you just defending yourself here Marco/Sam I Am? Gee here they are again on at the very same time as Daytona? Hmmmmmmmm? CAUGHT!

Posted by: albert | January 31, 2014 at 03:50 PM


Exactly!

The masses no longer independently think for themselves. Even if they know a thing is wrong.

We witness it everyday in this blog as cronies take up for their cyber-friends, right or wrong. They are so afraid of how their cyber-friends would now view them.

Shame what the world is coming to when people now fear how someone they've never met, never will meet, will view them. Super pathetic, but, that's the society we are predominantly becoming.

There will come a time us, "free thinkers" will be imprisoned or put to death. Our only crime will be representing threat "to the collective".

Incognito is a cancer.

Wow here is another damaging article in the Palm Beach Post :

In a further attempt to discredit Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin before the NFL’s investigative report is released, Richie Incogntio’s attorney Mark Schamel released 10 pages of texts to CBS4 in Miami that refer to drug use by both players, including Molly — a street name for MDMA (ecstasy). Center Mike Pouncey also clears to be implicated in it.
On July 29, 2013, Incognito is exchanging texts with Martin and said, “Pop a couple Molly I’m sweeeeatin.”
On August 31, 2013, Incognito is trying to coax Martin to go out with him and two women when Martin writes, “My friend Mary Jane has me glued to the couch.” Incognito writes back, “F***** stoner. Take a shower and get ur a** down here. These bit**** are ready.”
Martin responds, “I’m staying in man. My liver can’t take anymore abuse.” Incognito texts back, “Me too,” before texting back about 90 minutes later, “Broooooo Ur missing out.”
Later in September 2013, the duo are exchanging messages again with Incognito texting Martin asking, “R u alive?” Martin responded, “Haha yeah. That was fun.” Incognito wrote back, “Hell yea Did u go to pouncey’s after? I’ll kill u if u did.”
Martin wrote back in two straight messages, “Lol hell no. No drugs for me rest of season.” Incognito texted back, “Goooood That s*** is ridiculous.”

hollywood @ 3:58

However much I try to read the texts I just cannot get past the 'sandpaper condoms' that Martin promises to use on Incogs.

Too bad for Pouncey that he is going to be implicated now.

On second thought too bad for us that Pouncey is implicated.

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 03:48 PM

We agree on more points than we disagree. The Bill A reference is more insulting than anything I can think of, ha ha.

Bill A is the lowest form of blogger you can get my friend. A pseudo intellectual, racist scumbag that comes with no evidence to his points.

I disagree with Mark on Thill and his potential, but at least he can back up his points with facts a tiny bit of humour. He is from Canada so I guess we all have our problems :)

Posted by: hollywood-Rick | January 31, 2014 at 04:02 PM

Why do you feel the need to post everything twice? Do you think its more effecive?

Rick - so not only do we find out the o line was high all year, we also find out Martin is ghey. I mean, Incognito tosses up a soft one and he eats cheetos on his couch instead.

Yeah it's guaranteed that both Incognitto & Martin will be cut now + they will start keeping a close eye on Mike Pouncey & the rest of the team now after the commisioner installs the code of conduct policy. I expect drug testing measures will intensify too.

Posted by: Marco | January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Seeing as you state that you 'never witnessed you unprovokedly(sic) attack anyone" maybe you should open your eyes and show us all the provocation. Or are you just defending yourself here Marco/Sam I Am? Gee here they are again on at the very same time as Daytona? Hmmmmmmmm? CAUGHT!

Posted by: THE TRUTH | January 31, 2014 at 04:00 PM

Hi Bill. You are right on cue.

LOL @ Mark in Toronto, that's about the size of it !

H-Rick,

Its clear our o-line was a mess and who knows whats going on with the rest of the team.

Hopefully with Cogs and Martin out of the fold and basically a whole new line Pouncey will clean up his act.

Nothing wrong with a little fun but it sounds like they were partying like frat boys.

Pouncey doing drugs is not that surprising.....

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 »

The comments to this entry are closed.