December 13th, 2009 at 2:05 PM ^

definitely a beast. With the way Leon Hall and even Morgan Trent have been playing makes you wonder why our defenses weren't more dominant the past few years.


December 13th, 2009 at 3:44 PM ^

The following are modern era hof db's

Mike Haynes (CB) 1976-1989
Paul Krause (S) 1964-1979
Ronnie Lott (CB-S) 1981-1994
Willie Wood (S) 1960-1971
Jimmy Johnson (CB) 1961-1976
Larry Wilson (S) 1960-1972
Darrell Green (CB) 1983-2002
Emmitt Thomas (CB) 1966-1978
Lem Barney (CB) 1967-1977
Mel Blount (CB) 1970-1983
Jack Christiansen (S) 1951-1958
Ken Houston (S) 1967-1980
Dick (Night Train) Lane (CB) 1952-1965
Mel Renfro (S-CB) 1964-1977
Emlen Tunnell (S) 1948-1961
Roger Wehrli 1969-1982
Yale Lary (S) 1952-1953, 1956-1964
Willie Brown (CB) 1963-1978
Herb Adderley (CB) 1961-1972
Rod Woodson 1987-2003

If you look at the stats he compares favorably to Mike Haynes and Darrell Green. Given he likely has several more years in the league one wonders about his potential for Canton. I wonder if HOF voters will penalize him for the perceived down years in Oakland or reward him for his dominant late career play. Also, one wonders if he will be penalized for the lack of a Superbowl.

Brewers Yost

December 13th, 2009 at 4:39 PM ^

1)He wins the defensive MVP. Only four CBs have ever won the award. Mel Blount and Rod Woodson are already members and Deon Sanders is a lock. Woodson has better career numbers than Lester Hayes who has been a semi-finalist.

2)Eric Allen gets in (I believe he will). Woodson is on par with Allen's numbers and pro bowl selections. Allen also lacks a Superbowl ring.


December 13th, 2009 at 8:18 PM ^

Wow, I thought his career was done a few years ago while he was languishing out in Oakland. He should win the Defensive MVP this year, and still has a couple good years left. It's great that he is good enough to still play so well, as CBs are usually too old and slow after a couple years.