Is Ronde Barber HoF material?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, May 8, 2013.

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Is Ronde Barber heading to the HoF?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    36.8%
  1. mike75

    mike75 Starter Tip Jar Donor

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    Maybe not right away but i think down the line he'll get in.
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  2. JCBRAVE

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    IDK why he's hanging it up, dude can still get after guys.

    I know I'd pick Ronde Barber over Michael Griffin

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  3. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Well of course. I said he was great for 10 years and was good for the rest. He was consistently good/great. Never had a bad year. Never hurt.
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  4. 757Titan

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  5. nickmsmith

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    He'd be first ballot "Hall of Very good" along with McNair, Wycheck and Bulluck. Unfortunately for the Titans, that doesn't exist.
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  6. SawdustMan

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    So then what about the examples I gave? Should Keenan McCardell be in the Hall? He played for 16 seasons and is 26th all-time in receiving yards. Or Mushin Muhammad? 14 seasons and 24th all-time receiving. Vinny Testaverde? 21 years played and 7th all-time passing yards and 10th all-time TDs.

    Longevity certainly should be taken into consideration. But another thing to think about is with all the advancements in medicine and therapy over the years it's easier for guys to have longer careers these days. So if we're putting a lot of stock into longevity then the Hall is going to be pretty crowded 20 years down the road.

    When I think of modern era HoF'ers I'm thinking Manning, Brady, Moss, Tomlinson. Not Barber, Testaverde, McCardell, Fred Taylor. I just think the Hall should be reserved for those truly transcendent players or at least the ones who were without question the best in the business for many, many years. Was Barber ever even considered the best corner in the league on any given year?
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  7. JCBRAVE

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    Yes.

    The guy is on the All-Decade team for the 2000's, he's HoF worthy.
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  8. SawdustMan

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    Well, it'll be at least 5 years before we find out. I'm pretty confident he won't be getting in though.
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Well then we need to call him, cause I am certain he'd be an upgrade at at least 2 spots on our team. FS or NB. I dont think he has the speed anymore to hang with the top flight WR's, but he's still more than capable of playing at a high level.
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  10. SawdustMan

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    For sure. I'm not doubting the guy's talent one bit. But I'm sure his 38 year old body doesn't feel so hot these days. I bet that's the main reason why he's hanging em up.
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