[QUOTE=Dee Dub;547701]There is no greater travesty than the fact that Donnie Shell is not even thought of as a candidate much less in the Hall of Fame. Compare his numbers to all SS who played the game and he is top 3 minimum all-time. That should get you in the Hall of Fame. Then factor in his leadership and how in big games he always seemed to come up with a big hit/big play for his team. And we are talking about teams that won 4 Super Bowls.
It irks me to no-end!![/QUOTE]
Donnie is not eligible for enshrinement as a modern-era candidate anymore. The Seniors Committee reviews the qualifications of those players whose careers took place more than 25 years ago (in the case of this year's class, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson were the two Senior nominees). Since Donnie last played in 1987, and it is now 2013, he has been out of the league for 26 years now. His only hope for enshrinement at this point is via the Seniors Committee route.