and it worked.
I think Ben gets in because his rookie season was one for the ages... and he has a bunch of stats that are incredible when you put them on paper. As soon as they start listing off his accomplishments the talking heads are going to have a hard time defending why he didn't get in. Ben is now on a team that shed tons of talent over the last few years and the voters recognize that... they also don't give a darn about a rape allegation. These dudes know how women get down for a paycheck or a baby...
Irvin had no problem getting in even though he had coke problems.. these players understand temptation and self medication to get through those long days once their careers are over.
Steve Young- 232 TD's 107 INT's 33,124 YDS. 96.8 RTG 1 SB RING(as a starter)
Ben Roethlisberger- 199 TD's 119 INT's 31,774 YDS 92.3 RTG 2 SB RINGS
Jim Kelly-237 TD's 175 INT's 35,467 YDS. 84.4 RTG 0 SB RINGS
Just a little comparison, but i think Ben will/should get there one day.
Do you believe him? Do you honestly believe Bens performance vs a winless Viking team was one of the best performances a football guru has ever seen?
I think it was hype for NFL in the UK
It pains me to say this, but Ben is NOT a HOF QB. Hes just not. He does not have the credentials to be in the HOF. A couple of Super Bowls means nothing. TBH Ben played awful in 2 out of the 3 Super Bowls. He has never been a Super Bowl MVP. He has never been a League MVP. He has never been All Pro, or even second team All Pro. He has only been to two Pro Bowls(that I can remember, correct me if Im wrong). His stats are no where near the level of other QBs that have played during his era. Plus keep in mind, sports writers in general do not like Ben. I think his past works against him. On top of that there is a large contingent of people that have never respected Bens style of play. I just dont see how he gets in.
The Super Bowl argument dosent hold any weight.
Brady has been to 5 and won 3
Manning has been to 2 won 1
Brees has 1 win
Eli has 2 wins and played outstanding in both games.
Rodgers has 1 and grossly outplayed Ben to get it.
Even Joe Flacco has 1
Now if Ben had won all 3, or if he had an MVP trophy from one of those games, that may make a difference. But thats not the case. Ben needs to do more to cement his spot in Canton. There is still time to do it. How Ben finishes his career will tell the tale.