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Thread: Do kickers and punters belong in the Hall of Fame?

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    Do kickers and punters belong in the Hall of Fame?

    Came across this interesting article about kickers and punters being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I never really gave it much thought, but there is a few players worth talking about. Adam Vinatieri was one mentioned in this article, and how Bill Belichick feels that Vinatieri earned his spot in Canton. I think Feagles should be mentioned in this conversation as well, he has definitely proven himself over the years. Sure they only play a minimal amount of time on the field compared to the rest of the team, but the position they play is just as critical to the game as any other position.

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    I think they do. But they have to be exceptional at what they do, and willing to put everything on the line to make a tackle those few times a return comes their way as well...

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    They are players too, don't see why not.
    Uh..go Giants?

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    I like the last paragraph as well:

    "I guess it all stems around people just don't understand the importance of a punter," Guy told Yahoo. "They really don't. Unless you played. You have to be in there. You have to understand every player on that team has a position or play to do."
    Even just 2 years removed from Dodge-gate, some Giants fans don't seem to value the punter as much anymore either...

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    My only thought is how ironic that this thread was created by HallOfFame. One would think he was the only one qualified to answer said question...

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    They definitely belong. Alot of times they are the unsung heroes of their teams and are usually the highest scorers throughout a year. When a team doesn't have a good kicker or punter they suffer.

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    They play the game and can end their careers with just one shot, why not?
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    owners and coaches don't even play at all.....and they get in.
    and i know most coaches used to play.....but there are very few
    that would be enshrined as a player only.
    and even media people get in... Sabol....anyways , i don't
    see why a special teams player couldn't/shouldn't make it.
    the pen is said to be mightier than the sword.....
    but when is the last time your sword ran out of ink ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    They play the game and can end their careers with just one shot, why not?
    More of a ? should be should elite kick returners get in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    More of a ? should be should elite kick returners get in
    I think anyone who plays should be considered. If a kick returner plays better than all other kick returners, why not?
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