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    Veteran Cool Papa B.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruunch View Post
    Guaranteed first ballot.

    Strahan was the second best strong side DE of all time imo (Reggie White being the first).
    Definitely a 1st ballot H of F'r.

    Second best strong side DE?..... Can't agree there. I think Deacon Jones was better than him.

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    All-Pro gmen46's Avatar
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    It looks 50/50 chance of 1st ballot, to me. Ultimately, yes. But 1st ballot winners are pretty rare. I mean, if Parcells wasn't elected 1st ballot--with his resume including taking 2 franchises to the SB, winning 2 of 3, and resuscitating 3 other franchises--then anything is possible regarding Strahan's 1st ballot chances.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Kruunch View Post
    Guaranteed first ballot.

    Strahan was the second best strong side DE of all time imo (Reggie White being the first).
    "Once a Giant, ALWAYS, a Giant."

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    yes.. no doudt Strahan is 1st ballot

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    Strahan has been a positive face for the NFL, holds the sack record for a single season, has a few Pro-Bowls under his belt and a Super Bowl. I think he'll be a first ballot. Parcells just rubbed folks the wrong way and for some reason, the voters for the Hall of Fame sometimes abuse their powers in order to make a point(ie. look at the current MLB voters).

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    Absolutely. Plus him being around alot on FOX, Live with Kelly, and other tv exposure is keeping him fresh in voters minds i believe.

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    Yeah, I think he's 1st ballot......a tremendous pass rusher, but (in my opinion) he was even better playing against the run. He really was a complete player, and when you factor the length of his career, and throw in the Super Bowl upset of the Patriots, I think that clinches it.

    Also, from a leadership perspective, this was the guy who met Coughlin half-way.....and ballot voters will admire a player with that sort of character.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

  8. #28
    One of the top DE's to ever play the game. He played at a high level for his whole career, even in his last few seasons. Dominant pass rusher AND run stopper. He definitely deserves to go in on the 1st try.

  9. #29
    I'd give it about 60-65% chance of first ballot (though I personally believe he deserves such), and 100% chance he will make it in at some point...

    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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    Hes a shoe in for 1st ballot.. No chance in heck he dosen't go 1st ballot...

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