I don't understand why there is a limit to how many they are aloud to put in. Either the player is a HOF or not. Why cap the number of inductees.
poo poo these votes.. Strahan is HOF in my book..
(1)Aaron Donald, DT Pittsburgh - (2)Jordan Matthews, WR Vanderbilt - (3)Jack Mewhort, OL Ohio State
(4)Arthur Lynch, TE Georgia - (5)Bryan Stork, C Florida State - (5)Tyler Gaffney, RB Stanford
(6)Prince Shembo, OLB Notre Dame
i cant believe he wasnt first ballot. in a way, he kind of did change the way DE's are looked at. We all know of the Reggie Whites and stuff, but I think Strahan will be the bench mark for how u measure a "complete" DE. Strahan was the master of the sack, we all know that. But I'm always amazed when I hear former OL or teammates speak about Strahans play and dedication vs the run, which was definitely not always the case with him when he first came on. he progressed into, imho, one of the first DE's that should be discussed on an All NFL Historical team or something...he also doesnt get the credit he deserves for toughness. guy had a long, consistent career in the NFCE, with all the road grader run blocking OL and the premium teams put on the ability to actually contain strahan, i am disappointed he wasn't first ballot.
it'd almost be like tony gonzalez not getting first ballot when he goes (a little over the top I know, its for effect) but i dunno if its possible to reach a higher level of play for the longevity he did it at.
and fwiw, im sure theres aspects strahan did better than those other 2 and likewise. for example, strahan really payed more attention to his body like midway thru his career, and it gave him an agility boost that imo played a big part in his ability to set the edge and either stop the run himself or force the rb into the waiting arms of others who came in unblocked while stray ate up a triple team...stray also had a bit more quickness AFTER that initial burst, all 3 had tremendous bursts off the line, but stray had a bit more athleticism/agility imo that helped him make so many plays.