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    Default Derrick Thomas for the Hall of Fame!!!

    This thread is for all of those who think Derrick deserves to get in first ballot. Besides the fact that he's probably my all-time favorite football player, he was great, his numbers show it, and he was the most dominating linebacker IMO of the 90's. I personally think it will be a shame if he doesn't get in first ballot. Bar none, no man could move 5 yds quicker than Derrick Thomas.

    A nine-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs who was one of the NFL's most feared pass-rushers and one of the organization's greatest players; ninth on the all-time NFL sack list (126 1/2) at the time of his death; set single game sack record in 1990, sacking Seattle's Dave Krieg seven times; small for his position, Thomas was effective due to a surprisingly quick first step and blazing speed; played 11 seasons in the NFL; had 558 career tackles and 45 forced fumbles; holds team records for sacks, safeties and fumble recoveries; named Chiefs MVP in 1991 and 1994; won league sack title in 1990; received the NFL's two most prestigious humanitarian awards: NFL Man of the Year (1993) and Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award (1995); consensus defensive player of the year in 1989 after being drafted fourth overall by Kansas City; All-American at Alabama where he set a career records for sacks (52); a car accident on Jan. 23 left him paralyzed from the chest down. He died of a massive blood clot while in the hospital recovering from surgery

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    From the KC Star:

    Posted on Thu, Jan. 13, 2005

    Jeffrey Flanagan

    Gretz expects Thomas' Hall of Fame debate to be spirited

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    The chances of Derrick Thomas making it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month on the first try?

    About as good as Michael Irvin's, according to KCFX's Bob Gretz, who not only has Kansas City's only vote in the matter but also will be in charge of presenting Thomas' case before the 38 other voters on the Saturday (Feb. 5) before the Super Bowl.

    “There are two guys that will be virtually locks — Steve Young and Dan Marino,” Gretz said. “Then there's Derrick and Michael Irvin, guys you can certainly make a case for but guys who certainly aren't locks.”

    If you're not familiar with the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting process, it's a far cry from baseball's version, in which guys like me vote once each year on candidates, votes are tabulated and inductees are announced. Simple.

    For football, the 39 voters — one for each franchise, plus one from the Pro Football Writers Association and six at-large voters — vote the list down from 75 nominees to 25. Then the voters vote again to reduce the list to 15, which is where we stand now.

    Then on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, one voter representing each of the 15 finalists makes a presentation on behalf of his candidate. Another vote then whittles the list to 11. Yet another vote reduces the list to six.

    Finally, after all of that, there's a simple “yea” or “nay” on each candidate.

    “Probably the most interesting part of the process is the presentation part,” Gretz said. “The discussions can get pretty heated.

    “Some of the candidates don't even require a presentation, really. I can't imagine the guy from Miami having to say much about Marino. There wasn't much of a discussion about Joe Montana, either. I remember when it came time for the presentation on Barry Sanders — the guy from Detroit just stood up and said, ‘Barry Sanders is eligible,' and sat back down. What more did you need to say?”

    As for Thomas, Gretz said, he expects some interesting discussion.

    “Look at a guy like Richard Dent, who is on the list with Derrick,” Gretz said. “Richard Dent has more career sacks than Derrick and has been to two Super Bowls. If you put Derrick in, how can you keep Richard Dent out?”

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    i could do with the first 2 pictures but that third one kills me. DT definitely deserves it on the first ballot. Being a Broncos fan, KC and the Broncos had great spirited matches and Mr.Thomas was always in the way. Great competitor.
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    Yes he deserves to get in, but I must add that he AND Lawrence Taylor were both the best at their positions. It's time for Derrick to get in, period. There's no debate, the numbers speak for themselves. In no way do I think Michael Irvin was as dominant a player on the field than Derrick Thomas.
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    Art Monk, dammit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by micker
    i could do with the first 2 pictures but that third one kills me.
    LOL, that's his 100th sack, he sacked Elway more than any other QB, that tells you something b/c Elway was probably the toughest QB in the history of football to sack, considering his speed, strength, and awareness.

    LT was a great LB, but I'd take Derrick myself on my team. If it's fourth down and goal from the 10, and Montana is their QB and I gotta stop them, give me DT to get to him b4 he beats me, he could get there like nobody else
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    He should get in I think. He was just an awesome guy to watch, unless the Chiefs were playing your team, then you hated his fucking guts. Quite the shock here when he died, being Chiefs country. Some people took it pretty hard like a family member died or something.
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    Amazing it's been five years now since the wreck. He wasn't wearing his seat belt was he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    He should get in I think. He was just an awesome guy to watch, unless the Chiefs were playing your team, then you hated his fucking guts. Quite the shock here when he died, being Chiefs country. Some people took it pretty hard like a family member died or something.
    i took it hard as well. i had just met him at a celebrity golf tournament about 6 months before the accident. super nice guy. i have a white panel football with his and about 20 other autographs on it. i'll never part with it.
    damn shame, he's gone way too soon!

    rest in peace derrick!

    and he should be in the hall of fame!

 

 

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