Posted Wed Feb 16th by Mr.East
A little over a week ago our beloved Shannon Sharpe finally made it to the Hall of Fame joining only a few other Broncos. At the time of his retirement Sharpe held nearly every tight end record, earned three super bowl rings, and was arguably considered the best tight end of all time. However, Sharpe still was not elected in his first year of eligibility. If someone with the resume of Shannon Sharpe doesn’t make it the first time around, then it makes you think about several other great players.
Through his first four seasons, Davis rushed for 6,413 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and 56 touchdowns. Among the 24 modern-era Hall of Fame halfbacks and fullbacks, only Earl Campbell (6,457, 4.6 yards per carry) and Eric Dickerson (6,968, 4.8 yards per carry) had more rushing yards during their first four seasons; no member of the Hall of Fame matched Davis’ first-four-season 56 rushing touchdowns.
That’s just a little something about a guy we all love to call The Touchdown. Unfortunately, the mainstream media has a severe under appreciation for Terrell Davis and he may wait a long time to see himself in Canton, Ohio. You hear the excuses all the time, “Well you know he only played 8 seasons, and only four of them were when he was healthy.”
Well, you know who also only had a short but insanely productive career? Hall of Famer Gayle Sayers. Gayle Sayers played 7 seasons in the NFL and which only 4 1/2 where when he was healthy. So it makes you think, is there something wrong with the player, or is there something wrong with the system?
What do you think Bronco fans? Will Terrell Davis ever rightfully make it to the NFL Hall of Fame?