So we’ve been here before…well…Tim Brown has. Today it was announced that Brown is among 15 finalists for Hall of Fame Induction.
Getting the necessary 80% of the vote is the problem.
You see HOF voters seem to overlook the accomplishments of receivers for whatever reason. Putting up monster numbers for an entire career would get a yellow blazer for almost any player at any other position except receivers. As evidence I offer the fact that Brown is one again contending with fellow receivers Andre Reed and Cris Carter.
There is no doubt all of those men deserve induction. But they’ve all been passed over in recent years.
If the voters could step back and get a little perspective they’d see that Brown’s career is among the most amazing in NFL history. Most HOF receivers have the opportunity to play with a HOF caliber quarterback for large portions of their career.
That is not at all the case with Brown. He posted numbers be it Jay Schroeder, Steve Beuerlein, Jeff George or even Vince Evans that was throwing the rock.
Besides that Brown also has the numbers. Not a necessary requirement when you consider the career of men like Lynn Swann. Still all those numbers have to count for something.
So what will the excuse be this time?
Hopefully there won’t be one.
As disappointing as it is to know how difficult a task it is for Brown to get his due you get the feeling his day is coming. Now Ray Guy on the other hand. That situation is just criminal.