In a recent interview with the Mercury News, Raiders owner Mark Davis stated that when the team does finalize and gets its new stadium; there are plans to have a Raiders Hall of Fame on the grounds. This comment got me seriously thinking about who would be enshrined on those walls and who would be left out.
What would the criteria be? Super Bowl wins, impact on the team and or league, tenure with the team, career stats ….the list could be endless.
Would the organization give their loyal fans a chance to vote on the inductees?
For me and many other Raiders fans, there is no shortage of potential candidates of who should be in Canton based on their time with the Silver and Black. As it stands now, the Raiders boast an impressive 22 Hall of Famer’s who are forever immortalized. Based on that number the Raiders could always add some more. Ray Guy, Tom Flores, Cliff Branch, Jim Plunkett, Kenny Stabler. These are just a few names that many fans feel have been left out of their rightful place.
In my time as a fan I have seen the likes of Tim Brown, Shane Lechler, Charles Woodson, Bo Jackson, Rich Gannon, Coach Gruden all represent the team with solid careers. While Tim Brown and Charles Woodson have the careers to get into the Hall of Fame, do these other players have enough to make it onto the team hall of fame?
So today, I am posing this to you Raider Nation- When the time comes, who would you like to see in the “Raiders Hall of Fame”? What would be your criteria?