Five Oakland Raiders Greats Missing from the Hall of Fame
Aug 2, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; Ray Guy (left) and John Madden pose with bust of Guy at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday, seven former NFL greats were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the highest individual honor that a player can hope to achieve after a successful career. Among the class of 2014 was former Raider punter Ray Guy, the first punter ever to be inducted into the hall of fame, bringing the number of former Raider players and coaches in the hall to 22. Of those 22, 14 spent the majority of their careers with the Raiders, while several (Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Eric Dickerson, Warren Sapp) spent time in Silver and Black during the twilight of their careers.
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Much has been said about the “anti-Raider” conspiracy in the NFL and the ways in which it manifests itself. One of these ways is in a number of high profile Hall-of-Fame snubs. Here are five former Raiders who could be considered snubs: