Hester among 7 first year eligible players to make the semi final list for the HOF

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He might not make it this year, but he’ll be in it. He changed the game. Players would tackle him and jump up like they just made the play of their entire careers.
 

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Mother fucker finally.

He SHOULD be a first ballot HoFer.

First ballot are often people who changed the game when they played.

They had to CHANGE THE KICKOFF RULES because of Devin Hester. That is first ballot impact.

Rooting for him all the way.
 

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The only time in my 60+ years of watching Bears football that I got chills up my spine was Hesters KO return in the Superbowl. It was electric!
 
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Shit, lets do some work - ok, from this list we need 15 finalists.

  • Cornerback Eric Allen
  • Defensive end Jared Allen
  • Offensive tackle Willie Anderson
  • Cornerback/safety Ronde Barber
  • Wide receiver Anquan Boldin
  • Offensive tackle Tony Boselli
  • Safety LeRoy Butler
  • Running back Eddie George
  • Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester
  • Wide receiver Torry Holt
  • Wide receiver Andre Johnson
  • Defensive end Robert Mathis
  • Linebacker Sam Mills
  • Defensive tackle Richard Seymour
  • Wide receiver Steve Smith
  • Wide receiver/special teams Steve Tasker
  • Running back Fred Taylor
  • Linebacker Zach Thomas
  • Wide receiver Hines Ward
  • Linebacker DeMarcus Ware
  • Running back Ricky Watters
  • Wide receiver Reggie Wayne
  • Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork
  • Linebacker Patrick Willis
  • Safety Darren Woodson
  • Defensive tackle Bryant Young

That's my 15 finalists right there.
 

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Shit, lets do some work - ok, from this list we need 15 finalists.

  • Cornerback Eric Allen
  • Defensive end Jared Allen
  • Offensive tackle Willie Anderson
  • Cornerback/safety Ronde Barber
  • Wide receiver Anquan Boldin
  • Offensive tackle Tony Boselli
  • Safety LeRoy Butler
  • Running back Eddie George
  • Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester
  • Wide receiver Torry Holt
  • Wide receiver Andre Johnson
  • Defensive end Robert Mathis
  • Linebacker Sam Mills
  • Defensive tackle Richard Seymour
  • Wide receiver Steve Smith
  • Wide receiver/special teams Steve Tasker
  • Running back Fred Taylor
  • Linebacker Zach Thomas
  • Wide receiver Hines Ward
  • Linebacker DeMarcus Ware
  • Running back Ricky Watters
  • Wide receiver Reggie Wayne
  • Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork
  • Linebacker Patrick Willis
  • Safety Darren Woodson
  • Defensive tackle Bryant Young

That's my 15 finalists right there.
HESTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Mighty Joe Young

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Now, if we consider from them only 4-8 can be elected to the hall of fame:

  • Offensive tackle Tony Boselli
  • Running back Eddie George
  • Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester
  • Wide receiver Torry Holt
  • Defensive tackle Richard Seymour
  • Linebacker Zach Thomas
  • Wide receiver Hines Ward
  • Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork

I say it should be 8, and here's the list that should go in.
 

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Mother fucker finally.

He SHOULD be a first ballot HoFer.

First ballot are often people who changed the game when they played.

They had to CHANGE THE KICKOFF RULES because of Devin Hester. That is first ballot impact.

Rooting for him all the way.
They changed the kickoff rules because the wedge caused injuries. And then they changed the kickoff line to further prevent injuries.

You're a fucking looney tune dude.
 

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Hester will not get in before Brian Mitchell and Mitchell probably never gets in.

Was it there like one PK in the Hall?

ST specialists are not voted in.
 

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Hester will not get in before Brian Mitchell and Mitchell probably never gets in.

Was it there like one PK in the Hall?

ST specialists are not voted in.

This is the strongests argument to make against Hester.
As a homer, I like to think it doesn't hold up though.
Does Mitchell deserve the HOF? Absolutely. His AP yard are 2nd only to Jerry Rice. But that is a knock on the Hall and not Hester.

Hester scored. A lot. And broke the record. I actually think Hester and Peanut get in.

But one thing is certain Hester changed the game. There were no more quick piss breaks when he took the field during kicks. It was must see TV.
 

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