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View Poll Results: Devin Hester-Hall of Fame
He will make it in and deserves to be in the hall 29 22.66%
He will make it in but does not deserve it 7 5.47%
He won't make it in but he deserves to 15 11.72%
He won't make it in and he doesn't deserve to 77 60.16%
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Devin Hester - Hall of Fame?

I think this could be an interesting poll
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You already know my opinion.=)
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not even close
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As of right now? No and it isn't even close. And in my opinion he never will be
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If he puts up huge...and I mean huge numbers at wide receiver to go along with his special teams stats...yes. But as he stands now? No....he doesn't even get into the state of Ohio.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, just flat out no, and to be honest it's the same reason one of my favorite Red Wings will never be in the HOF either, being great, no matter how great you are, at one small aspect of the game just isn't enough to be a HOFer.

That Red Wing is Thomas Holmstrom, who for those who know hockey, know that he essentially changed the way teams play by placing someone right in front of the goalie. He is without question the best player in the history of the game at what he does, which is why I'd love to see him in the HOF someday, but I know that it's just not a realistic possibility.
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Hester would not make is High School Hall Of Fame
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Definitely he's the best returner of all time. Usually great returners don't last this long. Aren't there kickers in the hof?
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Definitely he's the best returner of all time. Usually great returners don't last this long. Aren't there kickers in the hof?
None that were only kickers, only some old school guys that also played other positions
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No, just flat out no, and to be honest it's the same reason one of my favorite Red Wings will never be in the HOF either, being great, no matter how great you are, at one small aspect of the game just isn't enough to be a HOFer.

That Red Wing is Thomas Holmstrom, who for those who know hockey, know that he essentially changed the way teams play by placing someone right in front of the goalie. He is without question the best player in the history of the game at what he does, which is why I'd love to see him in the HOF someday, but I know that it's just not a realistic possibility.

To play devil's advocate, Jerry Rice was only good at receiving!

I think you're underestimating the importance of special teams. In his prime Hester was an absolute game-changer. When he wasn't getting great returns he was forcing teams to punt the ball 30 yards out of bounds and giving the Bears great field position, so even though those don't count on his stats, he was very much responsible for the Bears getting some outstanding field position
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cris Carter is not in the HOF.Which means Hester has a better chance of winning the player of the year in fifa.
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I don't think he is in the top 100 to make it
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To play devil's advocate, Jerry Rice was only good at receiving!

I think you're underestimating the importance of special teams. In his prime Hester was an absolute game-changer. When he wasn't getting great returns he was forcing teams to punt the ball 30 yards out of bounds and giving the Bears great field position, so even though those don't count on his stats, he was very much responsible for the Bears getting some outstanding field position
I didn't say it wasn't important, just that it was small

No matter how great or horrible you are on special teams, it won't matter in the end if you can't play offense and defense.
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As a huge Bears fan, he won't make and doesn't deserve to make it..at this point in his career.
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None that were only kickers, only some old school guys that also played other positions
Jan Stenerud is in the HOF and was only a kicker. That being said, Hester is not even close.
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None that were only kickers, only some old school guys that also played other positions
Jan Stenerud
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Not as a returner. There have been plenty of great return men in the Hall of Fame but thats not enough to get you in. No one has yet to get in just because they play well as a returner. Where do we draw the line on specialist? Should we let Patrick Mannelly in the hall of fame? Most people agree that he is the greatest Long Snapper in the game. How about Reggie Roby probably the lest punter ever. If everyone that was great at a small part of the game (like long snapping, punting or returning) was let in the hall it would be bursting at the seems with players!
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Answer is a def no but not sure if he deserves to or not really. Either way he does not make it in
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Is he better than Josh Cribbs?
Is he better than Dante Hall was?

Point is, it doesn't matter. You better be able to catch the ball a little bit if you want to even be in the conversation of Hall of Fame.
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Devin Hester: 4 Reasons He Belongs in the Hall of Fame | Bleacher Report
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Is he better than Josh Cribbs?
Is he better than Dante Hall was?


Point is, it doesn't matter. You better be able to catch the ball a little bit if you want to even be in the conversation of Hall of Fame.
As a returner, absolutely.

As a receiver

Cribbs
104 receptions-1,137 yards--7 touchdowns

Hall
162 receptions-1,747 yards--9 touchdowns

Hester
201 receptions-2,679 yards--14 touchdowns

So he's been a more productive receiver as well

Again, not saying he's a hall of famer, but he's a better receiver and a better returner than those guys
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I think he deserves to make it in purely as a returner. He is the best returner in the game so far.
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I think this thread was a better idea of what Hester is/will go down as:

Devin Hester: Best Punt Returner Ever?

Perhaps the greatest returner ever but probably not HOF worthy.
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as a kick returner, yes but I think he needs to do a bit more to really deserve a place in the hall
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Just wait til Patrick Peterson passes him in all those return categories and he still won't be in the HOF
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