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Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com might have noticed that we have been working on the top fifty players of each North American franchise. We are continuing this with the look at our second NFL franchise, the Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo Bills are the only team in NFL history to make the Super Bowl four times. Granted, the team from Western New York lost on all four occasions but over time the accomplishments involved to get there are celebrated more and more. At present, this list reflects accomplishments up to the end of the 2015 season. The list is based on traditional metrics advanced metrics, length of service, popularity, and post season performance. The complete list can be found here, but for those who are curious immediately as to who the top five are, we’ll grant that immediately: 1. Bruce Smith 2. Thurman Thomas 3. Jim Kelly 4. Andre Reed 5. O.J. Simpson Which team are we working on next? We will turn our attention to the diamond and the Washington Nationals.
Hands down, this has to be the most interesting player on this list to seek entry into Canton is Terrell Owens
Statistically speaking, T.O. has the resume. As of this writing, he is number two in Receiving Yards, third in Receiving Touchdowns and sixth in receptions. He had seasons as a dominating player, earning five First Team All Pro nods and six Pro Bowls, and in his lone Super Bowl appearance he was a beast with 122 Yards despite coming off a horse collar tackle injury. That’s what should put him in; now here is what could keep him out.
Generally if you are selected to eight Pro Bowls in a decade regardless of your position it stands to reason that you won’t be forgotten. Somehow, Lemar Parrish
managed to slip through the cracks of football consciousness as his legacy just doesn’t seem as big as it should be.
You can’t be selected to eight Pro Bowls in eleven years without being consistent. Parrish was certainly that, but while he was a top Cornerback, he was also a top Punt Returner for the first half of his career. Once he stopped returning punts, Parrish would actually have some of his best years at Cornerback as he landed his only First Team All Pro selection at the age of 32.
Did we make a mistake not ranking Drew Bledsoe
in his first year of eligibility? Statistically speaking we may have as his career statistics are more impressive than other Quarterbacks ranked higher than him. However other intangibles come into play which just makes it so hard for us to determine the perfect place for him on this list.
Steve Tasker may have been listed as a Wide Receiver but with only 51 career receptions it is hard to think of him as a successful wide out. Tasker did however make the Prow Bowl but it was not because of his offensive capabilities but from his prowess on the Special Teams.