Donnie Shell elected to H.O.F.
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01-16-2020, 01:19 AM

'bout time!

The NFL announced its special 10 member senior class for the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame. As part of the group of players who have been retired for more than 25 years, former Steelers’ safety and four-time Super Bowl champion Donnie Shell will finally take his rightful place in Canton.

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01-16-2020, 09:39 AM

WELL ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Donnie!!! I'm sure even Earl Cambpells ribs voted for you.

https://www.steelers.com/video/ultimate-...nnie-shell
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01-16-2020, 09:48 AM

Donnie Shell - The Torpedo that put Icky Woods in early retirement.

Easily he is one of my favorite all-time Steelers.


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01-16-2020, 03:32 PM

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this!!! 

Congrats, Torpedo! Totally deserved, LOOOONG overdue, so glad this day has finally come.  Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup

Hall of Fame player #10 from the '70's Steelers. Pretty flippin' amazing! L.C. Greenwood needs to be next (after Polamalu, of course).
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01-18-2020, 08:14 AM

'bout time!!! He hit at a level at least twice his size. When I look back at the games from the seventies, Shell looked to be the smallest guy in the defensive huddle, until the ball was snapped! He could be in the Hall for special team play alone, IMO.
1974: 4 drafted HOFers, 1 FA HOFer! Pretty good year

Someone help me out, Jimbo Covert over Alan Faneca, (not to mention L.C. or Troy or...)? Just to compare apples to apples. Who's dog did Faneca run over?

Mac Speedie played exactly 3 years in the NFL. His election should have been to the AAFC Hall of Fame. Every AFL team survived, just 2 from the AAFC, unless you count the 1950 Baltimore Colts, and I don't, they spent the season on life support before dying a ghastly death.
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01-19-2020, 11:48 AM

Atwater better get in in two weeks if Shell is in. If Shell and John Lynch are voted in before Atwater, that isn't right. Also, it isn't right that Gradishar wasn't selected in that class. He should have been in the regular HOF 20 years ago.
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01-20-2020, 01:53 AM

(01-19-2020, 11:48 AM)Jbsptfn Wrote: Atwater better get in in two weeks if Shell is in. If Shell and John Lynch are voted in before Atwater, that isn't right. Also, it isn't right that Gradishar wasn't selected in that class. He should have been in the regular HOF 20 years ago.

I live in Denver when Gradishar played.  I think he got to one superbowl in 1977 I think?  He was a very good linebacker.  He's borderline hall of fame like a couple of the Steelers linebackers that aren't in at this time.  I enjoyed watching him pllay
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01-20-2020, 09:14 AM

Congrats Donnie. Well deserved. That said, without Bill Nunn? No Nunn, no Shell and no 70s dynasty.
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02-05-2020, 08:33 AM

Faneca made it, better late...

As did Lynch and Atwater, now I feel seriously bad for Gradishar!
No offense, I didn't mean to denigrate him, I think he belongs in the Hall. '77 Defensive Player of the Year among other accomplishments.
I just can't think of anyone else in the middle in the '70's than Lambert, not Bergey, not anybody.
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02-05-2020, 11:51 PM

Neither Faneca nor Lynch made it in this year.

Faneca will get in next year in all likelihood. They just weren't going to put two Steelers out of 5 modern inductees in during the same year and Polamalu was a lock.
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02-06-2020, 12:11 AM

(02-05-2020, 11:51 PM)RockandRoller70 Wrote: Neither Faneca nor Lynch made it in this year.

Faneca will get in next year in all likelihood.  They just weren't going to put two Steelers out of 5 modern inductees in during the same year and Polamalu was a lock.

Agreed, Troy was the epitome of a first-year lock. Plus Cowher and Shell going in. That place is going to be JAMMED with Steelers crazies on Hall of Fame day.  Pi_bigsmile May as well start painting Canton black and gold now. 

I'm just not feeling it with Faneca. He's probably deserving... but I'm still a little bitter, I guess. Plus, there's something to be said that he left, and we immediately won another Super Bowl without him. Wonder how his breakfast tasted on Feb. 2, 2009?  Laugh I guess the $21M guaranteed he got from the Jets probably eased his pain. But the guy could've retired a Steeler (instead of a Cardinal Embarassed Sick ) and had another ring. 

I know I'm being petty, but I don't care if the guy gets in or not.  Pi_dunno
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02-06-2020, 02:50 AM

(02-06-2020, 12:11 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(02-05-2020, 11:51 PM)RockandRoller70 Wrote: Neither Faneca nor Lynch made it in this year.

Faneca will get in next year in all likelihood.  They just weren't going to put two Steelers out of 5 modern inductees in during the same year and Polamalu was a lock.

Agreed, Troy was the epitome of a first-year lock. Plus Cowher and Shell going in. That place is going to be JAMMED with Steelers crazies on Hall of Fame day.  Pi_bigsmile May as well start painting Canton black and gold now. 

I'm just not feeling it with Faneca. He's probably deserving... but I'm still a little bitter, I guess. Plus, there's something to be said that he left, and we immediately won another Super Bowl without him. Wonder how his breakfast tasted on Feb. 2, 2009?  Laugh I guess the $21M guaranteed he got from the Jets probably eased his pain. But the guy could've retired a Steeler (instead of a Cardinal Embarassed Sick ) and had another ring. 

I know I'm being petty, but I don't care if the guy gets in or not.  Pi_dunno

with you on this
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02-06-2020, 04:28 AM

I still remember this:

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/stee...0409210185

"Exciting?" Faneca replied to a question in an are-you-crazy kind of way. "No, it's not exciting. Do you want to go work with some little young kid who's just out of college?"

If not for Ben, he doesn't have a SB ring and his chances for the Hall of Fame are lesser.
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02-06-2020, 08:20 AM

(02-06-2020, 04:28 AM)RockandRoller70 Wrote: I still remember this:

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/stee...0409210185

"Exciting?" Faneca replied to a question in an are-you-crazy kind of way. "No, it's not exciting. Do you want to go work with some little young kid who's just out of college?"

If not for Ben, he doesn't have a SB ring and his chances for the Hall of Fame are lesser.


Yes, I definitely remember that! And while I can understand his sentiments -- it's perfectly natural to not be thrilled about an untested rookie starting -- it's a total d--k move to say it in an interview. Thumbdown

I think Faneca ultimately belongs in Canton. I don't really dispute that. 

I just don't like him.  Laugh
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