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Brown, Sapp among finalists for HOF voting

By Steve Corkran
Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 3:02 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown and defensive lineman Warren Sapp are among the 15 modern-era finalists in voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sapp is among the four first-year-eligible nominees. Brown made the cut for the final 15 last year before being bypassed.
The 15 modern-era finalists were determined by a vote of the Hall’s Selection Committee from a list of 127 nominees that earlier was reduced to a list of 27 semifinalists, during the multi-step, year-long selection process.
Curley Culp and Dave Robinson were selected as senior candidates by the Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee. The Seniors Committee reviews the qualifications of those players whose careers took place more than 25 years ago.
The final vote takes place the day before the Super Bowl, with anywhere from four to seven players being selected for induction in early August.
Brown played for the Raiders from 1988-2003 and concluded his NFL career with the Buccaneers in 2004. This is the fourth year he has been on the ballot.
Here is Brown’s bio:

Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Punt Returner … 6-0, 195 … Notre Dame … 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers … 17 seasons, 255 games … Heisman Trophy Winner … Selected by Raiders in 1st round (6th player overall) of 1988 draft … As rookie led NFL in kickoff returns, return yards, and yards per return average … Led NFL in receptions, 1997 … Set Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, and punt return yards … At time of retirement his 14,934 receiving yards were second-highest total in NFL history; 1,094 receptions were 3rd; and 100 touchdown catches were tied for 3rd … Also gained 190 rushing yards; 3,320 punt return yards, 3 fumble return yards; 1,235 kickoff return yards … Total of 19,682 combined net yards, 5th all-time at time of retirement … Scored 105 total touchdowns (100 receiving, 1 rushing, 3 punt returns, 1 kickoff return) … Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, 1989 and 1992 as kick returner, 1994-98, 2000 and 2002 as a receiver … All-Pro choice as a kick returner, 1988 … All-Pro wide receiver, 1997 … Was named All-AFC as a kick returner, 1988, punt returner, 1991, and wide receiver, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 … Born July 22, 1966 in Dallas, Texas.

Here is Sapp’s bio:

Defensive Tackle … 6-2, 300 … Miami (FL) … 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders … 13 seasons, 198 games … Selected in first round (12th player overall) by Tampa Bay in 1995 NFL Draft … Instant starter … Named to All-Rookie Team, 1995 … Amassed 96.5 career sacks despite playing on interior of defensive line … Recorded double-digit sack totals four times … Had more than one sack in a game 23 times … Named 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping lead Tampa Bay to first division title in 18 years … Registered 12.5 sacks, 54 tackles, three forced fumbles, and recovered two fumbles, 1999 … Recorded career-high 16.5 sacks, 2000 … Started in two NFC championship games, one Super Bowl … Recorded two tackles, one sack, two passes defensed, and forced fumble in Bucs’ 48-21 win over Raiders, Super Bowl XXXVII … Additional career statistics include four interceptions, two touchdown receptions … First-team All-Pro four straight times (1999-2002) … Second-team All-NFL in 1997, 1998 … All-NFC five times … Selected to seven Pro Bowls … Named to NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s, 2000s … Born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida.

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  • hwnrdr

    Are we jumping back and forth here???

  • jesusraiderjim

    Here are two diametrically opposing view points. Just for the hell of it with out explaination what side you on. Taking this to the previous post with only 350 hits. Again for our blog bros w/smart phones.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2013/01/11/brown-sapp-among-finalists-for-hof-voting/.. Thanks for playing.

    charminultrasoft Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    he_Judge37 Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    1833.charminultrasoft Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am
    sacks don’t tell the whole story. QB hits and pressures are FAR more important. palmer was getting his ass kicked all year. he’s a smart veteran QB and gets rid of the ball quickly, otherwise he gets sacked 60 times
    ————
    Like his underhanded Interception? That should’ve been a Sack. Let’s not throw the “Smart” label around so loosely
    >> 14 ints in 565 pass attempts. thats a Good ratio actually, give any QB these same players and it wouldn’t be much different.. especially when YOU are the offense. i don’t get the Palmer hate. the dude IS the offense.

    1. Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 9:09 am
    Carson took a team that was 13-12 it’s previous 25 games, to 8-17 the next 25 games.
    His 4-12 Bengal team, made the playoffs the next two years.
    That is a helluva red flag “4,000 yards” passing and all.
    QB’s and leaders elevate the play of their teammates. That’s why Tom Brady’s WR’s stink before and after they are in New England, and win Super Bowl MVP’s when they are there.
    Tom Brady makes the playoffs in 2011 with this team no problem, and last year AT THE ABSOLUTE WORST, would have us still playing for something in December.
    I understand that Tom Brady’s don’t grow on tree’s, but Carson Palmer’s do, and not at $13 million dollar price tags.

  • jesusraiderjim

    My vote is Palmer is the best player on our Offense

  • hwnrdr

    I would have to agree with that one as well!

  • jesusraiderjim

    I thought I was gonna have to talk to myself. Which isn’t that unusual actually. LOL

  • jesusraiderjim

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 11:28 am
    Here are two diametrically opposing view points. Just for the hell of it with out explaination what side you on. Taking this to the previous post with only 350 hits. Again for our blog bros w/smart phones.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2013/01/11/brown-sapp-among-finalists-for-hof-voting/.. Thanks for playing.

    charminultrasoft Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    he_Judge37 Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    1833.charminultrasoft Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am
    sacks don’t tell the whole story. QB hits and pressures are FAR more important. palmer was getting his ass kicked all year. he’s a smart veteran QB and gets rid of the ball quickly, otherwise he gets sacked 60 times
    ————
    Like his underhanded Interception? That should’ve been a Sack. Let’s not throw the “Smart” label around so loosely
    >> 14 ints in 565 pass attempts. thats a Good ratio actually, give any QB these same players and it wouldn’t be much different.. especially when YOU are the offense. i don’t get the Palmer hate. the dude IS the offense.

    1. Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 9:09 am
    Carson took a team that was 13-12 it’s previous 25 games, to 8-17 the next 25 games.
    His 4-12 Bengal team, made the playoffs the next two years.
    That is a helluva red flag “4,000 yards” passing and all.
    QB’s and leaders elevate the play of their teammates. That’s why Tom Brady’s WR’s stink before and after they are in New England, and win Super Bowl MVP’s when they are there.
    Tom Brady makes the playoffs in 2011 with this team no problem, and last year AT THE ABSOLUTE WORST, would have us still playing for something in December.
    I understand that Tom Brady’s don’t grow on tree’s, but Carson Palmer’s do, and not at $13 million dollar price tags.

    Palmers Good Sucks

    toiletpaper(charminultrasoft)
    jesusraiderjim
    hwnrdr

  • jesusraiderjim

    Some poll guy can take this over “you know who you are”

  • DJ Johnny

    It’s being said on the other post that all we need is an elite qb and we’re in the playoffs.

    No need to talk about anything else.

    It doesn’t make a difference if you’ve had the worst defense in franchise history, or no running game, or receivers rated in the bottom half of the league, the only thing that matters is the QB.

    Just thought i’d let you guys in on that.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Palmer is not the problem. We need players, period. #53 reciever in the league is our best reciever. Just not good!!