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Brown, Sapp among finalists for HOF voting

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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  • morilla

    JT Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    get Cam Cameron for OC

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    Isn’t he a jesus freak now?

  • morilla

    never mind, that’s Kirk. I was wondering why you wanted the kids from growing pains as our OC.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Whats wrong with freaks?

  • Raiderjambo

    So who would you rather have, “The great Jim Plunkett” 2 Super Bowl wins! Or Dan Marino who set every stat for a QB back then and got into the Hall,or even Jim Kelly who went to four SB’S, but both won NADA! Easy, I’ll go with “The great Jim Plunkett. After all the ultimate goal of every organisation is to win the SB, not pad their superstar QB’s stats. Same with Flores, won 2 SB’s, yet Marv Leavy (?) who lost four SB’s is in the Hall. Absolute disgrace! Ray Guy and Cliff Branch should also be there!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Ridiculous a man like Sapp still is in consideration when a guy like Ray Guy or Morten Andersen isnt..

  • edward teach

    97.Dan78 Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    What if they brought…
    Ryan to coach the LB’s
    Callaghan to coach the o-line

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    Then you could look up in the sky and watch pigs fly around.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Raiderjambo Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    So who would you rather have, “The great Jim Plunkett” 2 Super Bowl wins! Or Dan Marino who set every stat for a QB back then and got into the Hall,or even Jim Kelly who went to four SB’S, but both won NADA! Easy, I’ll go with “The great Jim Plunkett. After all the ultimate goal of every organisation is to win the SB, not pad their superstar QB’s stats. Same with Flores, won 2 SB’s, yet Marv Leavy (?) who lost four SB’s is in the Hall. Absolute disgrace! Ray Guy and Cliff Branch should also be there!
    ———————
    Personally, I’d take Dan Marino

  • Dakota

    Put Dan Marino on the same teams as plunk, adjusting for age of course, and he wins as many or more super bowls.

  • jackasspuria

    According to Associated Press and Bama papers, Eddie Lacy, Dee Milliner and DJ Fluker are entering in the NFL draft.

  • Raiderjambo

    So Dakota, what you’re saying then that Plunk played on more talented football teams than Marino. Are you saying Al Davis was a better evaluator of talent than Don Shula?

  • Raiderjambo

    Kell, why take Marino over Plunkett?

  • Raider guy

    What about the great Lester Hayes? That dude was one of a kind and changed the way corners played and how the nfl let them play. Favorite raider of all time by a mile

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dan Marino is a HOF QB. Lol. a real one. One of the greatest passers of all time.

    Besides, Marcus Allen carried the Raiders to those two Super Bowls.

  • rudegruden

    Raiderjambo Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Kell, why take Marino over Plunkett?
    —————–
    Why take Trent Dilfer over Dan Fouts? Why take Doug Williams over Jim Kelly?

  • Dakota

    The raider super bowl teams had more talent than the mid to late 1980s and the 1990s phins teams.

    Was that al Davis or partly Ron wolf I don’t know…ancient NFL history means little to me.

  • Dakota

    Don Shula had time pass him bye just like al Davis did.

  • Raiderjambo

    Raider guy Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    What about the great Lester Hayes? That dude was one of a kind and changed the way corners played and how the nfl let them play. Favorite raider of all time by a mile

    Totally agree. Another great Raider snubbed by the Hall, yet other underperforming DB’S get in!

  • rudegruden

    Raiderjambo Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    Raider guy Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    What about the great Lester Hayes? That dude was one of a kind and changed the way corners played and how the nfl let them play. Favorite raider of all time by a mile

    Totally agree. Another great Raider snubbed by the Hall, yet other underperforming DB’S get in!

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    Agreed

  • Raider guy

    I think the reason the oc search is so quiet is that the potential oc has a relationship with Reggie, da, or both. That is the only way they keep a lid on it. Makes me think it is one of the n.o. guys…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dakota Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    The raider super bowl teams had more talent than the mid to late 1980s and the 1990s phins teams.

    Was that al Davis or partly Ron wolf I don’t know…ancient NFL history means little to me.
    —————————–
    That’s because you know nothing about it. Whereas a seasoned renaissance man like myself……………

  • rudegruden

    Raider Guy Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    I think the reason the oc search is so quiet is that the potential oc has a relationship with Reggie, da, or both. That is the only way they keep a lid on it. Makes me think it is one of the n.o. guys…

    ————
    I hope you are right. The silence is making me nervous.

  • Dakota

    Just like with madden….maybe if we had better coaching the raiders might be known as the team of the 1970s instead of the steelers?

    A guy loses that many playoff games these days he might be ran out of town.

  • Raider guy

    Wen you have 15 minutes watch it…for us old guys only

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CzTVS3vzP9M

    Lester Hayes’ greatest game…maybe

  • lefty12

    Marcus Allen only played on 1 SB team with the Raiders.In the 1980 season-1981 SB-Plunkett was the MVP.

  • Raiderjambo

    KoolKell Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Dan Marino is a HOF QB. Lol. a real one. One of the greatest passers of all time.

    Besides, Marcus Allen carried the Raiders to those two Super Bowls.
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    Sorry Kell, but Marcus didn’t play for the Raiders when Plunk won his first SB against Philly, he was still at USC. Still think Plunk deserves to be in the Hall.

  • Raider guy

    I THINK it was Tim brown who recently said that if they had a better coach than madden, the 70s raiders would have won a lot more Super Bowls…almost sacralidge but it made me think.

  • jackasspuria

    NFL Draft Early Entries (as of Jan. 11)

    Keenan Allen, WR, California
    Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
    David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
    Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
    Gio Bernard, RB, North Carolina
    Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
    Terrence Brown, CB, Stanford
    Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
    Mike Edwards, DB, Hawaii
    Matt Elam, S, Florida
    Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
    Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
    Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
    D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
    Michael Ford, RB, LSU
    Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
    Kwame Geathers, NT, Georgia
    William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
    Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
    DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
    Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
    Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
    Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada
    Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
    Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
    Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
    Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
    Brandon Kaufman, WR, Eastern Washington
    Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
    Eddie Lacy, TB, Alabama
    Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
    Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
    Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
    Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
    Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
    Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
    Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
    Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
    Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
    Kyle Padron, QB, Eastern Washington
    Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
    Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
    Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
    Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
    Eric Reid, S, LSU
    Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
    Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
    Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
    Darrington Sentimore, DE, Tennessee
    Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
    Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
    Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
    Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
    Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
    Spencer Ware, RB, LSU
    Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
    Steve Williams, CB, California
    Brad Wing, P, LSU
    Tom Wort, LB, Oklahoma

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Lefty12 Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Marcus Allen only played on 1 SB team with the Raiders.In the 1980 season-1981 SB-Plunkett was the MVP.
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    I stand corrected Lefty.

    Except Plunkett couldn’t carry Marino’s shower towell.

  • Raider guy

    How many days till the draft? Go Baltimore.

  • Raiderjambo

    Dakota Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    The raider super bowl teams had more talent than the mid to late 1980s and the 1990s phins teams.

    Was that al Davis or partly Ron wolf I don’t know…ancient NFL history means little to me.
    ————————————————————–
    Unfortunately Dakota, ancient NFL history is the only thing we’ve had to hang our hats on over the last decade or so.

  • edward teach

    126.Raider guy Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    I THINK it was Tim brown who recently said that if they had a better coach than madden, the 70s raiders would have won a lot more Super Bowls…almost sacralidge but it made me think.

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    Not trying to be a Madden fanboy here, but I think Timmy was a little off-base. Madden only really got beat by Shula and Noll, and those Raider teams gave as good as they got. He beat pretty much everybody else.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I asked Jim Plunkett at an event at the Hilton in Vegas if he deserved to be in the Hall, and he laughed me off.

    Even HE knows he doesn’t deserve to be in the HOF.

    The real travesty is Cliff Branch. He won 3 Super Bowls, and had 3 Super Bowl TD’s.

  • Dakota

    You can’t look at this information and tell me al Davis was a good GM. I am not saying he should have made these drafts, but you would think that a lot more of the players he drafted over nearly two decades would pan out. Makes you sick when you see all of the misses.

    Dakota Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    If you could jump in a time machine and change one Raiders’ draft since 1990, leaving the picks where they were, and only picking guys that were on the board when we selected, which draft would you change (my pick is 2003, it had everything….the 1996 draft would have been awesome with Lewis and Dawkins and a good kicker…but 2003 is my choice):

    1990:
    1. Emitt Smith RB (Anthony Smith DE)
    2. Keith Sims G (Aaron Wallace DE)
    4. Jackie Harris TE (Torin Dorn CB)
    5. Brian Mitchell RB (Stan Smalaga RB)
    6. Byrce Paup LB (Marcus Wilson RB)
    7. Shannon Sharpe TE (Gary Lewis CB)

    1991:
    1.Favre QB (Todd Marinovich QB)
    2. Erik Williams T or Ricky Watters RB (Nick Bell RB)
    4. Bryan Cox LB (Rocket Ismail WR)
    6. Leon Lett DT (Nolan Harrison LB)

    1992:
    1. McGlokton keep or Dale Carter CB
    2. Darren Woodson CB (Skrepenak T)
    5. Michael Bates WR (Derrick Hoskins DB)
    6. Mark Chmura TE (Tony Rowell C)

    1993:
    1. Michael Strahan DE (Patrick Bates S)
    3. Ray Buchanan CB (BJ Hobert QB)
    3. Will Shields G (James Trapp DB)
    5. Frank Wycheck TE (Truitt WR)
    7. Beikert-keep

    1994:
    1. Larry Allen G (Fredrickson LB)
    2. Tim Ruddy G (Folston LB)
    3. Jason Gilden LB (Calvin Jones RB)
    4. Rodney Harrison S (Austin Robbins DE)
    5. Jamal Anderson RB (R. Patterson G)
    7. Tom Nalen C (Holmberg LB)

    1995:
    1. Ty Law CB or Derrick Brooks LB (Nap Kaufman)
    2. B. Robbins + a psychiatrist or Curtis Martin RB
    3. Antonio Freeman WR (Aska RB)
    4. Gary Walker DE (Morton LB)
    6. Terrell Davis RB (Eli Herring T)

    1996:
    1. Ray Lewis LB (Ricky Dudley TE)
    (Other options: Marvin Harrison, Willie Anderson, Eddie George)
    2. Brian Dawkins S. or T.O. (L. Johnstone DE)
    5. LaRoi Glover –Keep him this time
    6. Marco Rivera G (Tim Hall RB)
    7. Casey Wiegmann C (Sedrick Clark DE)
    7. Larry Izzo LB (Darius Smith C)
    7. Adam Vinaitieri K (Joey Wylie (G)

    1997:
    1. T. Gonzales TE (D. Russell)
    3. Jayson Taylor DE (Adam Treu G)
    3. Derrick Mason WR (Tim Kohn G)
    4. Priest Holmes RB (Chad Levitt RB)
    6. Pat Williams DT (Calvin Branch RB)
    6. Grady Jackson-Keep

    1998:
    1. C. Woodson-Keep
    1. Alan Faneca G (Mo Collins G)
    2. Samari Rolle CB (Leon Bender dead DT)
    3. H Ward WR (Jon Richie FB)
    4. Matt Birk C (DiNapoli G)
    5. Jeff Saturday C (Bringham TE)
    5. London Fletcher LB (Travian Smith LB)

    1999: not worth reviewing

    2000:
    1. Shaun Alexander RB (Jano k)
    2. Porter WR keep
    4. Tom Brady QB (J. Ioane DE)
    7. Brian Waters G (Fulcher TE)

    2001:
    1. Drew Brees QB (Gibson S)
    2. Steve Smith WR (Tui QB)
    3. Rudi Johnson RB (Grant lb)
    5. TJ Housmydaddy WR (Perryman SS)
    6. Antonio Pierce LB (Cooper DT)

    2002:
    1. Ed Reed S (Buchanon CB)
    1. Lito Sheppard CB or Portis RB (Nap Harris LB)
    2. Brian Westbrook RB (L. Walker T)
    2. Chris Hope S (Jolley TE)
    5. Aaron Kampman DE (Coleman DE)
    6. Ryan Clark S. (Nash DB)
    6. James Harrison LB (Bed RB)

    2003:
    1. Osi Umenyiora DE (Nnamdi)
    1. Boldin WR (Brayton DE)
    2. Lance Briggs LB (Teyo ohnson TE)
    Or Jason Witten TE
    3. Asante Samuel CB (Sam Williams
    3. Brandon Lloyd WR (Fargas RB)
    4. Robert Mathis DE (Pierson DE)
    5. Tony Romo QB (Gabriel WR)
    6. Antonio Gates (Rykert T)

    2004:
    1. Big Ben or Fitz (Gallery T)
    2. N. Hardwick C (Grove C)
    3. Schaub QB (Stu S.)
    4. Jarred Allen DE (Francis WR)
    5. Michael Turner RB (Morant WR)
    6. Corey Williams DT (S. Johnson DE)
    7. Jason Peters T (Courtney Anderson TE)
    UFA Wes Welker

    2005:
    1. Aaron Rodgers QB (Fabian CB)
    2. Vincent Jax WR or Frank Gore RB (Routt)
    3. Justin Tuck DE (Walter QB)
    3. Brandon Jacobs RB (Morrison LB)
    6. Chris Harris S (Hawethorne DT)
    6. Jay Ratliff DT (Riddle DE)

    2006:
    1. Ngata DT (Huff S.)
    2. M. Jones-Drew RB (Howard LB)
    3. Dummerville DE (McQuistan
    4. Brandon Marshall WR (Bing S)
    6. Antoine Bathea S (Booth)
    7. C. Dinnegan CB (Morris C)
    7. Miles Austin WR (McMahan WR)

    2007:
    1. A. Peterson RB (Russell QB)
    2. Lamar Woodley LB (Miller TE)
    3. Jacoby Jones WR (Moses DE)
    3. Paul Soliai DT (Mario Henderson T)
    5. Celek TE (J. Richardson DE)

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  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Top 10 QB’s of All Time. I don’t see Plunketts name on any of these lists

    http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/top-10-quarterbacks-of-all-time

  • Just Fire Baby

    Usually get one blow out this weekend.

    Who is it going to be?

    I am going with the Falcons being up 20 at the half and cruising all 2nd half.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell
  • Dakota

    The ravens better end this dung ER nightmare!

    I remember watching the jags knock off the donks in what 1997? Donks might have won three straight had Brunell not taken them out.

  • lefty12

    It is a shame Plunkett got ‘Andrew Waltered’ in NE,who knows how good he might have been.The funny part is Davis wanted Pastorini over him and them drafted Wilson to replace him,Plunkett was clutch though.

  • Dakota

    Why didn’t rod Martin win the sb MVP? The game killing pick six and two other ints…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Flacco has 4 road playoff wins, which is twice as many as Peyton.

  • rudegruden

    Lefty12 Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    It is a shame Plunkett got ‘Andrew Waltered’ in NE,who knows how good he might have been.The funny part is Davis wanted Pastorini over him and them drafted Wilson to replace him,Plunkett was clutch though.
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    Please don’t use Plunkett’s name in the same sentence as that cry baby Walter.

  • Dakota

    So I watched moneyball last night…and at the end they basically said the redsox won the world series using moneyball, and now Theo is the cubs president…so does that mean the cubs are using moneyball now?

    They have not signed any major free agents since he arrived.

  • lefty12

    JFB,the Falcons don’t blow teams out,the win squeakers.It wouldn’t be a surprise if both Houston and Balt. were blown out.If GB gets the early lead that game could be over pretty early also.Now if you are betting go against all 3 of those predictions and you’ll probably win.LOL

  • Bart Simpson

    Rudegruden Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    Raider Guy Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    I think the reason the oc search is so quiet is that the potential oc has a relationship with Reggie, da, or both. That is the only way they keep a lid on it. Makes me think it is one of the n.o. guys…

    ————
    I hope you are right. The silence is making me nervous.
    ((((((((((((((((•))))))))))))))))

    Maybe they is dumbfounded and tongue tied. Could be one to many corn dogs makes you sit on the toilet longer than you like. Can’t get no work done.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If there is a blowout, you would think that one of the rookie’s would be on the bad end of things.

    Then you whittle it down to the rookie on the road.

    Or is that just too simple?

  • lefty12

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Flacco has 4 road playoff wins, which is twice as many as Peyton.
    ====================================
    But Payton isn’t playing on the road.

  • Dakota

    Lefty12 Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Flacco has 4 road playoff wins, which is twice as many as Peyton.
    ====================================
    But Payton isn’t playing on the road.
    —–

    Flacco is not that good.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Flacco has 4 road playoff wins, which is twice as many as Peyton.
    __________________________________________________________

    how many does Romo have =) most overrated QB evah!

  • Bart Simpson

    If Atlanta wants to beat Seattle, they better do that wiggle shuffle dance on D like they done to Payton Manning. Confused him. Wilson is to smart. And so are the coaches. It’s amazing to watch teams that are well coached.