Poll: Do you think Dillon gets in?
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Corey Dillon's HOF chances...
#1
Eight days till the next Bengals game so let's take a break for a second to discuss his chances. 

Since i'm watching a show about OJ Simpson, let's use him as a comparison. 

Years:
Simpson-- 11
Dillon -- 10

Carries:
Simpson-- 2,404
Dillon -- 2,618

Yards (rushing):
Simpson-- 11,236
Dillon -- 11,241

Yards (receiving):
Simpson-- 2,142 (203 receptions)
Dillon -- 1,913 (244 reception)

YPC:
Simpson-- 4.7
Dillon -- 4.3

TDs (rushing):
Simpson-- 61
Dillon -- 82

TDs (receiving):
Simpson-- 14
Dillon -- 7

Intangibles: 
Simpson-- Heisman trophy, overall #1 draft pick, 1973 MVP, 2,000 yd rushing season
Dillon -- Six straight 1,000 yd rushing seasons to start career and seven out of first eight, SB ring, held rookie single-game rushing record (1997) and NFL single-game rushing record (2000) simultaneously for a time.

Both played for perennial losers (until Dillon went to NE, of course). Simpson was inducted in 1985.
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#2
Sorry, poll question should be "do you think he gets in?"
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#3
He should. Those are pretty awesome stats. He was my favorite Bengal player for a long time. You should add that historic Denver game too. That held the record for yards for a while I believe.
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(09-16-2018, 02:34 AM)Brownshoe Wrote: He should. Those are pretty awesome stats. He was my favorite Bengal player for a long time. You should add that historic Denver game too. That held the record for yards for a while I believe.

omg. How could i forget the rushing records? Thanks!
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#5
If he gets in before either kens or even Willie isn’t that kind of a disgrace
Who Dey!!!
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#6
Should Dillon get in ? Yes

Will Dillon get in ? I think he will eventually, how long will it take ?
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#7
Has a much better chance sadly because of playing for Patriots for short stint.
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(09-16-2018, 11:52 AM)Go Cards Wrote: Has a much better chance sadly because of playing for Patriots for short stint.

Yep. 
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Do I think he deserves to be in? Yes, and I'm being as objective about that as possible. I think the HOF gets WAY too hung up on the player's personality and the bulk career numbers. For example, compare Dillon to Bettis.

Dillon has better:

Yards per game
Yards per carry
TD's per season
Receiving numbers across the board
Same amount of rings

Bettis has better:

Personality
Played most of his career for the beloved Steelers, instead of terrible Bengals teams
Better bulk stats from hanging around well past his prime - he played 4 more years than Dillon

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In the end, Dillon was a better RB than Bettis and put up better numbers behind a worse line. Yet Bettis is in the Hall and Dillon is not. I'd say this is due to Bettis being a media darling and Dillon being a moody guy that played most of his career on a bad team. Also, the HOF seems big on players meeting certain set numbers.

For modern RB's, 13,000 career rushing yards seems to be their standard. The only time a player gets in under that is when it's an injured guy like Terrell Davis. Kinda silly, IMO. Just because a guy doesn't hang around padding numbers doesn't mean he wasn't one of the league's greatest in his prime.
Dalton (updated 9/16/18) 

65-44-2 (.595 as starter)
89.1 career passer rating (Bengals record, 9th among active players, 15th all-time)
106.2 rating in 2015 (Bengals record)
4293 yards in 2013 (Bengals record)
33 passing TD's in 2013 (Bengals record)
3x Pro Bowler
2x Player of the Month
21 game-winning drives
91.4 rating in prime time since the 2.0 game (12 games)
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#10
Poll only asks IF he'll get in, not when.

He WILL get in, but not this year or next.

My guess is he will be Class of '21
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(09-16-2018, 02:48 PM)jfkbengals Wrote: Poll only asks IF he'll get in, not when.

He WILL get in, but not this year or next.

My guess is he will be Class of '21

If and when can kind of go hand in hand in this instance.
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#12
Hopefully he goes in as a Patriot since he disowned the Bengals. Hope he keeps his word.
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