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Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

Bettis, Butler, Dawson and Greene are all HOF Finalists.

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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

I think Bettis got jobbed hardcore last year. Top 5 in rushing yards, in a time when the league had become pass dominated. Greene was a monster. Dawson was simply the best at his position during his entire career. Butler, I can't say I really know a lot about. Unfortunately, there is a severe anti Steeler bias in the HOF, and playing for the best franchise in all of sports punishes them.

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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

Well, at least two got their due respect. The Bettis thing absolutely leaves me stunned and angry.

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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

Nice job by HOF committee, Dawson and Butler, Martin and Doleman all great and deserving picks. Bettis is about a 3rd 4th ballot selection at best if that. As far as bias against Steelers getting in the HOF your loco my friend.
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Congrats to all the inductees, espically Dirt and Jack Butler. The Bus will have his day.

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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

Curtis Martin before Bettis?????? Really???????????

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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

He is one slot ahead of Bettis, but Martin never was the biggest reason his team won a Super Bowl. I look at it like this-3rd and goal with 1 minute left in the SB, and you're down 6. Who do you want to carry the ball, Martin or Bettis? But Bettis was a Steeler, Martin was a Patriot, so the writers who vote put him in ahead of Jerome.

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But Bettis was a Steeler, Martin was a Patriot, so the writers who vote put him in ahead of Jerome.
And that is absolutely the correct reason.......

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I thought the reason was Martin had 10 straight 1,000yd seasons in a row.
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Re: Good Luck to these Steeler alumni...

Both were stats compilers and I don't think either should really be in the HOF. Bettis never led the league, and was only in the top five rushers 3 times.

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