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Justin Tucker "Rockstar!"

Kickers in the HOF   44 members have voted

  1. 1. Should kickers be better represented in the HOF?

    • Yes, they are not included enough
      36
    • No, not a true contender to other more important positions
      6
    • I haven't seen a kicker good enough yet
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Last week, I had a friend's son ask me where he could buy a Justin Tucker poster here in Northern Virginia......I didn't know and told him to check the internet.

 

I asked him, why Justin Tucker? He said, "He's a ROCKSTAR in the NFL!"....when is the last time you saw fans (young and old) alike "geeking out" over a kicker calling them things like Legatron and Rockstar?

 

 Heck, I am going to buy his jersey, I never bought a kickers jersey before (sorry Matt).Even Steelers fans (way too many of those kind around here) give him respect.

 

I know it is a big IF.... but if Tucker can keep up being a weapon for years to come, could he finally be the kicker, who is popular enough to shatter the HOF "resistance" to adding kickers?  

 

 

GO RAVENS!

 

 

 

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Justin has brought some fun and excitement to the game as a kicker, but I think kicker is not a competitive position as compared to other position in which injuries are likely occurred.

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Justin is a breath of fresh air and a fine example of an exceptional young man. Rock Star? Why not! In a time when so many NFL players get negative press all he does is be who he is, a class act. Rock on Justin, HOF or not.

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Tucker is awesome. I hope he breaks the longest field goal record next season. Was that a 70 yarder he attempted in the pro bowl ?

that game winner was from something like the -45 line. Idk what that equates to

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I do believe that was a 70 yarder he tried but would have to double check. I still blame the holder, if Sam was there he would have made it. O.K. maybe not but....well.....

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ray guy made it in this year, kickers could make it in if they stand out enough. they have to be those types that are franchises all time leading scorer, have at least 1 ring, at least 1 historical stat(most kicks over 50 in a year, longest streak, most game winners in a year, etc.) and he would have had to have his moments where he carried a team to multiple victories, and he would need clutch, career defining moments that change the fate of the entire team. these are just my ideas of a kicker who deserves the HOF, i think stover deserves it, and i think tucker has already done some of the things on that list, and if he continues to play the way he does, and does it with passion, and a swag that makes Basedgod flinch, the HOF could one day be arguing with eachother saying "why wouldnt we let this guy in?"

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I say HOF is doing a fine job as it is.

Honestly I don't know any other sports that does the job as well as canton hof.

 

Baseball has earned some scrutiny for how voters have handled the players connected to PEDs,  but I think the MLB has a more prestigious Hall of Fame. Maybe prestigious isn't the right word, but I can't think of anything better right now haha. I think there is more interest in the baseball Hall of Fame is what I guess I'm trying to say. 

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Baseball has earned some scrutiny for how voters have handled the players connected to PEDs,  but I think the MLB has a more prestigious Hall of Fame. Maybe prestigious isn't the right word, but I can't think of anything better right now haha. I think there is more interest in the baseball Hall of Fame is what I guess I'm trying to say. 

Eh to be honest, and Im a big baseball guy, they let too many guys in that I don't think are era defining.

Frank Thomas, while a great hitter early, doesn't strike me as a HOF.

After his first 10 years he never hit over .280 again.

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Eh to be honest, and Im a big baseball guy, they let too many guys in that I don't think are era defining.

Frank Thomas, while a great hitter early, doesn't strike me as a HOF.

After his first 10 years he never hit over .280 again.

 

Well in those first ten he hit well over .300 in nine of the ten. In the years that you mentioned in the second half of his career, he still regularly OPS'd in the .800's and .900's. I agree that some undeserving players have gotten in, but Frank Thomas probably isn't a great example.

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Well in those first ten he hit well over .300 in nine of the ten. In the years that you mentioned in the second half of his career, he still regularly OPS'd in the .800's and .900's. I agree that some undeserving players have gotten in, but Frank Thomas probably isn't a great example.

For me consistency is a big deal when it comes to hitting.  

Not a fan of the athlete that hangs around into their 40s to hit 20-30 homeruns a year so they can break the 500 mark.  But like I said, for me a HOF'er has to be no ifs ands or buts.  If I were running HOF entries the HOF would be a lot smaller.

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Justin seems to be more high profile than other kickers. He also is as clutch as it comes and has great range and accuracy. If he keeps going the way he has these last two years, it seems only natural that he should be in HOF discussions.

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Adam Vinatieri will get in for sure. One of the most clutch players ever. 

 

I agree I think he will be the first one. Some of the kicks he has made over his career are insane. I think Tucker can be the second guy but he has a long way to go before I would consider him a HOFer. Granted he has only been in the league for 2 years and he has had a great start so far.

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I think it's a real shame that special teams guys get so overlooked.

I was absolutely thrilled to see Ray Guy finally get his bust in Canton. Hopefully that opens the door for more special teams greats - next up has to be Steve Tasker.

Unfortunately, the one position I just can't see ever making it is a long snapper. There are some already there, but that was back in the day when it wasn't a specialized position. The only way I could see a specialized long snapper make it is if one ended up playing for something like 25 seasons without missing a game or messing up a snap.

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Had to bump for this...I just found a pretty cool stat messing around on nfl encyclopedia.

Justin Tucker already has more field goals made from 50 yards+ than Stover did in Baltimore.

50+

Tucker: 10/11

Stover: 9/20

Not bad for a UDFA who has only played 2 seasons so far.

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I think if Tucker could kick 85%+ (which would lead the NFL all time, or be close to it), he could most certainly make it. He's got a few game winners thus far, kicks plenty of touchbacks, even with the rule changes, and doesn't see his accuracy diminish with range

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Had to bump for this...I just found a pretty cool stat messing around on nfl encyclopedia.

Justin Tucker already has more field goals made from 50 yards+ than Stover did in Baltimore.

50+

Tucker: 10/11

Stover: 9/20

Not bad for a UDFA who has only played 2 seasons so far.

The sad thing is that I don't know if it's more a reflection of Tucker being great or the Ravens offence being worse than what Stover had to work with. :lol:
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The sad thing is that I don't know if it's more a reflection of Tucker being great or the Ravens offence being worse than what Stover had to work with. :lol:

I'd argue that stretch without a TD during the Super Bowl year is worse than anything Tucker has had so far.
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