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redsmetz
06-21-2011, 02:26 PM
Saw this elsewhere and thought folks would find this very interesting. I'm not a big football, but I followed the Bengals when Kenny Anderson was playing and it's long past time that Anderson should join the ranks of football's best. This is a thorough examination of the question.


The easiest way to make the case for Anderson is to show you that his career production stacked up quite well against almost every one of the 23 modern-era quarterbacks already enshrined in Canton.

We conducted a number of different statistical studies. First, we compared how often Anderson, and the 23 modern Hall of Fame quarterbacks, led the NFL in various passing indicators. In other words, how often was each quarterback statistically the best in a given season?

What we found was a tremendous testament to Anderson's passing skills.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/kerry_byrne/06/08/ken-anderson/index.html#ixzz1Pw8EDJA9


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/kerry_byrne/06/08/ken-anderson/index.html?sct=nfl_bf2_a4&xid=shareFB

RedFanAlways1966
06-21-2011, 09:31 PM
Thank you for the link. My 1st favorite player and my 1st NFL jersey was a Bengals #14. I am sure being a Bengals player his whole career has hurt (although not fair). And to think Anderson played for a D-III college.

More than deserving. :thumbup:

RedsBaron
06-25-2011, 07:24 AM
I have never understood how Dan Fouts easily made the HOF while Ken Anderson remains outside, looking in.
Anderson, along with Ken Stabler, are the two quarterbacks from the 1970s whose induction into the HOF are long overdue.