Re: Bengals Virtual HOF
There's no doubt the older Bengals are being penalized because the stench of failure emanating from the modern Bengals has been attached to them unfairly. Plus there's the HOF's overdependence on Super Bowl wins. That obviously should count for something, but it's gotten to the point where if you haven't won a Super Bowl you're nothing. There are a lot of amazing players who never won a title, and a lot of crummy ones who have. They really need to get past this issue.
In keeping with the rules of bengals.com (three nominees will join Anthony Munoz and Paul Brown in the class) I'll go with Ken Anderson and Ken Riley, the guys getting hosed the worst by the Pro Football HOF. For the third spot I'll take James Brooks. He went over 5 yards per carry 4 times in 8 years as a Bengal, and also went over 10 yards a catch 4 times (with another year at 9.9), pretty darn good for a RB.