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.....to the Pro Football Hall of Fame....

Watching GMFB just now they're bottom banner reads, "Who would you like to se as a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022".

.....should EASILY get 200,000-300,000+ fans to "DEMAND" Clay Mathews gets into the PF HOF.

Viable??? Doable??? Dumb Idea???

Imagine.....the media, headlines, etc, etc.

Just a thought.

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If the fans have to demand someone be in the Hall of Fame after years on the ballot that tells me the person shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame.

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Ok, nevermind everybody.

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Yet the numbers say he does.


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I dont remember seeing him play because I was too young. I’ll say based on the fact that he hasn’t been inducted yet, that’s quite telling. Not sure how many guys slip through the cracks for so long?

The one thing that stands out to me when I see his career: the longevity is unparalleled


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Should be in IMO. How did he play? Did he define his position? Gamechanger? How about longevity and durability? Let's mention this as well: Consistency. Would you welcome his presence today? Did he / does he define Browns football when they were good?

Order his coat.


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Originally Posted by TTTDawg
.....to the Pro Football Hall of Fame....

Watching GMFB just now they're bottom banner reads, "Who would you like to se as a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022".

.....should EASILY get 200,000-300,000+ fans to "DEMAND" Clay Mathews gets into the PF HOF.

Viable??? Doable??? Dumb Idea???

Imagine.....the media, headlines, etc, etc.

Just a thought.

I wouldn't say a dumb idea, but since you mentioned it..

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If every fan sent/mailed 50 letters.....

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Clay Matthews deserves to have long since been in the Hall of Fame already. Way more than so many other people who have been announced to be inducted over the years, and by so many I'm talking in the more than 50 numbers.
Yes I think he is more deserving
than more than 50 people who have been put in, since he retired, in that place which to me has always made it a joke and just more hatred for Cleveland because it's Cleveland.
If Clay Matthews isn't in, then everybody else they put in that place makes that place a joke; which is why I never considered the PF HOF as anything really to take notice of.


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Yet the numbers say he does.

No doubt.

"NINETEEN YEARS" at a high level. Then toss in his 4 years he was in college.

23 total years. rofl

All in his "bloodline" played at a high level as well.

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In his final game in 1996, at the age of 40, at a VERY demanding position, Clay Matthews got a sack. He had 82.5 sacks that were recorded, but sacks weren't even counted until his 3rd or 4th year in the league, so I'm sure he had more. Detractors say longevity isn't enough, but Clay wasn't a QB, or OL, K, or punter. He was a LB who could fill and excell at any role he was asked to fill, whether in run support, pass coverage, or rushing the passer. Definitely deserving.

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Clay was also the only guy that could do this.....take on Earl Campbell with a full head of steam 1 on 1.

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In his final game in 1996, at the age of 40, at a VERY demanding position, Clay Matthews got a sack. He had 82.5 sacks that were recorded, but sacks weren't even counted until his 3rd or 4th year in the league, so I'm sure he had more. Detractors say longevity isn't enough, but Clay wasn't a QB, or OL, K, or punter. He was a LB who could fill and excell at any role he was asked to fill, whether in run support, pass coverage, or rushing the passer. Definitely deserving.

So your telling me there's a chance!


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Not really. I'm saying I think he deserves it. I doubt he gets in, though.

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Clay deserves it from a production standpoint, but he lacked the "flash" that catches the voters' eyes.


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Originally Posted by YTownBrownsFan
Clay deserves it from a production standpoint, but he lacked the "flash" that catches the voters' eyes.

Translation: he didn't play in a big media center. He excelled in "flyover country".

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Here's the 26 semifinalists

Pro Football Hall of Fame reveals 26 semifinalists for Class of 2022
Published: Nov 24, 2021 at 01:05 PM
nfl.com

The group of semifinalists is highlighted by seven first-year eligible players: wide receivers Anquan Boldin, Andre Johnson and Steve Smith; wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester; defensive linemen Robert Mathis and Vince Wilfork; and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

Fifteen finalists will be revealed in January. In addition to the modern-era finalists will be senior finalist Cliff Branch, contributor finalist Art McNally and coach finalist Dick Vermeil.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during NFL Honors, which airs live Thursday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Complete list of semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022

Cornerback Eric Allen
Defensive end Jared Allen
Offensive tackle Willie Anderson
Cornerback/safety Ronde Barber
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin
Offensive tackle Tony Boselli
Safety LeRoy Butler
Running back Eddie George
Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester
Wide receiver Torry Holt
Wide receiver Andre Johnson
Defensive end Robert Mathis
Linebacker Sam Mills
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour
Wide receiver Steve Smith
Wide receiver/special teams Steve Tasker
Running back Fred Taylor
Linebacker Zach Thomas
Wide receiver Hines Ward
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware
Running back Ricky Watters
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork
Linebacker Patrick Willis
Safety Darren Woodson
Defensive tackle Bryant Young
https://www.nfl.com/news/pro-football-hall-of-fame-reveals-26-semifinalists-for-class-of-2022

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Nobody on that entire list looks like what a hall of famer should imo. I vote that none of them ever get in.
It's the Hall of Fame!
It's not the Hall of played very well for a very long time.

Clay Mathews deserves to be in, way more than that list and so many more who are in since he retired.


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Knowing how all of their careers turned out, I would draft Clay Matthews ahead of any of the LBs on that list. All good players but.. Sam Mills biggest claim to fame is that he is like 5'8" and still played LB at a fairly high level for 12 years... Zach Thomas was a good solid LB with unremarkable stats... Demarcus Ware is the best player in the group, but was much more of a stand-up edge rusher than he ever was a LB, which is why he finished with 140 sacks but about 1/3 the # of tackles that Clay had

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