Charles Woodson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
There’s no question about that. Woodson ranks 5th in NFL history in interceptions, 19th in forced fumbles, made nine Pro Bowl rosters and three All-Pro first teams, and earned both the Defensive Rookie of the Year award (in 1998) and Defensive Player of the Year award (in 2009). And, of course, he got a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in 2010.
LeRoy Butler’s case is different. He’s not a no-brainer pick — he has been a semifinalist for induction in each of the past four years after failing to hit that mark once before 2018. But Butler’s case is as good or better than the other safeties in the group, and he is more accomplished, at least in the eyes of this Packers fan, than a player at his position who was enshrined a year ago.
There are plenty of deserving players in this year’s semifinalist class, but not so many that Butler should be an afterthought yet again. And he certainly belongs in the Hall as the next true safety enshrined — Woodson of course gets much more credit for his time as a cornerback.
Do the right thing, Canton.
Former Packers DBs LeRoy Butler, Charles Woodson named PFHOF semifinalists | Packers.com
Chuck is a lock to be enshrined this year along with Peyton Manning and likely Calvin Johnson. But Butler needs to get there this season, particularly after an inferior safety (Steve Atwater) was enshrined a year ago.
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OH NO! WE SUCK AGAIN!
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