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Should Sean Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?

Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor would have been 37 on April 1, and many around the NFL are celebrating his life and career. He came and went in a flash, but his impact is still felt today. Many feel he should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taylor’s techniques are still being taught to NFL safeties, and his greatness was undeniable. However, consistent excellence over an extended time is needed to be considered to be inducted. What do you think? 🏈

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Longevity is the most overrated criteria when selecting a Hall of Fame player. It's all about impact, and Taylor's is still being felt around the league.

The safety flew around the field like he had nothing to lose, coming up to the line to stop runs, and rumbling across the field to intercept the ball. He is the safety every team wanted and needed. In the year of his death, Taylor had five interceptions in nine games. He was on his way to a sure-fire Hall of Fame career. Nothing should keep him from getting a bust there.

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In the NFL, longevity counts. No player who has played less than five seasons has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Sean Taylor should not be an exception even though his skill was undeniable.

The former Miami Hurricane undoubtedly made an impact on the game with his incredible play, but four-season career is way too short to proclaim that he was one of the greatest to play the game. The sample size is just too small. Taylor was a great safety, but not Hall of Fame worthy.

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