Buccaneers Great John Lynch Denied the Hall of Fame
Buccaneers great John Lynch has fallen short in his bid for entry to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Buccaneers fans were really hopeful for tonight’s Hall of Fame results. Former great John Lynch was named a finalist for induction tonight along with great starts like Terrell Owens, Joe Jacoby, and Terrell Davis.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Lynch has been left out of the Hall. He was unable to come up with the necessary votes to be enshrined. The position typically doesn’t get a lot of love from the committee, so the wait continues. At least Brian Dawkins didn’t get in.
The class is made up by Terrell Davis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Jerry Jones, Morten Anderson, Kenny Easley and Jason Taylor.
John Lynch deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He was one of the few true all-around safeties. He got to the quarterback, he could lay men out with the big hit, and he could pick off a pass when it was necessary. The impact he made clearly ranks this as a snub, though I do believe that Lynch will get in soon. I really believe he is close.
The biggest surprise to me is Jason Taylor getting in as a first-ballot inductee. Don’t get me wrong, he was a great player, but was he ever that dominant guy that made you think about Canton? He’s one of only five defensive players to get in on the first ballot, putting him up with guys like Reggie White and Bruce Smith. He never was as good as those guys, and Lynch deserved it more.
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Sorry Bucs fans. We have to wait another year for John Lynch.