Herschel Walker says he can still play in the NFL

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    All of his personalities could field an entire offense.
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    I would love to see him try ;)
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    Didn't he say he wanted to kick Spurriers A$$ a few years back?
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    If he didn't have to take a hit, I am sure he would do fine
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    Actually, he was pretty great in the NFL. His problem was that he spent three prime years in the USFL, doing there what he did at Georgia (playing like a man among little boys). Suppose we take off 20% of his USFL numbers for his professional career:

    Year-------Rushes-----Yards-----YPC-----TDs-------Receptions-----Yards-----TDs

    1983.............330...................1,450........4.4..........14...................42........................401...........1
    1984.............234...................1,071.........4.6..........13...................32........................422...........4
    1985.............350...................1,929.........5.5..........17...................30.......................367...........1
    1986.............151......................737..........4.9..........12...................76.......................837...........2
    1987.............209.....................891..........4.3............7...................60......................715............1
    1988.............361....................1,514.........4.2............5...................53.......................505...........2
    1989.............250.....................915..........3.7............7...................40.......................423...........3
    1990..............184.....................770.........4.2.............5...................35......................315............4
    1991..............198.....................825..........4.2...........10...................33......................204...........0
    1992..............267...................1,070.........4.0.............8..................38......................278...........2
    1993..............174.....................746...........4.3.............1...................75......................610...........3
    1994..............113.....................528...........4.7..............5..................50......................500...........2
    1995................31.....................126............4.1...............0..................31......................234............1
    1996................10.......................83...........8.3..............1.....................7........................89...........0
    1997.................6........................20...........3.3..............0..................14......................149.............2

    Total.......2868..............12,675.....4.42.......105............616............6,049..........28

    There are MANY busts in Canton whose numbers cannot approach his. He has 18,724 total yards rushing and receiving, with 133 touchdowns! He was also an All-Pro calibre kickoff returner, even at the end of his career.

    Walker's absense from Canton is probably due to several things:

    * spending his prime in the USFL
    * Sharing the Dallas backfield with Tony Dorsett (the first heisman backfield tandem in NFL history)
    * Getting traded to Minnesota for five players, and being blamed for the trade.
    * Minnesota not knowing how to best use his talents.
    * Never played for a Super Bowl winner

    He certainly isn't outside the doors because of any lack of talent.
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    I've been working out...I could tackle him!

    I lied...I couldn't ;/
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    That's a serious disorder. Not exactly a laughing matter.
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    Walker is not in the HOF because of perception-he was the most dominate college back I have ever seen and as Worm said, by the time he got to the NFL he was good...really good, but not great any more. 40% of his TDs were in his first three seasons, which may be true for a lot of backs, but when he got to the NFL....

    He has a little of the Artis Gilmore syndrome, took Artis forever to get into the HOF because a lot of his good work was in the other league.
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    Great analogy, Growl. Another analogy you may appreciate is that Herschel was for the NFL what Bobby Bonds was in baseball. You look at Bobby Bonds' statistics and they are flat impressive, both year by year as well as career. Yet they never were enough to get Bobby into Cooperstown. When you compare Bonds' stats in seasonal notation (average numbers over a 162-game season) with Reggie Jackson, a contemporary, their average season looks like this:

    Name-----Games---AB----Runs----Hits----HR----RBI----SB----BB----SO----AVG----OB%----SLG----Production

    Bonds...........162.......617........110.......165.......29.........90.......40......80.......154....(.268)....(.353)....(.471).....(.824)
    Jackson........162.......567..........89.......148......32.........98........13......79........149....(.262)....(.356)....(.490)....(.846)

    Reggie's numbers are slightly better, but not appreciably so, as he hit for slightly more power, while Bonds was much faster, pretty much owning the 30/30 club. Reggie also had a longer career, playing seven more years and into his 40s while Bonds was washed up at 34. But far and away the biggest reason for Jackson's induction (aside from the 500 dingers) is his post season record. Bonds only played in one championship series, and his team lost that. Bonds had the tools, but like Walker in the NFL, was unable to put them to their greatest use.
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