Will Shields again got snubbed of being inducted to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame for the class of 2014. He’s one of the most decorated interior offensive lineman in NFL history and has been eligible for the Hall since 2012.
Shields, once again, finished as a top 10 finalist for modern players in 2014, but did not receive enough votes to make the cut. A lot felt that he was a first ballot player, considering the illustrious 14 year career he had with the Kansas City Chiefs. You can read more about his career on this post I did once his name made the ballot again as a finalist last month.
The class that did make it this season includes linebacker, Derrick Brooks, wide receiver Andre Reed, corner back Aeneas Williams, defensive end Claude Humphrey and Punter Ray Guy. I can see how all these guys are well deserved of their placement, especially Ray Guy, considering this is his 8th attempt to get in and he’s arguably the greatest punter of all time. Anyway, Will Shields didn’t get in over Andre Reed? No offense to Reed, but Will Shields didn’t miss a game in 14 years. NOT ONE GAME!
Will Shields is forced to wait another year before his name can be called for enshrinement into football immortality. Just like the last few years, Shields will be a top 15 finalist again and there is no reason the selection committee should keep him waiting.
So, I’m interested in your guys thoughts? What do you think of the Class of 2014? And what about Shields getting snubbed? Make sure to comment below with your thoughts.