Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Poll: Kevin Greene, Chris Doleman for Hall?
By Kevin Seifert
On Monday, we published our latest "Calling Canton" post on the Hall of Fame prospects of defensive ends Julius Peppers (Chicago Bears) and Jared Allen (Minnesota Vikings). On Tuesday, our friends at SportsNation put together a nice interactive page of polls to tie in.
You can weigh in on whether you think Peppers and/or Allen will (or should) make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, name the best defensive lineman in the NFC North or help determine whether 100-plus sacks should make a player a near-lock for enshrinement.
For the purposes of moving our conversation forward, I've pulled one of the polls directly into this post. (Actually, ESPN.com blog editor Brett Longdin did the heavy lifting.) We want to know which of five retired players are most deserving of a call to Canton.
Among the group are two players with NFC North ties: Current Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene and former Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman. Greene and Doleman rank No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on the NFL's all-time list for sacks. The two players above them, Bruce Smith and Reggie White, are both enshrined.
I'll track progress of the poll and circle back on the results later this week in modified "Have at It" form.