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Michael Strahan Voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame; Giants Likely to Play in Hall of Fame Game

February 1st, 2014 at 6:20 PM
By Dan Benton

A year after being snubbed in favor of the vastly inferior Warren Sapp, retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan has officially been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will be among the 2014 inductees, reports

The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 2nd in Canton, Ohio. During the ceremony, the busts of each player will be revealed, they will be presented their golden jackets and each will have the opportunity to give a speech after being introduced by a individually chosen presenter.

In addition to Strahan, other 2014 inductees include Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, Andre Reed, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey.

Following his snub a year ago, Strahan remained positive and called it a "delayed blessing." While many came to his defense, the Super Bowl XLII champion never complained or cried foul.

In his 15-year NFL career, Strahan played in 216 regular season games, recording 851 tackles, 141.5 sacks, four interceptions and also forced 22 fumbles. He was a 7x Pro Bowler, a 4x First-Team All Pro, a 2x Second-Team All Pro, a 2x NFC Defensive Player of the Year, the 2001 AP Defensive Player of the Year and the 2003 NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year.

In addition to all of those accolades, Strahan also set the NFL single-season sack record in 2001 with 22.5 and ended his career fifth all-time in career sacks. He was named to the 2000's All-Decade Team, inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor and ranked 99th on the NFL's Top 100 Greatest Players list.

As a result of Strahan being voted into the Hall of Fame, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the New York Giants will likely play in the NFL's Annual Hall of Fame Game, which takes place on Friday, August 1st — the night before the Enshrinement Ceremony.

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16 Responses to “Michael Strahan Voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame; Giants Likely to Play in Hall of Fame Game”

  1.  James Stoll says:

    Richly deserved

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Repost:

    We should pay player because they were on the SB roster. There are just other JAG TEs we can get that are just better. We don’t have to draft a first round TE to find a guy better than Pascoe. I think the concern with keeping Pascoe is TC seems comfortable with him but we just need much more of a threat a TE than he provides. That SB team had 2 high level WRs and a very good 3rd WR, we don’t have that now so we can’t away with someone like Pasoe playing much of a role.

    Here’s the reason why I think we keep Joseph and his name is Cofield. In hindsight of all the free agents we lost the one that seems like a poor decision is Cofield. Canty was good when he played but watching Cofield play for Washington I feel confident Cofield would have been at least as good for us and he would still be playing at a high level. Joseph is at a similar stage but I think with even more upside. You don’t get better by losing a player like Joseph. I know JPP cost a lot of money but only if we keep don’t Tuck is no one else on the DL making big money.

    We draft players to keep them. Cofield was the rare example of a young productive player without injury concerns we let leave. I believe that was a mistake and I think JR has learned and if Joseph has a reasonable contract like Cofield got he will return.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    Playing in the HOF game is good for us. We will have lots of new faces and at least a modified offense. I like playing the extra game.

  4.  jfunk says:

    Grats to Ray Guy.

  5.  GOAT56 says:

    As a NFL fan I’m happy for Andre Reed and Aeneas Williams. These guys were both clearly HOFers if you were watching football in their era. Reed seemed like he might fall victim to the stats and numbers at WR but to me he was clearly better than Tim Brown who was more of a compiler IMO. Williams was a great player but played in obscurity, I’m proud the voters didn’t overlook him.

  6.  Kettles78 says:

    Dear Warren Sapp it is with great dignity and respect that I say to you HAHAHAHA

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    Congrats to all the electees.

    You guys dumping on Pascoe are forgetting how important role players are, and this guy is a decent #3 tight end and #2 fullback. There’s value there and finding better for that role is tougher than many of you think.

    •  Krow says:

      It’s not Pascoe …. it’s the 2 year $1.8 million contract.

      •  fanfor55years says:

        That’s not a lot more than vet minimum for someone familiar whom they know and like rather than a roll of the dice. I’m not a HUGE fan of Bear, but he is a very decent depth guy. I’d equate him to Herzlich. Kind of guy who brings something to the table even if he’ll never be a star.

  8.  jb322 says:

    Its not that we are forgetting about role players, its about remembering TC’s warped sense of loyalty and how it stunts the growth of all those that have yet to have a chance to prove themselves. His craving for what he considers the “tried and true” can keep a player like Pascoe on the field at the expense of others. And while I like Bear Pascoe, he does not excel at anything, he is barely serviceable as a tight end and terrible as a fullback. So veterans min, yeah, but please only play him in emergencies.

  9.  Krow says:

    Over-paying for a role player if you’re a contender makes some sense. He could be THE guy who pulls off THE play that makes THE difference.

    We’re not that team. We’re 7-9.

    •  Kettles78 says:

      While I agree no way you can overpay him I think he does have some value that is not easily found. Hope he is back at the right price

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