The thing right now for Lewis is very interesting...
Lewis has his 1st time ballot chances in his own hands. If he retires after winning the Superbowl, then he will be a first timer for sure, if he doesn't then it will all depend on who is still eligible to go in when he comes up for his first vote. He will make it to the finals for voting to get in the hall, but will he get in that first time? May come down to what happens on sunday.
Also, How many years we thinkin Randy Moss has got left ? He's another one...
This brings me to a question I want to ask...
Who in the NFL currently do you think have a chance at being a first ballot Hall of Famers?
Right of the top of my head...
Champ Bailey CB Denver Broncos (My Favorite Player of All-time)
Tom Brady QB NE Patriots
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos
Rey Lewis LB Baltimore Ravens
Tony Gonzalez TE Atlanta Falcons
Ed Reed FS Baltimore Ravens
Randy Moss WR SF 49ers
Those who will be close, but maybe second or third ballot
Drew Brees QB NO Saints
Adam Vintieri K Indianapolis Colts
Troy Polamalu FS Pittsburgh Steelers
Charles Woodson FS Green Bay Packers
Jared Allen DE Minnesota Vikings
Richard Seymour DT Oakland Raiders
Adrian Peterson RB Minnesota Vikings
Demarcus Ware LB Dallas Cowboys
Antonio Gates TE San Diego Chargers
I don't know what it is about the HOF but I get really excited about celebrating the best that ever played the game.
Peyton Manning- Colts/Broncos
Ray Lewis- Ravens
Ed Reed- Ravens
Adrian Peterson- Vikings
Tony Gonzalez- Falcons/Cheifs
Champ Bailey- Broncos
NOTABLE SNUBS ON FIRST BALLET
Randy Moss- Too many teams to list
Eli Manning- New York Giants
I agree with the rest of rehmix's list... except for ap, who I do think is a first ballot hall of famer when he calls it a day.
This is an alternate though...Brings new meaning to: "BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!!!!!"