By John Turney
|Men Without Hats|
The Hall of Fame Selection Committee and the 2020 Centennial Class Blue Ribbon Committee do deserve congratulations for upping the numbers of safeties in the Hall of Fame. It was an issue some of them wrote about and over the past four years and they have addressed it.
Yes, having Brian Dawkins, Ed Reed, and Troy Polamalu becoming eligible was a big boost. Those three combined for 15 All-Pro seasons, 26 Pro Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year Awards and three rings. Nonetheless, the others were overlooked types like Donnie Shell and Cliff Harris.
So fair is fair, while hundreds of fans of players thought to be snubbed are "m-fing" the selection committees we think they deserve some praise for their good work addressing this discrepancy.
Here is a list of all the modern safeties in the Hall of Fame sorted by First-team All-Pro selections.
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