There’s another campaign we’re buzzing about other than the presidential one that’s going on — the Derrick Thomas for the NFL Hall of Fame campaign.
This is D.T.’s fourth shot, and probably his best chance to get in. Regardless of what anybody thinks of him as an all-around player, he was unquestionably one of the top-five pass rushers and maybe even defensive game changers of all time. He deserves to be in the Hall. No doubt about it. He also recently won the 2007 COAT (Chief of All Time) award. Should someone who was voted a team’s all-time best player not be in the HOF? That’s just a joke.
Hopefully, we’ll all hear the good news around 2 PM on Saturday. I don’t want to see my boy get Art Monked.
Derrick Thomas’ Career Accomplishments (from Warpaint illustrated):
- 126.5 career sacks.
- Seven sacks in one game.
- 444 career quarterback pressures.
- Single-season best 20 sacks (fifth-best single-season total in NFL History).
- 558 solo tackles, 170 assist, 728 total tackles.
- 45 forced fumbles (Chiefs record).
- 19 fumbles recovered (Chiefs record).
- Forced two fumbles in six different games against six different teams.
- Four fumbles returned for touchdowns (Only two players in NFL history have more).
- Three career safeties (Only two players in NFL history have more).
- Started 158 of 169 NFL games he was active for.
- Won 102 regular-season games from 1990-1999.
- Went to the playoffs six consecutive seasons.
- Went to the playoffs seven times in 11 seasons.
- Played in 10 playoff games, amassing 7.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures and 36 solo tackles.