#PackersDaily: Sterling Sharpe should be in the Hall of Fame

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide as he wrestles with the fact that the greatest wide receiver he ever witnessed wearing the Green and Gold remains on the outside looking in when it comes to Canton.

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relleum61's picture

June 30, 2022 at 08:16 pm

I watched a lot of Packer football during Sterling's tenure with the Pack. Bad Packer teams, good Packer teams, didn't matter...Sterling was the best weapon the Packers had and he dominated the league. If were a choice between Sterling and Adams, I would take Sterling. Yes, Sterling Sharpe should be in the HOF!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 01, 2022 at 08:08 am

Rell and Pack 88,
In agreement that Sharpe and Lofton were outstanding WR's. My two favorite WR's of all time with the Packers. I think you can say though Adam's is as good or very close to being as good. Be very interesting to see the numbers he puts up with the Raiders though. Adam's has had the extra advantage of Rodgers throwing to him his whole career vs Lofton and Sharpe.

I will say this though up until this point Adam's has been the better person off the field. Sharpe was surly and not approachable off the field (I can personally attest to that). Have any of you seen him back or involved with the GBP's? Lofton had his issues off the field that got him traded where he bounced around the league, otherwise I'm convinced his name would have been considered one of the top two or three WR's all time. We have been fortunate to have all three WR's.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 01, 2022 at 08:12 am

Will also add that Sterling Sharpe should be in HOF! No question!

The Packers and Favre became better once Sharpe was gone. I anticipate similar results with Adam's gone barring injuries to Rodger's and other core offensive players.

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hobowilly's picture

July 01, 2022 at 03:38 pm

Snot, you always tend to think in depth. Yes, we're going to miss Tae but what i find intriguing is how will Clemons/MLF/Rodgers distribute the 80% schemed for Adams? GB was 7-0 when Tae wasn't in the lineup these last 2/3 seasons and AR seemed to have played well without their special chemistry present for those wins.
I'm geered up to see what stats will be put up with the new WR's (especially the W's!!) Watkins/Watson. Like what effort Lazard always gives, Cobb is realiable and Amari better get it going. Fascinating to see how much someone like Amari will play in the preseason..you gotta know the 3 rookies will play a lot.

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Pack88's picture

June 30, 2022 at 08:41 pm

Sterling Sharpe and James Lofton were hands down the two best Packer Receivers I saw (60+ years of viewing) they did it different ways Lofton so smooth and graceful Sharpe all power and explosion but both absolutley hall of famers in my opinion. Don't get me wrong I have a long litany of Packer Receivers I loved in their time Boyd Dowler, Carrol Dale,Phillip Epps, Donald Driver, Antonio Freeman ,Jordy Nelson , Gregg Jennings and Davante but none of that illustrious group comes close to Lofton and Sharpe! They physically dominated opponents- Adams still has career to write but he is not yet on the plane w/ those two.
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mrtundra's picture

July 01, 2022 at 08:22 am

I can think of two Packers that irked me. TJ Rubely and Brandon Bostick. Enough said!

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Oppy's picture

July 01, 2022 at 12:35 pm

Sterling Sharpe clearly had all the talent to become a HOFer.

However, career-shortening injury limited his opportunity to carve out arguments in the form of receiving records (he was on pace to oust some of Jerry Rice's records), and unfortunately, because Sterling did not like to talk to reporters, he was labeled as difficult and unsavory by many of the sportswriters who watched him play and know his greatness on the field, but none the less will probably never give him a vote for HoF consideration because they felt personally slighted by him in the locker room, post game, or otherwise.

When the 'old guard' of reporters and sports writers endowed with HoF voting rights who have snubbed Sterling because they didn't care for his bedside manner are long gone, the reality is we will be left with young sportswriters with votes who never had the opportunity to watch Sterling Sharpe play the position and dominate defenses. That doesn't bode well for Sharpe's chances to ever get the nod from Canton.

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hobowilly's picture

July 01, 2022 at 03:58 pm

Oppy, i really appreciated your points here-it's reality. Pete Rose disqualified himself for what he did and how he handled it post career when he was given an opportunity to get back into the graces of the commissioner/ HOFdecision makers. As you well point out, post game tude players cause quite a few fans & beyond impressions that are hard to overcome. IMHO, i believe pro ballplayers need to learn how to navigate reporters and fans..it's part of the gig! I'll never get over Richard Sherman for example and then he cried foul the following week complaining folks were thinking he was a "thug", his words if i recall correctly. It's like a sportsmanship thing with me. I understand players are paid for what they do on the field, but they can still make an effort to be decent and hopefully humble about what they are blessed with.

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