EAFOX CHIEFS HALL OF FAME

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Having our own Chiefs Hall of Fame was an idea that I presented in a thread asking for suggestions for new material.  The vision was that we would have a yearly vote and add five members to our new Hall of Fame.  No one commented on the proposal so I decided to venture forward and start my own.  I will gladly step aside if those running Arrowhead Guys decide to turn this vision into a reality.  If not, I will add five more on every Presidents Day from here on.  When I meet my maker, I hope that someone will carry on this tradition.  This was a hard task and I know and hope that I will have many comments that put me in my place.  I am shooting for one hundred comments so the leaders here will decide that it is time to start an official Arrowhead Guys version.  Here we go and remember – only five make the hall.

  1. Patrick Mahomes – By far the youngest to make the Hall of Fame and that will surely be the main criticism of this pick.  In two seasons, he has a regular season MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and a Super Bowl win.  He has excited a fan base and made us believe.  He has broken every curse that we had to live with and the best is yet to come.  I have christened him the new GOAT.
  2. Tony Gonzalez – He is the best tight end to ever play the game.  Imagine his numbers if he played with any true franchise quarterback.  I think he would have passed Jerry Rice.  Tony seemed to disrespect Kansas City but watching his reaction as we won the Super Bowl tells me that, in his heart, he will always be a Chief.  He got this spot in a close competition with Derrick Thomas.
  3. Marty Schottenheimer – Probably a controversial pick as he is picked over Hank Stram and Andy Reid.  Hank had a loaded roster and Andy has Mahomes.  Marty won consistently with his best quarterback being 145 year old Joe Montana.  Marty took a team that had been terrible since the glory days and reinvigorated a community that belonged to the Royals at the time.
  4. Len Dawson – With all respect to Lenny, he was not the best player on the early teams but he was the leader and the quarterback that all others would be compared to until the arrival of Patrick Mahomes.  More importantly, Len stayed and became a Kansas City institution.  He would be the first one to argue for more players from his era being on this list and he is indeed correct.
  5. Lamar Hunt – The man who started it all with the AFL and the Dallas Texans.  Listen to all of the players and they will tell you what a class act he was.  Few franchises have had an owner who is even in the same stratosphere that Lamar is in.  How different would the NFL be without him?  It is truly a shame that he did not live to see the Lamar Hunt trophy hoisted at Arrowhead stadium.

Many great players have been omitted since the limit was five.  I am sure that I will be skewered but bring it on.  Help us make this fan post hit one hundred comments, especially if you want AG to have their own fan-voted version to make mine irrelevant.  If not, see you next Presidents Day.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
02/19/2020 9:42 pm

lamar hunt
len dawson
otis taylor
derrick thomas
hank stram

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Brylowman
Brylowman
02/19/2020 5:55 pm

For the inaugural vote you have to start with the 5 absolutely most important to the franchise. Of course with so many to choose from and sentiment differing from person to person who those 5 will be disputed mightily. Mine are: Lamar Hunt, Hank Stram, Len Dawson, Derrick Thomas, and Patrick Mahomes.

Berserker
Berserker
02/19/2020 4:42 pm

If you want a nomination that might be controversial, then I’ll give you Carl Peterson. His faults are well known, but he deserves at least as much credit as Marty for re-building the franchise. What Marty did for the team on the field, Peterson did for every other aspect of the franchise. The legendary fan support that the Chiefs are famous for, Peterson is responsible for creating or re-creating a lot of that.

CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Berserker
02/19/2020 5:41 pm

Peterson was a very beloved member of the KC community up until the end. I even saw him on a YouTube feed celebrating the Superbowl victory downtown a couple weeks ago.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
02/19/2020 4:20 pm

Only 5? Man… I’ll make it a little easier by doing Players only.
Dawson
Lanier
Taylor
Mahomes
Charles

The only maybe on the list is Mahomes, but you can’t do what he’s done in two years as a starter and not get on. The only NFL MVP in franchise history? That alone puts him in.

StramtoReid
StramtoReid
Reply to  NovaChiefs
02/19/2020 5:06 pm

I’m not going to your guys HOF,, the first year it is open, with only 5 players. You guys will be out of business in one year.

Jdklks
Jdklks
Reply to  NovaChiefs
02/19/2020 6:22 pm

Charles over DT?! Nah.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Jdklks
02/19/2020 6:31 pm

Yep.

Savagerider
Savagerider
02/19/2020 4:01 pm

So I will probably get bashed for this but please read it all the way through. I dont think we could put Joe Delaney in on the first go around due to career being so short unfortunately. what I believe is that if we are going to do a hall of fame each year for our chiefs we should and could honor Joe Delaney. we should do our own interpretation of the Walter peyton man of the year Based on same criteria or set our own standards such as community work, self sacrifice ect but we call it the Joe Delaney player of the year to honor him and his sacrifice he made.

StramtoReid
StramtoReid
02/19/2020 3:52 pm

In my Chiefs hall of fame I don’t have a top 5, because each era had different rules. If Otis Taylor played in Tony G’s era, he could have more yards than Tony G, in less years. If Kelce played in Tony G era where you couldn’t go across the middle without getting smashed, he could of had less yards.

Willie Lanier, Buck Buchanan, and Bobby Bell went against O-lineman using the chicken wing blocking technique, that ran the ball more. D.T. was kind of a one trick pony who could dominate a game rushing the passer. D.T. was going against O-lineman, who can grab a jersey as long as they grab the inside of the jersey.

We learned from the Super Bowl, PM15 isn’t perfect when he is getting hit everytime he throws the ball. Welcome to Len Dawson’s era, in that era, they might punch you in the stomach when your in the pile.

I really like how the NFL did the 100 best players, my HOF would be the same way, except Lamar Hunt is King. I just couldn’t do a top 5, sorry!

QB- PM15 & Lenny the cool
Receivers- T.E. – Taylor, T.G , Kelce
Defensive line-Buchanan, Bell, Lanier, and D .T.
RB- Priest, Charles
Oline- Tyrer, Budde, Alt, Roaf, Schwartz

Punters- Top 100 all Century team J.Wilson, Dustin Colquit who is responsible for the 49ers not taking a time out before the half in the SB.

Kick or punt returner- Dante Hall, Tyreek
Kicker Jan Stenerud
Secondary- Robinson, Thomas

Coaches- Todd Haley , sorry, he is in my Hall of shame, with Scott Pioli

NobodyLikesDonkys
NobodyLikesDonkys
02/19/2020 3:42 pm

Lamar Hunt
Lenny Dawson
Joe Delaney
Derrick Thomas
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MasterChief
MasterChief
02/19/2020 3:29 pm

My Inauguratory 5:

1. Lamar Hunt
2. Len Dawson
3. Otis Taylor
4. Hank Stram
5. Emmitt Thomas

Because we have so many greats, my first 5 will all be from the 1969 team. So many more deserve to be on this list.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  MasterChief
02/19/2020 4:29 pm

I had to stop at 3, just to get some others on, but I’m good with this list. I’d add The big 3 LB’s, too. Left Bell & Lynch off & wasn’t happy about it

Jdklks
Jdklks
02/19/2020 2:23 pm

I have no problem with including current players and coaches, but, uhh, DT is definitely in the first five.

upamtn
02/19/2020 1:45 pm

I thought the Chiefs had a “Ring of Honor” de facto HoF …

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  upamtn
02/19/2020 1:50 pm

There is actually even a Chiefs Hall of Fame in Arrowhead Stadium. But we know better than them, so our list will be better.

Z00keeper
Z00keeper
Reply to  Severely Concussed
02/19/2020 6:16 pm

True, but the Chiefs HOF has more than five people in it, so it has to be bullshit.
https://www.chiefs.com/team/halloffame/1970s

Savagerider
Savagerider
02/19/2020 12:05 pm

1. Lamar Hunt (without him no chiefs no todays NFL)
2. Derrick Thomas (everyone feared and honors)
3. Tony Gonzalez ( best TE to ever do it)
4. Will Shields (our greatest lineman ever)
5. Marty ( bright relevancy and winning back to chiefs)

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
02/19/2020 10:15 am

Id remove current players/coaches from consideration or apply a rule that they are not eligible until 10(?) years after they first started with the organization.

Id also split the selection between pre 1985 and post 1985. While not taking away from the old AFL guys, I just never watched them.

So with that criteria heres my post 1985 list:
1. Derrick Thomas
2. Tony Gonzalez
3. Marty
4. Carl Petersen
5. Will Shields

sydenham
sydenham
02/19/2020 9:46 am

Lamar Hunt
Derrick Thomas
Priest Holmes
Will Shields
Otis Taylor

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
02/19/2020 8:30 am

1. Lamar Hunt
2. Derrick Thomas
3. Tony Gonzalez
4. Len Dawson
5. Joe Delaney

Dave
Reply to  Severely Concussed
02/19/2020 8:38 am

I think this list most closely resembles my thoughts

Dave
Reply to  Severely Concussed
02/19/2020 8:39 am

Delaney deserves to be recognized

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  EAFOX
02/19/2020 1:31 pm

Anybody that is in the human being hall of fame is a first ballot Chiefs hall of famer to me.

CHIEFSandSABRES
02/18/2020 9:28 pm

Nice list. And just an FYI, I personally compiled the list of suggestions from that OT, wrote them down and submitted them in the admin chat room.
Nice list by the way.
Mine would be:
1. Derrick Thomas
2. Patrick Mahomes
3. Len Dawson
4. Priest Holmes
5. Will Shields

CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  EAFOX
02/19/2020 5:48 am

I met Will Shields in Lawton Oklahoma in 2009. Great guy.

sydenham
sydenham
Reply to  EAFOX
02/17/2020 1:36 pm

Don’t know where to start, so much could be said, just don’t beat yourself up over this, you took the initiative and the rest of us are relegated to wannabes. I do question a couple of your first five selections but there’s so many to choose from. I do think DT needs to be in the top 5.

Dave
Reply to  EAFOX
02/19/2020 10:58 am

We are putting our heads together to see how we could format it the best way. This was a damn good idea!

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