I've made my thoughts known on potential Bucs Hall of Famers around here before -- I've said Brooks and Sapp were locks, Lynch was likely in, but it would take quite a long time and Barber/Rice had a lot of work to do. After this year, I would say it would be very difficult for anybody to argue against Brooks (some here have said before he was on the fence) while even I acknowledge Sapp isn't exactly helping his cause. I don't feel like talking about Sapp right now, more interested in Lynch because I believe he's gone from potentially out to likely in with his play the past two years. When he left Tampa, he was a slow, plodding player who no longer fit in a defense that demanded its strong safety to get deep and keep up with the game's wideouts. Now I haven't seen much of his games in Denver, but from what I've read, his play this year was superb, and he's a perfect fit with the Broncos, who allow him to come up and play in a more pseudo-linebacker/safety role. From what I understand, they are really doing a great job of hiding his lack of speed. Here he sits on the verge of a second Super Bowl berth, added another Pro Bowl to his resume this year and has really been one of the game's best safeties. He's been named to the NFL All-Pro team three times. My thinking is if the Broncos win the SB this year, he's has a great shot of getting in.
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