People who don't think that Little should be in don't know what they are talking about. For example. John Henry Johnson, the ex-Niner and Steeler, was the 6th leading rusher when Little retired. Little was the 7th, just a few yards behind. Johnson is in the Hall. And, it took him 3-4 more seasons to get his yards than it took Little. Also, John was usually on teams that had more weapons. Floyd was the only option in Denver for most of his career. I think that you guys listen too much to the mainstream media, who unfairly bashes Denver and gives too many props to the Cheatriots, the New York teams, and the Cryboys. I would watch less ESPN if I were you.
BTW, next year it better be Gradishar's turn. He should have been in 15-18 years ago.
Hey, come on. While I think Gradishar belongs, when you make comments like you do it hurts your own credibility. Let's focus on Little. You take a fullback like John Henry Johnson and compare him to Little. Then you seem to ignore other facts that have been pointed out and then you go for the "Denver always gets cheated" line, which is tiresome.
I simply point out this about Little: If he gets in then what about Larry Brown, Chuck Foreman, Lawrence McCutcheon, Lydell Mitchell, Abner Haynes, Jim Nance, Cookie Gilchrist, Don Perkins, Dick Bass? If the bar is lowered for Little then you have to let others in who are similar.
Okay. Little had one 1,000 yard season. He average 3.9 yards a carry. He was All-AFL once and All-NFL once. So that's two seasons of "All-Pro". He had "All-Star considerations" in 6 seasons, a few of them second-team all-AFC.
Foreman: 2x All-Pro, 5 Pro Bowls and in 1974 and 1975 he had MVP-type honors, offensive player of the year and the like. He had three 1,000 yard seasons and caught passes like a demon. He had 76 TDs. He had a 3.8 yard average.
Larry Brown: 2X All-Pro, was the league MVP. He had 2 1,000 yard seasons and also a 3.8 yard average.
McCutcheon: 1X All-pro 5 Pro Bowls. Had 4 1,000 yard seasons. 4.3 yard average.
You see, you can get the point . . . look them up yourself and then honestly ask if Floyd Little were a San Diego Charger if you would have the same passion as you do since Little is a Bronco. Have you ever commented on how these others are getting screwed?
When you say "People who don't think that Little should be in don't know what they are talking about." on THIS board you are being offensive. You can disagree and you can make your case, but people here (for the most part) know what they are talking about. There is going to be disagreements but these are well informed football researchers and historians. This is not some place to have partisan discussions. What I see here is Rams fans who will tell you McCutcheon is not a Hall of Famer or Broncos fans who say Floyd Little is not a better candidate than Larry Brown or Chuck Foreman. What I see is Cowboy haters saying Drew Pearson deserves consideration for the Hall of Fame. I see Viking fans who love Jim Marshall for his leadership, his toughness say that he does not belong in the HOF since he was only a 2-time pro Bowler and never made 1st team All-Pro. So, when you take shots at those who disagree with you remember, these are guys with a lot of knowledge and who won't compare Little, a halfback ball carrier with fullback John Henry Johnson who spent most of his career blocking. Most of the poster here know better.
I don't want to criticize you too much, all of us have gotten emotional and posted things we regret (I know I have). But, let's keep this civil. Let's debate, discuss, post facts, let's disagree with vigor but without personal shots. How 'bout it?