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Wilfork retiring?

BeachCanes

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What does the HOF look like for these gap eating NT's? Dude was so important to those Pats D but I'm not sure the hall is in his future.
 

OldhamA

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2 Superbowls, 5 Pro Bowls, 1 1st team All-Pro, 3 2nd team All Pro.

I mean if that's not a HOFer then I don't know what is.
 

Paranos

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Vince gave us a lot memories over the years.

[video=youtube_share;3qyM44g7G_w]https://youtu.be/3qyM44g7G_w[/video]

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Paranos

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Old school Vince!

[video=youtube_share;R89LAVsbXVQ]https://youtu.be/R89LAVsbXVQ[/video]

One of my favorite all time canes, if he does retire thanks for the memory big Vince you definitely eraned the time with family.

[video=youtube_share;H9WVhQjtorQ]https://youtu.be/H9WVhQjtorQ[/video]
 
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INCaneFan

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One heck of a nice dude too. He was in college at least. The widest guy I've ever been around, just broad.
 
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Dan Dierdorf once said if there was ever point in your career that you were the unquestioned best at your position for three years or more than that qualifies you as a Hall of Famer. Wilfork just might be the best NG/NT that ever played and this isn't a situation like Ray Guy where he was only on the field for a few plays. If being the best in the history of your position doesn't qualify for the Hall of Fame, I don't know what does.
 
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L A M P

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Most underrated part of Wilfork is his ability to stay on the field. Dude plays perhaps the most physical position in football (double teams most plays) & only had 1 season were he missed substantial time. GOAT
 

Awsi Dooger

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Doubtful. Extremely difficult position to be voted into the Hall of Fame. Not many defensive tackles are included compared to other line positions, and many of the ones listed as defensive tackles were actually combo defensive tackles/defensive ends. I'm not aware of anyone with Wilfork's playing style who is in the Hall of Fame. The voters prefer playmakers, the disruptive defensive tackles instead of the space eaters. I'm not saying that's proper. That's the way it is.

Wilfork doesn't fit the typical blueprint for a Hall of Famer. He has numerous second team All Pro nods and not enough first team selections. He did not make first or second team All-Decade 2000s.

Here is a link to a Hall of Fame discussion site. Not many borderline defensive tackles even make the finalist lists, let alone selection to the Hall itself:

Who is the best DT not in the Hall of Fame? - Talk Of Fame Radio
 
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