Feb 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Andre Reed signs autographs during the Taste of the NFL at the New Orleans Convention Center prior to the Super Bowl XLVII. The Taste of the NFL is a non-profit organization dedicated to kicking hunger in America by rallying the countrys best chefs and the NFLs greatest to support hunger relief. Over the past 22 years, the Taste of the NFL has distributed more than $14 million to food banks through its national Super Bowl event called The Party with a Purpose. Additional funds are raised through local events held with teams in many NFL markets throughout the year. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Reed: A Member of the Final Fifteen?

Tonight at nine the NFL network will reveal its fifteen finalists for the 2014 Hall of Fame class. Andre Reed has been knocking on the door as of late but could this be his year?

A member of this Bills team for 15 years and looking at what he accomplished I’m wondering what else could he have done besides win a Super Bowl? Reed dominated when he played and still holds a lot of records within the organization today. They include: receptions 941, yards 13,095, touchdowns 86 and games played 221 to name a few. He is basically in the top five of almost every other category as well. A member of this team during the Super Bowl years it was a shame that they couldn’t pull one out. Something I often wondered was does this team make it that far without him? That’s something I hope this committee incorporates into their decision as to how valuable he was to an organization. This team really hasn’t had a guy like Andre since his departure and that as well I would think has to be brought up. I think it’s been hard to get receivers in lately as everyone’s seen but Reed has paid his dues.

I will be watching tonight to see what happens but I think he will be in the final fifteen. Do I think he gets in when it’s all said and done is a different story. I’d be pleased if he did make it as he’s been one of my favorite players of all time but I think it may be another year. Definitely hope I’m wrong but one thing is for sure he will get in eventually and he mirrors everything that a Hall of Famer should be.

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