John McClain writes for the Houston Chronicle and is a long-time voter on the Hall of Fame committee. He is often quoted by other Hall of Fame voters, so he must command some respect in the room. He indicated in an e-mail that he supports Art Monk for the Hall.
February 4, 2006
By ripping up racial stereotypes and opposing defenses, Warren Moon has positioned himself for a spot in Canton
A LOOK AT THE HALL CONTENDERS
There are 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
QB TROY AIKMAN
Three Super Bowls in four seasons should guarantee enshrinement.
DE REGGIE WHITE
The greatest defensive lineman in history was a phenomenal pass rusher.
G RUSS GRIMM
A terrific Hog who was one of Washington’s best offensive linemen ever.
DE CLAUDE HUMPHREY
An underrated and respected pass rusher who played on a lot of bad teams.
DE L.C. GREENWOOD
One of the best players on four Super Bowl winners can’t get over this hump.
On the bubble
QB WARREN MOON
Among the greatest passers in history but didn’t play in a Super Bowl.
RB THURMAN THOMAS
Eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and four Super Bowls.
WR MICHAEL IRVIN
The best receiver and team leader on three Cowboys Super Bowl winners.
OT RAYFIELD WRIGHT
Tom Landry called him the best offensive lineman in franchise history.
COACH JOHN MADDEN
His .759 winning percentage is best for coaches with 100 victories.
WR ART MONK
Three-time Super Bowl winner retired as leading receiver in Redskins history.
LB HARRY CARSON
The second-best defensive player on a two-time Super Bowl champion.
T/G BOB KUECHENBERG
A versatile offensive lineman who excelled for two Super Bowl teams.
OT GARY ZIMMERMAN
Earned recognition on two All-Decade teams and two Super Bowl rings.
OLB DERRICK THOMAS
One of NFL’s most explosive and feared pass rushers.