By Derek Lofland
There isn’t too much to complain about with the 2009 HOF's results.
Two of my Top-10 Snubs made it in: G Randall McDaniel and LB Derrick Thomas. They were my No. 2 and 3 snubs.
Bruce Smith and Rod Woodson were eligible for the Hall for the first time this year. Both were easily first ballot Hall of Famers.
I’m very happy Ralph Wilson made the Hall of Fame. Ralph Wilson deserved to be there a long time ago and is 90 years old.
While he is in great health, it would be unfortunate if they kept putting off his induction and he were to pass away before he received this long overdue and well deserved honor.
There are two players I’m struggling with.
What did Chris Carter do to piss off the Hall of Fame voters? When he retired, I assumed he would be a first ballot Hall of Famer. For him to be passed over twice is a complete shock to me.
Chris Carter is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection. Those selections were all made consecutively from 1993-2000. He is a two-time All-Pro first team selection. He is a member of the 1990s All-Decade team, an honor voted on by the Hall of Fame voters.