New England Patriots coach Invoice Belichick made some fascinating feedback in regards to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame choice course of when he was requested in regards to the candidacies of Richard Seymour and Vince Wilfork.
Seymour was a finalist for the 2021 poll and Wilfork is on the poll for the primary time. Seymour was a three-time All-Professional and Tremendous Bowl champion with the Patriots. He retired after the 2012 season.
Wilfork was on the poll for the primary time this yr. He was a one-time All-Professional and a two-time Tremendous Bowl champion. He retired after the 2016 season.
Belichick stumped for each gamers throughout his press availability on Friday however referred to as out the choice course of.
“As I’ve stated earlier than, Corridor of Fame is out of my management, and since there’s no standards for the Corridor of Fame, it’s actually laborious to actually have a dialog about it as a result of it’s not primarily based on something,” Belichick stated. “It’s your opinion of an excellent participant, my opinion of an excellent participant, any individual else’s opinion of an excellent participant. I don’t know what meaning. Is it what number of years they performed? Is it All-Execs that they had? Is it what number of championships they received? Is it particular person stats? You may make it no matter you need to make it.
“If there’s no standards, you may make a case for everyone. In the end, the voters need to determine what they’re going to weigh.”
He referred to as Rodney Harrison among the best safeties he’s ever coached and is “completely” in his private corridor of fame.
The record of 125 potential nominees was diminished to 26 final week and it will likely be whittled down to fifteen finalists in January. Seymour was a semifinalist, Wilfork was not.