Will Shields will get there sooner rather than later, i have to believe that, i would take him over Allen eight days a week, he wasnt a huge grizzly bear but his superb technique allowed him to dominate much bigger men, a fact that should have been recognized by the Hall.
His only flaw was being unlucky enough to play for a lot of bad to solid but inherently flawed Chiefs teams that were never nearly as glamorous and hyped as "Merica's" favorite team.
The most important thing is that WE know what a dominant blessing of a rock he was in KC.
Sapp? cant really say what hasnt already been said, it is completely undeserved at this point.
Bettis? i gotta admit it, i'm a HUGE fan... LOVE the way he played ball, LOVED the fact that he was such a classy, team guy every step of the way. I totally disagree with the Eddie George comparison, he NEVER took a defenses heart and fired up his team in the same way as Bettis, not even CLOSE. Jerome routinely CRUSHED other teams star defenders, clowned them... yeah, you can argue some of the stats against other guys... but Bettis deserves to be there, he was a genuine force his entire career and was always pure class.