There has been a lot of high praise for the career of now former Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman since it was announced on Tuesday that he had been released by the team. Both Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com and our own Brian Galliford called Moorman an eventual Wall of Famer yesterday - but do you agree?
Moorman certainly has the stats to back up his claim to a spot. He leads team annals in punts (862), punting yards (37,859), long punt (84 yards), yards per punt (43.9), and net yards per punt (37.6). He blows the competition away, in fact. He was named the punter on the team's 50th anniversary team, twice named the AFC's punter in the Pro Bowl, and the second-team All-Decade punter in the NFL during the 2000s. His 179 games played in Buffalo stands sixth in team history, and of the five players ahead of him on that list, only one is not on the team's Wall of Fame.
The question still needs to be asked, though: should a punter be a member of any team's Wall of Fame?
Buffalo does have one special teamer on their roster in the form of Steve Tasker. There has also been some talk that all-time points leader Steve Christie will be enshrined eventually. Let's not forget, either, that Moorman was perhaps the best player on the squad for several seasons (which isn't an indictment of Moorman as much as the team itself). Anecdotally, he has to be the most popular punter within a specific fan base around the league. I don't see any other punter jerseys for sale.
It's your turn to answer, Bills fans. Should Moorman be added to the Bills Wall of Fame?