Buffalo Bills News, 2/3: Andre Reed's Long Hall Wait Continues

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Media and fans react to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed missing out on the Hall of Fame for the eighth time.

Andre Reed's Hall of Fame window closing? - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"But you have to wonder if Reed's chances are dwindling. After being turned down as a finalist seven times, it's clear the Hall of Fame committee views Reed as a very good receiver but not a Hall of Famer."

This is one of those articles that make me want to swear on this blog. Apparently James Walker thinks Lynn Swann, Mike Ditka, Jim Ringo, Don Maynard, Jack Youngblood, John Stallworth, Art Monk, Tom Mack, Paul Hornung, Carl Eller and Lynn Swann aren't Hall of Famers, too. All of those folks were elected after their eighth year of eligibility. Walker's headline is certainly valid, but to say that the Hall of Fame committee "doesn't view Reed as a Hall of Famer" is flat-out wrong. You can make the point that a large contingent of first-year eligible players will diminish the likelihood of Reed gaining enshrinement, because that's a valid argument.

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Andre Reed is hopeful of getting into Pro Football Hall of Fame - mcall.com
"He put it in perspective and said he wasn't real upset," Dion Reed said. "Obviously, he's disappointed. But he knows it's not the ultimate."

Inside The Bills | HOF voting for Reed again comes up short
Chris Brown goes through all the time Andre Reed has been a finalist, noting which wide receivers made the Hall of Fame that year.

Reed again denied entry into Pro Football Hall of Fame - The Buffalo News
"Cris Carter’s 130 career touchdown receptions ultimately pushed him ahead of Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed in the voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame."

Inside The Bills | The good & bad news about Reed’s chances
"With the logjam broken it would seem that Reed is the odds on favorite among receivers to advance the furthest next year. The bad news is even though a receiver has been taken out of the mix in Carter, another will be added next year as Marvin Harrison will be a first-year eligible."

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Simms’ Super Bowl show features Don Beebe, Leon Lett - BuffaloBills.com
Sometime from 1-2PM on CBS today, Beebe and Lett will be re-united.

Greg Connors’ Mixed Media: Beebe, Lett linked together forever - The Buffalo News
Beebe: "All they had to do was see me and divert me one step and I never" would have made the play. "But how they didn’t see me - it’s crazy. … You could call it faith-based or lining up with the stars or however you want to look at it. This play happened for a reason."

David Nelson declares knee will be 100 percent for training camp - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Nelson now calls the timing of his injury 'a blessing' because he is so far along in his recovery that the knee should be back to normal well in advance of training camp."

Walker's Fab 40 snubs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Marcell Dareus and Ryan Fitzpatrick just missed the cut.

Stevie goes off | Buffalo Wins
Stevie Johnson went OFF on Schopp and the Bulldog on Twitter. Agree or disagree, this is awesome.

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