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since it's HOF weekend

why is it a guy like Chris Hanburger never gets a sniff nor a mention from any of the oldtimers groups?  Guy went to 9 (yes that's NINE) pro bowls and was the prototype coverage backer and yet  is never mentioned as being overlooked and instead we get someone like Charlie Sanders resurrected from the old school crew  Played for Lombardi and George Allen  4 1st team all pro selections, twice a 2nd team selection.  NFC defensive player of the year 1972.  Made pro bowl or all conference status every year from 66-76 with the exception of '71 due to injury.

If you want to examine his NFC contemporaries, there is Dick Butkis, Maxie Baughn, Chuck Howley and Tommy Nobis.  Now on various and sundry publications regarding HOF candidacy and such I've seen Howley and Nobis mentioned but never Chris or Baughn, yet in comparison, Chis has as many PB appearances as Baughn, but three more than Howley and Nobis, one less 1st team all pro mention than Howley (4 vs 5 and one of Howley's 1st team all pro mentions he wasn't elecvted to the pro bowl, go figure). 

Lets all remember that  the first half of Chris' career was spent in more or less obscurity because of the offensive prowess of the 'Skins and their lack of any  kind of D Line and relying upon Hanburger and the likes of Pat Fischer and Paul Krause to keep the games within reach.  Despite our defensive woes, Chris was still voted to the PB in 67, 68, 69, and 70 (When Lombardi was here), and kept going during Allen's tenure.

just sayin'


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