Aeneas doesn’t make Hall of Fame – yet

Posted by Darren Urban on February 4, 2012 – 4:24 pm

Former Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams made it to the Hall of Fame’s final list of 10, but he was not elected in the end to Canton. It’s not a surprise. The fact Williams did make the final 10 in his first year as a finalist does bode well for the future, although with the Hall, there’s no way to know exactly how long the wait will be — or even if the wait for sure will ever end.

The 2012 Hall of Fame class included running back Curtis Martin, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, center Dermontti Dawson, tackle Willie Roaf, running backs Curtis Martin, defensive end Chris Doleman and senior committee pick Jack Butler, a one-time cornerback.

The Cardinals’ beat writer for the Arizona Republic, Kent Somers, was the presenter for Aeneas in the voting room and is Arizona’s voter. He tweeted out this message: “Aeneas Williams did not make the final 5. Think he’ll be there in the future, however.” Given that Kent will have a pulse of what happens in the voting realm, that would seem to be a good sign.

(Kent, by the way, blogged about his thoughts and ballots during the Hall meeting today.)

This is going to be a yearly blog post, methinks. Would be interesting if it turned out Williams and Kurt Warner ended up in the same Hall class.

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15 Responses to “Aeneas doesn’t make Hall of Fame – yet”

  1. By Paul H on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    If Kurt and Aeneas do make it to the Hall in the same year, that would be a great reason to schedule the Cards in the Hall Of Fame game that same year. I would think a lot of Cardinal Fans would make that trip. St Louis fans would too for that matter. The Arizona Cardinals have never played in that game.

  2. By riwjr on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    boo to the voters

  3. By in fitz we trust on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    what a rip off, its cuz hes a cardinal

  4. By Scott H on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    Next year, perhaps. Better late than never. And bottom line? Aeneas Williams doesn’t have to make the HOF to keep that special place in my Cardinal red heart that he has always held.. He’ll always be one of the best ever, regardless.

  5. By georgiebird on Feb 4, 2012 | Reply

    Aeneas was a pretty good player on some bad teams. It will be tough for him to get into the HOF- his years with the Rams may help.
    Look at the lack of respect Roy Green gets because he didn’t play in the big games. There was no one better than Roy Green in his best years.

  6. By dan on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Cortez Kennedy? What a joke. Aeneas should have been voted in instead of that lump.

  7. By Andrew Ritze on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Aeneas Williams is a legend. He has a place waiting for him in the Hall of Fame. It is not surprising that he was not admitted in his first year of eligibility. First year induction is not the norm. He was a great player to watch over the years who showed great athletic ability and leadership in every game.

  8. By azfancolo on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Next year for sure, that would be awesome if williams and warner go in at the same time.

  9. By Chuck 1 on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Off topic, but, I agree with those fans who think that the Bidwill’s money would be better spent on signing Campbell and OL Free Agents than signing Peyton Manning (if he’s even allegedly healthy and available).

  10. By Peter in Canada on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    This is a travesty. Definitely for part of his career and arguably for all of his career, he was the best at his position. How many of the five named can make the same statement?

    The HOF is biased in favour of offensive players and when it comes to defence sacks seem to take precedence over coverage.

  11. By Fitz4Mtrushmore on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not shocked Aeneas didn’t make it in…all because he played for us!!! In due time but IMO a better OVERALL CB that Neon Peon ever thought about!!!

  12. By John on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    This is a mediocre hall of fame class. Reed, carter, williams, and parcells deserve to go in before all these guys.

  13. By Loser on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Aeneas will always be first round in My Big Red Hall of Fame!!!!…. They are just hating on him because he was responsible for the hit that unintentionally ended up being the last of Steve Young’s concussion filled career. He was a great player and was/is a good Christian example, just like Kurt. I’ll never forget him signing my ball at training camp in 2000 with a bible verse underneath it instead of his number like most everybody else. He also led more than one prayer circle after practice. He was a good example in a league that is filled with folks that hate on that kinda thing but you’ll see em on the sideline with there heads bowed, holding hands when the battle is down to the last seconds and they need a miracle. “ain’t no atheists in foxholes” LOL. I have Tillman’s sig on that ball, too, pretty ironic, actually, I got to walk and talk with him alone for a little while when he was going from the practice field to the Walkup Dome, cutting across right there through the trees. We talked about both growing up in the bay area, and I asked him if he was gonna get to return punts because that’s what I was watching him do right before practice ended. He said “maybe if one gets shanked my way, otherwise..” and we both laughed at the same time. Funny thing was he was actually pretty good at it he even broke one for what would have been a TD if they hadn’t just blown it dead. He didn’t have to take the time out to talk (to a dude that for all he knew coulda been a stalker) but he did. When is he gonna go in the Hall? Probably never but that guy was a genuine Hall of Fame person and always will be in my book. @georgiebird yeah pretty good players on bad teams, and you call yourself a Cards fan? That is pretty much the story EVERY year. What has Fitz been the last few years he is AMAZING but he didn’t get to have a single NATIONALLY TELEVISED GAME this past season because of how terrible the rest of the team was. He WILL and WANTS to be a Cardinal for his ENTIRE CAREER. You don’t find that anymore. Players like these are what make me proud to be a Big Red fan. Damn, I rarely even refer to them as the “Cardinals”. They are “My Beloved Big Red”…. All of them #1 in My Heart’s Hall of Fame…well said @Scott H.

  14. By cards62 on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Aeneas will make it my fellow fans so keep the faith. Aeneas is to good a CB not to get in, and it is such a hard position to play.
    Biggest surprise to me was not one of the three wide receivers not being chosen. All 3 were beast especially Chris Carter and TIm Brown.

    Go Cards!

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