Warner does not make Hall of Fame

Posted by Darren Urban on February 6, 2016 – 8:08 pm

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner again reached the final 10 of Hall of Fame finalists, but for a second straight year he was not voted for the sport’s highest individual honor. The five modern day inductees were quarterback Brett Favre, tackle Orlando Pace, coach Tony Dungy, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and linebacker Kevin Greene. (Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was elected as a contributor and quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel were put in through the seniors committee.)

Warner is going to get in at some point. That seems inevitable.

Quarterback Carson Palmer did win the FedEx Air Player of the Year award, which was announced earlier Saturday, but the Cards didn’t capture anything during Saturday night’s NFL Honors ceremony. Palmer was second to Chiefs safety Eric Berry for Comeback Player of the Year (Berry came back after battling cancer in 2014). Palmer also got a vote for MVP, as did Tom Brady, although Cam Newton won the award by getting the other 48 votes. Former Cardinal Anquan Boldin, now with the 49ers, was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year.

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24 Responses to “Warner does not make Hall of Fame”

  1. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Feb 6, 2016 | Reply

    2017 will be the year for Kurt. Having Favre inducted this year didn’t help Kurt’s chances as Favre was one-of-a-kind. Kurt will be the best QB on the short list next year.

  2. By Chuck 1 on Feb 6, 2016 | Reply

    Well, Kurt might not get elected.
    How much of an injustice will that be???

  3. By atalkbehinddoors on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Congrats to Palmer. Hang in there, Kurt. Your turn is coming.

  4. By Michael on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Why was Dungy chosen so soon? He had a strong defense in Tampa but no semblance of offense, and couldn’t even get them to the super bowl, much less a win. And his one super bowl win came against arguably the weakest super bowl opponent ever, a rex grossman led Bears team (while he had peyton at his peak)

    Meanwhile, tom floreshas won 2 superbowls as has George seifert and Jimmy Johnson while coaches like bill cowher,Dick vermail and mike holmgren have yet to find their way to the hall despite running dominating teams for multiple.e seasons and have all won a super bowl as well

    Sorry, I just don’t get it.

  5. By Dr. G. on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    If character and citizenship were the parameters for qualification, Kurt would have qualified before he quit playing. ((I know, 5 yrs)) This is a man that wears his sterling integrity on both sleeves…

  6. By BIGAL on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    I’m w/u By Michael…you took the words right out of my mouth…I mean a nice guy,
    a good guy, a good coach but HOFame Coach??? And w/all the guys you mentioned still out there??? Makes noo sense at all…Not to mention, Jon Gruden took that TB defensive team over and in one season won the SB w/that same team…I hope this is not what kept Kurt out… this is a huge mistake.

  7. By Cardinal's Chick on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    I’m not surprised by the finalist. Nor am I surprise that Kurt Warner didn’t make it this year. I am thinking next year will be his year. It is good to know that Carson Palmer received some recognition this year. 2015 Cardinal’s and 2014 Cardinal’s are night and day…with the big difference being Carson Palmer. Last but not least, if it wasn’t going to be Patrick Peterson, then I am very happy to see that Anquan won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. He more than deserves it.

    With that, I am looking forward to next season already…but first let’s see what the draft and FA brings us.

  8. By texascard on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Class. Character. Talent. Overachiever. Great guy with a great story. He changed the culture. And had the officials called Harrison properly down at the one yard line then I think he might have another Super Bowl title. He should get in. The sooner the better.

  9. By Richard S on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    It was good to see Kenny Stabler get in. Back in Missouri, the morning game playing in the NFC East would be the Cardinals and in the afternoon we would watch the Raiders. In the fraternity Sunday was dress up day to eat lunch and then afterwards run to the TV set to determine if the Cardinals or the Chiefs would be the one to watch. Half the house was from the KC area and half the St. Louis area and whoever got to the TV set first got to pick the game in the non-quiet area of the house. In the quiet sleeping/ studying area, I finally got an old black and white TV and had my friend an electrical genius, hook it up with headphones that deadened the sound so I could watch the Cardinal game along with other fans if the Chief’s fans got to the TV set first.

  10. By dan on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Tony Dungy? LOL! What did he do other than ride the coattails of Manning?

  11. By Scott H on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Geez….been a lousy few weeks for Cards fans. And St Louis fans. Neither gets to see their former QB go in the HOF….one lost a conf title game ( badly )….and the other lost their football team ( for the 2nd time ).

  12. By georgiebird on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    To this point, Cards defense has cost Kurt the HOF. A SB win in XLIII would have made Kurt a no brainer.

  13. By D on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Kony Ealy or Troy Niklas 2014 draft…

  14. By red2616 on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    georgiebird AND New Hi-Def imaging shows that the Steelers last TD catch was not a catch in Super Bowl XLIII. Holmes’ right foot was on the back of his left foot and never touched the ground while he was touching the Football. You can’t see any green on the yellow. Yes it was touching as he was reaching but not when he had possession. Wasn’t close. Notice they don’t show it all in one motion his feet and hands in one image on ESPN or NFL Network anymore. So the Cardinals actually WON that Super Bowl.
    So yes, Kurt would have gotten in with 2 SB. I think he should have last year. Favre could have waited after a year after all that demanding a trade to Jets to get to the Viking to get back at the packers for making him who is is I mean making him compete with Aaron Rodgers. Plus the Masseuse, showing his junk via text, Painkiller Addiction, etc. I know that is off field but still. He isn’t a God. Don’t get me wrong I like Favre as a player but the person isn’t perfect. Warner on the other hand I like as a Player and is an Eagle Scout as a person.

  15. By clssylssy on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    Wow…very disheartening that the NFL doesn’t value character and the complete player more than their own politics and quotas. With three QBs in this class, you knew somebody was going to be odd man out. Favre was a given,Stabler was long overdue, and while Kurt SHOULD represent what the NFL says it wants to symbolize (elite play,leadership,contribution to the continued elevation of the sport), it would seem that nice guys sometimes do finish last when marketing and money are a priority. He Will get there and I don’t see this in any way an indictment towards him personally as overall his qualifications were better than some others and the non players. I wasn’t surprised at Dungy because of him being an NFL sports analyst, but was floored at the inclusion of Eddie DeBartlo and his rather shady exit from the scene–kinda on a worse note than Pete Rose and baseball!
    Was glad to see Carson Palmer recognized, thought Tyrann Mathieu should have been chosen over JJ Watt, but happy for Anquan being the Walter Payton Man of the Year, thought Charles Woodson an excellent choice for the Rooney Award.
    Next year I would hope the Honors aren’t cheapened again by social media…but again it’s all about marketing and more bang for the buck$$$ 🙄

  16. By Marlin on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    Dungy? Gimme a break.

  17. By Scott H on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    On to other things….first, I am glad the Panthers lost. And I am very happy for the Broncos. Yesterday played out perfect for them – their D was DOMINANT, the running game was solid, and Peyton….well, Peyton just stayed out of the way. He did enough without really doing much at all. Very happy to see him go out with a SB win. And now he NEEDS to do the right thing and walk away. His arm is shot. He can’t do this anymore. End of story.

    One thought I have is this – looking at the way Denver’s D played yesterday, if THAT is the level of defense that would be needed to beat the Panthers, then we ( the Cardinals ) weren’t even close. Not even close. For that matter, neither were the Seahawks.

    So glad Derek Anderson and and Tedd Ginn will NOT be wearing SB rings. All seems right with the world.

    And Cam Newton needs to grow up. Period. He is a heck of a QB and an amazing physical specimen. But in both victory and defeat, he acts like a little boy. This is a man’s game. Grow up, Cam. You want to dance and dab and take selfies on the sidelines when your team is winning? Fine. Then, be at least as gracious when you lose. Be a pro. Again, grow up. No sympathy for him at all. He had this coming. This was the universe answering Cam Newton.

  18. By C on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    Darren, do you know if the vets committee pick of Stabler eats up one of the “normal” spots for the HOF? Shame the Snake had to get in posthumously, but that’s a debate for another time.

  19. By Darren Urban on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    C —

    RE: Stabler

    No it does not eat up a “normal” spot.

  20. By BIGAL on Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

    Well put By Scott H… yeah it sure seems were still a ways off particularly in pass
    rush and our own pass protection…as By D posted sure wanted to have
    taken Koni Ealy instead of Troy Niklas 2014 draft…last night made it even more apparent as we didn’t get any pressure on Cam in the NFC Championship game.

    And as for Cam…he is soo freakishly talented that yes he’s a spoiled little boy…last night reminded me of the same guy I saw just a few years ago getting spanked by a really good then Championship Giants team on a Thurs night game…so he put a towel over his head and went and sat at the end of the bench
    all by himself……Did you see his interview last night??? I believe a reporter was trying to get him to open up and he led Cam with “the Broncos were just here two years ago and got beat ‘really bad’ by Seattle…”and before the reporter could get to the real question, Cam snapped back with “So” like “soo what do I care?” I was
    just like wow…he’s got a ways to grow up???

    Enough of that, the blueprint is there, we had a great season all in all…we have a great young Running Back…now, refine that O-Line…is there a pro-bowl center in this draft? Get inside Okafors head and find a fast young pass rusher…another
    CB and a safety for insurance…and on to camp. Draft Well…

  21. By Kevin S Mesa on Feb 9, 2016 | Reply

    Scott H and BigAl —

    Yes, we don’t have Denver’s defense. But they don’t have our offense either. They were 19th in total offense and scored more than 8 points per game less than we did. We don’t need the #1 defense in the league to beat Carolina. We just need some semblance of a pass rush so that Newton doesn’t have enough time to call his mom while dropping back to pass. And then on offense, we need Palmer to not have a hurt finger and to throw like he did for the first 15 games of the season instead of the last 3.

    People overreact to individual games. After Carolina blew us out, the story line was all about how they (Newton in particular) looked unstoppable. Then they went out and played poorly against Denver and suddenly articles are popping up all over the Net about all the things Carolina needs to do to get over the hump because of all the “weaknesses” exposed in the Super Bowl. Huh? You go from being the best team in football to having all these “weaknesses” because of one game? You can look at the stats of that game and say that Carolina actually outplayed Denver in many ways. As great as Denver’s defense was, look at Carolina’s — Denver didn’t even break 200 total yards and had only 11 first downs. The main difference in the game was where Carolina’s turnovers occurred vs. when Denver’s occurred.

  22. By Scott H on Feb 10, 2016 | Reply

    Kevin –

    I disagree 100%. We DO need a much improved defense. Yeah, the mere return of the Honey Badger gives us a lot back that we lost when we lost him. But don’t kid yourself. We are a below average team when it comes to getting a pass rush from….anywhere! But I know you know that.

    As is often the case, we have different views. Here’s mine. Carolina spent 15 of 16 weeks in the regular season and 2 of 3 games in the post-season being un-stoppable on offense. Un-stoppable. If I missed the games where they WERE stopped, let me know. When were they stopped? They were stopped by the defense that was able to get serious pressure on their QB, rattle him, and progressively take him out of his game. They lost virtually NO games by being out-scored by better offenses.

    Also, you say Denver didn’t have our offense. OK. Go back a mere 2 seasons. Denver DID have our offense and more that year. And they rode it all the way to the SB – where they were TOTALLY shut down by the best defense in the laegue at that time. They set records during the regular season. Scored 8 points in the SB.

    In a league that has become so QB-driven, it is the elite defenses that seem to be winning the SB’s recently. And, yes, you are right – turnovers mean everything.

    And while you and I – and maybe many others – may believe that Palmer’s finger WAS an issue that affected his performance, the team continues to deny it. The head coach continues to deny it. Palmer continues to deny it. OK. Now what??? Are we to believe that Palmer just went from so good to so bad, just like that???

  23. By BIGAL on Feb 11, 2016 | Reply

    Kevin S Mesa
    I get what yer saying regarding to “people overreacting to individual games” just
    compare our week 16 game to our week 19 game both vs GB…in week 16 we had 9 sacks…GB’s O-line was hurting and we smoked them…Just four weeks later we had only one sack and barely won…both games at our home…So there’s an example just for you, of comparing individual games…Now please define “some semblance of a pass rush” for me…on the season the Cards for all their scheming on Defense accumulated a very modest 36 sacks on the season…
    if you take away the first GB game, 9 sacks… that leaves 27 sacks in fifteen games, less than 2/game and yet we had leads in many games, some were large leads in fact, only to barely hold on in the end…ie games like Cinci, Minnesota, at Seattle…I believe we have a good secondary…however, it does get exposed…we have a strong safety playing middle linebacker…and he does a hell of a job 30-50lbs less than almost all others…our other starting middle linebacker is really too slow to play on passing downs gets exposed…We need a major speed pass rusher…actually we need more than one…Take a look at what Denver does… When Von Miller comes out, Shane Ray goes in…when D Ware comes out Shaquil Barrett goes in…those two 2nd’s, could start for just about anybody in the league…that’s speed pass rush depth.

    Last two thoughts in regards to above…does anyone on here know exactly what/how Alex Okafor injured himself??? BA seemed quite upset??? And last, does anyone know why we never got to see Shaq Riddick this year???

  24. By Chuck grymko on Jul 10, 2016 | Reply

    Dang if you replay that super bowl Two of the Steelers scores are reversed Harrison and the out of bounds last touchdown Kurt and Larry Fitzgerald scorched the Steel Curtain so Kurt DID WIN TWO Super Bowls plus Pats got lucky and likely cheated in their ” win” against the Rams. Vermeil stays with the Rams Kurt most likely would have had a three peat with the Greatest Show on Turf but he made beyond a comeback with the Cardnals WE WERE SPOILEd. to have such a good athlete with such Superior character Kurt Warner and Larry Fitgerald for President in 2020!!

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