The NFL has released the prospects to make the All NFL-100 Team. Each week a team of analysts, former players, and coaches trawl through the archives to create the greatest ever team accumulated from the century of the NFL’s existence.
This isn’t the first article I’ve written about the Bucs being snubbed from the All-100 Team, and when I wrote previously about this, I warned Bucs fans to be prepared for the lack of love. So far, we have seen two of the greats in Selmon and Brooks be selected, but Warren Sapp ignored. Much to the surprise of Derrick Brooks.
This time around it’s the turn of the secondary, the defensive backs, the safeties, and the cornerbacks…
Now after the fanfare, we return to reality. No Barber, who is the only player in the NFL to ever record 28 sacks and 47 interceptions. That’s a fairly huge snub. No Lynch either? A player who was a premier safety in the league in Tampa and Denver. A finalist for the Hall of Fame this year. A Super Bowl winner. A current successful GM in San Francisco, so obscurity is not an excuse.
An argument could be made for Donnie Abraham, who in 92 games recorded 31 picks along with 2 forced fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries.
Looking over the list of nominees, it cannot be denied that they are some of the greatest ever to play the game, but to completely miss someone of Barber’s ability is a shame.
You can check out the DB selections here: Defensive back finalists announced for NFL All-Time Team No Darrelle Revis doesn’t count as a Bucs selection.