The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Senior Committee announcement this morning of the two senior nominees to the Hall’s Class of 2014 will make those who have been pushing for longtime Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy happy.
However, it won’t make those who have been pushing for the nomination of former Green Bay Packers guard Jerry Kramer very happy.
That’s because once again Kramer has been overlooked by the senior committee. In addition to Guy, the committee selected defensive end Claude Humphrey.
Here’s the tweet that was sent out just minutes ago:
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) August 21, 2013
The senior committee met in Canton this week and the announcement was made this morning. They consider players whose careers ended at least 25 years ago and are not already members of the Hall of Fame.
According to the Hall of Fame website, “The two senior nominees will automatically be included among the group of 17 finalists to be considered by the entire Selection Committee during its annual selection meeting on Feb. 1 in New York/New Jersey, the site of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Not to take anything away from the nominees – they are well deserved – it just doesn’t look so good for Jerry Kramer.