Jerry Kramer in Super Bowl I

PFHOF: No Packers selected by senior committee


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:


 

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.

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  • Iconoclast17

    Kramer, Wisconsin writers and some Packers fans need to get over it. Jerry Kramer, despite his loud and intense lobbying for more than 30 years, is not going into the NFL HOF. He just isn’t and, he doesn’t deserve it.

    He played what? 8 years (injured another). Good-very good guard on a loaded team under Lombardi. There are already 12 Packers from that ’60′s era on the HOF and you can make a solid case for each and every one of them, a better case than for Jerry Kramer.

    Had Kramer played even a few more years he might be under more serious consideration. Of course, had he not written Instant Replay and taken sole credit for a play that BOTH he and KEN BOWMAN (as well as Bart Starr) made we wouldn’t even be talking about Kramer in the HOF.

  • Robert

    Once again from other posts, character, morals, ethics and hard work through trying times in our Country, Jerry Kramer was and always will be someone I want my children to respect and admire.
    He embodies the meaning of our Country at that time and I wish there were more men like him in the NFL.
    “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it”.
    Does anyone remember the Greatest generation ever anymore?
    Get off your video games and say your prayers that you have the life you have from kids that died to give you the right to be an arrogant, self absorbed child.
    Read one of his books before you throw stones at a man who deserves your respect .
    Just as more Im sure.
    You are the center of the universe.

  • Robert

    Also,
    Mr. Kramer played his “short career”
    with shrouds of wood slivers in his chest and near his heart.
    I seriously doubt you could get out of bed to take a leak. Iconoclast17