Five Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer candidates
By Brian Miller
He spent almost his entire NFL career stopping Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith from terrorizing Dan Marino. He kept pass rush specialists off the Hall of Fame quarterback and yet Richmond Webb is not only absent from the Hall of Fame he has yet to get into the top 100 cut.
Webb is very deserving of HoF consideration given his incredible run in the league. Webb played for the Dolphins from 1990 to 2000 and then finished his career with the Bengals from 2001-2002. A former first round draft pick, number nine overall, Webb was a day one starter under Don Shula.
In 1990 Webb was awarded the UPI AFL-AFC Rookie of the Year award he was a four-time All-Pro from 1992-1995 and was voted to the Pro-Bowl seven consecutive times from 1990-1996 the longest consecutive streak in Dolphins history. When the NFL released it’s “All-Decade” teams, Webb was on the 1990’s team.
Webb’s impressive career still goes unnoticed by the standards of Canton which are confusing at best. Unlike baseball there are few “career-markers” that get players in and no markers for offensive lineman.