10 Players That Shouldn’t Have Made The NFL Hall of Fame – Dick LeBeau


Dick LeBeau is the one guy on this list that actually does deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. The reason he made this list though is because he was enshrined as a player. While he belongs in Canton for his coaching accomplishments, it’s easy to see why voters might have gotten it wrong electing him in as a player. While he’ll end up being known as one of the smartest and most creative defensive coordinators to be a part of the game, he didn’t do much during his playing days. LeBeau needed 14 seasons attain three Pro Bowl selections. While his 62 career interceptions are a pretty nice stat, he did it on a team loaded with defensive talent. It’s completely fair to say he wasn’t even a top 3 player on those Lions’ defensive rosters that included Dick “Night Train” Lane, Yale Lary and Lem Barney. His numbers were undoubtedly a product of the defensive unit as a whole.