Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/3/13
From the mid 1980s through the 1990s, Charles Haley was one of the most fierce pass rushers in the game of football.Charles Haley's name easily can be brought up in the conversation with pass rushers like Derrick Thomas and Bruce Smith.It is a complete travesty that Haley is not in the Hall of Fame.His career demands that he gets enshrined in Canton as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.Charles Haley has 100.5 career sacks, which ranks him 27th all time in football history.That is ahead of recent Hall of Fame inductee Warren Sapp with his 96.5 sacks, and a half sack more than current Hall-of-Famer from the New England Patriots, Andre Tippett. On top of that Haley is decorated; five Pro Bowl appearances, two first-team All-Pro's, and five Super Bowl Championship rings. Canton keeps getting this one wrong and they need to fix it. He is a champion and one of the most dominant pass rushers ever.Another person that continues to get snubbed is 13-year DE/LB Leslie O'Neal! Leslie O'Neal is another great pass rusher of the NFL that was one of the defensive leaders on a San Diego Chargers' defense that also had defensive back Gill Byrd and the late Junior Seau.Leslie O'Neal was the 1986 Defensive Rookie of the Year, and a six-time Pro bowler. His 132.5 career sacks ranks him in a tie for ninth all time with the great Lawrence Taylor and four and a half sacks ahead of New Orleans Saints linebacker Rickey Jackson, who was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2010.These omissions from Canton need to be addressed. These are two players who have been out of the league long enough and have been overlooked for far too long.
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