Originally written January 30, 2013 on Football Nation:
What do Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Tony Gonzalez, Dan Fouts and Eric Dickerson have in common?They are just a few of the greatest players to ever put on an NFL uniform and never play in a Super Bowl.In fact, there are so many great players that have never even reached the big game, you can make up an entire 53-man roster filled with Hall of Fame and All-Pro players.It is both surprising and somewhat melancholic to see some the names on this list, knowing that so many other players were "in the right place, at the right time."There are many factors to consider heading into an NFL season, but regardless of those factors every team has the same goal in mind -- reaching the Super Bowl and winning it -- at least that should be the goal of all 32 franchises.Most players on this list will tell you they would trade all of their personal accomplishments and accolades, just for the opportunity to play on the biggest stage one time. Unfortunately for them and the fans, that&...
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