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During Monday night's game, the New York Jets will announce their Ring of Honor Class of 2014.

Currently, the elite fraternity consists of 13 individuals, including four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Joe Namath, Don Maynard, Weeb Ewbank and Curtis Martin.

The other members are Winston Hill, Gerry Philbin, Larry Grantham, Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau, Freeman McNeil, Wesley Walker, Al Toon and Marty Lyons. The Jets use a selection committee and online fan voting to determine the inductees.

So who's next? The Jets have kept it hush-hush, so we'll have to rely on informed speculation. In my view, here are the leading candidates:

The most decorated possibility is tackle Marvin Powell, who made five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams from 1977 to 1984. For some reason, Powell's name rarely comes up when discussing the franchise's top players. He deserves to be in the Ring of Honor.

So does center Kevin Mawae, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro from 1998 to 2005. Technically, he's eligible because he has been retired for five years -- thus, he's on the Hall-of-Fame ballot for the first time -- but the feeling here is the selection committee will make him wait at least another year.

Guard Randy Rasmussen has no Pro Bowls on his resume, but the man was a member of the Super Bowl III team and he played 15 years in the league -- all with the Jets. Nothing enhances a player's credentials more than a championship.

Younger Jets fans will remember Mo Lewis, a versatile linebacker who played from 1991 to 2003. He made three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team, but he's best known as the man who started the Tom Brady era in New England -- by taking out Drew Bledsoe with a vicious hit.

The sentimental choice is wide receiver Wayne Chrebet, who rose from an undrafted free agent to one of the most popular players in team history. And he was a damn good receiver. Unfortunately, his career was cut short due to concussions.

My predictions for this year's class: Chrebet, Powell and -- a sleeper pick -- the late Leon Hess, the principal owner from 1981 until his death in 1999. Hess presided over a lot of bad teams, but there was some good, too. He made the decision that turned around the frannchise, hiring Bill Parcells in 1997.

 

 

 

 

so who do you think will make it ???

 

personally I think these things get watered down the more you add to them, and I wouldn't add anyone

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My sleeper is Bruce Coslet.

Would love to see Mo Lewis get in...such an underrated guy throughout his career.

blame the Yankees

Mo was a whiner behind the scenes.

 

Actually I think it was quite the opposite.  Because he was always so quiet, I've asked three former teammates that I've interviewed this month and asked all three of them about Mo.  Every guy has raved about his work ethic and study habits.  One player did acknowledge that Mo didn't care much for the media and rarely spoke to them.  With that being the case, of course they're going to paint a negative picture of the guy for not playing along with their games.

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Actually I think it was quite the opposite. Because he was always so quiet, I've asked three former teammates that I've interviewed this month and asked all three of them about Mo. Every guy has raved about his work ethic and study habits. One player did acknowledge that Mo didn't care much for the media and rarely spoke to them. With that being the case, of course they're going to paint a negative picture of the guy for not playing along with their games.

Him and Cox led the revolt against Al Groh. Granted, **** Al, but he was not a company man after Parcells bailed.

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Also, the franchise should stop jerking itself off over players at the Mo Lewis level. It's embarrassing.

 

He played at a pro-bowl level for multiple seasons...not winning the affection of the media shouldn't be held against him.  

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Has everyone forgot one of the classiest man every to wear a jet uniform and HOFer CURTIS MARTIN!!

 

Curtis is already in the ring of honor.  What about a guy like George Sauer -- 3 straight 1,000 yard seasons in the '60s and our leading receiver in the Super Bowl.  Could have been a great one had he not retired so young.

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Powell is a good candidate.

 

Joe Fields was a fixture for years, and though I was just a kid, I was under the impression he was one of the league's top centers ... did he make any pro bowls?

 

Ditto Mickey Shuler.

 

Mawae bounced around the league too much for the ring of honor imo.

 

Chrebet was a great Jet, but only a really good player ... not great.

 

Pat Leahy deserves some consideration.

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I know they're honoring first responders, my friend is a firefighter and he'll be on the field in uniform. That's probably just a part of the ceremony ish though right?

 

They're honoring the first responders, but just announcing the ROH inductees. The ROH celebration will be at halftime of the Dolphins game. 

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Him and Cox led the revolt against Al Groh. Granted, **** Al, but he was not a company man after Parcells bailed.

That's not whining, that's leadership. Groh was horrendous. Agree about the whole ring of honor thing, though. There's no reason to artificially expand it any more.

Also, what's that avatar?

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That's not whining, that's leadership. Groh was horrendous. Agree about the whole ring of honor thing, though. There's no reason to artificially expand it any more.

Also, what's that avatar?

 

Completely agree. it's only been five years, but they have 13 members. six of them went in in the first year and the other seven over the next four. They need to tone it down a bit. They are going to run out of space pretty soon. 

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