One of the greatest Cardinals players and also one of the best cornerbacks moves on past the next cut of players eligible to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Arizona Cardinals are a little more likely to have a new member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams, drafted by Arizona in the third round of the NFL Draft in 1991, made the cut and is among the semifinalists for the 2013 Hall of Fame class.
He played 10 years here in Arizona, toiling through some of the worst seasons we have seen, being rewarded with one playoff win. He picked off 46 passes, scoring six touchdowns during that time and, with one of his two sacks in that decade, he put an end to Steve Young's playing career.
Between Aeneas and Larry Fitzgerald, you have a pretty good argument about who has been the greatest Cardinals player since coming to Arizona.
The truth is that, had he not played in Arizona or during teh same time period when Deion Sanders played, Williams would get more fanfare. As it is, Williams matched Sanders in cover skills, but also was a great tackler, something Sanders never was.
I am a little (a lot) biased by the fact that he was my favorite Cardinals player in the 90s, but the numbers show it -- he deserves to be in the Hall, whether it is this year or whenever.
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