All-Pro Football 2k8: Who's missing??

Okay, inspired by a thread on Xbox.com, I started thinking about legends missing from APF 2k8.

Some very obvious ones come time mind (Deion Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Bo Jackson), but who else would you want to see in the game?

Some older folks on my list might include:

Jim McMahon, Richard Dent, Dan Fouts, Howie Long.

There's also Kellen Winslow (Sr.), Gene Upshaw (!), Ray Nitschke, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Shannon Sharpe, Sterling Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Gary Anderson, the Grammaticas (ha!).

How about some very recent retirees? Tiki Barber? Jake Plummer (if he stays that way)?

EDIT: Ooops...Shannon Sharpe is in the game!

Lance Alworth, Jack Kemp and Steve Largent.

Firesloth goes right for the Bears greats... and right for my heart.

Some of these are not huge names or anything, but seem to fit into the spirit of the game:
Jim Kelly QB
Mark Bavaro TE
Kevin Mack RB
Ernest Byner RB
Ron Jaworski QB
Charles White RB
George Rogers RB
Bob Griese QB
Steve DeBerg QB

I did this already!

To quote:

1. Bo Jackson, HB
2. Joe Greene, DT
3. Merlin Olsen, DT
4. Ray Nitschke, ILB
5. Jim Brown, HB
6. Jack Lambert, ILB
7. Bruce Matthews, G
8. Gene Upshaw, G
9. Paul Krause, FS
10. Lawrence Taylor, OLB
11. Alan Page, DT
12. Cris Carter, WR
13. Larry Wilson, SS
14. John Hannah, G
15. Art Monk, WR
16. Art Shell, T
17. Kellen Winslow, TE
18. Lance Alworth, WR
19. Franco Harris, HB
20. Mike Webster, C
21. Jackie Slater, T
22. Mike Munchak, G
23. Larry Centers, FB
24. Sean Landeta, P (you can't have only one punter!)
25. Jerrel Wilson, P (ditto)

And I would add to that the Dome Patrol:
Pat Swilling, OLB
Ricky Jackson, OLB
Sam Mills, ILB
Vaughan Johnson, ILB

*Legion* wrote:

the Dome Patrol:
Pat Swilling, OLB
Ricky Jackson, OLB
Sam Mills, ILB
Vaughan Johnson, ILB

Who dat!

Seriously though, the Dome Patrol cemented my birthright as a Saints fan for me.

I'm an old Big Red fan, so I am missing Conrad Dobler and Dan Dierdorf on the OL. Plus Jackie Smith, Roy Green, and Terry Metcalf deserve some love.

*Legion* wrote:

I did this already!

Yeah, I was afraid of that since I didn't do my due diligence, but I thought now that the game was released and others had a chance to think more about it, it'd be worth a revisit. Besides, Jim McMahon was nowhere on your list! If only he could come out for the coin toss in his signature sunglasses...

BTW, I really hope that the "4-6 figure" numbers they quoted for licensing these players was a multi-year deal. It'd be nice if they could add more with successive iterations without having to shell out too much more $$...save that for development.

Back in the day when the Chargers were in the AFL, I remember going to see Jack Kemp throw to Lance Alworth. Some magical stuff. I would like to see them both in here somewhere. Maybe some DLC material.

Anyone have any idea how stats are going to be tracked with so few 'stars' that there will surely be overlap. Probably use are tag like, 'W. Moon/DonanGWJ' or something like that(?)

And because I'm rusty as heck with the more recent play books. Anyone have advice to look for these to get familiar. I tried Wiki', NFL etc. Will there abe a APF2k8 strategy guide that might give this kind of information?

Donan wrote:

Anyone have any idea how stats are going to be tracked with so few 'stars' that there will surely be overlap. Probably use are tag like, 'W. Moon/DonanGWJ' or something like that(?)

I imagine the team names would be what differentiates the players.

NO Rodney Hampton or Phil Simms. When do we start a Season?