Who cares how old they were if they were still productive? Those dudes were still being named All Pros and to Pro Bowls.
Also I notice how you are moving the goalposts away from HOFer because you were wrong towards good players now?
Like Randy never played with good players with the Vikings...Carter, Randle, McDaniel, Birk, Robert Smith, Cunnigham, Christie, Steuisee etc etc.
I like how you praising the virtues of a guylike Sapolu, as HOF like, then say a guy like Richmond Webb, a guy who has over triple the amount of Pro Bowl selections and more All Pro selections as not even a borderline HOFer.
If we are going to sing the praises of Sapolu as HOF worthy, might as well Keith Sims.