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Terrell Davis: I’d put Steve Atwater in the Hall of Fame

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Hall-of-Famers Andersen, Taylor visit the Talk of Fame

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Former University of Alabama and Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Lee Roy Jordan says he relates more to today’s college football than he does the pro game, and he tells the Talk of Fame Network why.

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The University of Alabama annually is at or near the top of NCAA rankings, and look no farther than coach Nick Saban for a reason. But what makes him so special? Ravens’ GM Ozzie Newsome has the answer.

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The decision that changed Paul Warfield’s career and helped make him a Hall-of-Fame wide receiver was immediate, with the Browns taking a leap of faith the first time they saw their first-round draft pick.

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Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier doesn’t tap dance around the subject when it comes to how he wants to be remembered as a linerbacker. “I want to be like the Kevin Garnett of football,” he says.

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How did Hall-of-Famer Paul Hornung win the 1956 Heisman when his Notre Dame football team couldn’t win, period? He tells us on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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Why does Tim Brown bow down every time he runs into former coach Lou Holtz? Because Holtz saved his football career, Brown said, and helped mold him into a Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Famer.

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Leroy Butler was an all-decade starting safety. Yet he not only hasn’t been discussed as a Hall-of-Fame finalist. He’s never been a Hall-of-Fame semifinalist, and that’s one wrong that needs to be corrected … now.

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Former Baltimore linebacker Zach Orr led the Ravens in tackles a year ago and was named second-team Alll-Pro. But now, at 24, he’s out of the game — forced to retire by a rare spinal condition. “I feel lucky,” he said.

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Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes is such an intriguing pro prospect that maybe, just maybe, he can do something other Tech quarterbacks have not — flourish at the next level.

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Zach Orr’s advice to all those not invited to the NFL scouting combine? “Block the noise out,” said the former Ravens’ linebacker, who was not invited in 2014. “It’s not the end of the world.”

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Now that he’s made it to Canton, former Denver running back Terrell Davis has some Hall-of-Fame advice for Terrell Owens.

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Class of 2017 inductee Terrell Davis says that if he had a chance to bring one person with him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame his choice would be former teammate Steve Atwater.

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Prio to his election as a first-ballot Hall of Famer, former Miami pass rusher Jason Taylor gained support from an unexpected source — New England quarterback Tom Brady.

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It was a long wait before kicker Morten Andersen heard he was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. But he wasn’t sure he made it even when notified, and he’s here to tell you why.

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Hall-of-Famers Jason Taylor and Morten Andersen are this weeks guests on the Talk of Fame Network, with each detailing his surprise at reaching Canton.

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