Brian Dawkins was a first-team NFL all-decade selection for the 2000s. He intercepted 37 passes, recovered 16 fumbles and sacked 26 quarterbacks in a 16-year career, proving himself a playmaker on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
Former Rams’ quarterback Kurt Warner is this close to reaching the Hall of Fame. But how come there are no Rams’ receivers in the conversation for Canton? Well, there’s one now, with Isaac Bruce one of 15 finalists — along with Warner — for the Class of 2017.
Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Fouts is now a Hall-of-Fame voter, and he knows plenty about senior candidate Kenny Easley. “I always thought of him as a great pain,” said Fouts, who played against the former Seattle safety, “and that’s a compliment from a quarterback.”
Longtime Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope, a 2002 Hall-of-Fame inductee who served nearly four decades on the Hall’s board of selectors, passed away Thursday and is remembered in Friday’s editions of the paper he made a must-read for any and all of Florida.
There are at least nine players who are worthy of the Hall of Fame who will not be elected to the Class of 2017. And therein lies the problem with this process — there are too many qualified candidates and too few slots.
We asked our listeners and readers which of the eight NFL team in the conference semifinal round would go on to win the Super Bowl – and Dallas won going away with almost 78 percent of the vote. For once, our Talk of Fame Network poll got it wrong.
Former Jacksonville tackle Tony Boselli doesn’t like to talk about himself or his career, but he had no choice when we interviewed him on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast — asking him to detail what makes him Hall-of-Fame worthy.
Former Seattle safety Kenny Easley is a Hall-of-Fame nominee for the Class of 2017, but longevity is an issue for the senior nominee. It shouldn’t be, he tells the Talk of Fame Network, and he explains why.