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State Your Case: Why La’Roi Glover belongs in Hall of Fame

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Who was the best non-combine player ever?

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Talk of Fame Network gives Denzel Washington his Oscar

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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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In 2000, La’Roi Glover became only the second defensive tackle ever to lead the NFL in sacks with 17. No tackle has led the league in sacks in the 16 seasons since then.

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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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The NFL annually invites the 330-plus top prospects to Indianapolis for its scouting combine. But the term “top prospects” does not always translate into “best players.”

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Talk of Fame Network hosts Ron Borges, Clark Judge and Rick Gosselin split their votes for the greatest football movie of all time, with only Gosselin selecting Remember the Titans.

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Joe Jacoby, an NFL All-Decade selection for the 1980s, will enter his 20th and final season of eligibility as a modern-era candidate in 2018.

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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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