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In this section you can read all the NFL stories published on the Talk of Fame Network website like interviews, NFL Columns, Polls and Quiz, State Your Case for Pro Football Hall of Fame hopefuls and our Radio Show.


Barkley, elite backs demand a draft-day look

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Who was the best NFL player ever to come out of the CFL?

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TOFN podcast: HOFer Willie Lanier recalls five of his most memorable games

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Saquon Barkley could rise to the level of the opponent. He rushed for 194 yards against Southern Cal in a Rose Bowl, 137 against Washington in a Fiesta Bowl and 194 yards against Ohio State. He slapped a 200-yard game on Iowa and 100-yard games on Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska.

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Cameron Wake played two seasons in the CFL and led the league in sacks both times, collecting 16 in 2007 and 23 in 2008. That earned him a return to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He has played the last nine seasons for the Dolphins, collecting 92 sacks.

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Kansas City was the last Super Bowl champion to finish first across the board in the four major defensive statistical categories – run, pass, total and scoring defense. The Chiefs lined up five Hall of Famers on defense that season – tackles Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, linebackers Bobby Bell and Lanier and cornerback Emmitt Thomas.

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Former Green Bay guard Jerry Kramer relives the moment he was told he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after waiting 45 years.

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What’s the value of the NFL receiving champion? Jarvis Landry is about to find out. He set a franchise record with 112 catches in becoming the first Dolphin to win an NFL receiving crown since O.J. McDuffie in 1998.

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Pro Football Hall-of-Fame voters just told us that productivity matters. Well, if that’s the call, why don’t they give more attention to former star running back Edgerrin James?

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Former Green Bay guard Jerry Kramer tells the Talk of Fame Network how he felt when he was tapped for the Pro Football Hall of Fame after waiting 45 years.

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Why the candidacy of Hall-of-Fame finalist John Lynch just took a hit … now and, maybe for years to come.

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It’s not too early to start handicapping the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 … and that’s exactly what a panel of Hall-of-Fame voters do on the latest Talk of Fame Network podcast.

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Hall-of-Fame GM Bobby Beathard reveals the simple agreement that he and Hall-of-Fame coach Joe Gibbs had that led to the rebirth of the Washington Redskins.

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There are four offensive linemen qualified for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, yet all were passed over a week ago. So where’s the outrage?

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We visit this week with 2018 Hall-of-Fame inductee Bobby Beathard, as well as four Hall-of-Fame voters and John Turney of Pro Football Journal, to go inside this year’s Hall-of-Fame class.

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Former NFL coach Dave McGinnis explains on the Talk of Fame Network’s latest podcast why his situation in 1999 — where he was named as the Bears’ head coach before he was offered a contract ” was “a whole lot different” from Josh McDaniels and the Colts.

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Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls and, at 40, was the NFL MVP in 2017 after leading the NFL in passing yards. Then he threw for an NFL record 505 yards in a losing cause in the Super Bowl. The only worry the Patriots have in 2018 is the aging process.

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Only twice in Super Bowl history has the champion scored 50 points in a game and Charles was on the winning side in both games – the 49ers’ 55-10 demolition of the Broncos in 1990 and the Cowboys 52-17 pasting of the Bills in 1993.

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