This week’s show features a tale of two Freds, Fred Taylor and Fred Smerlas. Both seem to have Hall of Fame resumes yet neither has come close to being considered. What will it take to get them to Canton?
Willie Anderson was once the highest paid offensive lineman in the NZFL. But when he agreed to switch from left tackle to right tackle he may have cost himself a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here’s why.
Andre Tippett’s first encounter with Gino Marchetti was a frightening one. So was Booker Edgerson’s first confrontation with his future mentor, mercurial Buffalo Bills’ star running back, Cookie Gilchrist.
Eric Allen said although he made six Pro Bowls, is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and had all those picks, the thing he’s most proud of is that in his 14th and final season he was the same thing he was in his rookie season – a starting cornerback in the NFL.
Rams GM Les Snead knows why his team is on the rise with a 30-year-old coach and 22-year-old QB. It’s no accident, he says. Cyrus Mehri, author of the Rooney Rule, is ready to go to war with the NFLPA over how its leadership is elected.
Thirty years ago this weekend, the NFL went on strike for 24 days. Replacement players became three-week wonders and striking players wondered if they had a future when the strike finally ended in defeat.