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State Your Case: Why Cookie Gilchrist is worthy of HOF consideration

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State Your Case: Bo knows HOF

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State Your Case: Why all-decade OG Bill Fralic deserves HOF consideration

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On the field, Gilchrist was a freak of nature – a 6-1, 251-pound package of power and speed who was bigger than the defensive linemen and linebackers of his day.

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Bo Jackson could have been a pro football Hall of Famer but was he really a unique hybrid version of one?

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The Atlanta Falcons drafted Fralic with the second overall pick of the 1985 NFL draft. Only one offensive tackle in the history of the draft had gone higher – Hall of Famer Ron Yary, who went first overall to the Minnesota Vikings in 1968.

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Few coaches in NFL history have played the hand they’ve been dealt as masterfully as Marty Schottenheimer. He coached for 21 seasons and won 200 games. He suffered only two losing seasons in his career, taking 13 teams to the playoffs and winning division championships with eight of them.

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Brian Urlacher is one of the greatest middle linebackers in Bears’ history. Will that be enough to join ex-Bears Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary as first ballot Hall of Famers?

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Why former Buffalo guard Ruben Brown deserves more than he’s gotten from Hall-of-Fame voters, which isn’t much.

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Legend has it that Jackson’s football field at L.B. Landry High School in New Orleans abutted a fireman’s graveyard. Thus, the nickname “Tombstone” for a defender who laid out opposing ball carriers with his tackles, be they quarterbacks or running backs.

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Art Powell was one of the best and most feared receivers in NFL history and a leader in the fight for integration in the ’60s. So why has he never been given Hall of Fame consideration?

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Bobby Boyd was a key starter on one of the league’s most successful teams – the Baltimore Colts of the 1960s, a club that went to two league championship games – and was a three-time All-Pro.

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Former Houston linebacker Robert Brazile is one of two senior nominees for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and, in tribute to him, we reprint a State Your Case — first published in 2015 — arguing for his inclusion.

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Former Green Bay guard Jerry Kramer is one of two senior nominees for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and, in tribute to him, we reprint a State Your Case — first published in 2014 — arguing for his inclusion.

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Former general manager Bobby Beathard is the contributor nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and, as a tribute to him, we reprint a State Your Case — first published in 2015 — arguing for his inclusion.

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Why former 49ers’ defensive tackle Bryant Young deserves to be discussed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Barber played 16 seasons with the Bucs, starting more games (232) than all but two defensive backs in NFL history (Hall of Famer Darrell Green and Charles Woodson) and more games at cornerback (216) than only all but one corner (Green).

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Did Beattie Feathers do enough in one briliant season to run his way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

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