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State Your Case: Ronde Barber deserves a HOF look

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State Your Case: Former OT George Kunz deserves a HOF look

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State Your Case: Why Zach Thomas deserves greater HOF consideration

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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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Why five-time NFL Executive of the Year George Young belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The Baltimore Colts won three consecutive AFC East titles with Kunz as their right tackle before a back injury limited him to one game in 1978 and kept him sidelined in 1979. With Kunz absent, the winning stopped. The Colts finished 5-11 both seasons.

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Earl Faison was a dominating defensive end in the AFL’s early years but the Chargers convinced him to ignor the Detroit Lions and the NFL for only 15 $100 bills.

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Denver owner Pat Bowlen will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day, but is 2018 the year?

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Zach Thomas played 13 seasons and went to the Pro Bowl in more than half of them (seven). He also was named one of six linebackers to the NFL’s 2000 all-decade team

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LaVern Dilweg was the greatest two-way end of his day and a 1920s’ all-decade player. So why has be been passed over by the Hall of Fame for nearly 100 years? Blame Don Hutson.

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Former quarterback John Hadl is a borderline Hall-of-Fame candidate. This is why he belongs in the Hall-of-Fame conversation.

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The Chiefs finished in the Top 3 in the AFL in rushing all eight of the seasons Fred Arbanas lined up as their tight end. If you included the NFL teams, the Chiefs finished in the Top 3 in rushing in all of professional football three times.

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Robert Kraft has taken the New England Patriots from the poor house to an NFL dynasty but he’s done even more for the NFL.

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Explaining why former Dallas personnel chief Gil Brandt is the ideal contributor candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Tommy Davis built a career when special teams were anything but special. There were no special-teams coaches, no designated deep snappers to deliver him perfect snaps and no coverage aces to chase his punts.

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Lloyd Wells was the first full-time African-American football scout and his arrival created pro football opportunities for players at historic black colleges and universities. He signed eight future All-Pros and four Hall of Famers for the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1960s.

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The NFL should have a modern-era official in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and former director of officiating Art McNally should be the first to be inducted.

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