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Don Coryell


Next coach with a bust in Canton? It’s Tom Flores

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Who will be the next coach enshrined in Canton?

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Tom Flores is the first person in NFL history to win Super Bowl rings as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

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Known as Ground Chuck for his penchant for running the football, Chuck Knox became the first coach to win division titles with three different franchise.

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Until or unless the Hall of Fame changes its voting, coaches like Don Coryell, Clark Shaughnessy and Tom Flores won’t get in. So change the voting.

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LaDainian Tomlinson is the only certainty with this year’s Hall of Fame class. The class is so uncertain that as many as seven all-decade choices could be left on the outside — with few certain just who they are or could be.

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There are at least nine players who are worthy of the Hall of Fame who will not be elected to the Class of 2017. And therein lies the problem with this process — there are too many qualified candidates and too few slots.

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The heights of the NFL have been reached in conference championship games with the Drive, the Catch and the Ice Bowl.

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Don Coryell is a semifinalist for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, but he’s been here before and hasn’t made it to Canton. And there are plenty of people who not only don’t get it but would like to know why.

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In this week’s Talk of Fame Network poll our listeners and readers believe that four Pro Bowls and 1980s NFL all-decade acclaim should be Joe Jacoby’s ticket to Canton.

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There are five men among the semifinalists for the Class of 2016 who have been waiting a very long time for that call from Canton. There’s a coach, a fullback, two offensive tackles and a linebacker whose careers date back to the 1970s and 1980s.

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(Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network The surprise with this year’s Hall of Fame’s list of 15 finalists is not that candidates like running back Roger Craig or wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt didn’t make the cut. It’s that three head coaches did. Tony Dungy, Don Coryell …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   A talk-radio host the other day asked me about Don Coryell’s chances of making the Hall of Fame, and I told him the truth– which is that they’re not all that promising. That provoked him to ask why head coaches didn’t have their own category or weren’t …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   CANTON, Ohio — Good news for Eddie DeBartolo: The Pro Football Hall of Fame is going to make it easier for you to get elected. That’s because the board of trustees on Friday passed an amendment that would put someone like DeBartolo, the former 49ers’ owner and …

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The Talk of Fame Network   The Denver Broncos produced a zillion yards, touchdowns and records last season, but they couldn’t overcome two obstacles — the Seattle Seahawks and you. Despite averaging a whopping 37.9 points per game and having quarterback Peyton Manning throw an NFL-record 55 touchdown passes, the Broncos weren’t your favorite NFL …

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