Eli Manning has been the face of the New York Giants the past decade-and-a-half and was front and center in two of the most dramatic Super Bowl upsets ever. But can that take him to the Hall of Fame? Probably not. And here’s why.
When I spoke to a former personnel director recently, he asked why we weren’t promoting Eddie Kotal for the Pro Football Hall of Fame … and I had an immediate answer. Who? That would be former Rams’ scout Eddie Kotal, a guy who was critical to the success of the L.A. Rams in the 1950s …
Former NFL star Troy Vincent says the NFL rules changes are “necessary” because “this is a different time and a different era,” where player safety is paramount. And Vincent should know. He’s the league’s executive vice president of football operations.
Former New York Giants’ running back Tiki Barber didn’t always get along with coach Tom Coughlin, and he hasn’t spoken with him since retiring after the 2006. Nevertheless, Barber has no trouble endorsing Coughlin for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Everybody loves a winner and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is no exception. Nearly 70 percent of its inductees have championship rings. But former Chiefs’ star Deron Cherry explains how that can … and does … penalize Hall-of-Fame worthy individuals who don’t have them.
Former Giants’ star Tiki Barber was one of the pro football’s best running backs the second half of his career. Yet he walked away from the game while on top of his game. The reason? “I was ready to move forward,” he tells the Talk of Fame Network.
Former linebacker London Fletcher, one of the 102 candidates on the Hall of Fame’s preliminary list for the Class of 2019, explains how he went from an undersized and undrafted player from a Division-III program to one of the NFL’s best and most durable stars.