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Johnny Robinson


Worthiest candidate for the 2019 HOF senior nomination? It’s Russell

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Who should be the senior candidate for the Class of 2019?

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TOFN podcast: Jerry Kramer revisits the first Super Bowl

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Former Chiefs’ assistant Tom Pratt explains why Hall-of-Fame nominee Johnny Robinson was the toughest player he ever coached.

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NFL historian John Turney digs into the numbers to explain why former Kansas City star Johnny Robinson should be an easy choice in 2019 for Pro Football Hall-of-Fame voters.

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Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Lance Alworth makes a Hall-of-Fame case for former Kansas City Chiefs’ star safety Johnny Robinson.

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The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian sits down with former Chiefs’ star Johnny Robinson to discover how he found his “destiny” without getting into the Hall.

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Andy Russell served as defensive captain of the Steelers the final 10 seasons of his career and went to the Pro Bowl the final six years of his career. He started on two Super Bowl champions.

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There were 22 positions players selected to the 1970s NFL all-decade first team and 20 have been enshrined in Canton. The two that haven’t? Cowboys Cliff Harris and Drew Pearson.

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But just winning that first Super Bowl would not be enough for the Packers. That 25-point victory was a statement – and Lombardi underscored that statement after the game when he said the Chiefs would not compete with the top-tier teams of the NFL.

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Hall-of-Famer Curley Culp explains why his former teammates, Johnny Robinson of Kansas City and Robert Brazile of Houston, should be serious candidates for Canton.

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There are 26 established NFL franchises and every one of them believes it has 2-3 players who have been unfairly overlooked by the Hall of Fame selection process. That’s a pool of about 75 worthy candidates.

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Jerry Kramer was a key cog of Vince Lombardi teams that won five NFL championships, including the first two Super Bowls. In addition to the 50th anniversary team, Kramer was selected to the 1960s NFL all-decade team.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee named Jerry Kramer the best guard in the first 50 years of the NFL. In all, the committee voted 15 players the best at their position – but Kramer is the only one still waiting for a bust in Canton.

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The Denver Broncos have only four players in the Hall of Fame. There’s a belief safety Steve Atwater should be the fifth.

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Safety is the most underappreciated position in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only seven pure safeties have been inducted.

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There are 11 all-decade safeties eligible for the Hall of Fame but are not yet enshrined. Eight have never even been discussed as finalists.

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Hall-of-Fame receiver Lance Alworth played on one Super Bowl champion, the 1971 Dallas Cowboys, and he played on them late in his career. That club was good. But it wasn’t the best team that Alworth was part of. Nope, he said that distinction belongs to the 1963 San Diego Chargers.

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