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State Your Case: Why Zach Thomas deserves greater HOF consideration

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Former cornerback Everson Walls is the surprise choice as one of the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, a group that was announced Tuesday night.

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Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis should be an easy choice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

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What’s the impact Hall-of-Fame semifinalist Ray Lewis has on Brian Urlacher? Who’s a darkhorse who could reach the finals? What happens to Joe Jacoby and Leslie O’Neal? All those questions are answered … here.

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Former linebacker Ray Lewis heads the list of 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

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NFL historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal examines how and why the number of tackles made by defenders differentiates according to the people tabulating them.

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Former linebacker Ray Lewis heads the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 list of 108 modern-era candidates.

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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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Butkus played middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1965-73 at the highest level the position has ever been played. He also was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team and became a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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The talent pool at middle linebacker may be as deep as any position in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dick Butkus, Ray Nitschke, Jack Lambert, Mike Singletary…with Ray Lewis and possibly Brian Urlacher on the way.

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Former Baltimore star Ray Lewis is one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, but recent rule changes, he said, keep him from watching the game today.

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Jack Del Rio has been around a lot of talented players. He teamed with Michael Irvin in Dallas, and he coached Peyton Manning in Denver and Ray Lewis in Baltimore. So who was the best leader? Easy, said Del Rio. It was Lewis.

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Baltimore coach John Harbaugh sits down with the Talk of Fame Network to discuss how the Ravens tried to help out with the civil unrest in Baltimore two weeks ago and the lessons he … and his team … gained from the experience.

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There needs to be a bust in Canton for a textbook linebacker who was always in the right place at the right time — a player who could beat you mentally as well as physically.

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(Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network PHOENIX, Ariz. – People want to know if the Super Bowl ever witnessed a distraction, embarrassment or potential scandal like “DeflateGate” – you know, a story that gets cranked up during the week and just won’t go away –and the answer, in a …

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by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network When Chicago Bears’ linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on May 22, 2013 via Twitter, it was a sign of the times. So, too, was the breathless commentary later that day on outlets like ESPN and NFL Network labeling him a “first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Oh, really? The …

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