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Former coach Steve Mariucci revisits the 2000 draft when the San Francisco 49ers … and everyone else but New England … passed on Tom Brady and the lessons all teams today should learn from that experience.

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Is Ty Law the next cornerback to be chosen to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? John Turney of Pro Football Journal looks at the cornerbacks most eligible for induction to Canton.

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CANTON, Ohio — The Pro Football Hall of Fame was smart to save Dallas owner Jerry Jones and former quarterback Kurt Warner for its last acceptance speeches at Saturday’s induction — essentially saving the best for last. Both were compelling, entertaining and absorbing, and both recited stories and parables that resonated with their audience. But …

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Former tackle Willie Roaf insists he wouldn’t be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame were it not for a decision he made following the 2001 season.

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Morrten Andersen is the NFL’s all-time leading scorer and a member of two all-decade teams. So why isn’t in Canton? Good question, and it’s one we asked Andersen when we caught up to him on this week’s Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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Dan Reeves has been to more Super Bowls — as a player and as a coach — than anyone in NFL history, so he knows how difficult it is to get there. That’s why we asked him to name the toughest coaches he had to overcome and the one or two that he would like to see considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Over two decades after San Francisco traded away Charles Haley, former coach George Seifert admits the move was “a mistake” and takes responsibility for a decision that helped to launch Dallas to three Super Bowls in four years.

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Tom Brady and Joe Montana each won four Super Bowls, so, naturally, you have to wonder if there’s something of Montana in Brady? We put the question to former 49ers’ star Dwight Clark, author of “The Catch,” who explains what made Montana not just the best quarterback in NFL history … but the best player, period.

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(Photo courtesy of Denver Broncos) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Terrell Davis has never been a Hall-of-Fame finalist. This is the year that should change. With the list of candidates reduced by the first-ever contributors category, there should be spots freed for players or coaches who deserve to be discussed — and Davis, …

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THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Philadelphia @ Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (EDT) The line: Cards by 2-1/2 The story: The Arizona Cardinals won 12 of their last 15, and people tell me they’re a mirage. Well, here’s where we find out if they’re right. The team they’re playing won 12 of its last 14 regular-season starts,  and …

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Talk of Fame Radio Network “Mean” Joe Greene, perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in pro football history, may have mellowed at the age of 67 but he hasn’t forgotten. Most of all he hasn’t forgotten how he approached things as the Hall of Fame leader of the “Steel Curtain” defense that anchored Pittsburgh’s dynasty of …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   CANTON, Ohio — Michael Strahan has a message for his classmates in this year’s Hall of Fame class: It’s OK to cry. In fact, Strahan said he might tear up when he makes his acceptance speech Saturday, and, as he said, that’s OK because, as he put …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   CANTON, Ohio — Michael Strahan’s in the Hall of Fame because he was a superior pass rusher who, it just so happens, holds the league record for most sacks in one season. But this just in: He was more than that. He was a complete player who …

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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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When you start a radio program you want to start strong … and we do. We timed our inaugural program to coincide with the Hall of Fame weekend, and we did it with guests who need no introductions — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Goodell’s in Canton for this …

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