Former Washington GM Charley Casserly recalls a 1987 speech Joe Gibbs made prior to a replacement game vs. Dallas, a speech so good that Casserly said it led to “one of the most emotional wins I’ve ever been around.”
Former general manager Bobby Beathard is the contributor nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and, as a tribute to him, we reprint a State Your Case — first published in 2015 — arguing for his inclusion.
The sad truth about former Washington tackle Joe Jacoby is that if he doesn’t make it to Canton in 2018, his odds of getting there increase dramatically — and that is being kind — as a senior candidate.
Joe Jacoby wasn’t drafted, but he did play in the NFL … so well, in fact, that he’s a serious candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So does he belong? “Absolutely,” says former GM Charley Casserly.
Joe Theismann took the long road to the NFL, and while he doesn’t recommend that other quarterbacks follow his path he tells the Talk of Fame Network why patience with quarterbacks is good for the player and for the club.