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State Your Case: Bobby Beathard

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The Washington Redskins got it right this week when they announced that they would reward Super Bowl rings to their 1987 replacements players.

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Hall-of-Fame GM Bobby Beathard reveals the simple agreement that he and Hall-of-Fame coach Joe Gibbs had that led to the rebirth of the Washington Redskins.

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Former Washington GM Charley Casserly makes an impassioned plea for Joe Jacoby’s election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his last year as a modern-era candidate.

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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.”

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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.

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Former Washington running back Larry Brown is hopeful that Terrell Davis’ selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame will force voters to re-examine his candidacy.

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Former Washington running back Larry Brown says the defensive player who gave him the most trouble was former Chiefs linebacker and Hall-of-Famer Willie Lanier.

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How Hall-of-Fame coach Vince Lombardi “scared” Washington’s Larry Brown to become one of the best running backs of his era.

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Former linebacker Wilber Marshall deserves more than to have his name included on the Hall-of-Fame’s preliminary list for 2018. He deserves to have his case heard.

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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.

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Former wide receiver Henry Ellard has the resume to be considered for Canton, yet he has never been a finalist or semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And he has an idea why.

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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.

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Washington team president Bruce Allen strongly endorses former GM Bobby Beathard for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, saying “he’s a perfect fit” for Canton.

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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.

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Finally, after 27 long years, Washington and former GM Bobby Beathard have been reunited in the Redskins’ Ring of Fame.

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