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State Your Case: Bobby Beathard

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There were so many great achievements during Bobby Beathard’s Hall-of-Fame career in the NFL that it would be hard to choose five. Nevertheless, we tried.

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Why Washington’s Jay Gruden says “everything I do, everything I have learned” is from brother Jon, now the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

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Former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier explains why he’s returning to coaching … and pro coaching at that … after nearly three years off the job.

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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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