Eric Allen said although he made six Pro Bowls, is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and had all those picks, the thing he’s most proud of is that in his 14th and final season he was the same thing he was in his rookie season – a starting cornerback in the NFL.
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 star running back Herschel Walker says if he’s to be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame — and he’s on the preliminary list for the Class of 2018 — it should be solely on his NFL accomplishments.
Rams GM Les Snead knows why his team is on the rise with a 30-year-old coach and 22-year-old QB. It’s no accident, he says. Cyrus Mehri, author of the Rooney Rule, is ready to go to war with the NFLPA over how its leadership is elected.
Former NFL linebacker Gary Plummer sees a link between what’s happening to Colin Kaepernick now and what happened to NFL players in the 1987 strike … and gives his take on why clubs won’t sign the quarterback.
Few coaches in NFL history have played the hand they’ve been dealt as masterfully as Marty Schottenheimer. He coached for 21 seasons and won 200 games. He suffered only two losing seasons in his career, taking 13 teams to the playoffs and winning division championships with eight of them.
Thirty years ago this weekend, the NFL went on strike for 24 days. Replacement players became three-week wonders and striking players wondered if they had a future when the strike finally ended in defeat.