Football Page #6


Jimmy Smith was a great Wide Receiver but is he truly one of the elite, or is he just one of many in an inflated offensive age of Football.  The answer to that question will determine whether he will get into to the Hall of Fame.
Chuck Foreman was called the “Spin Doctor”, but it was not due to his ability to spin his words.  It was due to the way that he could spin his body around would be tacklers.
A member of the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team, Joey Porter had a very productive run in the National Football League, especially with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he won a Super Bowl Ring.  The member of the NFL 2000’s All Decade Team, Porter would fall two Sacks shy of the 100 mark and would be regarded as one of the dirtiest…
The Atlanta Falcons have had many ups and downs through the years.  With a seventeen year career playing in the ATL, Mike Kenn has seen it all.
It might be hard being named Keith Jackson when there was already a very famous sports commentator with the same name who became the voice of the sport.  The Tight End with the same name still managed to carve out his own identity.
As the second draft pick of 1969, George Kunz had the fortune of playing for Notre Dame (when that mattered) and winning a National Championship there.  He did not have the same luck when he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons.
Although Derrick Mason produced strong career statistics and had multiple seasons tabulating over 1,000 Receiving Yards, it is hard to make the strong case for Mason to receive a Hall of Fame induction. Mason would be the star receiver for both Tennessee and Baltimore, though he played in an era where the game opened up and there were stars that…
In this era of sports specialization, it is hard to imagine that football players used to change positions regularly.  Pete Retzlaff played various offensive positions, but he could always be counted on to catch the ball.
People may remember when John Elway refused to report the Baltimore Colts when he was selected first overall in 1983.  Baltimore traded him to Denver, but it wasn’t all bad for the Colts as they received a future seven time Pro Bowler in return.