September 9, 2011

It's Obligatory Football Post Time!

For whatever reason, I get asked, from time to time, why The Hall doesn't cover football.  My answer...this is a site (and I use that term loosely) that focuses primarily on baseball.

Makes sense right?

Until now.

In honor of the 2011 football season, The Hall has randomly hooked up with Brian Tinsman from the Washington Redskins to bring to you, yes, you...the "Redskins Hall of Very Good".

See what we did there?

Here's Brian's first installment!

The Washington Redskins have gotten a lot of attention from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recent years. In the last four years alone, the team has celebrated the inductions of Darrell Green, Art Monk, Russ Grimm and now Chris Hanburger in 2011.

Each player, however, had to wait more than the minimum fives years before being inducted...Hanburger alone had to wait 28 years.

And with that in mind, today we start a multi-part series on Very Good Redskins and why they might possibly belong in Canton.

 

No. 7: Larry Brown, Running Back
Career: 1969-1976, Redskins: 1969-1976

Here’s Why: Brown piled up remarkable statistics and recognition in his career, proving to be an al-purpose threat. He twice led the league in rushing yards per game, once led the league in total rushing yards, and was also named NFL MVP in 1972. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times and was a workhorse during his time with the Redskins.

Here’s Why Not: A simple lack of longevity. He was recognized as one of the best in his prime, but played in only 102 games over eight seasons. While he put up numbers comparable to Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson early in his career, injuries derailed him and he just didn’t pan out the same way.

What do you think?

 

Brian Tinsman is a graduate of Marymount University and works in the front office for the Washington Redskins and owner Dan Snyder as the team’s associated writer and chief team blogger.

1 comment:

DrAbeFroman said...

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