October 25, 2011

Obligatory Football Post...Part Two

As the NFL season continues to chug along...it's time to, again, break out the obligatory football post.  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".

Here's Brian's second 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.

Today we continue a multi-part series on Very Good Redskins and why they might possibly belong in Canton.

Len Hauss, Center
Career: 1964-1977, Redskins: 1964-1977

Why: Hauss was a dominant offensive lineman in the late 1960s and 70’s, earning five Pro Bowls in seven years. He protected great Redskins quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer and Joe Theismann in his career, ensuring their success.

Here’s Why Not: His impact will never be fully appreciated as he didn’t play for a champion Redskins team, but that does not detract from his own performance as a player. He has some accolades as a player, but again, does not have the historical impact necessary for the Hall of Fame.

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.


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