Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Smith’

Countdown to Kickoff: First-ballot Hall of Famers

Three days stand between us and the start of the 2011 season. Before we focus on all that’s to come this season, we take a look back at what the No. 3 means when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Peppers Part II? Bowers might be it

The Panthers might be without a talent like Julius Peppers for only one season, if they decide Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers is their guy with the No. 1 overall pick in this April’s draft.

Smith almost sacked his own career before it started

Former Bills defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell presented Bruce Smith for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and declared him “the best Buffalo Bill player ever.”

Rain won’t slow down Bills fans

The threat of rain is not deterring Bills fans from being in a festive mood. Though, if you can sit through a December football game Ralph Wilson Stadium, then some summer drizzle in Ohio really should not be too much of a problem.

Hall of Famers hit campaign trail for teammates

One of the biggest themes leading up to the Hall of Fame, next to the incoming class, is the list of players not in the Hall of Fame. Put a microphone in front of a player and he’ll instantly start campaigning for teammates who belong in the Hall of Fame.

Before enshrinement, Hall of Famers busy signing

There are more than 80 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame here for this weekend’s enshrinement festivities, almost all of them staying at the McKinley Grand Hotel in downtown Canton. Which happens to be where the NFL Auctions crew has set up shop.

Titans vs. Bills in Hall of Fame Game

The Tennessee Titans will take on the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game, to be played on August 9 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Bills will be represented by Bruce Smith and Ralph Wilson Jr. in the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

2009 Hall of Fame Class announced

The 2009 Hall of Fame class was introduced on Saturday: Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson Jr. and Rod Woodson.

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