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AZ_Steeler
01-10-2007, 04:15 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07010/752765-100.stm)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No Steelers player made the cut of the final 15 modern era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but one Steelers coach did.

Russ Grimm, an NFL all-1980s guard with the Washington Redskins, was named a finalist for the third straight year. Last year, he reached the final 10.

Grimm is the only member of the famed Hogs offensive line that helped deliver three Redskins Super Bowl victories.

Of particular disappointment to the Steelers is that their former center Dermontti Dawson did not reach the final 17, which includes two senior candidates. He was a semifinalist for the second time in his second year of eligibility.

The Hall of Fame board of selectors will meet Feb. 3 in Miami to select the 2007 class that will contain a minimum of three and a maximum of six.

The 17 finalists:

Fred Dean -- Defensive End -- 1975-1985 San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent -- Defensive End -- 1983-1997, Chicago Bears, 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles
Russ Grimm -- Guard -- 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Ray Guy -- Punter -- 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gene Hickerson -- Guard -- 1958-1973 Cleveland Browns
Michael Irvin -- Wide Receiver -- 1988-1999 Dallas Cowboys
Bob Kuechenberg -- Guard -- 1970-1984 Miami Dolphins
Bruce Matthews -- Guard, Tackle, Center -- 1983-2001 Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Art Monk -- Wide Receiver -- 1980-1995 Redskins, New York Jets, Eagles
Andre Reed -- Wide Receiver -- 1985-2000 Buffalo Bills, Redskins
Charlie Sanders -- Tight End -- 1968-1977 Detroit Lions
Paul Tagliabue -- NFL Commissioner -- 1989-2006
Derrick Thomas -- Linebacker -- 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Thurman Thomas -- Running Back -- 1988-2000 Bills, Dolphins
Andre Tippett -- Linebacker -- 1982-1993 New England Patriots
Roger Wehrli -- Cornerback -- 1969-1982 St. Louis Cardinals
Gary Zimmerman -- Tackle -- 1986-1997 Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos
This could be quite a year for Grimm if he becomes the HC of the Steelers and is inducted into the HOF!

Koopa
01-10-2007, 04:16 PM
**** him, i hope he misses out on the hall of fame and has to coach the raiders lol

Blitzburgh55
01-10-2007, 04:18 PM
**** him, i hope he misses out on the hall of fame and has to coach the raiders lol

Love the support:hilarious:

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-10-2007, 04:22 PM
Congrats Grimm. Koopa go get a tissue and quit your crying.

House of Steel
01-10-2007, 04:24 PM
Michael Irvin MY ***!!!

Art Monk definitely, Thruman Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Paul Talibague, and Russ Grimm. That is my 5 choices.

Ambridge
01-10-2007, 07:00 PM
Ray Guy and Art Monk should have been inducted years ago.

My choices:
Ray Guy
Art Monk
Bob Kuchenberg
Derrick Thomas
Paul Tagliabue

Good luck to Russ Grimm.