LeBeau among many worthy candidates

The Pro Football Hall of Fame should consider honoring assistant coaches

Originally Published: August 25, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Of the 253 men enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are 219 players, 18 coaches and 16 so-called "contributors" to the game.

And no assistant coaches.

Maybe it's time to address the fact that the Hall of Fame has inducted no one who gained his celebrity predominantly through his contributions as an assistant coach or in some similar capacity. The issue was raised at the annual Hall of Fame selection meeting in February, and is gaining some traction among the people who ...

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