The Franchise Player
- Jul 15, 2009
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- Columbia, SC
As much as I can't stand Michael Irvin, he gave a GREAT interview on why Russ Grimm belongs in the HOF
Clink link for the rest of the articleMichael Irvin and Russ Grimm overlapped in the NFL just for a few seasons, at the end of Grimm's career and the beginning of Irvin's. It was enough.
"I remember all of those years, watching, hearing about The Hogs," Irvin said, growling out the name. " And that picture of him [covered in blood], and the look, and they add the name to that - Russ Grimm - that scares half the league right there. You're good. You've got eight games right now. That name -- right now, you've got eight wins, and that's the truth.
"And you've heard it over and over again, everybody has always set their team by offensive lines, but none have grabbed a nickname that stuck like this, and that's an incredible thing. And it's hard, when you start talking offensive linemen, because there's no clear indications on how they do it. I've got catches, and Emmitt [Smith] has yards, and Troy [Aikman] has passes. So what sticks in your mind is that ability to move people, and actually intimidate people. That what makes them stick. They're The Hogs."
So I asked Irvin -- who's working on the NFL Network broadcast on Saturday -- whether the Hogs really intimidated people.
"Stop [messing] around," Irvin said. "Yeah, they intimidated people. You know they intimidated people."