Not that Russ Grimm is the anxious type — I saw him yesterday briefly at the facility, wearing his big Harley jacket and ball cap, looking like he’s enjoying his down time — but the Cardinals’ assistant head coach/offensive line coach/run game coordinator has a big day Saturday as he has another chance to go into the Hall of Fame.
UPDATE: Grimm was elected to the Hall of Fame Saturday.
Grimm would get in not for his coaching, of course, but his days as the backbone of the Redskins’ famous “Hogs” offensive line. Mostly a guard, Grimm was a four-time Pro Bowler, was named to the NFL’s all-decade team of the 1980s and played in four Super Bowls (winning three). The line as a whole, which spawned the most famous offensive line nickname, has yet to get any representatives into the Hall of Fame.
“That group was the foundation for four Super Bowl teams,” former Redskins general manager Charley Casserly told the Washington Post. “It’s hard to believe you can’t get one guy into the Hall of Fame.”
The Hall of Fame voters meet tomorrow morning and the announcement of the 2010 class will be made at 3 p.m. Arizona time (and aired on the NFL Network). Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are locks. The rest of the potential enshrinees are up in the air.
Like I said, I don’t think Grimm is sweating it, although I am sure he would like the honor. There seems to be growing sentiment that Grimm has a real shot this season after falling short at this stage the past couple of years.
Tags: Hall of Fame, Russ Grimm
Posted in Blog | 22 Comments »