Sunday, August 8, 2010

Russ Grimm's Speech

Russ Grimm's Speech At The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Russ Grimm Washington Redskins 8x10 PhotoRuss Grimm's speech was short and direct, befitting Grimm's blue-collar style as a player and coach. He thanked his family, his hometown, his teams and his fans. But there were two especially great moments in Grimm's speech that are worth noting.

First, Grimm began his football career as a linebacker and was adamantly opposed to moving to the line; as Grimm recalled saying, "I'll never play with my hand on the ground." Fortunately, Grimm received some sage advice from offensive line coach Joe Moore: "There's no greater feeling than moving a man from Point A to Point B, against his will."

Also, Grimm--ever the Hog--announced during his speech that he was embroidering the names of his fellow Hogs on the inside of his Hall of Fame jacket as a constant reminder of the guys who helped him achieve his now-immortalized success. It was a classy gesture from a consummate Hall of Famer.

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