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Kevin Greene named Hall of Fame finalist again

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 10, 2014 – 10:08 am

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

Packers OLB coach Kevin Greene has reached the finalist stage for Pro Football Hall of Fame induction for the third straight year.

Greene is one of 15 modern-era finalists from which no more than five players can be chosen for inducted when the Hall of Fame selection committee meets on Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl. There are also two senior nominees who may or may not be added to the group of modern-era inductees chosen.

Greene reached the semifinalist stage for the first of four straight years in 2008 and then became a finalist for the first time in 2012. The Hall of Fame’s induction class will be introduced during the “NFL Honors” show, a two-hour prime-time awards show at 7 p.m. CT on Feb. 1 on FOX.

The other finalists this year are K Morten Andersen, RB Jerome Bettis, LB Derrick Brooks, WR Tim Brown, Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., Coach Tony Dungy, DE Charles Haley, WR Marvin Harrison, T Walter Jones, FS John Lynch, WR Andre Reed, G Will Shields, DE Michael Strahan and DB Aeneas Williams. The two senior nominees are P Ray Guy and DE Claude Humphrey.

A linebacker/defensive end for the Rams (1985-92), Steelers (1993-95), Panthers (1996, 1998-99) and 49ers (1997), Greene ranks third on the league’s all-time sack list with 160, behind only Bruce Smith and Reggie White. He recorded 10 double-digit sack seasons and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

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35 Responses to “Kevin Greene named Hall of Fame finalist again”

  1. By Larry Motzer on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    To have Kevin Green named as a finalist is Great he has become a Great Linebacker coach for the Green Bay Packers and deserves to be in the Football Hall of Fame for his time as a Great Linebacker himself!

  2. By Debbie Downer on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    He won’t make it. I just know it.

  3. By Voice of Treason on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    Big deal.

  4. By diehardpackfan on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    Hopefully he makes it!

  5. By Rusty Draper on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    I have been a fan of Keven Green for years. Having him on the Packers Coaching staff is a major positive. I am hoping some day he will take over the defense when Capers is done. I think the experience he has gained working for Capers is invaluable . I hope that happens before some other teams see’s that and hires him out from under the Pack. As for his being inducted into the HOF that is long over due .

  6. By Nick on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    Really too bad he won’t make it again. He’s 3rd on the all-time sack list. Numbers 1 (Bruce Smith), 2 (Reggie White), and 4 (Chris Doleman) have already been inducted. And number 5 (Michael Strahan) will likely be inducted this year. He had 100 of his sacks beyond the age of 30! That’s remarkable.

  7. By CHANG on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    what else does the NFL need to be able to put K. Green in to the Hall of Fame? Only God will know.

  8. By mrpocatello on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    I would love to have the money him and Clay Mathews save not ever going to a barber .. just kidding he seems to be the only thing that DEE has going for it..

  9. By Hugh Mungasack on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    EGG-SELLENT!! Who will represent him at the podium? VIC???

  10. By Hugh Mungasack on Jan 10, 2014 | Reply

    Speaking of hair cuts, I just heard that Clay Matthews is going to let Ellen shave his head for Locks of Love… What a guy!!!! He never ceases to amaze me.

  11. By Robert Eustace on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Kevin Greene, most certainly deserves to be in the ‘Hall of Fame’ !!!! Despite the rash of injuries which has plagued Defensive Coordinator, Dom Capers, when it is time for him to step down – hopefully, the Packers will be able to retain the services of Kevin Greene and he’ll move up to that top spot. “Young minds and new blood = Fresh Ideas” !

    Although, I am still bumming after last weeks loss, that just as easily could have spelled VICTORY for us, I am still extremely proud of my Packers and the way they overcame tremendous injuries to win the NFC North. Already, I can not wait for coming NFL DRAFT, and what gems TT mines this year ! The 2014 Season, can’t start fast enough for me. It’s only UPWARD and ONWARD from here !!!!

    GO – PACK – GO !!!!
    “Championship no. 14 in 2014″ !!!!

  12. By schaubwis on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    get Jared Allen from minn and defense would be feared’ with him and Mathews watchout!!!!!

  13. By northerner on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    I think that KG would be a good match for the Packer’s Defensive Coach. He appears to be excited and demanding of his players all good attributes. Now only if he could share that with the rest of the D?

  14. By frozen tundra on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    T.T. FINDING JEMS? He’s like the bad boy at christmas, ‘I GOT A ROOK’!!!

  15. By Doug on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    I think Kevin Greene should be are next Defensive coach

  16. By MAGIC MAJKOWSKI on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Fire Capers! Hire Greene. I gotta believe Greene would be on the sidelines pumping up his defense. Instead we have Capers who sits in his comfy little press box calling plays and watching his defense get ran over by a MACK truck.

  17. By Shane on Jan 11, 2014 | Reply

    Mike inducted

  18. By packerbackerfreak on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

  19. By bigcheese on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    up yours man, that has to be a vikings fan. Try this on for size your moron

  20. By vikings4ever on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

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  24. By allan, Conn,. Packer fan on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    I hope capers has been watching the playoffs this past weekend.

    He might get a look at some real good defensive play, something that we have been lacking all year.

    Capers may not want to stop coaching, all well and good but time for someone new, I say give Greene a chance.

    Watching these other teams defenses this weekend just proves how much we were lacking on our own defense in the secondary.
    we would have never been able to compete!
    The Pat’s had just as many injuries as we did and they found the will and drive to win. It’s all about coaching and preparation!
    Just hope that next year we show up with some talent and drive on the D side to be able to compete.

  25. By vikings4ever on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

  26. By vikingsfool on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    if you play them all at the same time, it’s pretty good. I suggest you try it!

  27. By vikingsfool on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply


  28. By vikingsfool on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    voice all your displeasure on
    seriously, do it, try it! I dare you!!

  29. By HGC on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply

    I ask all packer fans to come to my blog!! I dare you to as well.

  30. By VegasVike on Jan 12, 2014 | Reply


  31. By Stephen K on Jan 14, 2014 | Reply

    I still say we ought to suit him up :)

  32. By Mark L on Jan 16, 2014 | Reply

    Congrats Kevin Greene. You are well deserved. My question is, where is Jerry Cramer? Why isn’t 64 in the HOF?

  33. By Mark L on Jan 16, 2014 | Reply

    Sorry mispelled Jerry’s lasr name. Jerry Kramer #64.

  34. By Marv R on Jan 17, 2014 | Reply

    It’s great to see the OLB Coach get into the finalists, but my question is this…. Why has Jerry Kramer been snubbed for so damn long. He is well deserving of being in the Hall of Fame. It’s almost like back in the 90’s when Susan Luche (spelling) never was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the Soaps!

  35. By northerner on Jan 18, 2014 | Reply

    Was hoping he would be the new defensive coordinator and now he quit. So goes all that could be good for the Pack.

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