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Kevin Greene not elected to Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 1, 2014 – 5:12 pm

Former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene was not among the finalists selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Greene was one of 15 modern-era finalists for a third straight year but once again was not chosen for induction. The Hall of Fame selection committee selected seven players for induction in the summer of 2014: LB Derrick Brooks, P Ray Guy, DE Claude Humphreys, T Walter Jones, WR Andre Reed, DE Michael Strahan, and DB Aeneas Williams.

Greene ranks third on the all-time sacks list. He coached the Packers’ outside linebackers from 2009-13, resigning after this past season.


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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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Kevin Greene named Hall of Fame semifinalist again

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 21, 2013 – 9:22 am

Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene has been named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

As a semifinalist, Greene is one of 25 modern-era candidates still under consideration for Hall of Fame induction this year. This marks the eighth straight year Greene has reached the semifinalist stage, and he has been a finalist — one of the final 10 — each of the last two years.

During Greene’s 15-year career with four different teams, he recorded 160 sacks, third most in league history behind Bruce Smith and Reggie White. Greene has been a member of the Packers coaching staff since 2009.

 


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Holmgren new Pro Football HOF nominee

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 12, 2013 – 12:06 pm

Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren is among 16 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

The full list of 126 nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in late November, and then whittled further to 15 finalists announced in January.

Holmgren coached the Packers for seven seasons (1992-98), winning three division championships and qualifying for the playoffs six times. He led the Packers to three NFC Championship games and two Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XXXI.

Upon leaving Green Bay, Holmgren went on to coach the Seattle Seahawks to a berth in Super Bowl XL.

Other nominees with Packers ties from past years who remain on the list are former GM Ron Wolf, S LeRoy Butler and current OLB coach Kevin Greene.

Last year, Greene was one of the 15 finalists but was not elected.


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Kevin Greene again named finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 11, 2013 – 10:32 am

Kevin GreeneFor the second straight year, Packers OLB coach Kevin Greene has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Greene is one of 15 modern-era finalists to join two senior nominees — one of whom is former Packers LB Dave Robinson — for consideration for election to the Class of 2013 when the selection committee meets the day before the Super Bowl.

The selection committee will elect a class of between four and seven members. No more than five can come from the 15 modern-era finalists. A class of six or seven can be achieved if the senior nominees are also chosen.

Greene has reached the semifinalist stage since 2008 and was named a finalist for the first time last year.

Here is the complete list of finalists:

·         Larry Allen – G/T – 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys; 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers
·         Jerome Bettis – RB – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
·         Tim Brown – WR/KR/PR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders; 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
·         Cris Carter – WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings; 2002 Miami Dolphins
·         Curley Culp* – 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs; 1974-1980 Houston Oilers; 1980-81 Detroit Lions
·         Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
·         Kevin Greene – LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams;  1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers; 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers; 1997 San Francisco 49ers
·         Charles Haley – DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers; 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
·         Art Modell – Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns; 1996-2011 Baltimore Ravens
·         Jonathan Ogden – T – 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens
·         Bill Parcells – Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants; 1993-96 New England Patriots; 1997-99 New York Jets; 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys
·         Andre Reed – WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills; 2000 Washington Redskins
·         Dave Robinson* – 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers; 1973-74 Washington Redskins
·         Warren Sapp – DT – 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2004-07 Oakland Raiders
·         Will Shields – G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
·         Michael Strahan – DE – 1993-2007 New York Giants
·         Aeneas Williams – CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals; 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

*senior nominee

Here are the bios on Greene and Robinson as provided in the Hall of Fame news release:

Kevin Greene
Linebacker/Defensive End … 6-3, 247 … Auburn … 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers … 15 seasons, 228 games … Selected by Rams in 5th round (113th player overall) in 1985 draft … Played primarily on special teams as rookie, only season he didn’t register a sack  … Did not have any starts in second season, but played in all 16 games and managed seven sacks … Added 6.5 sacks in 1987 and by fourth season was bona fide pass rusher for Rams, registering career-high 16.5 sacks, including career-best 4.5 sacks in win over 49ers in season finale that clinched playoff spot for Rams … Following year matched his 16.5 sacks total … Had double-digit sack totals 10 times, second in record book at the time … Only time missed recording 10 sacks in any of last eight seasons was 1995 when he had team-leading nine sacks for Steelers … Named to Pro Bowl five times (once with the Rams, twice with Steelers and Panthers) … Selected first-team All-Pro, 1989 with Rams, 1994 with Pittsburgh and 1996 with Carolina … Captured league sack title twice, 1994 and 1996 … A member of NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s … Played in six conference championship games and one Super Bowl … Led team in sacks 11 times and amassed 160 total sacks, third all-time at time of retirement … Also had three safeties, 26 opponent fumble recoveries, and five interceptions … Born July 31, 1962 in New York, New York.

Dave Robinson
Linebacker … 6-3, 245 … Penn State … 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins … 12 seasons, 155 games … Selected in 1st round (14th player overall) by Packers in 1963 NFL Draft … Chosen in 3rd round (17th player overall) by San Diego Chargers in AFL Draft … Signed with Green Bay and quickly built reputation as big-play performer on Vince Lombardi-coached Packers dynasty … Started at left outside linebacker in three straight NFL championship wins, 1965-67 … Starting OLB in Packers victories in Super Bowls I and II … Recorded two tackles, five assisted tackles, one fumble recovery and pass defensed in Green Bay’s 33-14 win over Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl II … Rebounded from Achilles tendon injury in 1970 to regain form as one of game’s finest linebackers … Intercepted 27 passes which he returned for 449 yards in career … Lone interception return for touchdown came in first season with Washington … Named All-Pro second-team in 1968 and 1969 … First-team All-NFL selection three straight seasons, 1967-69 … Elected to three Pro Bowls … Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s … Born May 3, 1941 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.


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Hall of Fame nominees announced

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 28, 2012 – 11:37 am

Four individuals with ties to the Packers were among the 127 nominees announced this week for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.

Outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene, former safety LeRoy Butler, former GM Ron Wolf and Clay Matthews Jr., father of current LB Clay Matthews III, are all on the list.

The list of nominees will eventually be pared to 15 finalists, who will join former Packers LB Dave Robinson, a senior nominee, for the final stage of consideration. Greene was a finalist last year after being a semifinalist in previous years.


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Greene named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 7, 2012 – 3:27 pm

A semifinalist three times previously, Packers Outside Linebackers Coach Kevin Greene for the first time has advanced to the finalist stage for potential induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Greene was named one of 17 finalists (15 modern-era and two senior nominees) by the Hall of Fame selection committee on Saturday. Former Packers GM Ron Wolf also was a semifinalist but did not advance to the finalist stage. For more on both individuals, please refer to a story posted earlier this week on packers.com.

The HOF selection committee will meet on Saturday, Feb. 4 (the day before Super Bowl XLVI) in Indianapolis to elect the 2012 class of inductees. Between four and seven of the finalists will be elected, but no more than five modern-era nominees can be elected in any one year. The class can grow to six or seven members if one or both of the senior nominees are chosen.

From the Hall of Fame’s press release on Saturday, below is the list of all of this year’s finalists (* denotes senior nominee), plus the synopsis on Greene’s career:

·         Jerome Bettis – Running Back – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

·         Tim Brown – Wide Receiver/Kick Returner – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

·         Jack Butler* – Cornerback – 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers

·         Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

·         Dermontti Dawson – Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

·         Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

·         Chris Doleman – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

·         Kevin Greene – Linebacker/Defensive End – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

·         Charles Haley – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

·         Cortez Kennedy – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

·         Curtis Martin – Running Back – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

·         Bill Parcells – Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys

·         Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

·         Willie Roaf – Tackle – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

·         Will Shields – Guard – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

·         Dick Stanfel* – Guard – 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins

·         Aeneas Williams – Cornerback/Safety – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

KEVIN GREENE

Linebacker/Defensive End … 6-3, 247 … Auburn… 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers … 15 seasons, 228 games … Selected by Rams in 5th round (113th player overall) in 1985 draft … Played primarily on special teams as rookie, only season he didn’t register a sack  … Did not have any starts in second season, but played in all 16 games and managed seven sacks … Added 6.5 sacks in 1987 and by fourth season was bona fide pass rusher for Rams, registering career-high 16.5 sacks, including career-best 4.5 sacks in win over 49ers in season finale that clinched playoff spot for Rams … Following year matched his 16.5 sacks total … Had double-digit sack totals ten times, second in record book at the time … Only time missed recording 10 sacks in any of last eight seasons was 1995 when he had team-leading nine sacks for Steelers … Named to Pro Bowl five times (once with the Rams, twice with Steelers and Panthers) … Selected first-team All-Pro, 1989 with Rams, 1994 with Pittsburgh and 1996 with Carolina … Captured league sack title twice, 1994 and 1996 … A member of NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s … Played in six conference championship games and one Super Bowl … Led team in sacks 11 times and amassed 160 total sacks, third all-time at time of retirement … Also had three safeties, 26 opponent fumble recoveries, and five interceptions … Born July 31, 1962 in New York, New York.


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