Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Apr 2014

MMQB: "Torturous" 2014 Draft

An anonymous coach and Rick Spielman get together and talk about how tough their jobs are. Then, Peter discusses the case for Pat Tillman's number to be retired.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 21 Apr 2014

3 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 5:32pm by LionInAZ

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by Guest789 :: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:27pm

Weird feeling to agree with PK over Collinsworth, but while Pat Tillman is absolutely a hero, there's not really any logic to him being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:40pm

Yeah, but politics.

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by LionInAZ :: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:32pm

The HOF site (profootballhof.com) has a section for NFL players who died in combat. Tillman is already mentioned there. He wasn't even the first player to volunteer to serve, so making a special case for Tillman would be an insult to the others who served and died. The only reason this is even being discussed is because of short-sighted historical memory.