Yes, Ray Guy is finally, after a 23-year wait, elected to the NFL Hall Of Fame. Guy was, without a doubt, the greatest punter in NFL History.
If you're old enough, like me, to have watched those Raiders teams of the 70's and 80's, you'll know what I mean when I say this: Guy was as instrumental as any player on those great Raiders teams in the success that franchise had in that era. He was so skilled in so many aspects of the game that, even though he was obviously a full-time punter, he was also athletic enough to be the Raider's 3rd-string QB during part of his career.
But back to punting skills---Guy had them all:
Hang time? check!
Net Yards per Punt? check!
Coffin Corner? check!
Tackling ability? check!
IMO, it's about time that this man was enschrined. He should have been inducted a couple decades ago.
Brady Hoke is hitting the road in Ohio today and tomorrow. He spoke to the HOF Luncheon club today which hosts a different figure from football each month. JT was a regular at these things and word is they reached out to Urban but he didn't have a monday open to make it. Coach is also scheduled to attend and speak tomorrow night at Massillon's spring football kickoff dinner. I'm definitely happy to see him hitting the recruiting/PR trail in northeast Ohio so hard - the area produces a ton of D1 talent and any edge over OSU can only help.