Category Archives: Willie Lanier

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#202 – Johnny Robinson

The Johnny Robinson hall of fame campaign is off to a good start, but has a long way to go before we turn over the numbers to the Hall of Fame Senior Committee in August. We have close to 500 signatures on the petition at the moment, and media members in Kansas City have started to take notice and promise articles in the near future. If you have not yet signed the petition, please do so now. Johnny Robinson is an incredibly-deserving candidate, and I am hopeful that if he gets in, there will be more discussion about other AFL’ers who have thus far been overlooked. read more

HoF Interview with Willie Lanier

Bobby Bell was an outstanding athlete and ultimately was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  However, there was another Chiefs linebacker that sometimes gets overshadowed by Bell’s greatness, but was no-less an influence in the Chiefs success.  That is Willie Lanier.  Here the HoF middle linebacker talks about the overall magnitude of hall of fame induction, and what it means to the professional football player. read more

Top 10 Linebacking Corps: #4 Hank Stram’s Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs get a lot of run around this site, and rightfully so.  With players like Len Dawson, Abner Haynes, Chris Burford, Ed Budde, Jim Tyrer, Mike Garrett, Fred Arbanas, Otis Taylor, and others, this team had an offense that could go toe-to-toe with anyone in either league, as they proved in Super Bowl IV, and several prior preseason games.

The Chiefs had sensational defenses as well, and in particular, a linebacking corps that has been ranked #4 in the history of the game by NFL Films.  Ranked in-and-around the Chiefs ‘backers are: read more