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Matthews First Titan to Make Hall of Fame

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  1. goTitans.com A living legend.

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    SUMMARY: He played each position on the offensive line. He had 14 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He played 19 years and 296 games, more than any full-time positional player in league history when he retired. That is why Bruce Matthews will be the only inductee Saturday elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, and just the 59th elected on the first ballot. The quiet ironman of the NFL calls the prospect very humbling. "It really makes it clear to me how much God has blessed me and my family. There are just too many things that have happened in my life I'd love to take credit for it and say I did it all by myself. It's too obvious to me how blessed I've been," Matthews said. On Saturday, Titans OL coach Mike Munchak will present Matthews just as Matthews presented him back in 2001. "I don't think there'll be too many guys like him around again," Munchak said.

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    Amazing player. Even though he wasn't what he once was, it was a real treat to watch him play those final few seasons.
  2. PickledMidget Camp Fodder

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    Amazing man and football player. All the best!
  3. LT21Titans27 Tebow Apostle

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    Hopefully this isnt the only Titan in the near future
  4. Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    A great player with great charactor...
  5. GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Well, it probably is. I don't think Eddie will make it, or any of the others who have already retired. From that point, it takes 5 years post retirement to get in, and I don't think we have anyone who's even coming close to having that kind of a body of work. My bet is that it will be closer to 15 years from now than to 5 before we have another Titan enter the hall.
  6. Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    Wychek has a case to get in.
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    Eddie and Frank probably both have some claim, but will need to wait their turn.

    With Bruce, it was never in doubt. He was the cornerstone of this Franchise for as long as I can remember and was a great player/ambassador for the Titans.

    I am very excited for him and look forward to him officially taking his place amongst the greats.
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    Sorry, guys. Our next hope is wearing #10.
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    Bruce was one of a kind - I wish he could have left with a ring... it's hard to exaggerate what he did on/off the field. I could see Wycheck getting some mention down the road, but yea, Young may be the next real chance. And let the comments begin about how it's a bit early to anoint our still-got-a-way-to-go 2nd year QB as a HOFer. He's got all the tools to make it, though.
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