As we come closer to the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 7, Shutdown Corner will have features on all the 2010 inductees. We begin with Dick LeBeau, the former great cornerback and current defensive coaching genius. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview; you can find Part 1 here.
If you want Dick LeBeau's Hall of Fame credentials as a defensive coach, don't ask the man himself - all he'll tell you is that it's all about his players. You'll want to ask the players themselves. Perhaps the most compelling testimony I've heard - among the greatest endorsements I've seen a player give his coach - came from current Steelers safety Troy Polamalu(notes) when I asked him about "Coach Dad" at a Nike 7-on-7 tournament in early July.
"There's no question that he is the greatest coach of all time," Polamalu told me, "and there's no question to me that he is the epitome of what a Hall-of-Famer should be. You're talking about a guy who played in the NFL and was veryRead More »from The Hall-of-Famers: Dick LeBeau (Part 2)