Sacco Sez: The Hall of Fame case for John Lynch

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Sacco Sez: The Hall of Fame case for John Lynch
Sacco Sez: The Hall of Fame case for John Lynch

He and I often talked about "team" and winning, and how to bring the two together, and he never once mentioned himself or his leadership. Maybe that's because true leaders never have to talk about how they lead. His stats are noted in many other places, but the essence of John Lynch was and is always about leadership and bringing out the best in others. That was the crux of his success in Tampa Bay for 11 years, and then with the Broncos for four more. I have long made pilgrimages to the Tampa area for spring training games, and when I did so after we had signed Lynch, a pall hung over the city's pro football fans. It was noted to me that the Broncos "carved the heart and soul out of the Tampa

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