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, Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed are expected to be Hall of Fame finalists. Indeed, they made the initial cut as the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the semifinalists for its Class of 2019.It’s the presence of two other first-timers that comes as a surprise.Coach Tom Flores and linebacker Zach Thomas made the list of 25 semifinalists for the first time.Here is the full list of modern-era semifinalists, including their positions, years and teams:鈥?Steve Atwater, S 鈥?1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets (Times as a Semifinalist: 8 鈥?2012-19)鈥?Champ Bailey, CB 鈥?1999-2003 Washington Redskins, 2004-2013 Denver Broncos (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 鈥?2019)鈥?Ronde Barber, CB/S 鈥?1997-2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 鈥?2018-19)鈥?Tony Boselli, T 鈥?1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 鈥?2016-19)鈥?Isaac Bruce, WR 鈥?1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 鈥?2015-19)鈥?LeRoy Butler, S 鈥?1990-2001 Green Bay Packers (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 鈥?2018-19)鈥?Don Coryell, Coach 鈥?1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers (Times as a Semifinalist: 11 鈥?2005 Troy Niklas Color Rush Jersey
, 2010-19)鈥?Alan Faneca, G 鈥?1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 鈥?2016-19)鈥?Tom Flores, Coach 鈥?1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 鈥?2019)鈥?Tony Gonzalez, TE 鈥?1997-2008 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-2013 Atlanta Falcons (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 鈥?2019)鈥?Torry Holt, WR 鈥?1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 鈥?2015-19)鈥?Steve Hutchinson, G 鈥?2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 鈥?2018-19)鈥?Edgerrin James, RB 鈥?1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 鈥?2015-19)鈥?Jimmy Johnson, Coach 鈥?1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys https://www.patriotsfanstore.com/Ja_Wha ... ley-Jersey
, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins (Times as a Semifinalist: 6 鈥?2014-19)鈥?Ty Law, CB 鈥?1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 鈥?2015-19)鈥?John Lynch, FS 鈥?1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos (Times as a Semifinalist: 7 鈥?2013-19)鈥?Clay Matthews, LB 鈥?1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-96 Atlanta Falcons (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 鈥?2012, 2017, 2019)鈥?Kevin Mawae, C/G 鈥?1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 鈥?2015-19)鈥?Karl Mecklenburg, LB 鈥?1983-1994 Denver Broncos (Times as a Semifinalist: 8 鈥?2012-19)鈥?Sam Mills, LB 鈥?1986-1994 New Orleans Saints Jordan Matthews Color Rush Jersey
, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 鈥?2016, 2019)鈥?Ed Reed, FS 鈥?2002-2012 Baltimore Ravens, 2013 New York Jets, 2013 Houston Texans (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 鈥?2019)鈥?Richard Seymour, DE/DT 鈥?2001-08 New England Patriots, 2009-2012 Oakland Raiders (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 鈥?2018-2019)鈥?Zach Thomas, LB 鈥?1996-2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Dallas Cowboys (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 鈥?2019)鈥?Hines Ward, WR 鈥?1998-2011 Pittsburgh Steelers (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 鈥?2017-19)鈥?Darren Woodson, S 鈥?1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 鈥?2015, 2017, 2019)Selectors started with an initial list of 103 nominees and will pare the list to 15 modern-era finalists, who are announced Jan. 3. The modern-era finalists will join senior finalist Johnny Robinson and contributor finalists Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen on the ballot.To earn election, candidates must receive 80 percent positive vote at the Feb. 2 selection meeting in Atlanta before Super Bowl LIII. After every New England Patriots win, head coach Bill Belichick joins radio color commentator and ex-Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak for a film breakdown of the action. This week, the duo took a look at four pivotal plays from the team’s 43-40 victory over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.1-10-KC 49 (7:21) S.Michel up the middle to KC 37 for 12 yards (R.Parker).“One of the best things about the game was our running the ball Kenny Britt Jersey
,” Belichick said before analyzing the first play, an off-tackle run by first-round Sony Michel. The head coach especially praises the blocking up front, and highlights a double-team block by right guard Shaq Mason and right tackle Marcus Cannon to seal the edge, as well as the push created by tight end Rob Gronkowski, fullback James Develin and pulling guard Joe Thuney. “Just getting good movement here at the line of scrimmage.”1-10-KC 23 (5:12) (Shotgun) P.Mahomes pass short middle intended for T.Kelce INTERCEPTED by D.Hightower at KC 31. D.Hightower to KC 4 for 27 yards (D.Harris).The first really big play of the game came midway through the first quarter when linebacker Dont’a Hightower picked off Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes deep in Kansas City territory. “This is a really good play here by Hightower,” Belichick said about the takeaway. “Normally what happens when the offense play-actions, is they try to hit the area behind the [linebackers].” Hightower was not fooled by the fake handoff and instead was able to get in the passing lane and record an interception. Belichick also highlights defensive edge Trey Flowers, who was able to clear the way for the 27-yard runback with a big block on Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher.1-10-NE 15 (:17) (Shotgun) P.Mahomes pass deep right intended for T.Kelce INTERCEPTED by D.Harmon [D.Hightower] at NE -3. Touchback.“I thought this was a big play in the game,” Belichick said about Duron Harmon’s end zone interception late in the first half. The head coach starts breaking it down by looking at Kansas City moving its personnel around: “Really good job of our guys adjusting to a formation you rarely see,” Belichick noted before again highlighting Hightower’s impact on the play as his rush forced Mahomes to try a pass into double coverage.1-10-NE 21 (3:50) T.Brady pass short left to R.Gronkowski pushed ob at KC 37 for 42 yards (R.Ragland).The final play that Belichick and Zolak look at also features a rarely seen look, this time by the Chiefs’ defense. “This is something we saw going all the way back to Buddy Ryan and the mid-80s,” New England’s head coach said of one of his team’s biggest pass plays of the night, a 42-yarder to Rob Gronkowski. Kansas City is covering the tight end with a safety down by the line of scrimmage, but New England reacts well: Gronkowski and left tackle Trent Brown fake to block the two men lining up on the other side of them but instead let one rush freely which in turn allows Gronkowski to get open down the field. “Josh McDaniels and the offensive staff did a really good job of installing the play,” Belichick said before taking Zolak on a trip back to the late 1980s and an old game between the Tampa Bay Buccanners and Detroit Lions which saw the same play used.To watch video of the breakdown, please visit patriots.com.