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Making the case for Kent Hull

Posted by Chris Brown on January 20, 2015 – 11:03 am

He’s never been a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist let along a finalist, but Bills Wall of Famer Kent Hull was a pretty important cog in Buffalo’s four consecutive AFC title teams. Respected columnist Rick Gosselin took a stab at making the case for late Kent Hull recently for more Hall of Fame consideration.

Part of his argument centered around how important he was in helping the K-Gun offense operate. While Jim Kelly called the plays, Hull set up the blocking schemes on the fly to help make the breakneck pace of the offense possible. He also was a pretty darn good player.

Gosselin is also realistic in describing how the teams that don’t win the Super Bowl often find it more difficult to see players get enshrined, even if they are deserving.

There’s a very strong likelihood that the best chance for Hull might be as a Senior Committee nominee several years down the road, much like this year’s Senior Committe nominee, Mick Tingelhoff, a center as well on a very successful Minnesota club that won 10 division titles in 11 seasons and also appeared in four Super Bowls, and lost all of them.

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