Once again, Joe Jacoby, who was one of the most prolific offensive tackles of his time and a critical member of the famous Hogs, was shunned for the NFL Hall of Fame. Jacoby was an integral member of the Hogs that led the Redskins to four Super Bowl appearances, three of which ended in Championships. He spent 13 season with the Redskins and appeared in 170 games and 21 post-seas appearances, the most in franchise history. He was a two-time All Pro and a 4 time Pro Bowler. Yet, he will have to wait another year for consideration. Mind boggling.
Amazingly, the Hogs were one of the NFL’s best offensive lines ever assembled. Yet, today, just Russ Grimm is a member of the NFL’s Hall of Fame.
It was not a total loss of the day for the Redskins. Former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame. Beathard spent the majority of his career as the Redskins General Manager, serving in that post from 1978 to 1988. Although head coach Joe Gibbs gets much of the credit for the three Super Bowl wins, it was Beathard that was the architect of those rosters. Over the course of his tenure in Washington’s front office, the Redskins compiled a 105-63 record during the regular season. Over the course of his entire NFL career, his teams advanced to 7 Superbowls with 4 wins.