Grimm checks in via phone

Redskins guard Russ Grimm was very brief in his remarks during a phone call to the Hall of Fame announcement show on the NFL Network a few moments ago. He said he'd been watching the announcement on TV with two of his sons. Grimm mentioned a lot of the famed Hogs and attributed much of his success to teammates. He talked a little about what it was like being an offensive lineman.

"If you don't do your job, when you pick up that paper on Monday, then obviously it's going to be your fault," he said.

He said his sons congratulated him and then immediately decided to go fishing. I'm sure Grimm had prepared himself for getting passed over again. Longtime Redskins beat writer for the Washington Times, David Elfin, presented Grimm during the voting meeting. He obviously made a compelling argument. But of course, Grimm's remarkable career provided him with some solid evidence.