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Saturday, August 2, 2008
Hall of Fame Headlines: Redskins Edition

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Green was considered a lock for the Hall, although he never acknowledged that sentiment. In fact, he and his son, Jared, argued over his credentials on the morning of the vote last February.

"I said, 'You know what, it just hit me: You're seeing my career from your perspective. I'm seeing it from mine,' "Green said of the conversation with his son. "I was JV in 11th grade, walked on in college, dropped out of school, went back, and everyone always told me I was too small, blah, blah, blah. And so we kind of realized, 'You know what, you can respect what I'm feeling, and I can respect what you're feeling. But now you understand why I'm not a shoo-in when I'm looking from my vantage point.' . . . So it was really interesting."

"Thanks for the effort . . . now stop worrying about it."