By: Julio Olmo
Tom Flores has four Super Bowl rings – Four! and…He is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He is one of only two men in the entire history of the National Football League that has won a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach.
It’s shocking to not have a two-time Super Bowl champion head coach (‘80, ‘83) enshrined, plus the man also got a ring as an assistant coach (‘76) and as a player (‘70) which is a feat that only him and Mike Ditka have accomplished.
Even if you go through his career with a fine brush comb just can not find any valid reason, Hall of Fame voters are using to keep him from being inducted.
Marv Levy, who coached 17 years, made four Super Bowl appearances, but never won one, is a member and his Buffalo Bills got sandblasted in almost all of them.
Raider Nation is not alone in their shock of Coach Flores not being in Canton either, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen also believes he should be in and had Tom Flores on his radio show The Rich Eisen Show as well as one of Coach Flores former players, Marcus Allen, who is in the Hall of Fame.
Allen was lost for words when ask about why his coach is not!
Coach Flores – always the gentleman, was asked the same question by Eisen about not being recognized:
“Well its frustrating.” Tom Flores said about not being enshrined yet. “I have to admit that its disappointing not to be in there with some of my peers, some of the guys I coached, I played with. But I’m not in control, that’s out of my control and I try to control my emotional part. My friends do too, my family. So maybe some day soon it will happen.”
Nobody could possibly fault the man for really voicing his feelings about being discriminated, but that is not his style.
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