I wanted to work up a complimentary post to what Chris did this morning by taking a look back at what is considered around the League as the 4th best Line backing group to ever play the game. I feel very fortunate that I was able to watch these guys first hand as a child and teenager and am very humble about what I was able to take away for that opportunity. It is my hope and prayer that one day each of you will get to witness for yourselves a similar group assembled in the Chief organization and play like the group I am speaking of. Just watch and listen to the comments made from people describing them and you will understand, if you never saw them play in a game, exactly what Hank Stram had assembled for the Kansas City Chief fans and organization. Of course I am biased and think they were the all time greatest.
What I feel best describes these guys was one thing, that very well may be missing from a large part of Pro Football today: Football wasn't about them, it was about the game, the team and the fans. It is very unfortunate that Jim Lynch is not in the HOF today, because he certainly deserved it.
By the way, where are they now?
Bobby Bell - http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2903862
Bobby Bell always has been a motivator and a storyteller. He now travels the country doing both.
Willie Lanier - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Lanier
Lanier returned to school, taking graduate courses at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He then returned to Virginia as a stockbroker, at First Union Secutities, where he now serves as vice-chairman.
Jim Lynch - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lynch
Today, Lynch is president of D. Thomas and Associates, a Kansas City food packaging company he started after completing law school and deciding to raise his family in the Midwest. He and his wife Georgia have three children and five grandchildren.