Ex-Bill Smith a cinch to make Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Back when he was coaching the Los Angeles Raiders, Art Shell was getting his team ready to play against the Bills, and the man who had forged a Pro Football Hall of Fame career as an offensive tackle was asked how he would block Buffalo’s Bruce Smith.

“I’d beg for help,” Shell said. “All you can do with a guy like that is try and stay in front of him and hope the quarterback gets rid of the damn ball quick enough. The guy’s just a phenomenal athlete.”