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 Jason Hanson retires. 
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The best thing I can say about Jason Hanson is that every time he walked on the field to kick an extra point or field goal, the ONLY worry the team or fans ever had was that the other team would block the kick. Otherwise, it was a given that the kick would be good. Missed kicks were always a surprise to everyone.

That's one helluva legacy after 21 years.


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How in the world could he only have made 2 pro bowls????

Pathetic system.



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April 6th, 2013, 9:57 pm
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How in the world could he only have made 2 pro bowls????

Pathetic system.



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Because its a retarded fan voting system, and you can vote as much as you want, hence the popularity contest.

In the eyes of the lay fan (sp?)... He never had that many important kicks to make since the Lions sucked, so he doesnt even get considered.


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JL wrote:
The best thing I can say about Jason Hanson is that every time he walked on the field to kick an extra point or field goal, the ONLY worry the team or fans ever had was that the other team would block the kick. Otherwise, it was a given that the kick would be good. Missed kicks were always a surprise to everyone.

That's one helluva legacy after 21 years.


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I know kickers are always being made fun of for not being "real" players, but I loved Hanson. Great leg, and when the coverage broke, would go for the tackle to stop the runner. Along with Sledge ( who should have been allowed to retire a lion, but business reasons...) sad to see him go, but glad he is leaving on his own terms. Opening day should be his retirement party.

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April 6th, 2013, 10:51 pm
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Lions add Jason Hanson to Ring of Honor
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 9, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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Jason Hanson played more games for the Detroit Lions than any player has ever played for any single NFL team, and the Lions announced today, after Hanson announced his retirement, that Hanson will remain an ever-present part of the team as the newest member of its Ring of Honor.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz, one of eight head coaches Hanson had in his 21 seasons with the Lions, made the case at Hanson’s retirement press conference that Hanson deserves to be enshrined in Canton one day.

“You took him for granted because you had so much confidence in his ability to do his job,” Schwartz said. “Jason Hanson is a Hall of Fame kicker.”

Lions owner Bill Ford Jr. acknowledged that there’s been more bad than good for the Lions during Hanson’s career, but appreciated that Hanson has been a reliable part of the franchise for more than two decades.

“For a whole generation of Lions fans, there’s been one kicker,” Ford said. “No matter how disappointing the season, you could always count on Jason Hanson doing his part — and a little bit more. . . . There were times when it seemed like he was our leading tackler on special teams.”

Hanson noted that when he first joined the Lions, teammate Barry Sanders called him “Baby J” because he looked like a little kid. Hanson’s nickname in the locker room during his last season was “Pops.” From Baby to Pops, that’s a long journey with one team.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -of-honor/

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April 9th, 2013, 2:42 pm
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I recommend checking out video of the press conference on detroitlions.com--some really great stuff there, including when the Lions came to scout him and there was 'a guy standing on the side of the field with a cigar.' :cheers:

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