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Dick Vermeil thanks everyone and anyone in his Hall of Fame speech

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Dick Vermeil promised tears in his memorial speech. He did not cry, although he gasped when he talked about his 66-year-old wife Carol, and did not meet the 8-minute time limit.

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Vermeil, who was selected in the coach category in the class of 2022, was the latest of eight inductees for the two-hour program. He thanked dozens and dozens. . . and dozens of people.

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This is what he said, as he promised, having said in advance that the topic of his speech would be “Thank you!”

“Hell, I just wish I had time to get through everyone,” Vermeil said.

Vermeil coached the Eagles, Rams, and Chiefs during his 15-year coaching career. He led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance in the 1980 season, which ended in a loss to the Raiders, and won the Super Bowl while coaching the then-St. Louis Rams in the 1999 season.

Vermeil won 120 games in the regular season, winning .545 games.

“I will always be grateful and grateful for this honor,” Vermeil concluded. “The only thing that will make me feel a little better standing here as the 28th Hall of Famer football coach is when I see Mike Holmgren come in, when I see Dan Reeves come in, when I see how Marty Schottenheimer walks in when I see Mike Shanahan walk in when I see Tom Coughlin walk in when I see George Seifert walk in when I see Don Coryell walk in. Trust me, if I deserve it, so do they.



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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