And again, congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Owens became emotional when talking about his mother, Marilyn Owens Heard, and late grandmother, Alice Black.
"To my fellow Hall of Famer members - Bob Bethard, Robert Brazille, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and "The Freak" Randy Moss - I want to say congratulations to you guys, " Owens said. Chan Gailey was hired as the Bills new head coach and chose not to bring Owens back for a second stint. "Whether it's three years or 45 years, you should get what you rightfully earned".
He explained his reluctance to accept his jacket in Canton during his speech.
The wide receiver who ranked second in National Football League history with 15,934 yards receiving and third with 153 touchdown catches didn't mention that Hall of Famers Dan Fouts and James Lofton also are on the selection committee. Then Owens encouraged them not to be afraid to be themselves. You texted me and said, 'You ain't gotta worry about nothing.
It's not a surprise Owens referenced the steady play of Fitzpatrick. The Bears have been one of the most efficient in doing so for years now, which has given them one less thing to worry about going into training camp and preseason. "It speaks volumes to the type of person that he is, even though other people may think other of him".
"Can't compare to being here with my favorite", Davis said.
Bollman's President and CEO Don Rongione noted that Bollman's factory is about 60 miles from Philadelphia, and many at Bollman are Eagles fans.