Last Updated Mar 12, 2022, 8:42 PM

Great Dane Nation Episode 79 Tony Boselli

On the 79th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his newly minted Pro Football Hall of Fame brother Tony Boselli to talk about his journey to Canton, today’s Jaguars, and much more (11:52 – 01:03:14). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (00:55 – 10:58). It’s a big week for NFL news, and the guys react to it all – Calvin Ridley’s suspension, Aaron Rodgers’ new contract in Green Bay, and Russell Wilson’s new home with the Broncos.

We then move to our interview with Tony Boselli, where he discusses a wide range of topics:

  • breaking down his Pro Football Hall of Fame “knock” from Anthony Muñoz, and why that moment was so special (12:54)
  • why he immediately thought of his dad when he received the Pro Football Hall of Fame news (18:09)
  • why he felt like this year was his final chance to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (24:52)
  • who he thinks will be the next Jacksonville Jaguar to join him in Canton (26:29)
  • why Morten is partially responsible for Tony’s Hall of Fame selection – it’s a stretch, people (28:46)
  • his special connection to Bruce Smith, and why he was the perfect presenter for him at this year’s NFL Honors show (33:20)
  • why the Urban Meyer era in Jacksonville was such a dumpster fire (35:02)
  • why he believes the Jaguars still need a full-on culture shake-up within that organization, and why he likes the Doug Pederson hire at head coach (38:17)
  • why he feels Trevor Lawrence can be an elite, superstar quarterback in the NFL (40:15)
  • thoughts on Aidan Hutchinson as the possible #1 pick in the draft by the Jaguars (42:34)
  • defensive line move he feared the most (44:14)
  • why a botched shoulder surgery ended his career short (45:58)
  • why he doesn’t think the Jaguars will ever move to London while under their current management, but believes they will always play a game in the U.K. every year (49:31)
  • his excitement for Lincoln Riley at USC, and why Coach Riley has to focus on rebuilding that offensive line (53:44)
  • and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Mark Brunell, Carnell Lake, Keenan McCardell, Lane Kiffin and Leon Searcy (54:57).

Finally, we close things out with “Morten’s Game Winner” – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten talks about Tony Boselli, and why his Pro Football Hall of Fame journey is a perfect illustration of the full-circle nature within the history of this game (01:03:54).

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