Willie still paving the way
How fitting that on Wednesday Willie Anderson anchors the next-to-last installment of the vote choosing the Bengals' top 50 players of all-time. Anderson, the franchise's all-time right tackle, comes in at No. 14, just behind his right guard, Max Montoya at No. 13, and, even more fitting, just ahead of Corey Dillon at No. 15. Dillon, the club's all-time rusher, ripped off 8,061 yards in 107 games and Anderson was his right tackle in 106 of them in those days the Bengals were also-rans who could run at will and behind Willie and Dillon is right with him again.
Willie Anderson Is One Of 25 On List Of Hall Of Fame Semifinalists
Former Bengal Willie Anderson, the greatest right tackle of his era, became a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist for the first time Tuesday when the Canton, Ohio shrine released the list of 25 names from the Modern Era. Anderson heads up an offensive line group of former Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli and former Steelers, Jets and Cardinals guard Alan Faneca.
Willie passes the baton
When the weekend clears and training camp is underway, the Bengals expect one of their all-time greats to appear at Monday's practice and begin working for a few days with the next right tackle. Willie Anderson briefly takes Cedric Ogbuehi under his wing like Joe Walter took Anderson 20 years ago.
Where there is a Will, there is a Hall
If Ken Anderson is the no-brainer as the Bengals' best senior Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate (followed closely by Ken Riley), then Willie Anderson as the best right tackle of his time takes his rightful claim as the club's best modern day Hall of Fame candidate.
Big Willie "Honored," After Hall Finals Miss
Last year, Bengals great and Mobile native Willie Anderson made the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. It looks like he's going to take them one at a time after his bid to crack the Pro Football Hall of Fame's finals ballot didn't reach the list of 15 Tuesday night when the shrine released the finalists for the class of 2021. But Hall voters said he should be encouraged.
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Willie Anderson Shares Stores of the Bengals & Steelers Rivalry | Old School Scribe Podcast
Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson speaks with legendary offensive tackle Willie Anderson to share memories from the Bengals in the early 2000s and what it was like to play in the Bengals-Steelers rivalry.
Should Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and Willie Anderson be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
On the Old School Scribe Podcast SiriusXM NFL Radio's Alex Marvez and Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson break down the Pro Football Hall of Fame chances for Bengals legends Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and Willie Anderson.