Oakland Raiders: Tom Flores Hall of Fame buzz growing


Momentum is growing for former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Flores to finally be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This weekend, former head coach Tony Dungy was enshrined into the Hall of Fame as the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. Dungy earning his induction into Canton for his work as a trailblazer, but behind Dungy’s moment was one big question.

Why isn’t the first minority head coach to win the Super Bowl in the Hall of Fame already?

While Dungy was praised for his pioneering efforts this weekend, many asked the question as to why Tom Flores isn’t already in the Hall of Fame for being a successful minority head coach years before Dungy started his head coaching career in Tampa Bay and then in Indianapolis where he won a Super Bowl with the Colts. After all, Flores won two Super Bowls with the Raiders as the first Latino coach to win a championship, but still has yet to have his moment in the spotlight in Canton.

According to reports out of the Hall of Fame weekend, it appears that Flores is finally getting consideration as a potential future inductee into Canton. Reports surfacing that there was serious talk about Flores as a deserving Hall of Famer, indicating that the former Raiders head coach could be headed to Canton soon.

It is time for the Hall of Fame voters to right one of the biggest disgraceful absences from Canton and vote Flores in as his accomplishments are more than deserving. The first Latino starting quarterback and a three-time Super Bowl winner including once as a player, Flores should have been in Canton years ago. It is encouraging to hear that momentum is growing in Flores favor, but until he is officially headed to Canton his absence will remain a great shame to the Hall of Fame voters who continue to keep him out.