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Savard's take on Faulk's Hall of Fame induction

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) -- Marshall Faulk is the first member of the Greatest Show to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. He won't be the last. But it's fitting that he'll be the first because he was the key cog in Mike Martz' attack.

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When the Rams needed a ground game, Faulk provided it. He averaged an astonishing 5.4 yards per carry from 1999 through 2001. When the Rams went to the air, as they often did, Faulk presented a match up nightmare for the defense. There weren't enough capable bodies to cover Holt, Bruce, Proehl, Hakim and Faulk.

To this day, I've never seen a running back with better hands or better route running skills than #28. He changed the way the old NFC West teams played defense and drafted players. His versatility kept defensive coordinators up nights. He is still the only player in NFL history to top 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive seasons.
The Greatest Show was the greatest offense in the NFL's modern era. No other team has ever scored 500 points in consecutive seasons. The Rams hung 500-plus on opponents in THREE straight seasons. And Faulk was the key to the assault. Good choice, Hall of Fame voters. Marshall Faulk deserves to be a first ballot inductee.   

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