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Former 49ers tight end Dwight Clark and quarterback Joe Montana were asked about Richard Dent's qualifications as a potential inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"Absolutely," Clark said. "I mean without question he should be there. He was with us [49ers] for a while, and he's a character and great guy and just an awesome player. Absolutely, so if I had a vote, that's a slam dunk, that'd be easy."
Waddle asked Montana if Dent was somebody he had to account for on every play.
Montana: "Oh yeah, we saw coach Ditka today and he said it best - 'He's the kind of guy that's so good, he makes the guys around him better.' And, you had to worry where he was and where he lined up, and a lot of the times he was the key to their defense, and how they were, who's blitzing and who's coming by how he lined up a lotta times. But good for him, good for him."
Later, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin had this to say about Devin Hester going back to being a returner only:
"Money's not gonna let him do that, in this salary cap era," the former Cowboys receiver said. "They're not gonna pay him that kind of money and just say 'return punts.' It's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen. Maybe you'll get it now with your new offensive coordinator, but you have to get specialized coaching. Nobody does everything, but everybody does certain things. We already know one special thing Devin does - return game. Now, you wanna play him at receiver, find out only the special things he does, and burden him with those. Stop asking him to be the total package at receiver when you have a receiver full-time that's not the total package. You have to let him be what he can do, do what he can do, and you push him towards this. Lemme tell you why it's best this way - because I only live in your confidence, when I do this. When I only ask you to do what you can do, I live in your confidence. That way, I'm making you the strongest player you can be at all times."