Former NFL Coach Chuck Knox Passes Away at 86

Former NFL Coach Chuck Knox Passes Away at 86

Former NFL Coach Chuck Knox Passes Away at 86

In Knox's first season, the Seahawks earned a wild card spot, won their first playoff game over the Denver Broncos, then upset the Dan Marino-led Miami Dolphins to reach the AFC Championship Game. He coached the Rams (54-15-1) from 1973 to 1977, the Bills (37-36) from 1978 to 1982, the Seahawks from 1983 to 1991 and the Rams (15-33) again from 1992 to 1994. "His presence projects an external toughness, but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players".

Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Knox compiled a regular-season record of 186-147-1 and went 7-11 in the playoffs during his 22 seasons as a head coach.

In addition to the Seahawks, Knox enjoyed two stints with the Los Angeles Rams as well as a healthy chunk of National Football League time with the Buffalo Bills.

'We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach and member of the Los Angeles Rams family.

The former Seattle Seahawks coach leaves behind a legacy of raking in the second-most victories for the team. He was one of the great influences not only in football, but in life, ' the statement added. "But at the same time, he really was a players' coach", Largent continued.

Seattle, WA- On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks confirmed that the great and iconic Chuck Knox passed away.

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He was nicknamed "Ground Chuck" for his emphasis on the run game.

Knox remained with the Jets until 1966 and was then offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions from 1967-1972.

He went on to be a high school coach, before moving onto colleges.

After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986.

"He had a conversation with me when my play was slumping one time, it was the night before a game, he said, 'Look, you need to change the way you're playing and play better, or else you're going to be standing next to me.' It doesn't get more direct than that, and it was message delivered, and it helped me", former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman said. He knew how to tweak a player as well as anyone. "I never saw another coach like that".

'RIP Popster. I'll miss you forever.

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