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Old 05-13-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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One of the more prolific coaches in NFL history has passed away.

Former Seattle Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at age 86

He brought hope to the still newcomer Seattle Seahawks in the early 80's to their first playoff season.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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He sure did. Seattle had a ton of problems after the 1982 regular season ended. Seattle had come to be one good football club after coming into the league as an expansion team in 1976. When the 1982 players strike started, Jack Patera had a battle with players and management after Sam McCullum, the Seawhawks player rep and starting wide receiver opposite Steve Largent was cut from the team. Shortly afterwards Patera was shown the door and general manager Mike McCormick finished the rest of the season as interim head coach.

Knox had a pretty good record behind them after 5 seasons with the L.A. Rams and 4 seasons with Buffalo, both as head coach. His only fault was not getting his clubs to the super bowl but in all three cases he left the clubs in a damn site better shape than when he first got on board with them. Without a doubt the best clubs he had were with the Seahawks going against the Broncos, with Denver going to 3 super bowls in that decade of the 1980's, those games were absolute grudge matches.

Dan Reeves was asked once who he most respected the most regarding who he went up against when Dan coached the Broncos. Right away he said "Chuck Knox.'' He retired with a 193-158 record and regarding playoff games he was 7-11.

RIP, Chuck.

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Old 05-13-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Great Coach. RIP.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:00 AM
 
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He also coached the Los Angeles Rams back in the day....smart football coach...
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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They don't make them like that anymore.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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He sure did. Seattle had a ton of problems after the 1982 regular season ended. Seattle had come to be one good football club after coming into the league as an expansion team in 1976. When the 1982 players strike started, Jack Patera had a battle with players and management after Sam McCullum, the Seawhawks player rep and starting wide receiver opposite Steve Largent was cut from the team. Shortly afterwards Patera was shown the door and general manager Mike McCormick finished the rest of the season as interim head coach.

Knox had a pretty good record behind them after 5 seasons with the L.A. Rams and 4 seasons with Buffalo, both as head coach. His only fault was not getting his clubs to the super bowl but in all three cases he left the clubs in a damn site better shape than when he first got on board with them. Without a doubt the best clubs he had were with the Seahawks going against the Broncos, with Denver going to 3 super bowls in that decade of the 1980's, those games were absolute grudge matches.

Dan Reeves was asked once who he most respected the most regarding who he went up against when Dan coached the Broncos. Right away he said "Chuck Knox.'' He retired with a 193-158 record and regarding playoff games he was 7-11.

RIP, Chuck.
Reeves and Knox are two of the greatest head coaches without a Super Bowl title to their names. Each were similar in that where ever they went, the team's fortunes changed mightily for the better. Knox turned around the fortunes of the Rams in the early 70s, the Bills in 1980, and the Seahawks in 1983. "Ground Chuck" was let go after the 77 season with the Rams only because of the team's perceived dullness and not for lack of success (three straight NFC Championship appearances). The Bills throughout the 70s and the Seahawks from their inception had been dismal. For all of the perceived dullness, it was in fact, a recovered on-sides kick by the Bills in its season opener on its opening kickoff vs the Dolphins that propelled the Bills to a victory and an AFC East crown- ironically the first meeting of the 80s between the rivals after Buffalo went 0-for-20 in the decade of the 70s vs Miami.

Knox also coached the upstart Seahawks with HOFs Kenny Easley and Steve Largent, plus rookie sensation Curt Warner in 83 to the AFC Championship game, the first year Seattle made the playoffs. Even with the talent, Seattle was lightly regarded, and barely snuck in at 9-7 having to win its final two games. But there were monumental wins. They swept the LA Raiders, the eventual Super Bowl champs that year (before losing to the Raiders in the AFC title game), and upset the Dolphins and rookie Dan Marino at the Orange Bowl in the divisional playoff round, still considered one of the greatest NFL playoff upsets of all-time.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: California
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He also coached the Los Angeles Rams back in the day....smart football coach...

The Rams gave Coach Knox his start as a HC. It was in 1973 and he went 12-2 in his first year with the Rams. That was after going 6-7-1 in 1972 with Tommy Prothro as HC.
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