Legendary NFL coach Chuck Knox passes away at age 86

Legendary NFL coach Chuck Knox passes away at age 86

The Seahawks confirmed the news Sunday, according to The Seattle Times. "The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans".

"His presence projected an exterior toughness, however merited instantaneous respect by the real care and concern he held for his gamers", the group stated in an announcement.

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.

"Chuck Knox was the best coach I ever had", Tom Mack, a former Rams guard and Pro Football Hall of Famer, was quoted as saying in a 2016 Los Angeles Times story.

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Regardless of their common season successes, Knox groups routinely got here up brief within the playoffs. After being fired by Rams proprietor Carroll Rosenblom, Knox spent 5 season in Buffalo.

He is also the only coach in the Seahawks Ring of Honor and has the second-highest winning percentage (behind Pete Carroll) and second most wins in franchise history (behind Mike Holmgren, although Carroll will pass him next season).

After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986. He won five straight NFC West titles from 1973-77, and he returned in 1992 for the franchise's final three seasons in Los Angeles before its move to St. Louis.

Knox began his National Football League coaching career as an offensive line coach with the Jets. He remained with the Jets until 1966, and was then offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions from 1967-1972.

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