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Don Coryell dead at age 85

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by RCowboyFan, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    THUMPER Papa

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    Coryell was a great offensive coach. I always enjoyed watching his teams play because they were exciting and fun.

    Here's to you Coach :toast: :gent:
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Offensively, the guy was amazing and a very underrated coach. He had his team throwing the ball around like they were hotcakes. He was involved in some CLASSIC games.

    God bless him and his family.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The Dolphins - Chargers 2OT playoff game comes to mind. :bow:
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Yep - the best non-Cowboy game I've ever seen - unbelievable.
  6. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Sad day for the world of football. RIP coach, heaven's passing game just got upgraded.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    My second favorite team back in the day was the Chargers. Great Uniforms and I loved watching the Air Coryell offense. Great players to watch on that team running that offense.

  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    RIP. His offense changed the game.

    I agree, he should be in the Hall of Fame. It's a shame that when he does make it (and I think he will) it will be after the fact.
  9. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I loved watching Air Coryell. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family.
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Me too, with the possible exception of Oilers-Bills.
  11. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    He used to give the Cowboys fits when he was coaching St. Louis.

    I remember reading a story when he was coaching in San Diego. He was riding with an assistant coach on the freeway and began complaining about a terrible headache. He had the assistant coach pull over and Coryell hopped out of the car and told the assistant he would jog the rest of the way to get rid of the headache.

    What a great coach and interesting guy ... an underrated NFL coach and personality. God bless him and his family.
  12. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    I actually had the chance to chat with him in a grocery store for 10 minutes while we were waiting for the butcher. He was a great guy and a fan of coach Landry. Best to his family.
  13. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    That was a classic I hope he RIP. Condolences to his family.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    He changed the game in great ways. Football lost an ambassador.
  15. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Completely slipped my mind that the Cards won the East in '74 and '75.
  16. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Jim Hart, Mel Gray, Terry Metcalfe and that O Line, they were on a fun team to watch. I remember a great playoff game versus the Rams. Coryell was a great coach.
  17. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    He was a true offensive genius... R.I.P.
  18. alohawg

    alohawg Active Member

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    Dittos to all that's been said, R.I.P. Coach.
  19. couchscout

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    Most teams in the NFL use his passing tree or a variation of it. But even more in use are his route combinations. The "smash", "dagger", "flood" and, "scissor" route combinations are all original innovations of his. I'd venture to say just as many as his concepts and innovations run rampant through the league as Bill Walshs. As Hos said, football lost an ambassador.
  20. ThePickman

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    All that separated Bill Walsh from Coryell is a good defense.

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